OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership PracticeEquivalent to Doctor Degree

OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice’s goal is combines strategic management capabilities and advanced leadership at the level of PhD research with business capacity to form the PhD thesis.

Other than Master’s level, OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice’s courses will be very specialized in theories and its applications in many business environments around the world. The courses are led by Dr Practice, has extensive experience in academic and management.

Completing the program, learners gain competence in Level 8 (PhD), can be combined with almost all universities in the world to get more by the DBA or PhD in management when completing a doctoral thesis.

Program Description
Ofqual inspection code603/6996/6
Level UK regulation frameworkRQF
Minimum training time2 years
Total credits180 Credits
Total learning time1800 Hours
Total time spent with instructors900 Hours
Training unitAccredited and licensed by the Level UK
Examination unitLevel UK
Licensing unitOTHM UK

Ofqual inspection code: 603/6996/6

After completing the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice program, learners can:

  1. Applied analytical skills and evaluation techniques to manage business operations at multinational corporations.
  2. Increased capacity to analyze and research not only in the organization but also to compare, evaluate and analyze the industry units.
  3. Develop capacity for self-study, self-analysis, self-assessment and improvement of activities in enterprises.
  4. Develop business research capacity, an important tool to form the primary study and improve their organization or their sector are managed.
  5. Develop the capacity of self-research and development if you want to develop into scientific researchers.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Potential (20 credits)
  • Managing Strategic Change (20 credits)
  • Project Development, Planning and Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (40 credits)
  • Developing Research Capability (20 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)

Duration and Delivery:

The program is designed for full-time learning, online, or Hybrid learning in 1 year. In Vietnam, MBA Institute is the exclusive partner of the London Academy of Sciences (which owns the Level UK) that deploys academic support and program examining.

Assessment and verification:

All subjects of the Level UK program are evaluated by the London Academy of Sciences, the accreditation system and its partners are the OTHM UK. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attain the competencies detailed in the program Syllabus.

Entry requirements:

  • Master’s degrees in majors from accredited universities. For Vietnamese universities that do not have international accreditation, the London Academy of Sciences partner in Vietnam will do the appraisal procedures.
  • Level 7 in EQF or equivalent. A Level 7 Diploma must be from accredited and recognized institutions.
  • The London Academy of Sciences (which owns Level UK) reserves the right of admission decision based on the accrediting unit’s requirements and LAS’s global admission target.

English requirements:

  • English reached a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2 or equivalent.
  • IELTS 5.5; Speaking and writing must reach 5.5 or equivalent.
  • In the absence of an English certificate, the London Academy of Sciences and its exclusive partner in Vietnam (MBA Institute) will conduct an internal English test and examine each candidate.

Programs achieve comprehensive recognition at both Institution and Program level. After graduation, learners will be received UK National Diploma, according to the regulatory framework accredited and recognized by Ofqual UK.

Because the program and qualifications are closely verified by reputable accrediting organizations, UK examination organizations…so after graduation, learners are confident to participate in the labor market or easily transfer to reputable and equivalent education systems.

For more information on accreditation and recognition of Level UK, please refer HERE

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance is a UK national degree program according to Level (UK Regulation Qualification Framework RQF) with Ofqual inspection code 603/6996/6

Diplomas are offered from Level UK programs within the UK’s national qualifications system, recognized not only by the UK government but also globally.

The table below describes the equivalence of the Level 8 UK Diploma qualifications systems and the world’s Levels education system.

LevelRegulation framework Equivalent Degree
8Level UK (RQF)level 8 diploma
12Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
Doctor degreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8European Qualifications Framework (EQF) doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
level 8 diploma
10Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Doctoral Degree
10African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Doctoral Degree
8ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
8Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) Doctoral degree

After completing Level 8 UK Diploma, learners will achieve Doctor qualification. To get more Doctor degree from the university training system (DBA, Doctor of Advance Studies, PhD…), learners have to do a dissertation.

The National Diploma System of the UK

Level UK programs are accredited and recognized by Ofqual, within the UK National Competency Framework RQF.

The Level UK Qualification system is a preeminent system that makes the process of recognizing competencies and qualifications easy.

Prof. Dr. Eric Olmedo
Expert in Hospitality and Tourism, United Nations

Level UK qualification is National and worldwide recognized