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The MPhil in Management is a full-time, pre-experience programme designed for students who have not previously studied business or management and who wish to pursue a professional career in business.

This programme aims to admit and educate outstanding students, both academically and in terms of personality and maturity, who are likely to become leaders in their chosen fields.

One year at Cambridge will be a life-changing experience.

  • You'll be studying at one of the world's foremost centres of academic excellence, where over 90 Nobel Laureates have studied or worked, or are working.
  • You will be experiencing all that the unique Collegiate system has to offer, and will become a lifetime member of one of them.
  • You'll become an alumnus of the University of Cambridge, an impressive global network of high achievers from all walks of life.
  • You'll benefit from the University careers service in one of the most dynamic, intellectually stimulating business environments.

The programme

An academically rigorous and professionally relevant programme for recent graduates with less than a year of work experience.

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Cambridge life

A beautiful and historic city - a perfect location for a business school and your transformational year of study.

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Class profile

Learn more about the background and characteristics of our current class.

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Applications for entry in October 2020 close on 27 February 2020.

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Unlike the School's post-experience programmes, the MPhil in Management is aimed at students who have just finished their degree (in any discipline except business and management-related majors) and who have less than one year of professional working experience at the start of the programme.

You should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree and will be rigorously shortlisted on the basis of your undergraduate academic performance. Transcripts and academic references are part of the academic performance evidence that applicants are required to submit when applying to this programme.

The MPhil in Management is a taught masters programme which offers a thorough grounding in management. It sets high academic standards and is based upon the latest academic research in the field. Because management involves such a variety of skills, from the mathematical to the interpersonal, you are challenged to excel across a wide range of applied disciplines.

During the course of your studies, you will acquire a deep understanding of the theory and practice of management. The programme covers a range of technical and specialist subjects that are central to the study of the different branches of the management discipline. Lectures, discussions and written work are designed for you to analyse and gain a critical understanding of the key techniques, conceptual issues and debates in the academic management literatures and in the practice of management.

Our expectation is that our MPhil in Management graduates will seek a career in management. The programme is consequently conceived as a graduate conversion course which equip you for such a career.

Closing dates

Deadline for applications: 27 Feb 2020
However we recommend you apply before December.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines are 9 October for Gates US applicants, 3 December for applicants from all other countries.

Cambridge MPhil in Management alumnus François Vanherck explains what drew him to the programme.

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Scholarships

Funding available to our MPhil in Management students includes University of Cambridge scholarships, Cambridge Judge Business School bursaries, and external scholarships.

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Alumna Li Xin Wong talks about Cambridge and the business school.

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