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Teaching excellence

Cambridge is a world-renowned seat of learning. It is synonymous with research and teaching excellence. Many faculty are leaders in their field directing cutting-edge research, consulting for top businesses and advising governments. Read more about faculty and speakers on the programme. Participants benefit from all the resources, networking opportunities and reputation of the University of Cambridge.

Technology and enterprise

Cambridge is a European hub of high-tech and entrepreneurship, attracting 25 per cent of UK venture capital. The city is surrounded by science parks, incubators and innovation centres, which are home to a mixture of start-ups, local high-tech businesses and UK subsidiaries of major multinationals attracted by the city’s lively, collaborative community. Many of the businesses have connections to the University, and over 1,600 firms employing more than 30,000 people have been created as a result of the collaboration between academia and the private sector. This collaboration is sometimes referred to as the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’.

Read more about Eben and the Raspberry Pi computer at The Guardian

The Cambridge Community

The programme offers the opportunity to network with your peers and to make mutually beneficial associations. You’ll also have access to the wider Cambridge Judge Business School community and to the huge networking potential of the University: its students, academics and alumni. Personal networks are the most important way to share information creatively and foster new ideas for business success. There are many ways to connect to this ecosystem, including seminars, consulting projects and networking events. Find out more about organisations and networks you can connect to.

Read the transcript

There’s something really special about the Cambridge environment. I’m not quite sure what it is. But if I just talk a bit about the experience.

So it started in the first week, in the induction week. And you find yourself in Downing College, staying with everybody else. If you then just do a bit research, Downing College was founded by the same Downing that founded Downing Street, where our prime minister lives in the UK. So there’s a real– you start understanding a real connection across the UK.

Then you get told that Cambridge University has over 90 Nobel Prize winners. And that’s 90 Nobel Prize winners. That’s more than any other institution. And you can’t help but feel as you’re walking around, walking to different Colleges, there’s something special about this environment.

And then, in induction week a few days later, you get taught economics by a professor that works in the same faculty that Keynes used to work in, that has fundamentally transformed the way people think about economics across society. So you kind of get steeped or start to understand this history, and feel you’re in a very, very different environment.

And you contrast that fantastic history and heritage with then some of the speakers that we have over evening dinner. And we get talked about some of the challenges on around IT in the NHS to talked about some of the social influences in women’s makeup. The contrast could not be more profound, but it is so engaging, so stimulating in ways that I would never have thought I’d experience.

[The programme] gave me a framework within which I could understand the challenges that were facing the Foundation, particularly around marketing, scaling and working capital flow. At both Broadcom and the Foundation, the EMBA gave me more confidence in negotiations, and helped me think creatively in terms of structuring business deals.
Eben Upton, Technical Director at Broadcom, and Executive Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, UK, EMBA 2009