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Professional Diploma

INTRODUCTION

CISML’s learning and qualifications are developed and delivered in compliance with the contents levels, learning outcomes, assessment criteria and quality assurance requirements of major United States/North American and European Qualification Frameworks, especially the International Qualification Frameworks.


HOW CISML FIT INTO INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORKS
UK QCF/RQF, ACF AND NQF WHERE CISML COURSES FIT
Level 5
  • Associates
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Vocational Qualification Level 5

CISML Level 5

  • Advance Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Affiliate Member of CISML

(Subject to meeting relevant work experience)

Level 6
  • Full Membership
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Vocational Qualification Level 6

CISML Level 6

  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Graduate/Associate Member of CISML

(Subject to meeting relevant work experience)

Level 7
  • Fellowship
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Post Graduate Certificates
  • Vocational Qualification Level 7

CISML Level 7

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Full Member/Fellow Member of CISML

(Subject to meeting relevant work experience)

Level 8
  • Fellow
  • Doctorate Foundation
  • Vocational Qualification Level 8

CISML Level 8

  • Doctorate Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Governance
  • Fellow Member of CISML

(Subject to meeting relevant work experience)

CISML LEVEL 5 ADVANCE DIPLOMA QUALIFICATIONS

AIMS

These qualifications are designed for Undergraduate, Aspiring Frontline Officers, Assistant Managers, Associate Managers and those aspiring to play team and sectional management roles.

They provide and support learners in their development of knowledge, skills and abilities in specialist operational/management and leaderships, transferable skills and competences and strategic management fundamentals.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Generally, candidates admitted to this programme should have sufficient mental and communication abilities to undertake the learning and assessment.

Specifically candidate in 300/400 levels of tertiary institutions, holders of National Diploma/Professional Diploma/National Certificate of Education or their Intermediate Professional Qualifications are eligible to apply for admission.


END QUALIFICATIONS

Upon the successful completion of the study and assessments, the candidate becomes eligible, upon the payment of appropriate award fees, for the award of:

  • Advanced Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Affiliate Member of CISML

EQUIVALENCES

CISML Level 5 Qualifications demonstrates practical skills and competencies in managing and leading oneself, individuals and small teams and are evaluated in academics as being internationally comparable to Associate Bachelors, High National Certificates and Professional Advanced Diploma.


LEARNING AND QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE

The table below provides a bank of 15 modules/units, their weighted credits and the suggested learning hours learners are expected to select 10 modules/units and achieve at least 60 credits, undertake 500 to 600 study hours to achieve the CISML Level 5 qualification

The 15 modules/units are divided into three groups:

Any 3 from Group A: Management Modules
Any 3 from Group B: Transferable/Functional Skills Modules
Any 4 from Group C: Strategic Management and Leadership Modules

GROUP A - MANAGEMENT
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

A5101

Organization Management and Leadership

6

60

A5102

Small Business Entrepreneurship and Management

7

70

A5103

Scarce Resources Management

6

60

A5104

Team Building and Leadership

6

60

A5105

Customer Service and Relationship Skills

6

60

GROUP B - TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

B5106

Developing and Managing Self for Performance

7

70

B5107

Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills

7

70

B5108

Leadership Development - Being a Leader

7

70

B5109

Communication and Presentation Skills for Managers

7

70

B5110

The Creative and Innovative Managers

7

70

GROUP C - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

C5111

Strategic Management Fundamentals

8

80

C5112

Operational Strategies

8

80

C5113

Change Forces and Dynamics

7

70

C5114

Nature of Competition

7

70

C5115

Strategic Performance Outcomes

7

70


CAREER PROGRESSION PATHWAY

After obtaining CISML Level 5 qualifications and affiliate membership, you can also continue your learning and progress on the following qualifications

  • CISML Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Upgrading your membership status to CISML Graduate/Associate via Continual Professional Development
  • Top - Up Bachelors Degree: Progress to similar or higher degree qualifications in any of CISML's partnering universities.

CISML LEVEL 6 GRADUATE DIPLOMA QUALIFICATIONS

AIMS

These qualifications are frontline mangers and aspiring managers and leaders and middle level managers and leaders whose roles and responsibilities include leading sections, departments, making decisions and managing people and implementing functional and tactical strategies.

They provide and support learners in their development of knowledge, skills and capabilities in operational and administrative management roles. Transferable Skills developing personal, effectiveness, solving managerial problems, managing people, implementing functional strategies/resources and project.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Besides having sufficient mental and communication abilities to undertake the learning and assessments, it is best for learner to be working or having worked within an organization where their roles and responsibilities will provide them with the opportunity to apply and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and performance abilities.

Specifically, applicants should hold any of the following qualifications: CISML Level 5 Advance Diploma, fresh graduate or 300/400 level student of tactical universities or other recognized professional bodies.


