The CIM Marketing Leadership Programme is a new master’s level qualification for senior marketers with at least 5 years on senior management experience. The CIM Marketing Leadership Programme is delivered by face-to-face, blended learning options and by online distance learning.

All Marketing Leadership Programme delegates will have online access to the Digital Customer Experience unit from the CIM Diploma in Digital Professional Marketing, to refresh their knowledge on key digital tools and techniques.

If you have already gained significant experience in marketing at a strategic or management level and/or previously completed the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing, then the new CIM Marketing Leadership Programme could be the right choice for you. The programme focuses on applying strategic thinking to facilitate and implement change at the highest level.

To confirm if this is the most suitable course for you, please contact us.

Blended Learning

  • Distance Learning £4125 + VAT

Marketing Leadership Programme Results

Contemporary Challenges 90%
Consultancy 100%
Leading Change 100%

Course Structure

The CIM Leadership Programme consists of three modules, two that are mandatory and one elective module. All units are assessed by an organization-based assignment. All delegates also have the option of studying the free Marketing Leadership Gateway Programme, which prepares delegates for the Marketing Leadership Programme. This is available as a two day course or online.

  • Develop creative thinking to meet the challenges of the modern-day marketing environment

  • Provide the tools to successfully lead organisational change

  • Identifying opportunities for future business growth and managing the process

  • Build a successful strategic marketing consultancy

Contemporary Challenges – Mandatory Module

This level 7 module is designed to empower senior marketers to assess emerging market challenges and then to develop suitable strategic responses. It recognises the changing dynamics of the marketing environment and the importance of determining the key business drivers that will impact on business success. You will learn how to adopt creative thinking in order to respond positively and innovatively to market challenges as well as evaluating any resource implications.

Leading Change – Mandatory Module

This level 7 module will equip senior marketers to meet the challenges of leading and managing change within an organisation. It acknowledges the requirement to build a robust case for change, based on the direction and resources of the organisation as well as considering the importance of corporate culture in sustaining change too. You will learn how to develop a platform to support future market responses and effectively deliver change within a business.

Managing Business Growth – Elective Module

This level 7 module has been developed to support senior marketers in determining the potential opportunities for organisational growth that aligns with strategic priorities. It provides a wider view on possible drivers of business growth, before enabling you to focus on a specific industry and your own organisation’s drivers and customer dynamics. You will learn how to determine the future direction for a business to achieve growth and assess the likely impact on wider connected stakeholders.

Consultancy – Elective Module

This level 7 module will assist experienced marketers in developing a successful consultancy skills, either as part of a larger organisation or as an independent marketing consultancy professional. It recognises the importance of building a defined consultancy proposition alongside a personal brand. You will learn how to assess client’s issues and respond to such issues through facilitating change and implementing agreed solutions.

All modules can also be completed as a single award or built up on over time in order to gain the full qualification.

On completion of the programme, delegates can benefit from utilising the designatory letters ‘DipM’. The programme can also be used to work towards a master’s or MBA qualification, representing 60 credits that can be used as Accredited Prior Learning (APL).

Course Details

Entry Requirements

Most delegates on the MArketing Leadership Programme will have one or more of the following:

  • Level 6 qualification, such as The CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing or a business or marketing Bachelors or Masters degree
  • Evidence of experience at a senior Marketing Management level
  • Evidence of past, present and future career progression

If you would like to talk about your suitability, please contact us.

Course Start Dates

The Marketing Leadership Programme can be started on any unit, so for classroom units delegates can start in September, January or July. Pure distance learning can be started at any time.

Study Options

The CIM Marketing Leadership Programme is available via face to face and blended weekend classes. We have payment plans to suit most students and although there are no College registration fees you will need to budget for CIM membership and exam fees.  For more details please contact us.


Marketing Leadership Programme courses start from £1780 (+ VAT) per unit for classroom based learning and £1375 (+ VAT) per unit for distance learning. This does not include your CIM membership or assessment fees but does include study material and tutor support for 3 years.

CIM Marketing Leadership Programme Prospectus

CIM Marketing Leadership Programme Prospectus

Open Evenings

If you are interested in discussing this course face to face with one of our experienced Centre Managers, we offer individual Open Evening appointments in all our locations across the UK.
To find your nearest centre, please look on our locations page for dates, times and how to book.

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