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Cambridge MBA curriculum overview

Core courses

Michaelmas term Lent Term Easter Term
  • Organisations in Context
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Science
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Corporate Governance: An Economic Perspective
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Praxis I
  • Digital Business
  • Strategy Marketing
  • Cost Management
  • Corporate Governance: Organisations
  • Management Praxis II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Operations
  • Business & Society

Elective courses

Select three in Lent Term, and three in Easter term.

Download the list of electives


A set of courses and projects undertaken in the third term, to allow you to delve deeper into an area of interest. You may pick one Concentration.

  • Culture, Arts and Media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Energy & Environment
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Health Strategy
  • Social Innovation
  • Strategy, Marketing and Consulting


There is no single course in our curriculum called 'Leadership', because we believe leadership skills are difficult to teach in isolation. We believe leadership is about the everyday, the way you work with others, the way you articulate ideas and build supportive teams and networks.

A thorough understanding of the full range of management disciplines is essential. Collaborative skills are a must - and this is a firmly held strength at Cambridge Judge Business School. You will need to understand yourself and your own attributes - our Career Accelerator Programme focuses on such analysis right from day one.

We also think that listening to those who have done it and can relate the challenges first-hand is vital - hence our comprehensive series of leadership speaker events.

So our approach to leadership is broad, and it is developed every day in your MBA studies.

Leadership in Action

CEOs and top executives are the chief strategists, visionaries and leaders of their organisations. Anecdotal examples as well as academic research tell us that firms are a reflection of their top leaders.

This course hosts a group of specially selected senior executives. Through a series of informal group discussions, MBAs are given the unique opportunity to explore leadership with these high calibre individuals.

Listen to podcasts with our leadership speakers

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