Management Studies

Management Studies at Cambridge is offered as a Part II-only course. Students at any College can apply to transfer to Management Studies after two or three years of studying another subject at Cambridge.

No undergraduate business degree by itself can teach someone how to be a competent manager: that comes with experience, and then further education. What Management Studies enables you to do is to study the subjects relevant to management and the environment in which the manager operates, whilst still a full-time student.

You gain a sound understanding of the fundamentals of management and various aspects of management practise, as well as gain practical experience in a real-life context. You acquire the skills that a good manager needs, including the ability to apply critical analysis to management issues, and an awareness of the responsibilities of managers in an economic, social and environmental context.

The six main areas of a manager's work make up the core subjects of the course:

  • Business and Management Economics
  • Human Resources and Organisations
  • Operations and Information Systems
  • Strategy and Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Management Science

Management Studies is the responsibility of the Judge Business School, one of the top business schools in the world. The Judge Business School provides the library and computing facilities you need for both carrying out coursework and preparing papers and presentations.

The value of our course is evident in the successful careers of our graduates. Since its introduction in 1986, students who have taken Management Studies have found little problem in finding the type of employment they seek in industry and commerce.

Management Studies at Caius

The Director of Studies in Management in Caius is Dr Benn Lawson. Additionally, Mr Barry Hedley, Emeritus Fellow of the College, teaches advanced business strategy and entrepreneurship.


Because Management Studies is offered only as a Part II course, its students have all been admitted to, and made good progress in, another Cambridge degree first. Current students interested in applying for Management Studies are advised to talk to their Tutor and Director of Studies.