CMI Unit 713 Applied Research for Strategic Leaders

Undertaking meaningful research can unlock solutions to complex organisational problems. It can also enable new opportunities to be explored, which impacts on the development of new products, services and support for customers and stakeholders.


About this course

The aim of this unit is to enable strategic leaders to develop an evidence- based understanding of applied research methods and the ways research can be conducted scientifically, ethically and legally in an organisational context. The unit will support strategic leaders to become producers of applied research, with the ability to generate new knowledge, based on the practical challenges of the workplace. The aim is to facilitate strategic decision making, and ultimately add value to the organisation.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the research process
  2. Know how to develop a research proposal of strategic benefit

Course content

1.1 Critically appraise the role of applied research in strategic leadership

1.2 Consider the impact of research philosophies on work-based investigation

1.3 Discuss the principles of research methodologies and design in an organisational context

2.1 Formulate the research question and aims for a research proposal of strategic benefit to an organisation

2.2 Critically review a range of literature to inform the research proposal

2.3 Develop the research design for the proposal

Key Features

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Time-efficient learning that fits around your other commitments

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Apply the learning directly to your current or future work setting

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Expert tutors with real-world senior management experience

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Become a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and Fellow of the CMI (FCMI)

CMI Unit 713 Applied Research for Strategic Leaders

Course Summary

Guided Learning

18 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 713: 70 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award: 70 TUT; Certificate: 140 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT
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