Bring your vision to life

Combine face-to-face teaching with remote online learning on our part-time, two-year course. Enjoy 4 one-week residentials in Cambridge and complete the rest around full-time work or entrepreneurial ventures.  

During these weeks, you will have lectures with Cambridge Judge faculty and participate in hands-on group exercises that facilitate learning on essential aspects of entrepreneurship. The residential weeks offer many opportunities to interact in person and form connections with peers, faculty, mentors and contributors.  

Through a mix of core and elective modules, expert-led workshops, peer-to-peer learning and mentoring, the programme is designed to help you carve out your path to success.

Learning objectives

The overall learning objectives of the programme include:

Learn to identify ideas for entrepreneurial ventures and how to evaluate their potential for success. Turn your ideas into a set of hypotheses and use tried-and-tested techniques to test your assumptions.

Delve deep into the science of persuasion and identify the rational, social and emotional levers you can use to gain the support of critical audiences, like innovators, early adopters, co-innovators and distribution partners.

Understand the mechanisms and contingencies that underly decisions around selection and prioritisation of the capabilities your venture should develop at different points in time.

Gain a foundational understanding of what makes entrepreneurial teams succeed and how to build effective behaviours amongst your team.

MSt Entrepreneurship students in the sunshine.

The residential weeks will take place in: 

  • 9-13 September 2024
  • 17-21 March 2025
  • 1-5 September 2025
  • 16-20 March 2026

Academic outline

Year 1

  • Residential week 1 (9-13 September 2024)
  • Core courses 
  • Residential week 2 (17-21 March 2025) 
  • Elective courses 

Year 2

  • Residential 3 (1-5 September 2025)
  • Core course 
  • Elective courses 
  • Residential week 4 (16-20 March 2026)
  • Major project 

Core courses

Hone your ability to seek out opportunities, structure your organisation, manage finances and market your brand. Across the programme’s core modules, you’ll explore the ins and outs of owning a business in today’s world.


Customise your learning experience by choosing five elective courses – from raising finance to managing growth, running a sustainable business to leveraging big data.

Major project

Conceptualise your business strategy before applying it. During the second year of your MSt in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, you will complete a 12,000-word assignment, also referred to as the major project.

Your learning experience

From in-person skills workshops and expert-led seminars to online study groups and webinars, this programme combines the best of remote learning with 4 one-week Cambridge residentials.

Learn via our virtual learning environment with small-group, interactive classes and discussions.

Become a member of an action learning team during the first residential week of the Entrepreneurship MSt programme. Students are assigned to an action learning team and stay a member of that group throughout the programme, offering support and knowledge sharing to each other.

During the residential weeks, you’ll attend seminars led by entrepreneurial experts from a range of different industries.

Hear first-hand about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in sectors such as fintech, retail, the creative industries, biotech, healthcare and beyond.

Take inspiration from experienced entrepreneurs who’ve faced major challenges and learn how they overcame them.

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Interactive workshops led by experienced coaches will give you the skills needed to take your venture to the next level.

Learn how to pitch, build your brand, structure information and present yourself to various stakeholders, from investors to customers.

Work with pitching trainers, business advisors and other experts to build your confidence in pitching.

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Put your skills and knowledge, gained in your first year, into practice in your second year with a 12,000-word assignment analysing a new business opportunity.

Develop a business strategy to apply in the real world (most students choose their own venture).

Work with an academic supervisor who will guide you in your research, with regular meetings starting in your fourth residential.

Consolidate the skills, strategies and research methods developed in your first year.

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You’ll be assigned a mentor who will offer you continuous one-to-one practical support and advice throughout the two-year programme.

Benefit from one-on-one guidance and support for the full two years with in-person and online meetings.

Gain the confidence and support to turn your idea into real business or efficiently scale and refine your existing strategy.

Meet our mentors

Core and elective courses are assessed by a combination of written assignments, presentations, and group projects.

During the second year of your MSt in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, you will partake in a research methods course and complete a 12,000-word assignment, also referred to as the major project.

Meet movers and shakers across the programme and from the wider university. At Cambridge, you’ll find yourself at the heart of one of the biggest entrepreneurial ecosystems in Europe.

Benefit from various university-wide entrepreneurial networks – including The University Enterprise Network, Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge University Entrepreneurs.

Attend programmes, lectures and networking events at the Entrepreneurship Centre.

Study at the heart of the Cambridge Cluster – the most successful tech cluster in Europe, made up of startups, innovation centres and incubators.

Become a member of a College at the University of Cambridge, meeting students shaping the future of business, science, the arts, politics and beyond.

Learn from leading faculty

You’ll learn from world-leading lecturers from Cambridge Judge Business School, as well as industry experts and one-to-one business mentors. Together, they combine academic excellence with real-world experience, providing a ready-made network to help your business grow. Faculty may be subject to change.

Meet our mentors

Mentoring is an integral part of the programme. At the beginning of the programme, you will meet your mentor, who will provide one-to-one guidance for the duration of the programme. Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs with a wide range of expertise in many industries. Your mentor, who will be assisting you throughout the full duration of the two-year programme, will encourage you to formulate your solutions and persist in your actions.

A word from our students

The best way to find out what it is really like to study on the Entrepreneurship Masters at the Business School is to hear it directly from the Cambridge students.

Hear from our students