The Management Studies Tripos is open to second and third-year undergraduates studying at Cambridge as an option for the third or fourth year of their bachelors degree. It provides an opportunity for Cambridge undergraduates to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of management by studying the subjects underpinning its various aspects. 


Number of students per year
Typical offer

Students who wish to take Management Studies in their final year should have a strong academic record in their first two/three years of study. 

Essential subjects

Students from any degree are eligible to study the Management Studies tripos. 

Useful subjects

Students should show evidenced willing to study management. 

Management Studies at Clare

While taking the programme, you:

  • Gain a thorough grounding in the disciplines which form the basis of management practice.
  • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of management by studying the subjects, which analyse various aspects of management.
  • Acquire skills of critical analysis in relation to management issues.
  • Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of managers in an economic, social and environmental context.
  • Develop basic quantitative skills and the ability to apply them in a problem-solving context.
  • Have the opportunity to gain practical experience of a management problem.
  • Develop skills of communication and co-operation relevant to your future career

The Tutorial Team will be in contact with current second and third year students during the year to outline the application process for Management Studies. 

Department webpage

Clare College

Prior to returning to full-time education in 2001, Professor Chambers worked for 20 years in investment banking at Barings, Hotchkis & Wiley and Merrill Lynch. He gained experience in asset management, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital in Europe, Japan and the United States. Professor Chambers is Academic Director of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, an Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He sits on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal.

DAVID CHAMBERS Finance & Financial History
Clare College

My research interests are in marketing, innovation, strategy and international business. In particular, I study various cross-national issues concerning the antecedents and consequences of radical innovation in high-technology contexts such as e-commerce, banking, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. My most recent research is on the role of firm culture in driving innovation in firms across nations. This research also examines how multinational firms organize their innovation activities worldwide, the forces that drive their R&D location decisions and the factors that influence the performance implications of these decisions.

Director of Studies in Management