Cambridge Senior Management Programme

Step up to transformational leadership

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Course Dates


24 November 2024

Course Duration


5 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee


£20,500 and get £1,025 off with a referral £600 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available

Lead transformation and navigate digital disruption

In a rapidly shifting environment, shaped by technological and geopolitical developments, business leaders are facing tough questions. Is your organisational strategy right for this new era? How do you navigate the legal and ethical issues of data-based decision-making? How will the organisation evolve as it strives for sustainable competitive advantage? As you prepare to take on a leadership role, you need to have the ability to address these challenges while steering your organisation ahead.

Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) Executive Education’s Senior Management Programme is designed to help you build key leadership skills and apply them to drive strategy, lead digital innovation and manage change in an increasingly volatile economy. You will benefit from a structured approach across four expertly developed modules as well as personal development sessions, all of which are designed to prepare you to deliver true transformation in your organisation.


of CEOs expect skills shortage to disrupt their business strategy in the near future.

Source: Fortune/Deloitte CEO survey


of organisations do not believe they have a very strong leadership bench.

Source: DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast

Designed for your success

The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is designed with the needs of busy executives in mind. The programme offers a blended learning format, including online and in-person faculty sessions, guest lectures and case studies for maximum career and business impact.


Benefit from the experiences of world-class faculty and influential leaders from the Cambridge community to build a lifelong global network.


Draw upon the School’s cutting-edge academic research and groundbreaking thought leadership to solve real-world business challenges.


Engage on campus with your cohort peers through in-person modules and leverage the Cambridge ecosystem.

“In today’s rapidly changing business environment, it is increasingly crucial for senior executives to build key leadership skills and apply them to drive strategy and digital innovation. The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is a unique global learning journey designed and hosted by world-class faculty from CJBS that will prepare you to navigate today’s economic and business realities while sustaining a competitive advantage.”

— Kishore Sengupta
Academic Programme Director
Professor of Operations Management, Cambridge Judge Business School

What you will learn

This transformational learning experience will enable you to:

  • Develop key leadership skills and drive strategy in an uncertain and evolving business environment
  • Leverage business analytics to improve decision-making and drive digital transformation in your organisation
  • Enhance your ability to lead and manage change across teams and business units
  • Maximise your personal learning and development through individual executive coaching
  • Transition to a senior management role in your organisation or in an entrepreneurial venture

    Key programme features

    Core curriculum

    Enhance your leadership skills to be a transformational business leader, with in-depth learning of over 20 topics.

    Immersive learning

    Engage with faculty, peers and industry experts during highly interactive in-person modules held on the Cambridge campus.

    Executive coaching

    Make significant progress on your leadership agenda through individualised personal development sessions.

    World-class faculty

    Learn from renowned Cambridge Judge Business School faculty who are experts in their fields.

    Peer interaction

    Connect with a distinguished group of peers who bring diverse experiences and perspectives.

    Alumni benefits

    Become an associate member of the CJBS network of more than 12,000 alumni worldwide.

    Individualised Personal Development (IPPD) sessions

    The Individualised Personal and Professional Development (IPPD) Sessions will give you a range of opportunities to understand yourself better as you look at your behaviour from multiple perspectives and use them, along with the other content from the programme, to make significant and sustainable progress on your development plan — for which you are responsible. It involves a combination of class work, small group work, coaching and individual reflection space to maximise your personal learning and development.

    How does it work?

    • Combination of class work, small group work, coaching and individual reflection space to maximise your personal learning and development.
    • Pre-work that will enable you to start to think about who you are and how you “show up” in your professional role.
    • Small group and live sessions that will provide opportunities to look at yourself and your impact on others during the programme.
    • A 360° instrument that gives you the opportunity to get feedback on both you and your impact from those at your regular place of work.
    • Personality framework tool to help you understand the difference between behaviour and preference.
    • Individual coaching over the duration of the programme to make a significant difference in your leadership.

    Meet the faculty

    Learn from world-leading CJBS faculty who are renowned for their cutting-edge academic research and bring extensive industry experience to help you address the challenges of today's business environment while anticipating tomorrow's needs.

