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The Management and Strategic Leadership (Top-Up) MA is an online course for those who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School.

More about this course

The Management and Strategic Leadership (Top-Up) MA is a distance-learning course that focuses on developing your professional effectiveness as a practising or aspiring manager.

The modules on this top-up course will enhance your knowledge and skills in management, leadership and strategy. You will explore subjects including research philosophy, developing research questions, using literature sources, qualitative and quantitative methods and ethical issues.

You'll develop the theoretical and practical knowledge to improve your analytical skills, as well as learn how to communicate complex ideas. We'll also show you how to design, plan, organise and deliver a research report that meets professional standards.

Your learning experience will combine London Met's academic expertise and the unique e-learning platform developed by Oxademy Business School. The online nature of this course means that you can comfortably study from outside the UK.

Upon successful completion of the Management and Strategic Leadership (Top-Up) MA, you'll gain membership to the CMI. This will grant you access to numerous member benefits, including additional qualifications, legal advice, networking opportunities and the latest news from the sector.


The course is assessed through a 5,000-word research proposal written over four weeks, with marks awarded according to the University guidelines.

There is also an 8,000 to 10,000-word dissertation exploring a leadership issue.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the CMI.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Management Learning and Research (core, 20 credits)
  • Management Strategy and Leadership Project (core, 40 credits)

After the course

The Management and Strategic Leadership (Top-Up) MA provides you with a springboard into a variety of careers in British and international organisations. Previous students have gone on to find employment in a range of public, private and third sector organisations.

The course can also enhance your current career. Our alumni have succesffully improved their status in a diverse array of industries around the world, including roles in marketing, finance and general management.

Contact Oxademy

If you have an enquiry about this course, you can contact Oxademy directly on +44 (0) 1865 594 721 or visit the Oxademy website.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Applicants not already studying at London Met should apply directly to Oxademy.

If you’re already studying at London Met, then use the apply button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Visit the Management and Strategic Leadership (Top-Up) MA page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!