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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Management is no longer accepting new applications.


The course offers a combination of modules centred around business and management and of modules and activities centred around creativity, innovation and collaborative leadership. Teaching and learning styles vary, from traditional lectures to interactive workshops and real-life team projects.

The core of the MPhil in Management is grounded in the latest advances in business and management theory and practice, and covers quantitative methods, accounting, organisational behaviour and analysis, and marketing (foundation); business economics, finance, and strategy (consolidation); operations management and the Management Consulting Project (implementation). This is complemented by a range of electives aligned to potential careers in management.

One to one supervision

Supervisors will provide general academic advice to students, and subject-specific advice relating to the Group Project. Students and supervisors will meet regularly to discuss progress.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

One-on-one supervision is not provided. Students do not engage in independent research.

Seminars & classes

Students will normally attend an average of 18 hours of classes per week. Students will attend lectures and seminars, and will also participate in workshops (for example on academic writing, presentation skills, management consulting, and managing team conflict), and a number of guest speakers’ talks given by experienced industry practitioners. Students are normally expected to do pre-reading in order to participate in classes and seminars, contribute to group work, and deliver individual or group presentations where required. Besides, class tutorials are provided on quantitative modules such as accounting, finance, operations management, quantitative techniques for management and economics.


The number of lectures per week will vary depending on the choice of modules made per term.


The Management Consulting Project is a core course on the programme. It provides you with a unique opportunity to apply theory to the practice of management. It involves working in teams over the Easter Term to solve a business problem within a high-performing organisation, following which you'll present your analysis and results in an oral presentation to your client organisation and to an invited audience.

More information is available here.


Every effort is made to provide students with provisional marks and feedback on their coursework performance. Marks will be given as a percentage.

The nature and extent of the feedback given will vary from lecturer to lecturer, but students may reasonably expect to receive some indication of the strengths and weaknesses of any work submitted. All marks and feedback provided during the year are informal and provisional. Final marks are only determined at the end of the degree by the Board of Examiners.


Thesis / Dissertation

A dissertation is not required.


Assessment on the course consists of a combination of University examinations, case and project presentations, and coursework.

Written examination

University-written examinations are normally a form of assessment for some modules.

Practical assessment

Presentations are a form of assessment for some modules.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Judge Business School

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Feb. 22, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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