Five years after graduation many Cambridge students have management responsibilities. If you feel that your career might be in management then you should consider reading Management Studies in your final year at Cambridge. The Management Studies Tripos is open to all second and third-year undergraduates as a third or fourth year of their bachelors degree, but the number of places on the programme is limited. It provides an opportunity for Cambridge undergraduates to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of management by studying the subjects underpinning its various aspects.
While taking the programme, you:
- Gain a thorough grounding in the disciplines which form the basis of management practice.
- Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of management by studying the subjects, which analyse various aspects of management.
- Acquire skills of critical analysis in relation to management issues.
- Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of managers in an economic, social and environmental context.
- Develop basic quantitative skills and the ability to apply them in a problem-solving context.
- Have the opportunity to gain practical experience of a management problem.
- Develop skills of communication and co-operation relevant to your future career.
The Management Studies Tripos consists of:
- six core courses
- six electives
- one workshop
- a consulting project
You will normally have four hours of supervision per core course, three per elective, and six per project group.
The average supervision group size is five students for modules, and between three and five for projects, depending on project team size.
Overall degree classification from Easter Term 2023
After the MST, your degree will be a BA Hons. Your Official Transcript will give the class and marks for each Part of each Tripos you have taken as part of the BA.
The overall degree classification scheme will take effect for all students graduating from Easter Term 2023.
For students currently in their second year of study
Candidates taking the Management Tripos in their third year will be classed using the 0:30:70 weighting, with 30% of marks coming from the second-year Tripos. The MST will account for 70% of a student’s final degree outcome.
For students currently in their third year of study
Candidates taking the Tripos in their fourth year will be classed by their Part II Tripos scheme only. The Management Studies Tripos result will not be factored into the overall degree classification.
All module marks and class for the MST will continue to appear on the official university grade transcript.
For MML students returning from year abroad
MML students will be classed using a 0:30:0:70 weighting, with 30% of marks from second-year Tripos and the MST accounting for 70% of a student’s final degree outcome.