Embark on your career in research and academia  

The MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations (SMO) prepares you for your academic career in a business school. You will gain the foundational knowledge and methodological research skills you need to proceed to the PhD pathway of your choice. 

Progression to PhD

This intensive 9-month programme is made up of 4 specialisations, each providing foundational coursework for a specific PhD pathway:

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Your career support 

We can help you whether you have no decided plan for what to do after Cambridge, a few ideas or a clear idea. You’ll get the support you need through: 

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Careers Service platform

The University of Cambridge Careers Service platform giving you access to: 1-to-1 guidance consultations; booking your spot-on workshops and briefings; careers fairs and employer presentations.

Career Essentials programme

The University of Cambridge Career Essentials programme that provides a selection of sessions, offering you the opportunity to access career and recruitment advice you need from our career advisers. 

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Recruitment events

The Careers Services at the University of Cambridge organise recruitment events that attract major global companies, who are keen to hire from the talent pool assembled in Cambridge, and offer you excellent networking opportunities.

Visit the University’s Careers Service website to find out more

Alumni network

Join a major network for life. As an MPhil SMO graduate, you’ll be part of an international network of more than 9,600 Cambridge alumni, in more than 147 locations worldwide. Meet up at alumni events and reunions to keep connections that last a lifetime.

Discover our alumni network