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Executive Master of Business Administration

Course Description

The Cambridge Executive MBA is a 20 month degree programme for senior executives. Delivered over 16 weekends and 4 week-long blocks, the programme is attended by people from all over the world and enables participants to continue working whilst earning a Cambridge degree. The programme is designed specifically for executives who have already reached a senior level, and are now looking at leading roles within their organisations. It is designed to develop both hard and soft skills, and provides practical, relevant knowledge to enable you to play a leading role in your organisation. The format has been designed to fit in with the busy schedules of senior executives and does not require significant blocks of time away from your work. As well as providing a relevant curriculum, learning comes from being part of a powerful network of peers. The programme also aims to create and give access to a global network of senior influencers and supporters. This comes from the class itself, as well as the University of Cambridge's extensive global network.

Through a collaborative ethos – the core value of the Cambridge EMBA - the aim is to produce graduates who:

· Are skilled in the practice of management and core business principles and can apply these skills in a global context

· Are equipped to lead, build and manage enterprises that create value for stakeholders in a dynamic, global economy

· Are able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset to enable and facilitate innovation within an organisation

· Are able to demonstrate intellectual rigour

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

Course detail

The Cambridge Executive MBA is a 20-month programme delivered over 16 weekends and 4 week-long sessions. It is designed so that you can continue working whilst earning a Cambridge degree. Between study periods in Cambridge, participants are fully supported and engaged in the programme through the Virtual Learning Environment. To accommodate all learning styles we have a range of approaches including: lectures, workshops, seminars, case study discussions, interactive classes and team and individual projects.


The key elements of the programme are:

- Core Courses -

The Cambridge Executive MBA provides a thorough overview of the principal functional areas of an organisation. We ensure participants understand the role of different business departments, are familiar with their key tools and methodologies, appreciate the way in which they operate in the wider organisational context and are fully conversant with the language and terminology they use.

- Electives -

Our electives provide you with the opportunity to broaden your experience, focus on subjects of particular interest and tailor the programme to your needs. We consult with the class to offer electives best suited to your requirements.

- International Business Study Trip -

The trip centres around the core course of International Business and all lectures for this course are delivered during the trip. The class meets local business leaders and government officials, and visits leading domestic and international organisations to understand at first hand the varied responses to globalisation.

- Team Consulting Project -

Our live projects reflect our belief in 'learning by doing'. You will work closely with global blue-chip companies and international organisations to ensure you tackle projects which have real impact. Many companies go on to implement the recommendations and strategies developed during these projects.

- Personal & Professional Development -

The Cambridge Executive MBA emphasises the development of 'soft' personal skills, such as cultural intelligence, diplomatic skills and reflexivity, which we believe are critical for effective management and leadership. The PPD course aims to develop participants' effectiveness as leaders by focusing on individual skills, attitudes and capabilities - in dimensions that build on, yet go beyond the expertise, good practice and techniques provided in the rest of the programme.

- Individual Projects -

The Executive MBA Individual Projects can be about any practical aspect of business or management. They give participants the opportunity to explore an area of particular interest, and allow for a deeper, more critical and more reflective exploration of their chosen topic.


Assessment shall consist of a number of written papers, essays, coursework, presentations, group projects, individual projects or another mode of assessment agreed by the Faculty Board.

Each candidate will have to complete a minimum of 3 written examination papers


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

Funding Opportunities

Loan scheme; corporate funding; limited bursaries / scholarships

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

Visit the Executive Master of Business Administration page on the University of Cambridge website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2.1 or GPA of at least 3.3 or Top 25% of class. Find University Minimum Academic Requirements here View Website

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