For the first time in Sri Lanka, EDEXCEL BTEC Level 7 Post Graduate Professional Qualification 'Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership' has been launched by the Human Resource Management Institute (HRMI). This has been defined by UK's Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) as a Post Graduate Professional Qualification equivalent to the first year of a two year Masters Degree enabling the holders to pursue a MBA with exemptions.
Commenting on this programme, HRMI Director, Mr Gihan Talgodapitiya described this qualification as an ideal programme to equip senior and middle managers to go beyond functional management and take-up top-management responsibilities. It is also an interesting course of studies for senior military officers planning to move into corporate sector as the course content provides detailed insights into the role of a senior manager / CEO.
The curriculum of the Strategic Management & Leadership Post Graduate course includes complete spectrum of subjects essential to give a comprehensive knowledge base at senior management level. It includes, (1) Strategic Planning (2) Strategic Change Management (3) Strategic Marketing Management (4) Strategic Human Resource Management (5) Strategic Supply Chain Management & Logistics (6) Creative and Innovative Management (7) Strategic Management and Leadership and (8) Professional Development for Strategic Managers. The Assessment Criteria involves Assignments, Projects & Case Analysis, which Edexcel believes is a better form of assessment at senior management level compared to the traditional examination method.
The Human Resource Management Institute (HRMI) is one of the fastest growing EDEXCEL centres which offers several Post Graduate Qualifications and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) for Advanced Level Qualified students to pursue a degree qualification. The Institute's Head Office and Business School is located at Nawala Junction and the City Centre on Elvitigala Mawatha, opposite the British School and further information can be obtained by logging on to;- www.hrmi.lk
HRMI exclusively delivers Edexcel BTEC qualifications which are globally recognised in over 110 countries for higher education as well as employment and migration purposes. Edexcel, UK's largest qualification awarding body provides academic and vocational qualifications in over 100 countries. In January 2011 Pearson, the world's leading learning company reported that more than 100,000 students were successful in applying to higher education after studying for BTEC Qualifications. The figures show that admissions to UK universities by BTEC students have risen 30% year on year. Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA - UK) research has revealed that Ninety-five per cent of Higher Education Institutions accept BTEC students, and more than 50% of 20- to 30-year-olds going on to higher education are BTEC students.
Human Resource Management Institute offers comprehensive coaching to ensure that its students are well equipped to fulfil the challenging standards of the Edexcel HND. Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management at HRMI will take 2 years as it is equivalent to the 1st & 2nd years of a Bachelor's Degree programme. Completion of the Edexcel HND will open a convenient pathway to HRMI students to obtain a Bachelor's and Master's degrees whilst completing the entire course of studies in Sri Lanka.
The advantage HRMI students gain is the choice of universities as Edexcel HND is accepted by over 100 leading universities in UK, Australia, Malaysia and in other Commonwealth Countries. This has resulted in Sri Lankan students being able to secure an international HR qualification at a fraction of a cost compared to what they would have to pay in England or Australia. HRMI Faculty comprises of high calibre management professionals from leading private sector institutions in Sri Lanka. These lecturers possess a minimum of a Masters Degree in Management together with at least 5 years top management experience to ensure that teaching standards are comparable with any other Edexcel location in the west.