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Accredit Your Skills

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

This accredited qualification is designed for postgraduate students who want to develop their leadership and management skills for current and future success.

Accredit your skills: Strategic management and leadership for postgraduate students

The 2018-19 CMI Programme

The Graduate School, in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is offering all postgraduate students the opportunity to attain a Level 7 Certificate* in Leadership and Management (*equivalent to a Master’s degree).

This accredited programme offers postgraduate students a unique opportunity to achieve a professional qualification whilst completing your postgraduate course at Queen’s.

The Level 7 Certificate comprises of completing 2 CMI Units (13 credits are required in order to achieve Level 7). All participants must complete the Strategic Leadership Practice Unit with a choice of either Strategic Project Management OR Entrepreneurial Practice.

There are no exams to sit as part of the Programme, but 1 piece of assessed work per unit will be required to meet CMI Level 7 Certificate requirements.

Unit Title:



Training Days to attend:

Strategic Leadership Practice (compulsory)


4 days

Participants to choose either:

Strategic Project Management


3 days


Entrepreneurial Practice


4 days

Submission deadline for all units is approximately 4 weeks following unit completion (assessment schedules will be provided at commencement of the Programme)

The full programme fee is £995. You can make one payment of £995* or choose to pay in two instalments (*a minimum, non-refundable payment of £500 must be paid to secure your place). Full payment details will be provided, after you have submitted an application to the Programme.

2018-19 Programme Dates:
There are 3 cohorts running in the 2018-19 academic year. Details are outlined below:

Please note that we will be recruiting for Cohorts 1 and 2 in the first instance. You can indicate your preference in cohort if your application has been successful. Dates and units are outlined below:






Welcome & Induction Session

10 December 2018

8 April 2019

5 June 2019

Strategic Leadership Practice (compulsory)


December: 12, 13, 17 & 18

April: 10,11, 15 & 16

June: 10, 11, 13 & 14

Strategic Project Management


January: 4,5 & 9

May: 1, 3 & 8

June: 25, 26 & 28


Entrepreneurial Practice

January: 4,5, 9 & 10

May: 1, 3,  8 & 10

June: 24, 25, 27 & 28

Brief Summary of each Unit:

Strategic Leadership Practice:
Understanding the relationship between strategic management and leadership that supports organisational values and direction.

Strategic Project Management:
Understand the key processes in successful project management from initiation to delivery.

Entrepreneurial Practice:
Understand the principles of entrepreneurial practice, the different strategic contexts in which entrepreneurship can flourish and the characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership.

Further information is available from the CMI website.

How to apply:
To apply for the programme, please download and complete an application form and return to gs.cmi@qub.ac.uk               

Participant Testimonials:

Further information:
To discuss your application or for further information, please contact gs.cmi@qub.ac.uk

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