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Cambridge Judge School Profile

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Cambridge Judge SchoolThe Judge School of Business at Cambridge University is a new graduate program in the midst of a very old university system. While the Judge School is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Cambridge University itself is more than 800 years old.

Cambridge Judge School

This juxtaposition of venerable institution and cutting-edge innovation makes Judge an excellent destination for ambitious students who want to understand the past so that they can create something new. The school’s intense MBA program, packed into a single year, pushes students to accomplish their best work in a short amount of time.

In return, Cambridge Judge offers students a vast library of resources for success, and gives them unparalleled opportunity to learn from and contribute to some of the best business knowledge in the modern world.

Students will learn not just from case studies, but from real-world clients through the Cambridge Venture Project and the Global Consulting Project.

And while students at Cambridge Judge are immersed in the day-to-day life of a rigorous MBA program, they are also regularly reminded of, and prepared for, the career path they will take upon completion.

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The business school’s MBA Careers team meets with students regularly throughout their time at Judge as a part of the Career Acceleration Programme. For many students, it’s the best of both worlds: an immersive MBA experience, coupled with a clear path to a rewarding post-graduation career.  

Curriculum Overview

Unlike U.S.-based MBA programs, which typically take two years to complete, the full-time MBA program at Cambridge Judge Business School is a 12-month program running from September to September. Students will need to be prepared for an intense workload throughout that period.

There are 12 mandatory core courses at Cambridge Judge, focusing on the practical foundational concepts of today’s business world: Accounting, Management Science, Corporate Finance, Operations Management, Marketing, Macroeconomics, etc.

In addition to their core courses, students will also complete seven elective courses, attend leadership seminars, participate in two-to-four hands-on consulting projects, and meet regularly with the school’s MBA Careers team. 

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Important Dates & Application Deadlines

Judge Business School at Cambridge considers applications in five rounds. Applications for fall 2016 entry will open in July 2015. Deadlines have not yet been announced, but they will likely fall at the end of September and October 2015, and the beginning of January, March, and May 2016. 

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Tuition Cost

Fees for the Judge Business School MBA program were £44,960 for the class of 2015/2016, including the college membership fee. Additional expenses, including textbooks, meals, and accommodation, are estimated to run from £7,500 to £16,000 depending on family size and living arrangements.

Employment Info

The 2013/2014 class at Judge Business School received an average post-MBA base salary of £60,574. 95% of students had received a job offer by three months after graduation, with an average total package compensation of £85,348.

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While many students went into consulting (26%) and finance (20%), Cambridge Judge graduates also went into fields as diverse as internet and e-commerce (9%), public sector and NGOs (5%), and consumer products (4%). 

Class Profile

Cambridge’s Judge Business School offers a relatively young MBA program, with a small class size and students from across the world. For the 2013/2014 class, those students represented:

141 enrolled students

27% women, 73% men

44 nationalities represented

Average age: 29

Average GMAT score: 681

Median years of work experience: 7

Date Founded

1990 – The Cambridge Judge School of Business is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. 

Admissions Director

Conrad Chua, Head of MBA Admissions 

School Address & Contact Info:

Cambridge Judge Business School

University of Cambridge

Trumpington Street,

Cambridge, CB2 1AG, UK

+44 (0) 1223 339700 

Links to school websites:

Cambridge Judge MBA Program

Cambridge Judge MBA Admissions

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