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Partnerships with academic institutions

Delegates punting on the nearby River Cam

At Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education we value partnerships with other universities as they offer the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learning about other institutions both culturally and academically. The executives and students that participate in the overseas study programmes also benefit from an enriched international perspective and the chance to build upon the existing knowledge learned from their home institution.

We partner with over 14 education providers annually, including universities, private and public sector institutions and membership organisations.

In Asia we work with CEIBS, HKU, Tsinghua University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Hong Kong Management Association, Razak School of Government in Malaysia, Waseda University in Japan, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Ahmedabad University in India. Elsewhere in the world, we have partnerships with Fundação Dom Cabral and University of São Paulo from Brazil, European Schools Deusto, Nyenrode and IBS Moscow, Nigerian Institute of Management and the Qatar Leadership Centre.

Collaborations can take a number of forms but typically the relationship with Executive Education involves delivery of a study abroad programme for a masters-level post-experience programme or an alumni group.

Our partnerships

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

We are in our second year of working with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) to support their EMBA in the form of a global leadership programme here in Cambridge. The programme enhances the strong international perspective already taught at CEIBS by offering a cultural immersion experience and learning expedition to the UK plus exposure to thought leadership by Cambridge academics. This year's programme will enter into philosophical debate on the subject of managing the unknown and strategic cognition to expose participants to theories on which to base decision-making when faced with uncertainty as a leader. Sessions also present an interesting historical perspective of Cambridge and its collegiate community and associated ceremonies; this offers unique insights into how an 800-year-old institution steeped in history operates and has adapted to modern times. Also covered will be cultural insights into Britishness, leading across boundaries and consumer behaviour. The three days at Cambridge form part of a wider overseas study programme organised by CEIBS.

Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC): Intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship and innovation

We have been working for the past two years to deliver an innovation and entrepreneurship programme for business executives linked to the highly regarded Brazilian business school, Fundação Dom Cabral, as part of their 'Specialisation in Management' diploma. Sessions comprised of interactive teaching elements, guest speakers and group work to gain practical experience, as well as time for exploration, experimentation and reflection. Action-learning sessions of the programme involved short, fast-paced group presentations of new entrepreneurial business idea formed with an award for the best commercial opportunity. In addition to class-based activities, participants on the programme were invited to visit and develop ties with Silicon Fen, Cambridge's cluster of entrepreneurial companies, further equipping them with the framework, skills and knowledge to enhance their own enterprises back at home.

The ability to understand the global environment and to establish relationships with different cultures has become a mandatory requirement on the development agenda of executives. The collaboration between FDC and Cambridge Judge Business School is especially appropriate and relevant in this context.

Roberto Sagot, Dean for Marketing & International Affairs, FDC

Deusto Business School Master in Business Innovation - Cambridge Programme

For four years we have collaborated with Deusto School of Business on their Master in Business Innovation (MBI) programme. Participants of the MBI are post-experience professionals: managers, entrepreneurs and consultants. The week in Cambridge is focused upon achieving a deeper understanding of entrepreneurial mind-sets and behaviours. Taught through an overview of theory and practice, case illustrations, and field visits with group presentation to present findings twice during the week. The intention is to give both 'the cold and the hot' aspect of entrepreneurship, defined as not only as start-ups but also as a phenomenon that is often called 'intrapreneurship'. The key outcome for participants is to leave the programme with strongly raised self-awareness of their own motivation for entrepreneurship. In addition to the acquired knowledge participants will also be able to grasp the mind-sets of entrepreneurs and have a chance to put it into practice. They met entrepreneurs, were inspired by faculty and learned some new methods to use in their work.

Very effective lecturers who could deal properly and balance the dichotomy between theory and practice. High friendly staff and perfect environment for developing an innovative approach to entrepreneurship.

Fundacao Dom Cabral
The ability to understand the global environment and to establish relationships with different cultures has become a mandatory requirement on the development agenda of executives. The collaboration between FDC and Cambridge Judge Business School is especially appropriate and relevant in this context.
Roberto Sagot, FDC Dean for Marketing and International Affairs

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