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Masters in Entrepreneurship programme structure

Masters in Entrepreneurship programme structure.

The Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School is a two-year, part-time programme. It allows students to absorb and apply the entrepreneurship knowledge while continuing to build or grow a business.

This is achieved through the combination of online and in-person delivery of the learning material.

Online learning

Most of the learning material is provided through our online learning platform. This flexible virtual learning environment (VLE) supports face-to-face teaching, facilitates online discussions between students, and holds all the learning resources for the various courses.

Find out more about our curriculum and academic teaching

Residential weeks in Cambridge

Diagram showing when Masters in Entrepreneurship residentials are held.

During the two-year part-time master’s programme, there are four residential weeks in Cambridge. The purpose of each one-week residential is to give students the networking opportunity to meet each other to interact, exchange ideas and build valuable connections for the future.

The residential weeks will take place in:

  • 5-9 September 2022
  • 20-24 March 2023
  • 19-23 June 2023
  • 4-8 December 2023

The Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship is designed as a two-year part-time programme to fit around the time constraints of an early-stage entrepreneur. However, we understand the dynamic and uncertain nature of the entrepreneurial journey. Therefore, if circumstances require, you have the option to leave after the first year with a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Studies (PGDES).

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and government guidance, we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances.

We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. Teaching on the MSt in Entrepreneurship during the residential weeks will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this.

The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. In any case, all lectures will be recorded and made available online. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

During the residential weeks, you will have lectures with the faculty of Cambridge Judge Business School.  These often take on a workshop-like character where students interact in small groups in hands-on exercises that facilitate the learning of particularly essential topics.

The residential weeks feature seminar days and other interactive workshops.

Find out more about our workshops and seminars

The residential weeks also offer the opportunity to meet your mentor in person.

Find out more about our mentors and entrepreneur mentoring

Assessment of the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Masters

Core and elective courses are assessed mostly by written assignment.

During the second year of your MSt in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, you will partake in a research methods course and complete a 12,000-word assignment, also referred to as the major project.