Why choose the Cambridge Executive Master of Accounting?


Engage with our team of award-winning instructors and expert advisors as you explore the most pressing issues in the field.

Whether it’s audit policy, global climate-related financial reporting, cybersecurity or professional infrastructure change, the Executive Master of Accounting will help you develop innovative strategies to address these issues and gain the tools to thrive in an increasingly uncertain economic climate.

Learn from respected Cambridge Judge faculty and take advantage of a centuries-long track record of education excellence.

Our alumni are preferred by employers because of their high standards of achievement. Like them, you can make use of our excellent careers service to connect with the key companies looking to recruit our graduates.

Dr Mike Willis and Professor Alan Jagolinzer.
Dr Mike Willis and Professor Alan Jagolinzer

Today’s organisations need accounting and finance leaders to be exceptional communicators with vision, who can innovate and collaborate, and who can channel data into strategy.

Dr Mike Willis, Programme Director

Designed to train decision-makers

Our curriculum focusses on the knowledge and skills you need to secure an innovation role in accounting and finance fields. 

  • exploit technical accounting knowledge in elite consultation roles
  • better communicate the economic health of corporate entities and advise financial reporting standard-setters on how they can do the same
  • interpret climate- and social-related financial disclosure data (FDD)
  • streamline the ways in which FDD is collected and disseminated – enhancing its credibility
  • explore case scenarios that incorporate real world data, provided and supported by Cambridge Executive Master of Accounting professional advisors.
  • enhance communication with data scientists by using predictive analytics to interpret data
  • make audits more reliable for senior accounting firm partners and market regulators, allowing them to garner more public trust.

A collaborative global community

Join a collaborative global community in the historic surroundings of Cambridge, and be a part of our proven legacy of excellence. We welcome candidates from every corner of the world onto our 2-year masters degree. Students from Africa, Australia, Middle East, Asia, North America, South America and Europe enjoy the chance to network and collaborate.

Engage with senior professionals

Working with top professionals and government policy makers, you’ll get to grips with real-world issues. These include audit policy, global climate-related financial reporting, cybersecurity, and professional infrastructure change.

Career impact: apply your learning

Accelerate your career impact and apply what you learn straight away – our Executive Master of Accounting programme is part-time, so you can fit in your learning journey, no matter what your work context is.

Focus on career outcomes

Amplify your strengths and identify additional areas to excel in, such as management and organisational skills, utilising power dynamics and more practical skills like data analytics. Learn to think more strategically about your role and the way it impacts on others.

Career outcomes

Supporting you into your career path

The Cambridge Executive Master of Accounting supports paths to roles such as:  

  • accounting firm partnership 
  • CFO 
  • controller 
  • financial leadership 
  • market regulator
  • climate-related financial disclosure
  • social-related financial disclosure
  • finance and accounting public policy

Colleges, alumni and Cambridge life

College networks and alumni membership

With more than 200 locations worldwide, our prestigious Cambridge alumni network has links across the globe. By choosing the Executive Master of Accounting programme, you’ll align yourself with industry leaders wherever you go. You’ll be joining a group of fellow students made up of experienced professionals who will challenge you, guided by industry-leading experts.

By joining one of the Cambridge Colleges, you’ll also become part of a rich community, integrating into the storied world of a city famous for its academic prowess and accomplishments.

Skills beyond accounting

Our alumni report multiple benefits to joining this programme; allowing you to develop skills that will allow you to help your current organisation become more efficient and effective, saving money and labour. Enhance your practical skills like data analytics, programming or manipulating software packages like Python, SQL, AI, machine learning and blockchain or Tableau, enabling you to manipulate algorithmic trading.

Developing soft skills like intrapersonal awareness will improve your management abilities and wellbeing. Learn more about power dynamics and gain more clarity on how to impact group dynamics. This course will give you a greater understanding of the people you work with, allowing you to deepen trust levels within the team.

Cambridge life

Cambridge is a hot spot for entrepreneurial activity and networking, and our enviable location and history of creating, launching and supporting new ventures draws people from around the world. Discover Cambridge’s Silicon Fen and learn about the investment capital it attracts. With your college located at the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, you will be close to learning, advice, experience and networks for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, at any stage of your career.

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