Taught course

Strategy, Marketing and Operations

University of Cambridge · Judge Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Applications will be considered as they are received – rolling admissions, from November 2015 until the closing date in June 2016.

Months of entry


Course content


The MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations (SMO) is an intensive nine-month programme that prepares you for continuation to the CJBS PhD in the fields of Strategy, Marketing or Operations Management.

Educational aims  of the programme

  • To prepare students for doctoral work in the areas of operations management or marketing at Judge Business School (JBS) (the programme is an integral part of the JBS PhD programmes in these disciplines)


  • providing teaching in research methodology, in particular in econometrics and mathematical modelling

  • providing teaching in foundational subjects, such as economics

  • providing research seminars in which students will learn about the current debates in the field and about the canonical literature that underpins these debates

  • providing guidance on the structuring, writing and critiquing of academic research papers

  • giving students the opportunity to experience research first-hand, either through an individual research project or a dissertation.


Fees and funding

Fee Home: GBP9468, EU: GBP9468, Overseas: GBP24309

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months



If dissertation option is chosen: 12,000 words.

Short module on individual research project if chosen; 4000 words.


Assessment across the nine courses will be by written examination, project, or coursework, depending upon the nature of the particular course.


Faculty of Mathematics courses offered on the MPhil in SMO as electives are assessed exclusively by written examination.

Practical Assessment

Presentation features as an assessment component in a number of CJBS modules offered on the MPhil in SMO.

Course contact details

+44 1223 337733