The BTEC Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (EDSML) awarded by Edexcel is an internationally recognised professional business qualification and is the right choice for those wishing to become a successful business manager. It is particularly useful for those wishing to progress to an MBA or other Masters degree.


Programme Manager
Gerry Takamura


Study Level


Study Mode
Full Time


Course Length
12 Months


UK / EU Fees


Non EU Fees


Global Plus Fees


Start Date
January / April / July / October


Application Route
Masters or MBA programmes

Course Details


  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
  • Professionsal Development for Strategic Managers
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
  • Strategic Supply chain Management and Logistics
  • Developing Successful Business Teams
  • Research Methods for Strategic Managers

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Students can progress onto a Masters programme at University with the EDSML qualification. They may only be required to take the dissertation and one or two other modules.

This level 7 qualification in strategic management and leadership has been developed to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques needed by managers working at a strategic level.

There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding, for the chosen business sector.

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

To start this course you must have one of the following:

  • University first-degree any subject
  • HND with relevant work experience
  • IELTS 6.0

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Minimum entry requirements

You need to have completed 12 years* of schooling (with good grades) and show strong evidence of your ability to successfully complete the programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

*For countries where 11 years of schooling is comparable to this level of entry, this will be accepted.

Please see our equivalent qualifications page for specific requirements for your country.

English language requirements

IELTS score of 4.5 with 4.0 in the listening, reading and speaking components and 4.5 in the writing component.

How to apply - 2019 entry

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How to apply - 2020 entry

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When to apply:

We are still accepting applications for 2019 entry via OBC - get your application in now.
If applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

More information:

Go to our how to apply pages

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