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Cambridge Marketing College

CIM Award in Strategic Marketing

Marketers are presented with many complex choices in the context of a future that is inherently uncertain. This course will enable you to take a strategic approach to planning that achieves a sustainable competitive advantage.

It includes:

  • the significance of situation analysis;
  • the techniques for assessing environments to enable effective decision making;
  • how to achieve competitive advantage;
  • all stages within the marketing planning process; and
  • how managing resources and employing monitoring and measurement techniques enables the achievement of objectives.

The full syllabus can be viewed here.

The course is one of the core modules of the new CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing and usually takes 6 months to complete. It may be studied as part of the full qualification (which comprises 3 modules) or as a stand-alone short course leading to a CIM Award.

The course is suitable for:

• Those with three plus years' of experience working in Marketing; or
• Delegates with a Bachelors degree in business or marketing, where a minimum of 30% of the credits come from marketing.


Assessment is by a 3 hour examination based on preparatory work. The course may be taken without taking the exam but no Award will be issued.

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