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MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations

MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Marketing Policy / Strategic Planning

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations (SMO) is an intensive nine-month programme that prepares you for continuation to the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) PhD in the fields of strategic management, marketing, operations, or organisational behaviour.

The educational aims of the programme are to prepare students for doctoral work in the fields of strategic management, marketing, operations, or organisational behaviour at CJBS. The programme is an integral part of the CJBS PhD programme for these fields, by:

  • providing teaching in research methodology, in particular in econometrics and mathematical modelling;
  • providing teaching in foundational subjects, such as economics; and
  • providing research seminars in which students will learn about the current debates in their field of specialisation, and about the canonical literature that underpins these debates.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should have:

  • acquired or consolidated foundational knowledge and methodological skills necessary for research in their chosen field of specialisation;
  • demonstrated an ability to critique research papers; and
  • presented their own ideas in a public forum and learned to contribute constructively within an international environment.

Modules

If the dissertation option is chosen, a 12,000-worddissertation is required. If the individual research project is chosen, a 5,000-word assessment is required. In either option, an oral examination is not normally held, but may be given at the discretion of the examiners.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

13,395

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

33,321

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree. They need a degree in a discipline with a strong quantitative orientation (e.g. engineering, economics, operations research, statistics, mathematics, physics, computer science, or a similar course) will be expected. Students are required to have degree-level courses in calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics.