Administration | Management | Strategy

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Strategic Management

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed to help professionals step up into leadership roles. It's a blend of modern managerial knowledge and practical skills aimed at accelerating your career. The spotlight is on Strategic Planning, Managing Team Performance, Information Management, and leading Strategic Management Projects.

Hand-picked by Elephant & Cross course advisors, this diploma prepares you for a range of managerial roles both in Malta and abroad.

It dives into leading strategic projects, guiding organizational change, and getting savvy with strategic financial and marketing practices, all essential for leadership roles whether you’re working locally or internationally.

1st July 2024

Start Date

10-15 Months

Number of Hours



Elephant and Cross

Course Provider



MQF/EQF Level 6





Course Fees


What you'll learn

MBA Pathway

The Level 7 Diploma is as an MBA advanced entry course, giving learners 120 of the 180 credits needed to bag a complete MBA. After you graduate, you'll be a dissertation away from a full MBA from a British University of your choice. Each module comes with optional materials like recommended exercises, readings, online resources, and self-testing exercises. And guess what? You’ll have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a range of other support options.

Deepen Your Knowledge

This course goes beyond the basics into the core of Strategic Management and Leadership. You'll learn how to put together strong teams and make smart strategic decisions. By understanding how different parts of an organisation mesh together, you'll be on track to be a solid management professional, ready to tackle challenges anywhere.

Real-World Learning

The Level 7 Diploma doesn't just stick to textbooks - it brings in real managerial situations, actionable case studies, and practical exercises. This hands-on learning approach ensures you get a good grip on practical management skills, ready to face managerial challenges wherever they pop up.

Join the Club

With this course, you also gain membership to the Institute of Directors (IOD), opening up a world of networking and learning from seasoned directors.

Gear Up for Leadership

Finishing this diploma course, you'll have a wide understanding of many managerial topics, from planning strategies to guiding organisational changes. You’ll also see how management theories play out in real life, helping you step into leadership roles and make a positive impact on your organisation.

Full Package for Malta

In Malta and planning your future in business management? This diploma is your one-stop solution. Aside from offering best-in-class education, we will provide full assistance after you graduate, helping you transition to further studies - if that's what you're looking for - and even help with enrolment in an MBA programme. We'll also help you with the 70% back Get Qualified scheme. It's the seamless way to advance your career with local support every step of the way.

Are You Right For This Course?

  • You're looking for a tried and tested course for the Maltese business landscape - that has helped over 55 local students take their careers to the next level and reach more senior positions within their organisations
  • You're passionate about understanding strategic leadership dynamics and envision an exciting career in management
  • You're looking for a course that allows you to progress straight into an MBA
  • You are a management specialist in Malta seeking a qualification that formalises your experience
  • You're looking for a globally recognised MQF Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • You work full-time and your schedule is packed - so you need a Diploma that grants you the flexibility to learn at your own pace
  • You want to elevate your role within your organisation, targeting a more senior management role and a leadership position

Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to follow careers as:

  • Business operations managers
  • Financial managers
  • Human resources managers
  • Management consultants
  • Marketing managers
  • Medical and health services manager

Learning Style

  • Anytime, Anywhere Learning
  • Your Pace, Your Schedule
  • Dedicated 1-to-1 Tutor Support
  • Your Learning Tools
  • Hassle-Free Assessments


To be eligible for the MQF level 7 postgraduate diploma, students in Malta should be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have an MQF Level 6 Qualification
  • Or professional managerial experience combined with an MQF Level 5 Diploma


You can pay in 15 monthly instalments of €220.

Course Provider

Malta’s leading online education agency - offering accredited online diplomas, undergraduate and master’s degrees to local and international students. Elephant & Cross provide a range of distance learning courses that cater to diverse fields of study. Experience the flexibility of learning anytime, anywhere, with top-notch online education in Malta. Ignite your potential, enhance your career prospects, and take the next step with E&C.

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