END QUALIFICATIONS

Upon the successful completion of your study and assessment, you become eligible, after the payment of appropriate qualification/induction fees, for the award of:

  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Graduate Associate of CISML

EQUIVALENCES

CISML Qualifications at level 6 demonstrate practical skills and competences that are evaluated in academics as comparable to Bachelor's Degrees, Professional Graduate Diploma and Higher National Diploma.


LEARNING AND QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE

The table below provides a bank of 15 modules/units, their weighted credits and their suggested learning hours. Learners are expected to select 10 modules and achieve at least 60 credits, undertake 500 to 600 study hour to achieve the CISML Level 6 qualifications.

The 15 modules/units are divided into three groups. Learners should select:

Any 3 from Group A: Management Skills for Role
Any 3 from Group B: Transferable Skills
Any 4 from Group C: Strategic Management Skills

GROUP A - MANAGEMENT SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

A6101

Managerial Leadership

6

60

A6102

Small Business Entrepreneurship and Management

7

70

A6103

Team Building and Leadership

6

60

A6104

Project Management

7

70

A6105

Resources Management

6

60

GROUP B - TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

B6106

Personal Development as Strategic Frontline Manager/Leader

7

70

B6107

Managing Creativity and Innovation Process

7

70

B6108

Managerial Decision Making

7

70

B6109

Communication and Presentation Skills for Managers

7

70

B6110

Social Intelligences and Relationship Skills

7

70

GROUP C - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

C6111

Strategic Management Fundamentals

8

80

C6112

Operational Strategies

8

80

C6113

Change Forces and Dynamics

8

80

C6114

Nature of Competition

8

80

C6115

Strategic Performance Outcomes

8

80


CAREER PROGRESSION PATHWAY

After obtaining CISML Level 6 qualifications and graduate membership, you can also continue your learning and progress on the following qualifications

  • CISML Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Upgrading your membership status to CISML Graduate/Associate via Continual Professional Development
  • Top - Up Bachelors Degree: Progress to similar or higher degree qualifications in any of CISML's partnering universities.

CISML LEVEL 7 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA QUALIFICATIONS

AIMS

These qualifications are designed for middle and senior managers and leaders who have the role and responsibilities to translate and implement organizational strategies at business and functional levels.

They provide and support learners in their development of practical competencies and capabilities in general management, transferable executive capabilities and strategic management and leadership.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Generally, the learners should have managerial competences and characters. It is also best for the learner to be working or to have worked as a middle or senior executive in an organization.

Specifically, applicants should hold any of the following qualifications: CISML Level 6 Graduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Higher National Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma or Masters or equivalent Professional Qualifications with not less than three years work experience.


END QUALIFICATIONS

Upon the successful completion of your study and assessment, you become eligible, after the payment of appropriate qualification/induction fees, for the award of:

  • CISML Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Full Membership or Fellowship of CISML (Subject to meeting the required work experience)

EQUIVALENCES

CISML qualifications at level 7 demonstrates practical skills and capabilities that are evaluated in academics as internationally comparable to Post Graduate Diploma, Master's Degree or Part One MBA.


LEARNING AND QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE

The table below provides a bank of 16 modules/units, their weighted credits and their suggested study hours. Learners are expected to select 10 modules/units, achieve at least 60 credits and undertake between 500 and 600 hours learning time, in order to achieve the CISML Level 7 qualifications.

The 16 modules/units are divided into three groups. Learners should select:

Any 3 from Group A: Management Skills
Any 3 from Group B: Transferable Skills
Any 4 from Group C: Strategic Management Skills

GROUP A - MANAGEMENT SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

A7301

Developing Human Performance Management Strategies

6

60

A7302

Strategic Financial Planning and Control

6

60

A7303

Strategic Marketing Management

6

60

A7304

Strategic ICT Management

6

60

A7305

Strategic Operations Management

6

60

GROUP B - TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

B7306

Personal Development as Strategic Manager and Leader

7

70

B7307

Managing Organizational Relationships

7

70

B7308

Strategic Innovations Management

7

70

B7309

Strategic Project Management

7

70

B7310

Conducting Strategic Management Project

7

70

GROUP C - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SKILLS
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

C7311

Strategic Analysis and Planning Practice

8

80

C7312

Strategic Implementation Practice

8

80

C7313

Strategic Leadership Practice

8

80

C7314

Strategic Change Management Practice

8

80

C7315

Strategic Positioning and Advantage

8

80

C7316

Business Performance Excellence

8

80


CAREER PROGRESSION PATHWAY

After obtaining CISML Level 7 qualifications, learners can also continue their learning and career progression on any or all of the following pathways:

  • Pursue CISML Level 8 Doctorate Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Governance
  • Upgrade membership status to Full Membership/Fellowship through a Continuous Professional Development.
  • Submit to Charter Assessment Exercise and be Licensed as Chartered Strategic Management Practitioners.
  • Top Up Master's Degree Progress to similar or higher degree qualifications in Management/Strategic Management in any of CISML's collaborating universities.

