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Cambridge Senior Management Programme

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Duration
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)

Dates
16 May-9 Dec 2022 – SMP Latin America programme (Face-to-face)
5 Mar-15 Sep 2023 – Cambridge SMP programme (Face-to-face)


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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.

Creating future leaders

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.

Logo: Eruditus Executive Education.

Topics

Your learning journey

Strategy

  • 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.

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

Download the Open Programmes brochure for more information on the modules and faculty.

Benefits

  • 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
  • On completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital certificate of completion by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will 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.

Core programme dates

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.

Please note participants are required to complete a fully online course in between modules 2 and 3, usually on the topic of Business Analytics. This will need to be completed in order to be awarded the certificate of attendance.

SMP LATAM (Latin America) programme dates – 2022

Modules

Dates

Duration

1

16-20 May and 23-27 May 2022 (Live Online)

10 half-day sessions

2

14-19 August 2022 (Face-to-face in Mexico)

*Contingency Live Online 15-19 + 22 August

6 days

3

4-9 December 2022 (Face-to-face in Cambridge)

6 days

Cambridge SMP programme dates – 2023

Modules

Dates

Duration

1

5-10 March 2023 (Face-to-face in Cambridge)

5 and a half days

2

22 May-2 June 2023 (Live Online)

10 half-day sessions

3

10-15 September 2023 (Face-to-face in Cambridge)

5 and a half days

The programme is extremely well-designed and offers a great balance between theoretical and practical management principles.
Sergio A. Febles, Corporate Commercial & Marketing Director, Lopesan Hotel Group

Faculty & speakers

Learn from our world-class faculty who bring fresh insights from their leading-edge research into all of our Executive Education programmes.

The Academic Programme Director (APD) for the Cambridge Senior Management Programme is Professor Kishore Sengupta.

Access profiles of the programme’s APD and faculty:

Download the Open Programmes brochure for more information on the modules and faculty.

Programme format

Dt Benn Lawson teaches on a face-to-face programme.

Face-to-face

Face-to-face is a traditional, intense classroom learning experience and is all about hands-on interaction. You will be a part of exercises, debates and conversations, engaging directly with our faculty and your peers. Conversations spill over into breaktimes and meals, forming lasting connections. Share your ideas, develop your network and grow professionally, whilst enjoying the historic city of Cambridge.

Who should attend?

  • Highly motivated and ambitious managers
  • Those with a minimum of five years’ experience who are looking to move into a more senior or general management role
  • Those without a recent MBA, but who are looking for the skills, knowledge, experience and appreciation of the strategic issues that will give them the boost to take the next step.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

The learning process is not one-way – we ‘teach’ part of the time, but this experience becomes really valuable when we co-develop with our participants, and in this way they are able to build up essential new skills and capabilities to take back to their organisations.
Christoph H Loch, Professor of Management Studies

Why Cambridge Judge Business School?

Cambridge Judge faculty

All of our programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director, who is a member of Cambridge Judge Business School faculty. They will also deliver substantial portions of that programme.

Leading-edge research

The research conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School’s 19 research centres, across a diverse range of disciplines, flows directly into all of our programmes, bringing new insights to our programme content.

Small group learning

With small class sizes, we continue the Cambridge way of learning that emphasises high levels of interaction with both our world-class faculty and peers.

Related programmes

The Cambridge Senior Management Programme belongs to our Leadership-topic executive education programmes. Here are a selection of related programmes:

Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme

Duration 3 days (Face-to-face)
6 half-day sessions (Live Online)

Dates 22-24 June 2022 (waitlist – fully booked) or 28-30 September 2022 (waitlist – fully booked) or 29-31 March 2023 (face-to-face) or 28-30 June 2023 (face-to-face) or 27-29 September 2023 (face-to-face) or 22 November-1 December 2023 (Live Online)
Fees £3,300 + VAT

Furnishes you, as a high potential woman, with the essential skills needed to reach the top of your organisation. You will develop a clear action plan for your career advancement through reflective learning, discussion and debate.

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Cambridge General Management Programme

Duration 2 weeks
Dates 26 June-8 July 2022 or 23 October-4 November 2022 or 7-19 May 2023 or 19 November 2023-1 December 2023
Fees £15,000 + VAT

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 will work with faculty who teach on the MBA programme at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement

Duration Ongoing
Fees £10,950 + VAT

Gives you the flexibility to choose topics that meet your requirements and a timetable to suit your work commitments. You have up to two years to complete the programme, and you are then awarded the GMCA following the attendance of 10 days of learning from our extensive portfolio of face-to-face and online programmes.

Read more

Contact us

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 Eruditus Executive Education.

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

[email protected]

Fees

USD22,000 (Face-to-face)

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.

Additional information

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

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

Terms & Conditions for the Cambridge Senior Management Programme (updated 31 August 2018)

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