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Electives

Electives allow you to broaden your experiences, focus on subjects of particular interest, and tailor your Executive MBA to your specific needs. 

Subjects for the electives vary from year to year, and are chosen to best complement the interests of each cohort. Below is a list of electives undertaken by EMBA participants in the past:

  • Fast Strategy, Intrapreneurship and Business Instinct
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • From the Savannah to the Boardroom: The Evolutionary Roots of Decisions and Leadership
  • Finding Customer Insights and Staying Customer focused
  • How to Start Technology Companies
  • Innovation Management: The Secret of Growth
  • Project Finance: Innovative Techniques in Valuing & Raising Finance for Large Scale Projects
  • Strategy and Organisation for the Information Age
  • Changing the Game: Business Models, Marketing Strategy and Innovation
  • Global Energy Security
  • Philosophy in Business 
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Understanding Consumers: Using Psychology to Build Brands & Increase Profits
  • Venture Capital, Private Equity & Acquisitions 

Electives for life

EMBA graduates have the chance to return to Cambridge every year to take one elective (free of charge) alongside current EMBA participants. Once the subjects for the electives have been decided, a list is circulated to all EMBA alumni.

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.

António Horta-Osório, Lloyds Banking Group

Antonio Horta-Osario speaks to Executive MBA participants and alumni, during electives week, about Lloyds Group’s strategy in recovering from the financial crisis.

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Poets & Quants feature Cambridge EMBA electives for life

Our alumni can return to study one elective a year for the duration of their working lives (free of charge)

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I had to pick just two electives when I was doing the programme, and afterwards there was a lot of feedback from the other participants about the courses they’d done. I felt I’d really be interested to do some of those courses myself, and when I came back this year I was able to do the Fast Strategy, Intrapreneurship and Business Instinct elective.
Shiri Zilberman, Head of MedTech Programmes, Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre