Podcast Interview With Cambridge Judge’s Conrad Chua

Conrad Chua, executive director of the Cambridge MBA at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

University of Cambridge Judge Business School

“What students don’t really expect is just how intense the program is because we are a one-year MBA program,” says Conrad Chua, executive director of Cambridge Judge’s MBA program. “We cover all the core subjects a two-year MBA covers with the same kind of rigor and we also squeeze in quite a bit in terms of the consulting projects. We are quite different from other schools in the sense that we have two mandatory group consulting projects with corporate clients so the expectations are very high. All in all, people don’t realize until they get here in the first two or three months just how intense it is. The other part they don’t expect is the social networks that support them. Very quickly, they get to meet and know the rest of the class and everybody has something different they can bring to the table so they get help. Once you get over the first two months, I wouldn’t say it is smooth sailing but people say, ‘this is what I need to do to get things done.’”

Listen to our CentreCourt MBA Festival interview with Conrad Chua, executive director of the Cambridge MBA at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

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John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.