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Cambridge Senior Management Programme

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The Senior Management Programme is not your typical management programme. So this is about individualised leadership development. What we’re really interested in is a transformation experience.

As I’m currently in a career transition, moving from a functional leader to a more senior management role, I was really looking for something that could support me in this transition.

The Senior Management Programme has many faculty members from Cambridge Judge Business School. They will bring in the latest cutting research insights into the classroom.

From a professional perspective, I really like the deep dive into what’s currently happening in the environment– transforming economies, moving from product-based to platform-based businesses, and how do we strategise around this transformation were one of the key highlights for me.

It’s completely based on latest research, the latest studies, which will obviously help me through everything. It’s very difficult to define in it practical words.

It was an inclusive social learning environment. We had business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians. We had a former Olympian that came to us, which was really exciting for me. And also, we had faculty members here who have vast experience working with corporate leaders.

Yes, the programme is about content skills, knowledge, but the programme is really about transformation of the participants.

It was really important for me to have this programme accompanied by a coaching session. So coaching really helped me to better understand who am I as a leader, where is it I can contribute, where’s my passion, and eventually where are on my blind spots? What is it I do not see, and what can I do to improve to be better in leading in the future?

I felt it was really so much like it was personalised and made for me to learn. And that was very liberating for me.

The people and the network you have taken away from this Business School, from a participant’s perspective, but also from a faculty perspective, it’s all high-calibre people that are here.

I have a support group of faculty members who is going to work with me to ensure I succeed as a leader and I implement the changes that my company needs to undertake to survive for the next five to 10 years.

I can only recommend this programme to anyone who wants to transform from either a functional leader to a more senior leader, but also to leaders who are simply interested in what’s currently going on in the environment, and how does the current technological transformation change the way how we run organisations, and how we strategise in organisations.

India’s banking industry is moving into a new era obviously. Definitely, Cambridge Senior Management will help me to get and grasp each and every of the banking industry’s challenges.

If you are really serious as a leader, to become a leader of tomorrow, and to be able to adapt, transform, and innovate, this course is a must to attend. Because you will achieve a higher rate of return of investment than you would have imagined. And for that, I think this is what this course brings to me and everybody else who’s attending it.


  • Six-month programme
  • For senior managers with over five years of management experience

The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is a unique global learning journey over six months, that enables participants to become transformational leaders. Participants will engage with world-renowned Cambridge faculty and interact with an exceptional peer group.

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.

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.

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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 
  • 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 Director

Kishore Sengupta

Professor of Operations Management

MBA, PhD (Case Western University)

A selection of faculty & speakers

Jenny Chu

Associate Professor in Accounting

PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Jane Davies

Director of Executive Education

Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

DBA (Boston University)

Mark de Rond

Professor of Organisational Ethnography

DPhil (University of Oxford)

Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth


Christoph H Loch

Professor of Management Studies

PhD (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Kamal Munir

Professor of Strategy & Policy

PhD (McGill University)

Andreas Richter

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Aston University)

Jochen Runde

Professor of Economics

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Khaled Soufani

Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

PhD (University of Nottingham)

Philip Stiles

Associate Professor in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

Suzanne Weeks

Global leadership development professional

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

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

Associate Professor in Marketing

PhD (University of Southern California)

Dates & fees

The programme fee is USD22,000, which covers all three Live Online modules. The Live Online sessions will last three to four hours per day.

The fee does not include travel and accommodation.

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 ‘Classic’ programme dates – 2021





6-9, 13-16 and 20-21 September 2021 (Live Online)

10 half-day sessions


29 November-2 December, 6-9 and 13-14 December 2021 (Live Online)

10 half-day sessions


20-25 March 2022 (Face-to-Face in Cambridge)

6 days

SMP ‘Classic’ programme dates -2022





7-11 and 14-18 March 2022 (Live Online)

10 half-day sessions


24-29 April 2022 (Face-to-Face in Cambridge)

6 days


24-29 July 2022 (Face-to-Face in Cambridge)

6 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. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

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 (updated 31 August 2018)

Please note that participants are expected to attend all modules of each individual SMP – it is not possible to defer any module to another SMP cohort.

Please ensure that you have read our Frequently Asked Questions, which provide important additional information about our face-to-face and Live Online programmes, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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)

[email protected]

Request a call back

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Version 8.1 (25 October 2021)




20 half-day sessions across 2 blocks, plus 1 block of 6 days (2021 cohort) or
10 half-day sessions, plus 2 blocks of 6 days (2022 cohort)


Classic programme:

2021 cohort start date: 6 September 2021
2022 cohort start date: 7 March 2022

Please see Dates & fees tab for full dates

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