Entrepreneurs and the EMBA

Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

Our Executive MBA programmes have much to offer entrepreneurs and individuals considering entrepreneurship. By learning from leading business faculty, building a powerful network of diverse business professionals and working on assignments that provide opportunities for sandboxing ideas for innovations, our participants and alumni go on to apply their new-found skills either within their existing organisations or in new startups.

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Build the skills and network to drive success

Hear our participants, alumni and faculty talk about their experiences on the Executive MBA.

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EMBA alumnus Timo Boldt.

The programme helped me navigate from Founder to CEO and scale Gousto from 20 to more than 500 people.

Timo Boldt, CEO and Founder, Gousto, EMBA 2014

Why study an Executive MBA at Cambridge?

Cambridge is a centre for technology, engineering and biotech investment

The region surrounding Cambridge is sometimes referred to as Silicon Fen because of the large cluster of high-tech businesses focusing on software, electronics and biotechnology. Many of these companies have links to the University.

Being a member of Cambridge Judge Business School offers tremendous networking opportunities within the Business School, the University and Colleges, and wider Cambridge environment. Linking up ideas with business angels and venture capital companies is important in the formation of new ventures – something that happens a lot in Cambridge.

Access to an unparalleled network

The programme offers the opportunity for you to network with peers in your cohort and with the Cambridge Judge Business School community. You will also have access to the huge networking potential of the wider University: its students, academics and alumni. EMBA participants benefit from unparalleled opportunities to engage with and learn from innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the programme as guest speakers, mentors and coaches.

Designed to work around your life

We offer 2 Executive MBA programmes, with different start dates and different formats, so you can choose the one which best fits your work schedule and best suits your work-life balance.

  • The Cambridge Executive MBA is delivered over 16 weekends and 4 week-long blocks over a 20-month period, making it a feasible commitment for the busiest professionals.
  • The Global Executive MBA is delivered in week-long blocks, 4 of which are in Cambridge and 2 in overseas locations.

The schedules are demanding, but the coursework involved is designed to complement your organisational responsibilities, as the programme encourages you to apply what you learn to your own role and organisation.

Showcasing Cambridge EMBA entrepreneurs 

Christina Savian.

Executive MBA (EMBA) alumna Cristina Savian's consultancy focuses on innovation and technology, bringing to market the most promising innovation in the construction industry.

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Executive MBA (EMBA) alumna Dr Vanessa Marcie is helping leaders build better relationships through her training and coaching startup. In 2016, Dr Vanessa Marcie (EMBA 2016) was leading marketing and communications projects for a French Investment Promotion Agency while being a stand-up comedian. Today, she’s changing the way leaders communicate and strengthening teams in a novel way: through humour. Leading With Humour is a management and capacity building consultancy, and Vanessa's vehicle to detoxify company cultures, improve retention and increase productivity by encouraging leaders to put employee well-being front-and-centre. Vanessa delivers workshops, training sessions and coaching to clients all over the world. "My workshops focus on solving problems, overcoming barriers and building meaningful connections through humour," says Vanessa, who completed a PhD in Management and Marketing Communications at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and has published extensively on the subjects. "The framework is academic, tailored to clients' needs, and results-oriented – I'm using fun, humour and play as building blocks to achieve productivity and performance." Embracing digital communications From its founding in 2019 until earlier this year, Leading With Humour provided an in-person training experience. However, Vanessa has embraced the potential of digital technology and continues to deliver impactful…

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Ken Okoroafor, CFO and Executive MBA (EMBA) alumnus, launches finance education platforms Financial Joy Academy and The Humble Penny. Achieving financial independence (becoming and living completely debt-free) is a personal and professional goal for many. Financial Joy Academy is the manifestation of one Executive MBA alumnus' mission to help individuals and families achieve that goal. Developed by Ken Okoroafor (EMBA 2014) and his wife and business partner Mary, it's a step-by-step educational programme focused on course, coaching and community with a focus on making income, savings and investments work harder. Increasing personal and professional value at Cambridge When Ken joined the Executive MBA programme in 2014 he had successful tenures at several investment firms and significant experience in accountancy under his belt. He is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at London-based investment firm Edge Investments. "I started my EMBA because I wanted to gain the skills I needed to flourish in my professional lives – both as a CFO in my job and a CEO of my own business," says Ken. "The executive coaching available to students and the operations management module in particular transformed how I think about process design and approach opportunities, both in business and in life."…

Submit your CV for review

Each year we are joined by executives from different sectors, professions and backgrounds. You can submit your CV for review by a member of our Admissions Team, who will advise you on your suitability for the programme.

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Meet the Admissions Team and programme alumni at an upcoming information event.

Join Associate Professor Kamiar Mohaddes as he provides insights on economic implications on climate change.

Join our Admission Team at the Premier EMBA fair in London to learn more about the EMBA programmes.

Meet EMBA student Francesca Hodgson, Director of Operations at Dream Factory.

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