Management Studies

Management Studies introduces students to the fundamentals of management and gives them the opportunity to develop skills which will better prepare them for a potential future career in this area.

Management Studies is a one-year course open to all current Cambridge undergraduates as a third of fourth year of their Bachelor's degree. It is not possible to apply through UCAS.

Course

The programme is varied and includes: taught courses on Economics, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour, and Quantitative Methods; a choice of papers that allow you to specialise in Environment and Sustainability, Business Innovation in a Digital Age or Human Resource Management (among others); a group Negotiations Workshop and a four week placement consultancy project. All this leads to a thorough intellectual understanding of the characteristics of great management and practical experience in the business world.

Undergraduates in their second or third year can apply to take Management Studies as the final (third or fourth) year of their degree. The course is run by the Judge Business School, one of the leading business schools globally, allowing students access to excellent library and computing facilities.

Places on the Management Studies Course are limited across the University, with around 50 places typically available each year. St John’s’ students have been very successful in securing a place, with an average of 5 students taking the course in recent years, which is well above the average within the university. Management students at the College have come from a variety of backgrounds; their earlier Tripos subjects include Economics, History, Natural Sciences and English. While it is important that you do have proficiency in Maths and Statistics (equivalent of A Level recommended), it is not required that you come from a purely Mathematical or Economic academic background.

Graduates from the course have gone on to careers in consultancy (including Management and IT consultancy), marketing and communications, and the finance sector (including investment banking, investment analysis, and risk analysis) after consistently gaining 2:1 and first class degrees.

Entry Details

Entry Requirements: Applicants are usually expected to achieve a minimum of a 2.1, with an overall average mark of at least 66% or above in the years of study preceding entry to the course, though this requirement may be higher based on the number and quality of applicants. Students with a 2.2 or below in any given year will not normally be considered. 

Applications are handled by the Judge Business School, who run an information meeting for all interested parties in Lent Term. You can discuss your intentions to apply with your Tutor at any time.

Students intending to apply should register their interest with the Academic Administrator before the end of Lent Term.

 

All St John’s applicants will be asked to attend an interview with the Director of Studies in Management Studies at the start of Easter Term to discuss their motivation for taking the course.

In addition to your interview and academic record, College references are also taken into account, so you should not assume you will be made an offer on your academic record alone, even if it meets (or exceeds) the stated requirement. On the other hand, even very good College references cannot compensate if you fail to meet the entry requirements.

People

Directors of Studies
Dr Robin Chatterjee

Tutor
Students taking Management Studies keep the same Tutor as they had for their first Tripos. 

Careers

Graduates from the course have gone on to careers in consultancy (including Management and IT consultancy), marketing and communications, and the finance sector (including investment banking, investment analysis, and risk analysis) after consistently gaining 2:1 and first class degrees.

Further information

Further Information

A full overview of the Management Studies course can be found on the Judge Business School website. If you have questions that are not answered by the website, you can contact the MST Programme Administrator Dr Bella Stewart.