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Cambridge Senior Management Programme


  • Five-month programme
  • Cambridge and Singapore or Cambridge and Dubai
  • For senior managers with over five years of management experience

The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is a unique, global learning programme which will facilitate your transition into senior management roles.

You will explore and become immersed in a wide range of management topics during the programme, through interaction with world-renowned Cambridge faculty, a diverse peer group and application of learning though project work. You will emerge from the programme ready to transition into senior management roles. Modules will take place in both Cambridge and Dubai for the Middle East North Africa cohort, and in Cambridge and Singapore for the 2020 cohort.

Between the modules, you will attend faculty webinars, receive group coaching, work on your development plans and start putting your learning into action.  

This programme is being delivered in collaboration with Eruditus Executive Education. On completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital certificate of completion by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.


Please note this list of topics is not exhaustive, and is subject to change. 


  • Strategy formulation
  • Strategy implementation
  • Leading complex, strategic projects
  • Leading negotiations
  • Operational excellence
  • Accounting strategies
  • Managing the financials
  • Strategic choice
  • Driving marketing excellence
  • Alternative finance in closer detail
  • Leading change

Digital Innovation

  • The role of social media
  • Unleashing and enhancing innovation
  • Developing a vision for digital innovation and managing resistance to change
  • Business models
  • Managing big data
  • Cyber security
  • Breakthrough digital innovations
  • Innovation in digital marketing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Leveraging existing technology in innovative ways

Organisational Transformation

  • Leading people
  • Managing the organisational culture
  • Coaching - others and yourself
  • The future of the firm
  • Networks - influencing without formal authority
  • Managing across cultures
  • Managing high performance teams
  • Preparing for your transition
  • Circular economy


  • Learn from thought-leaders and world-renowned experts at the Cambridge Judge Business School faculty 
  • Enjoy face-to-face sessions in one of the world's most famous centres of learning, Cambridge, and the dynamic global business centres or Singpaore or Dubai
  • Learn from an experienced group of peers who bring different experiences and perspectives to the classroom
  • Identify new trends and demands of the market in an ever-changing business and economic landscape
  • Integrate learnings from the three pillars of the Cambridge SMP curriculum: Formulating Your Strategy, Managing Technology, and Your Future
  • Benefit from flexible learning which minimises time away from work
  • Become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of alumni

Who should attend

We welcome participants from large organisations or medium-sized companies and startups. The programme will help senior functional or technical managers to make the transition to a general management role or start new entrepreneurial ventures.

The learning journey is specifically designed for participants with:

  • Accomplished work experience in functional, technical or business roles
  • More than five years of management experience with a successful track record in one or more functional areas of business
  • An agenda for change
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English

Academic Programme Directors

Kishore Sengupta

Kishore Sengupta

Reader in Operations Management

MBA, PhD (Case Western University)

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Philip Stiles

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

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Faculty & speakers

Jenny Chu

Jenny Chu

University Lecturer in Accounting

PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

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Jane Davies

Jane Davies

Director of Executive Education and Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

DBA (Boston University)

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Mark de Rond

Mark de Rond

Professor of Organisational Ethnography

DPhil (University of Oxford)

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Stylianos Kavadias

Stylianos Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth


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Ahmed Khwaja

Professor of Marketing, Business & Public Enterprise

PhD (University of Minnesota)

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Christoph H. Loch

Christoph H. Loch

Professor of Management Studies

PhD (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

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Geoff Meeks

Emeritus Professor of Financial Accounting

PhD (University of Edinburgh)

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Andreas Richter

Andreas Richter

Reader in Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Aston University)

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Jochen Runde

Jochen Runde

Professor of Economics

PhD (University of Cambridge)

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Khaled Soufani

Khaled Soufani

Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

PhD (University of Nottingham)

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Suzanne Weeks

Suzanne Weeks

Suzanne is a global leadership development professional with experience in multinational companies, family businesses, NGOs and not-for-profit organisations.

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Suzanne designs and delivers leadership and personal development initiatives for teams and individuals at all levels of management, including executives and boards. Suzanne left corporate life in 2006, after almost 20 years in senior management roles on three continents, and has 10 years' experience in coaching and consulting to organisations, teams, and leaders. She is an experienced facilitator and trainer.

Much of her work is with small groups and intact teams, developing their leadership capabilities and helping them move from good to great performance. Suzanne has worked extensively in cross-cultural teams, both as a line manager and as a consultant. Much of her work uses a psychodynamic approach, achieving sustainable improvement and lasting change in behaviour by identifying root causes. Suzanne defines success as helping clients increase both their performance and the satisfaction of the people who work for them by increasing trust and respect, developing effective processes and improving relationships.

Suzanne holds a Diploma in Coaching and Consulting for Change, from INSEAD, a Masters in Management from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelors in Geology. She has continued her own learning and development by attending many trainings and workshops and is qualified in a range of tools including coaching, leadership development, emotional intelligence and various psychometric instruments.

She lives in Switzerland and maintains roots also in France and the UK, where her two children are at university.

Eden Yin

Eden Yin

University Senior Lecturer in Marketing

PhD (University of Southern California)

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Dates & fees

The programme fee is USD22,000, which covers all three modules. Please note that accommodation and travel are not included in the fee. In between the three face-to-face modules, participants will also take part in two online webinars.

Please also note that admissions to the programme are on a rolling basis, and we strongly recommend that interested participants apply early. Application deadlines for the upcoming cohorts will be announced in due course. 

SMP - Middle East North Africa programme dates

Block Dates Duration
1 12-16 January 2020 (Dubai) 5 days
2 29 March-4 April 2020 (Cambridge) 7 days

Online programme and Group Coaching to be completed in between the modules.

SMP 'Classic' programme dates

Block Dates Duration
1 31 May-5 June 2020 (Cambridge) 5 days
2 14-18 September 2020 (Singapore) 5 days
3 22-27 November 2020 (Cambridge) 5 days

Fees include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School’s Alumni Association. 

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for the Cambridge Senior Management Programme (pdf, 660KB) (updated 31 August 2018)

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Eruditus Executive Education

+91 9029007437 (India)
+971 44302011 (Dubai)
+65 68714030 (Singapore)

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Version 4 (18 September 2019)


2 or 3 blocks of 5 days


MENA programme:
12-16 January 2020 (Dubai)
29 March-4 April 2020 (Cambridge)

Classic programme:
31 May-5 June 2020 (Cambridge)
14-18 September 2020 (Singapore)
22-27 November 2020 (Cambridge)

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