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Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement

General Management Certificate of Achievement

Enhance & fulfill your general management potential

The Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement (GMCA) provides you with an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills across fundamental business concepts and practices, and to focus on your personal career development. To achieve the Certificate of Achievement you will need to complete five two day programmes from our extensive portfolio within a two-year period.

There are over 20 programmes to choose from, and you are able to select those that are suited to your individual management development objectives. The GMCA is designed to give you flexibility to choose programmes in topics that meet your personal career objectives in a time frame that does not conflict with your work commitments.

Infographic illustrating the benefits of the GMCA


One of the pedagogical aims of the GMCA is to enable participants to develop a broad general management perspective. We ask that your five programmes are chosen from at least three different topic areas:

Please visit the Open Programmes calendar for an up-to-date list of scheduled two-day programmes.

If you are unsure which of our two-day programmes are most suited to your needs we can advise you on which programmes to select and the options available to you.

If you would prefer a more intensive programme of learning, we recommend our two-week Cambridge General Management Programme, which provides an understanding of the concepts and fundamental principles in key management disciplines, and how to apply them to improve decision-making within your organisation.


You'll learn from outstanding faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School and gain a truly international experience from your global peer group.

The GMCA enables you to:

  • Acquire a broad understanding of leading-edge business concepts from Cambridge faculty
  • Share a highly interactive learning environment with other participants from across the globe
  • Enhance your career needs through specific courses and build effective leadership skills
  • Gain new insights based on rigorous management best practice and research
  • Benefit from a method of study to meet the demands of your timetable and that best satisfies your learning requirements
  • Achieve a certificate of attendance from each programme taken, as well as the Certificate of Achievement on completion of all five
  • On completion, you will also be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff

Who should attend

The GMCA is designed for highly motivated business professionals who have reached a level within their organisations where they require more breadth and depth across multiple functional areas, or who wish to refresh their thinking in specific management principles. You will be ambitious and looking to develop your skills and extend your global network of colleagues to enable you to move to the next step in your career.

The flexible structure enables you to study in depth those subjects which are of most relevance to you in terms of your personal development goals and the immediate challenges your organisation is facing. You have the option to choose dates to accommodate your schedule and minimise time out of the office.

We can advise you on which programmes to select and the options available to you.

From badminton to boardroom

Rob Nock of Hacche Retail talks about the positive effect the GMCA has had on him as a leader.

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Dates and fees


Visit our Calendar for dates of scheduled two-day open programmes.

The five programmes can be taken in any order, and you have up to two years to complete all five.


General Management Certificate of Achievement £9,975 + VAT*

* The certificate fee is £9,975 + VAT. VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £9,975 + 20% = £11,970.

The fee covers five two-day programmes and includes instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Participants are expected to attend each programme in full.

If you wish to select a longer running programme as part of the certificate then this can be discussed with the open enrolment team and a surcharge will apply.

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 Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 226KB) (updated 27 October 2015)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 243KB) (updated 27 October 2015)

I have experienced some world-class faculty on these executive programmes and am pleased that the learnings have assisted me to retain a first mover advantage over our competition. Knight Frank operates circa 400 global offices and it’s essential we are at the cutting edge of business, offering best in class advice to our clients.
Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare, Hotels & Leisure, Knight Frank
I really enjoyed the overall Cambridge experience - the Certificate of Achievement was very worthwhile and provided an excellent opportunity to refresh my knowledge and to help me think differently. A fantastic and unique development opportunity. Thank you.
Craig Edmondson, Head of Marketing, Premier League
The GMCA enabled me to work towards a goal while having the flexibility to choose subjects tailored to my individual development needs. Cambridge has got the balance right between the theoretical and practical application of the material being taught. The real life examples and case studies brought the material to life and provided me the guidance to implement strategies that have had an immediate impact in my organisation.

In most USA training programmes there'd be participants with a similar background, but at Cambridge everyone had different experiences so it made the teaching and discussion very rich. It was amazing. I'd recommend the programme to anyone and I will definitely be coming back to Cambridge.
Sean Bagan, International Operations Manager, Polaris Industries
I really enjoyed the GMCA and the learning I took away from Cambridge. It is always good to have external stimulus to provoke one's thinking, and the courses always seem relevant and timely given the things going on at work.
Jonathan Carrier, Head of Intelligent Mobility (iMobility), Group Strategy, Jaguar Land Rover

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:

Claire Wright

Senior Open Programme Advisor
Tel: +44 (0)1223 330741

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When you register for this programme, please let us know if your organisation is paying for your placement or if you are applying as an individual.



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