CISML LEVEL 8 DOCTORATE DIPLOMA QUALIFICATIONS

AIMS

These qualifications are designed for top level managers, leaders and business owners, who have the responsibilities for developing and implementing effective government, corporate and business strategies.

The courses provide and support learners in their development of practical skills, competences and capabilities in Strategic Strategy Development, Leadership Practices, Strategic Governance Practices and Organizational Growth Strategies.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Generally, the learner should have strong conceptual and communication capabilities. It is best for the learner to be working or to have worked at the top executive position in a corporation or government or owned and managed medium sized business.

Specifically, applicants should hold CISML Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma, Bachelor or Master's Qualifications and have not less than five years experience in Executiveship or Membership of Boards of Directors.


END QUALIFICATIONS

Upon the successful completion of your study and assessment, you become eligible, after the payment of appropriate qualification/induction fees, for the award of:

  • CISML Level 8 Doctorate Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Governance.
  • Fellowship of CISML (Subject to meeting required work experience)

EQUIVALENCES

CISML qualifications at level 8 demonstrates practical competencies and capabilities that are evaluated in the academics as internationally comparable to Foundation Doctorate, Professional Doctorate Diploma, and course work requirement for Doctorate Degrees.


LEARNING AND QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE

The table below provides a bank of 17 modules/units, their weighted credits and their suggested study hours. Learners are expected to select 10 modules/units, achieve at least 60 credits and undertake between 500 and 600 hours learning time, in order to achieve the CISML Level 8 qualifications.

The 17 modules/units are divided into three groups. Learners should select:

Any 3 from Group A: Strategic Growth and Performance
Any 3 from Group B: Strategic Management Capabilities
Any 4 from Group C: Strategic Leadership and Governance

GROUP A - STRATEGIC PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

A8401

Strategic Intrapreneurship and Organic Growth

7

70

A8402

Strategic Portfolio and Risk Planning

7

70

A8403

Organizational Growth Strategies

7

70

A8404

Corporate Performance Strategies

7

70

A8405

Strategic Performance Excellence

7

70

GROUP B - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

B8406

Personal Performance Development as Strategic Manager and Leader

7

70

B8407

Strategic Thinking and Analysis

7

70

B8408

Strategic Planning Practice

7

70

B8409

Strategic Change Management Practice

7

70

B8410

Strategic Positioning and Advantage

7

70

GROUP C - STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
UNIT CODE MODULE/UNIT TITLE CREDITS SUGGESTED STUDY HOURS

C8411

Strategic Leadership Practice - Generic Techniques

8

80

C8412

Strategic Leadership Practice - Tailored Techniques

8

80

C8413

Leadership of Strategic Management Process

8

80

C8414

Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibilities

8

80

C8415

Strategic Governance

8

80

C8416

Organizational and Board Politics

8

80


CAREER PROGRESSION PATHWAY

After obtaining CISML Level 8 qualifications, you can also continue your learning and career progress through any or all of the following pathways:

  • Submit yourself or Charter Assessment and Licensing as Chartered Strategic Management Practitioner
  • Top up Doctorate Degree, you can apply to do a few top up course work or write research thesis for the award of Doctorate Degree by any of CISML's collaborating universities.

DURATION/CYCLE OF WORK

Each level programme consists of 15 to 17 courses units from which students select 10 units. The cycle of time to cover the workload is 13 weeks for Standard Training and five intensive action oriented sessions for Accelerated Executive Training.

PROCEDURE FOR ENROLMENT
  • Check that you meet the requirement for the diploma grade you desire.
  • Visit our Payment Portal to pay a non-refundable registration fee. Successful payment will generate a unique ID which will be used to access the form.
  • Proceed to fill the Professional Diploma Form.
  • After submission, you will be contacted if eligible for the diploma grade or not.
  • If eligible, visit our Payment Portal to pay the Training Fee for the grade chosen within two weeks of approval.
  • After confirmation of payment, your e-learning account will be activated.
  • Visit the e-learning portal and log in with the unique ID generated for you and 0000 as password.
  • Change password immediately after log in.
  • NOTE: Course duration starts ticking from the first log in.
  • Undertake your study and assessment and receive result slip
  • Visit our Payment Portal to pay Award Fee for the appropriate Professional Diploma.
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA FEES

Professional Training Fee

DIPLOMA LEVELS/TITLES TRAINING FEE ($) TRAINING FEE (N)

REGISTRATION FEE

LEVEL 5 ADVANCE DIPLOMA

LEVEL 6 GRADUATE DIPLOMA

LEVEL 7 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA

LEVEL 8 DOCTORATE DIPLOMA


Professional Award Fee

DIPLOMA LEVELS/TITLES AWARD FEE ($) AWARD FEE (N)

LEVEL 5 ADVANCE DIPLOMA

75

20,000

LEVEL 6 GRADUATE DIPLOMA

150

40,000

LEVEL 7 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA

250

60,000

LEVEL 8 DOCTORATE DIPLOMA

400

100,000

The above award fees exclude the learning and assessment fees.