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MPhil in Management

Course Description

Intensive advanced study introduces students of this interdisciplinary programme to core concepts, techniques and debates in management. You take a total of eleven core courses and electives. The programme is aimed at students who have just finished their degree (in any discipline except business and management related majors), who have achieved the equivalent of a 1st Class, and who have less than one year of professional experience at the start of the programme.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/bmjbmpmgt

Course detail

Educational aims:

- to give students with a strong performance in other disciplines at first-degree level an understanding of the academic discipline of management; and
- to give students the opportunity to acquire and develop skills and expertise relevant to high level management practice.

This is achieved by:

1. providing students with the guidance necessary to acquire a deep understanding of the theory and practice of management;
2. analysing, in lectures, discussions and written work, the key techniques, conceptual issues and debates in the academic management literatures and in the practice of management;
3. supporting students in the development of an understanding and a critical perspective of management;
4. providing teaching in a range of technical/specialist subjects central to the study of the different branches of management;
5. examining students formally on their knowledge of the theory and practice of management.


The course offers a combination of modules centered around business and management and of modules and activities centered around creativity, innovation and collaborative leadership. Teaching and learning styles vary, from traditional lectures to interactive workshops and real-life team projects.

Students will normally attend an average of 10 hours of classes per week as well as workshops, though this will vary depending on the choice of modules. Class tutorials are provided on the quantitative modules.

Marks will be given as a percentage. All marks are provisional until confirmed by the Board of Examiners. Marks can be raised or lowered by the Board of Examiners. We try our best at the department to give early feedback on marks, but please be aware that the timing of the release of provisional marks may vary greatly from one module to another. The nature and extent of feedback given will vary from lecturer to lecturer, but students may reasonably expect to receive some indication of the strengths and weaknesses of any work submitted.


Assessment on the course consists of a combination of university examinations, case and project presentations and coursework.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

Funding Opportunities

UK Bursaries for UK nationals.

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Visit the MPhil in Management page on the University of Cambridge website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree. The undergraduate degree must not be in management or business, and less than four modules must have been taken for credit in management or business-related subjects. Find University Minimum Academic Requirements here View Website

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