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Cambridge Judge Business School offers four research masters programmes, each an integral part of a route to the PhD. Each masters programme covers essential pathway coursework.

The three MPhil programmes are for students without a prior research masters degree. Which MPhil you take will depend on your research interests and background.

The Master of Research (MRes) programme is the foundation year of the PhD for students who have a masters degree which provides a strong grounding for research in a subject relevant for management research, and with evidence that they have the calibre and prior training to undertake a research-focused degree.

Our research masters

MPhil in Finance

  • prepares students for a PhD in Management Studies (Finance) or a research career in finance

MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation

  • prepares students for a PhD in Management Studies
  • emphasis on qualitative research methodology (involving fieldwork in which the researcher observes and analyses behaviours in organisations)

MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations

  • prepares students with prior degree-level quantitative training for a PhD in Management Studies
  • emphasis on quantitative research methodology (involving the design and analysis of laboratory experiments, the statistical analysis of natural experiments or large archival datasets, or the game-theoretic modelling of managerial decision processes)

Master of Research in Management Studies (MRes)

  • offers a tailored suite of courses for students who already have significant research training at masters level relevant to their chosen PhD pathway
  • is intended for students who wish to pursue a PhD at Cambridge Judge Business School

A Cambridge MPhil in Economic Research can sometimes be a route to the PhD in Business Economics or Finance for those with exceptionally suitable research interests.