The MPhil in Strategy, Marketing, and Operations (SMO) prepares students for an academic career in a business school. This intensive nine-month programme is made up of four specialisations, each providing foundational coursework for the Strategic Management PhD pathway.
Continuation to PhD
Those wishing to continue to the PhD must apply by the end of your first term on the MPhil. Interviews take place early in the second term, with final decisions based on:
- Reports from interviews
- Academic reference letters
- How your research interest fits the faculty’s expertise
- Performance in Michaelmas Term
Formal PhD offers are made in February, typically conditional on final performance in the programme. All continuing PhD students are fully funded.