“I decided to pursue a MPhil in Management after founding my own business. I believed that a year of learning management theory would equip me with the theoretical tools I needed to become an effective business decision maker and entrepreneur. Having completed the MPhil in Management programme, I can say with confidence that my decision to pursue this course was one of my best-ever decisions.
“Like other MPhil in Management programmes, the course provides a holistic business education covering a wide variety of modules that can be tailored to one’s interests and needs. As an entrepreneur interested in consumer goods, I selected the Supply Chain and HR electives. Both of these, alongside the core modules, provided insights that were immediately useful to my own venture, and for my graduate job applications.
“The teaching was generally excellent across all the modules. However, what stood out to me most about the programme was the quality and diversity of the cohort. The comparatively smaller intake compared to similar programmes enhances the opportunity to interact and socialise with everyone on the course. As a result it was really easy to form valuable and tight friendships.
“One consideration that mattered to me when applying for a MPhil in Management was the career prospects. For this, I believe the MPhil in Management programme puts you in a fantastic position. The careers service is brilliant and was exceptionally helpful when it came to preparing for my graduate job application and interviews. The sheer number of careers events, networking opportunities and fast-track schemes dedicated to Cambridge students meant that I was in an advantaged position when it came to finding and securing my dream graduate job with Kraft Heinz on their European Management Training Program.
“What made my time in Cambridge so special was the atmosphere and social opportunities fostered by the collegiate system. Unlike other MPhil in Management programmes, you get to study in a beautiful city that is designed for its students. Being part of the Collegiate system meant that I was able to interact with and establish deep friendships with some of the most brilliant minds across a range of disciplines. During my year, I attended formal dinners at more than 18 different Colleges, enjoyed May Balls at Trinity, John’s and Eddie’s, joined my College rowing team and competed in May Bumps. Moreover, I watched numerous comedy shows and plays and was fortunate to hear talks from individuals like Stephen Hawking, Ian McKellen and James Blunt at the Cambridge Union.
“Overall, the programme was worthwhile and equipped me with exactly what I was looking for: a holistic business education, valuable career progression, lifelong friends and a year that I will never forget.”