As a student on the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding at management level to take a strategic approach to marketing planning.

Course Outline

The Diploma in Professional Marketing helps students to understand how to interpret relevant insight and make informed strategic decisions by understanding key marketing metrics and measurement techniques.

Course Structure

The Diploma in Marketing comprises of three modules – Strategic Marketing, Mastering Metrics and Digital Strategy.

Diploma structure

Module Content

Strategic Marketing (mandatory)

Situation analysis and techniques for assessing external and internal environments are central to effective decision making. This module outlines the importance of all stages within the marketing planning process, from audit through strategic decision making, to implementation of plans; and how managing resources, employing monitoring and measurement techniques enable the achievement of strategic marketing objectives.

Mastering Metrics (mandatory)

Managing marketing data is important for effective marketing decision making. This module provides an appreciation of how measurement techniques, aligned to business objectives, can establish and determine the effectiveness of marketing activities. It outlines the value of using appropriate data sources to enable effective marketing analysis, and of employing appropriate analytics tools and techniques to ensure effective marketing decision making.

Driving Innovation (elective)

A visionary approach which embeds innovation can help organisations deal with the challenges of a fast-moving marketplace. This module focuses on the relationship between marketing and entrepreneurship; building and nurturing innovation throughout the organisation; and the role of internal marketing in supporting a culture of innovation and in implementing change programmes.

Digital Strategy (elective)

You will learn how understanding and analysing the macro and micro-environments can enable organisations to assess the impact of the disruptive digital landscape in delivering objectives, to develop strategic recommendations and how creating digital marketing mixes can enable organisations to respond with agility to market needs. You will examine how the management of digital channels and the application of key digital measures help to achieve business objectives.

Who is it for?

The Diploma in Professional Marketing is aimed at marketers working in an operational, supervisory or management role who want to develop their marketing knowledge and skills across a range of areas. It is suitable for department managers, functional
managers, product/brand managers, account managers, marketing executives and business development managers.

Entry Requirements

One or more of the following is required to gain entry onto this course:

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The Diploma in Professional Marketing uses a mixture of exam and assignments based on a given scenario and an organisation of your choice.

Assessment methods used within the qualification are employer-driven, practitioner-based, relevant and appropriate to business needs.

There are three assessment sessions per year taking place in December, April and June.

How long will it take to complete the course?

You could complete the Diploma in Professional Marketing in one year.

The course timetable outlines the start and end dates for all modules.


Tuition fees includes face-to-face tuition plus access to a range of support mechanisms offered by the school including webinars, online resources, revision sessions and one-to-one sessions with tutors.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing Fees

In addition to your NW School of Marketing tuition fees, you will be required to pay CIM registration and assessment fees:

CIM Membership*
£65 (per year)
CIM Assessment

*Please note – if you are a UK based and intend to pay the CIM membership fees yourself, the cost is tax deductible. See Tax relief for professional fees and subscriptions on the HMRC website.

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