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Client partnerships

Cambridge Custom programmes are designed and delivered to diverse organisations from a wide range of sectors. Every partnership is unique and is highly valued. On this page we describe some of our recent high impact projects.

Leadership in the "beyond profit" sector

An exciting project and partnership has been to work with UNICEF to deliver a major three-year senior leadership programme for 150 of their global leaders.

The programme includes exploration of leadership through empowerment, collaboration and partnership, as well as the issue of personal responsibility and accountability. Delivered both in Cambridge and in multiple locations across the world the programme encompasses face-to-face sessions with leading Cambridge faculty teachers, action learning projects, self-study and on-going coaching.

Innovation challenges with Statoil

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and key innovation faculty are currently co-operating with major Norwegian oil and gas organisation, Statoil, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of innovation within business development and across the business.

This dynamic engagement encompasses both research and the co-creation of potential solutions. Workstreams identified so far include: idea generation and creativity; valuation options and differing methodologies; the culture and language of innovation; how the organisational structure can enhance or inhibit innovation and the implication for leaders and leadership in a dynamic and innovative environment.

The depth and rigour of the relationship between the two organisations has grown very rapidly; the involvement of many stakeholders within both organisations facilitates the exploration of possibilities that would otherwise have been overlooked. Trust, openness and a mutual respect for the capabilities of each organisation have enabled some really challenging issues to be examined; the understanding that there are no single correct answers to really complex issues, coupled with the insatiable desire for knowledge and an appreciation of the implications for the outcomes for both organisations, has resulted in a dynamic and significant partnership.

The globalising market for Chinese financial institutions

The Cambridge Custom Programmes team has led the way in creating customised solutions based in the vibrant Cambridge learning environment for the leading Chinese financial institutions, helping them to learn how best to address their priorities on a global stage.

Through this work, the Cambridge team has also facilitated a dynamic and beneficial platform for the UK headquartered global finance sector and Chinese financial organisations to share and collaborate in their development. This work has also resulted in fruitful further research opportunities and the development of case studies by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and finance research centres and these leading banks.

Our clients

A selection of our clients:

  • BT
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • IBM
  • Allen & Overy
  • China Mobile
  • ARM
  • Associated British Foods
  • Statoil
  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Grant Thornton
  • China Minsheng Bank
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • IBS Moscow
  • KPMG
  • Essex County Council
  • SABMiller
  • Coutts
  • Standard Chartered Bank




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Whatever transformations you need to make to your organisation - large or small, individual or collective - we can help them happen.

Our experienced team can tell you more about the benefits of executive education from Cambridge Judge Business School, or can advise you on creating the ideal custom programme for your organisation.

We're always happy to talk about new projects or to discuss your business issues.

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"We knew we wanted a real partnership, but we also wanted that partnership to be with a world-class institution that had the credibility necessary to deliver a variety of services, because we knew the programme would have many different parts.

We found that Cambridge Judge Business School had everything that we were looking for and the personality and the ability to understand UNICEF’s unique organisational structure and how we do business. Cambridge Judge Business School brought to UNICEF, not only what we were looking for, but something beyond, and in that partnership, brought things we had not thought about to enhance the programme. We are really looking forward to what comes next, because it keeps getting better and better."

Dawn Denvir, Chief of Organisational Learning and Development, UNICEF