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The University of Cambridge’s Cambridge Judge Business School

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: September 18, 2018.

School Data

Annual Tuition: £53,000

Full-Time Enrollment: 173

Average Age: 29

Median GMAT: 696

Female: 33%

Male: 67%

Application Deadlines

Round 1: 8 September 2017
Round 2: 27 October 2017
Round 3: 5 January 2018
Round 4: 9 March 2018
Round 5: 4 May 2018

The Cambridge MBA is a top-ranked international program. The program is one of the best one-year programs in the world and boasts more than 40 nationalities represented in a class size of around 150. Students begin in September and finish the following August. Curriculum-wise, the school boasts a rigorous 12-month program that includes 14 required core courses and nearly 50 elective offerings to choose from. Students can decide to concentrate on a variety of areas from energy and environment to finance to social innovation.

The school as a whole continues to put a strong emphasis on tech and entrepreneurship. Cambridge boasts “Silicon Fen,” which is the largest cluster of tech startups in Europe. The school has an Entrepreneurship Centre and a startup accelerator dubbed Accelerate Cambridge.

The Cambridge MBA proves to be a very worthwhile degree, especially for someone wanting the degree at an accelerated pace in an international setting.

Contact Information

Trumpington Street,
CB2 1AG, United Kingdom
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Cambridge Judge Business School is in the business of transformation—of individuals, of organizations and society. We have forged a reputation as a center of rigorous thinking and transformative education, encouraging and supporting people to create new products and businesses, pursuing goals for intellectual gain, and contributing to social enterprise.

Students of the School are part of the University of Cambridge, a world-leading institution of over 19,000 students, and on graduation become part of the 200,000+ alumni around the world. Students join one of the 31 colleges, becoming part of the social and cultural life of that college, taking part in formal dinners, sports clubs and societies.

The Cambridge MBA

Consistently ranked as a top global one-year programme, the Cambridge MBA is a complete immersion in business, delivering a unique learning journey and global career advancement to its graduates.

Each year 210 professionals from over 40 countries join the programme. We select a class with balanced diversity, no single nationality or background dominates, giving students a range of national, global and industry insights.

The smaller class size allows students to create closer relationships and become a committed member of the School network. We maintain high admissions standards in order to recruit a cohort where students will challenge each other and engage in valuable peer-to-peer exchange. The current class has an average GMAT score of 696 and a minimum of three years’ work experience, with the class average being six years.

A practical focus

The emphasis of The Cambridge MBA is on the practical applications of business theory through unique collaborative projects, workshops and seminars. There are four opportunities for practical projects, two of which are live consulting projects with real clients.

The Cambridge Venture Project (CVP) and the Global Consulting Project (GCP) are undertaken as teams, working with a client for several weeks. These projects develop students’ global understanding, as well as giving them the chance to explore future career interests and to make connections with organizations who may become future employers. This year, students are working with companies as diverse as Carnegie Hall, Uber, Google and the World Health Organization and in locations such as Kenya and Amsterdam.

The GCP is a highlight of The Cambridge MBA for many, providing a valuable opportunity to apply learning, experience new sectors or roles, travel and to build networks with a view to post-MBA career goals.

Tailored to students’ needs

The Cambridge MBA provides a broad-based education across the range of business functions. In addition to the core curriculum, there are taught elective courses, concentrations, summer activities, student-led activities such as special interest groups (SIGs) and specialist research centers, such as the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

Students choose a sector-specific concentration to develop more in-depth knowledge and access industry contacts in their preferred field. Each concentration has a dedicated coach and a range of electives attached. The concentrations offered are: Culture, Arts and Media; Digital Transformation; Entrepreneurship; Energy and Environment; Finance; Global Business; Healthcare Strategies; Marketing; Social Innovation; and Strategy.

Summer activities include the choice to write a dissertation, internship, individual project or take part in a short course such as the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Project.

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