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The Cambridge EMBA: information for employers

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

The programme helps them develop a broad, comprehensive understanding of organisational areas, a strong grasp of the global business environment and leadership skills so they can manage and lead organisations effectively.

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

To find out more or discuss any aspects of sponsoring employees, email Alison Greenwood, Head of Marketing & Admissions.

The benefits of an Executive MBA

The programme has been carefully designed so that participants spend as little time away from their work as possible, roughly 34 days over a 20-month period.

This time off can be negotiated with employers 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

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

The programme aims 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

Learn more about personal and professional development

The ability to collaborate successfully is a core business skill, especially among senior management. EMBA participants learn directly from a peer group with varied and notable experience.

Participants have an average age of 37, demonstrate 12 years’ work experience and represent over 20 nationalities.

Read our participant profiles

Your employees will gain access to a large alumni community through Cambridge Judge Business School, becoming lifelong members of one of the 31 Cambridge Colleges.

Cambridge Executive MBA participants are also allowed to return to the School to complete one elective a year, free of charge, for the remainder of their working lives.

This is a valuable opportunity for alumni to keep abreast of the latest research, meet with former colleagues and make contacts in other EMBA cohorts.

Find out more about electives

Cambridge is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. The EMBA programme offers the opportunity to meet with startups from Accelerate Cambridge and the wider local area during our Saturday evening wrap-up sessions.

Your employees will learn about entrepreneurship within the course structure, from peer-to-peer learning and by meeting active startups. This helps practice intrapreneurship within your organisation.

The Cambridge Executive MBA participants includes 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.

It gives participants an opportunity for a deeper critical exploration of a chosen topic. They usually choose an aspect of their current organisation in which they have a special interest and wish to reflect on more deeply.

Find out more about the Individual Project