The Executive MBA: information for employers

Preparing employees for senior roles

We are keen to work with companies interested in developing and training their employees and preparing them for more senior roles.

As a world-leading business school, Cambridge Judge Business School works with faculty, students, alumni and organisations from around the world to create a thriving and challenging community in which to work and learn.

Our partners from both corporate and non-corporate organisations are attracted by the quality of our students and faculty, the international nature of our teaching and research and the opportunity to draw on the wealth of knowledge based within the wider University of Cambridge.

We provide management education and research that is intellectually rigorous and practical.

EMBA participant in disucssion.

We have sponsored a number of employees to undertake the Cambridge EMBA. By interacting with their fellow students from a wide range of global industries and areas of expertise, our team has gained a greatly enhanced understanding of the fundamentals of running an organisation. This knowledge has ultimately sharpened everyone's abilities and is delivering improved results for the organisation.

David Lenihan, CEO of Tiber Health, Cambridge EMBA 2016

Programmes for senior professionals

Our Executive MBA programmes are aimed at senior professionals with the potential to hold leading roles within their organisations.

The programmes help them develop:

  • a broad, comprehensive understanding of organisational areas
  • a strong grasp of the global business environment
  • leadership skills so they can manage and lead organisations effectively

Organisations have an opportunity to work in a variety of ways with our students, faculty and other partners including:

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To find out more or discuss any aspects of sponsoring employees, email our Marketing team.

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The benefits of an Executive MBA

Our Executive MBA programmes have been carefully designed so that participants spend as little time away from their work as possible. For example, on the Cambridge EMBA this equates to roughly 34 days over a 20-month period.

This time off can be negotiated with employees as vacation, unpaid leave, study days or time off in lieu.

EMBA participants are required to be in full-time employment; applying lessons learned is an important feature of the programme.

Read the EMBA course dates and schedule

Cambridge is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship; the programmes offer an opportunity to study the Cambridge ecosystem in depth during a three-day optional study session. There is also an opportunity for participants to engage with start-ups from Accelerate Cambridge and the wider local area.

Learning about entrepreneurship from peer-to-peer learning and by meeting active start-ups will enable employees to practice intrapreneurship within your organisation.

Find out more about entrepreneurship and innovation at Cambridge

The EMBA programmes focus on participants’ personal and professional development, preparing them for the demands of a senior management or leadership role.

The programmes aim to develop their effectiveness as leaders through executive coaching and peer-to-peer learning, developing skills in:

  • negotiation
  • communication
  • team management
  • strategic thinking
  • leadership
  • relationship building

Find out more about personal and professional development

Executive MBA participants undertake two live projects which reflect our belief in learning by doing.

Multinational organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, sponsor projects for EMBA participants to work on. These provide opportunities to explore new industries and test new approaches.

Team Consulting Project

The first live project, lasting one week, has participants work in small teams to consult for a major organisation of their choice.

This project covers any aspect of business in any commercial, industrial, public sector or not-for-profit organisation anywhere in the world. Participants gain insight into the client’s organisation, knowledge they bring back to their own workplace.

Find out more about the Team Consulting Project

Individual Project

The second live project has participants focus on a business challenge faced by themselves or their organisation. This is a great way for students to focus on an area your organisation is struggling with and to get academic support on finding solution.

Find out more about the Individual Project