Cambridge Senior Management Programme (SMP)

The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is a unique global learning journey over six months, that enables participants to become transformational leaders. The participants will engage with world-renowned Cambridge faculty and interact with an exceptional peer group. Senior faculty from Cambridge Judge Business School will lead your group along the path towards renewal, change, and transformation.

Key Benefits

  • Enhance your strategic and leadership skills to be a transformational business leader, with in-depth learning from over 20+ sessions
  • Learn from over 14 esteemed Cambridge Judge Business School faculty who are world renowned experts and thought leaders in their fields
  • Benefit from 600 years of cumulative work experience in the classroom from a diverse group of peers
  • Become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of 9,600 alumni

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    COVID-19

    We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, the health, safety and well-being of the entire community is of paramount importance to us. We are committed to providing you with the most current information available about the program. Our aim is to ensure the academic integrity and learning experience of the program that you are applying for.

    Participant Profiles

    Participants join us from large organisations, medium-sized companies or even from startups. The Cambridge Senior Management Programme will help senior functional or technical managers make the transition to a general management role, or support those starting new entrepreneurial ventures.

    The learning journey is specifically designed for senior managers with:

    • Accomplished work experience in functional, technical, or business roles
    • Minimum 10 years of work experience with a successful track record in one or more functional areas of business
    • An agenda for change
    • Industry

      Industry
    • Geographic Locations

      Geographic Locations

    Program Curriculum

    • Strategy

      • Strategy formulation and implementation
      • Leading complex, strategic projects
      • Operational excellence
      • Managing the financials
      • Strategic choice
      • Driving marketing excellence
    • Digital Innovation

      • Breakthrough digital innovations
      • Unleashing and enhancing innovation
      • Innovation in digital marketing
      • Artificial intelligence
      • Business model innovation
      • Cyber security
    • Organisational Transformation

      • Leading change
      • Managing the organisational culture
      • The future of the firm
      • Managing high-performance teams
      • Coaching
      • Networks – Influencing without formal authority
      • Leading negotiations
    • Business Analytics

      • Decision Biases
      • Big Data Opportunities
      • Predictive Analytics
      • Descriptive Analytics
      • Experimentation
      • Organisational, Ethical and Legal Issues
    Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

    A selection of Faculty and Speakers

    • Kishore Sengupta

      Kishore Sengupta

      Academic Programme Director

    • Philip Stiles

      Philip Stiles

      University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

    • Jenny Chu

      Jenny Chu

      University Lecturer in Accounting

    • Jane Davies

      Jane Davies

      Director of Executive Education and Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

    • Stylianos Kavadias

      Stylianos Kavadias

      Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth

    • Christoph Loch

      Christoph Loch

      Professor of Management Studies

    • Andreas Richter

      Andreas Richter

      Reader in Organisational Behaviour

    • Mark de Rond

      Mark de Rond

      Professor of Organisational Ethnography

    • Jochen Runde

      Jochen Runde

      Professor of Economics

    • Khal Soufani

      Khal Soufani

      Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

    • Robert Wardrop

      Robert Wardrop

      Co-founder and Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

    • Suzanne Weeks

      Suzanne Weeks

      Leadership Development Consultant, Executive Coach

    • Eden Yin

      Eden Yin

      University Senior Lecturer in Marketing

    *Programme Faculty may change.

    Dates & Fees

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    15–19 March 2021 and
    22–26 March 2021
    3–4 hours session per day Live Online USD $22,000
    10–14 May 2021 and
    17–21 May 2021
    3–4 hours session per day Live Online
    19–23 July 2021 and
    26–30 July 2021**
    3–4 hours session per day Live Online
    Business Analytics (Optional)
    Date options will be provided to the participants
    2 months Online Module
    Deadline Application Fees
    Round 1, 2,3 and 4 Closed Closed
    Note: Accommodation and travel are not included
    **In case travel restrictions are relaxed globally and it is safe for all participants to travel, Module 3 may be converted to an in-person module as per the following schedule: Sunday 18 July (18:00 UK Time onwards) – Friday 23 July

    FAQs

    What is Cambridge Senior Management Programme?

    Cambridge Senior Management Programme is a unique six-month global learning journey that helps senior functional or technical managers transition to a general management role, or support those starting new entrepreneurial ventures. The programme grants Cambridge JBS Alumni benefits to participants.

    Who should attend the Cambridge Senior Management Programme?

    Cambridge Senior Management Programme is aimed at leadership development for senior functional, technical or business managers globally with at least 10 years of work experience. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and have an average of 18 years’ experience.

    How is the programme structured?

    Cambridge Senior Management Programme is an six-month blended learning journey with 3 one-week immersion modules (two on Cambridge Judge Business School’s campus and one in Singapore) and two virtual sessions in-between. The programme covers themes of transformation, strategy, digital innovation, organizational transformation and business analytics. Executive coaching is also offered as a part of the programme.

    What are the learning outcomes of this programme?

    Cambridge SMP will enhance your strategic and leadership skills to be a transformational business leader preparing you to take the next step in your career. Upon completion of the programme, participants also become an Associate Alumni member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of 9,600 alumni in over 100 countries.

    How can I apply for this programme?

    Applications to the Cambridge Senior Management Programme are on a rolling basis and can be made online. Interested participants are recommended to apply early.