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Programme

The Cambridge Executive MBA

Who is the programme for?

The Cambridge Executive MBA is designed specifically for executives who have already reached a senior level and are now looking to attain a leadership role that is right for them. The programme develops both hard and soft skills, and provides practical, relevant knowledge to enable them to take their career to the next level.

A programme architecture that fits you

The programme has been designed to fit in with the busy schedules of senior executives. It does not require significant blocks of time away from your organisation. In addition to a relevant academic curriculum, participants learn and engage with a powerful, diverse network of professionals within their EMBA cohort and which forms the backbone of the Cambridge EMBA experience. 

The programme is delivered over 16 weekends and four week-long blocks over a 20-month period, making it a feasible commitment for the busiest professionals. It is a demanding schedule, but the coursework involved is designed to complement your organisational responsibilities, as the programme encourages you to apply what you learn to your own role and organisation. The weekend format ensures that you can maintain a work-life balance and family responsibilities alongside your study schedule.

Between study periods in Cambridge, participants are fully supported and engaged in the programme through the Virtual Learning Environment, our online learning platform.

A powerful peer network

Class members are carefully selected based on their potential, experience and skillset. As an EMBA participant, you will be exposed to a powerful, diverse peer group that will challenge, stimulate and often surprise you.

The programme offers the opportunity for you to network with peers in your cohort and with the Cambridge Judge Business School community. You will also have access to the huge networking potential of the wider University: its students, academics and alumni. EMBA participants benefit from unparalleled opportunities to engage with and learn from innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the programme as guest speakers, mentors and coaches.

Practical, relevant learning

The University of Cambridge is home to world-leading faculty and is renowned for the extremely high standard of its teaching. Core courses are taught in such a way as to make the learning relevant to you and your organisation. We also bring in business leaders to ensure that the frameworks and concepts taught in the classroom can be applied in a practical context. We adopt a range of learning styles and assessment methods, which are aimed at enriching the learning experience for all EMBA participants.

A global education in one location

Our programme delivers a global business education, conveniently delivered principally in one location within easy reach of the UK's principal airports. 

Cambridge is a globally renowned seat of learning, attracting students and faculty from across the world. Participants regularly travel from China, East and West Coast USA, China, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Australia, as well as from across Europe. 

We do teach part of the programme outside the UK and some of our participants choose to undertake their Team Consulting Project in a third country - but essentially the world comes to Cambridge to deliver this programme.

Lifelong learning

After graduation, the Cambridge EMBA continues to equip its alumni with the knowledge and skills to become more effective managers and leaders. 

EMBA graduates can return to Cambridge to take one elective a year (free of charge) alongside current EMBA participants. This is a valuable opportunity for alumni to keep abreast of the latest research and thinking, catch up with former classmates and make new connections across the EMBA alumni network.