    Faculty Member Kishore Sengupta, PhD

    Kishore Sengupta, PhD

    Academic Programme Director; Professor of Operations Management, Cambridge Judge Business School

    Kishore Sengupta is an expert in operations and technology management and has served as advisor on several projects with the US Government Department of Defence and NASA. He has previously worked at the AT&T Network Software Center (now Lucent Technologies) and Ernst & Young and has also consulted with organisations in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. His published research regularly appears in esteemed journals in information technology and management.

    Contributing faculty

    Jenny Chu
    Associate Professor in Accounting

    Stylianos Kavadias
    Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth

    Christoph Loch
    Professor in Management Studies

    Kamal Munir
    Professor of Strategy & Policy

    Andreas Richter
    Professor of Organisational Behaviour

    Mark de Rond
    Professor of Organisational Ethnography

    Thomas Roulet
    Professor of Organisational Sociology and Leadership

    Khal Soufani
    Faculty (Professor-level) in Management Practice

    Philip Stiles
    Associate Professor in Corporate Governance

    Patrizia Vecchi
    Professor in Organisational Behaviour

    Suzanne Weeks
    Leadership Development Consultant, Executive Coach

    Eden Yin
    Associate Professor in Marketing

    Note: Faculty list is subject to change



    Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital certificate by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.

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    Who is it for?

    The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is ideal for:

    • Senior functional or technical managers looking to make the transition to a general management role
    • Experienced professionals who aim to start new entrepreneurial ventures

    Programme eligibility criteria include:

    • Accomplished work experience in functional, technical or business roles
    • More than five years of management experience with a successful track record in one or more functional areas of business
    • An agenda for change

    Past participant profile

    The programme’s past participants bring an extensive work experience and have diverse backgrounds, industries and functions. The diversity in each cohort enables you to strategise with a multi-perspective lens and build innovative solutions for the unique challenges facing your organisation.

    Diverse industries

    A wide range of work experience

    Global cohort

    Hear from our participants

    It was personalised and made for me to learn and that was very liberating for me. I have a support group of faculty members who work with me to ensure I succeed as a leader and implement the changes that my company needs to undertake to survive for the next five to ten years.

    — Managing Director, SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific

    The coaching really helped me to understand who I am as a leader, what I can contribute, where is my passion and blind spots, what I do not see, and what I can do to improve and lead a better future.

    — Senior Vice President, Head of Market Access & Policy, Biocon Biologics

    Alumni Benefit

    Join CJBS’s global network of more than 12,000 alumni in over 147 countries as an associate member and receive select benefits, including:

    • Invitations to exclusive events
    • Monthly newsletter with updates on the School’s latest research and activities
    • email for life
    • Access to the CJBS Executive Education LinkedIn group
    • 20% discount on all future CJBS Executive Education open-enrolment programmes


    • The Cambridge Senior Management Programme has been designed with your busy schedule in mind. You will be required to commit not more than four to six hours per week, enabling you to benefit from this transformational programme while fulfilling your day-to-day work responsibilities. Please note the programme also includes two week-long in-person modules in Cambridge, UK.

    • The Cambridge Senior Management Programme is a seven-month blended learning journey with two week-long immersion modules on the Cambridge Judge Business School campus and two nine-week online modules in between. The curriculum covers themes of strategy, digital disruption, business analytics and organisational transformation. Executive coaching is also offered as a part of the programme.

    • The tuition fee covers teaching fees, all programme materials and access to online coursework. The fee does not include accommodation for the in-person modules, travel expenses (domestic, international, visa fees and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the programme fee.

    • You can pay the full programme fee upfront or pay in easy instalments. If you apply well in advance of the programme start date, you can receive a tuition fee benefit. If you would like to approach your company with a sponsorship request for this programme, here is a customisable template that you can use.

    • Yes, we provide closed-captioning and transcripts for all pre-recorded videos as well as closed-captioning for recordings of live sessions.

    • Emeritus collects all programme payments, provides learner enrolment and programme support, and manages learning platform services.

    • For the programme refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

    • Programme fees for Emeritus programmes with Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education may not be paid for with (a) funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or similar types of military education funding benefits or (b) Title IV financial aid funds.

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