Academic Programme

All students will take a course comprising modules crucial to the success of any business. Students will have 60 hours of contact time, and they will receive a grade for the work they complete at Girton.


Business Leadership

This course provides a comprehensive overview of organizational behaviour and the management of this behaviour from the perspective of an organizational leader. We will focus on the individual in the workplace (at different levels of hierarchy), how work is structured and organized, and the management of work and change within organizations. Students will develop awareness and understanding of leadership, management and organizations linking micro-individual antecedents to organizational and group outcomes.

Business Strategy

Why are some firms more successful than others? This is the fundamental question of strategy. Because superior performance accrues to firms with a competitive advantage, this course examines how firms develop and maintain competitive advantage. Strategy is the field of management that has been developed to help general managers make better decisions that will improve the competitive position and ensure the profitable and long-term growth of their organization.

Business Finance

How does the economy work and how to value securities? Regardless of whether you want to invest your own money, become an investment banker, a Chief Financial Officer or Marketing Director, understanding the main ideas and concepts behind Finance is essential to your personal and professional life. Students learn about the economy and its links with financial markets, agency problems in firms and corporate governance remedies, and introductions to financial statements, cash flows and valuations.

Responsible Investing

Responsible investing is becoming mainstream. This course discusses the root causes of the increasing emphasis of corporate social responsibility (CSR), and the varying practices for addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Students will look at investor options of divest/exit vs. engage/voice, and recognise potential pitfalls investors should avoid. Students will interact with value-enhancing examples of engagements with firms on E&S issues including takeaways from the instructor’s own work.


To view more information on this course please view the course syllabus.

In addition to the academic course there will be a series of weekly evening lectures covering topics on Cambridge research or general interest.


Summer Programmes

Dr Nick Godfrey
Director of Summer Programmes