Judge Business School

(Cambridge University)


  • Location: Cambridge, England
  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Program Cost: £69,000
  • Average GMAT score: 690
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Average Work Experience: 6 years

Employment Reports (2022)

  • Received an Offer: 94%
  • Average Base Salary: £75,198
  • Average Package Salary: £92,501
  • Post-MBA Countries: 24


  • #23 Financial Times 2023 Global MBA Ranking
  • #12 QS Global MBA Rankings 2023


  • Total Enrollment: 225
  • Women: 42%
  • Nationalities: 45


Using the profound impact of academic to positively influence the real world is the mission of Cambridge Judge Business School. CJBS coaches their students to find answers to difficult questions means breaking down concepts and identifying problems. With excellent research as well as academics, Cambridge Judge Business School can boast a faculty and student body who are motivatede for intellectual gain and desire to contribute positively to social enterprises.


  • Round 1: August 29th, 2023
  • Round 2: October 3rd, 2023
  • Round 3: January 8th, 2024
  • Round 4: March 11th, 2024



Candidates must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalents. They require uploaded transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions that the candidate has attended (full or part-time).


2+ years of work experience and strong evidence of career progression.


A good 2:1 Honours degree on the UK grading scale or equivalent is required. 


GMAT, GRE, GMAT Focus and Shorter GRE are accepted. Score must be valid at time of applying.

Foreign Language Requirement

English fluency is required. Find more information HERE.

1 Recommendation

Applicants will need to submit a recommendation from a supervisor.

Essay Description

  1. Please provide details of your post-MBA career plans. The statement should not exceed 500 words and must address the following:
    • What are your short and long-term career objectives? How will the Cambridge MBA equip you to achieve these?
    • Looking at your short-term career goal, describe the research you have done to understand how this industry/role/location recruits MBA talent and what they are looking for in a candidate?
    • How confident do you feel about meeting your short-term career goal? What skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you to achieve them, and what preparation are you doing now?
  2. Tell us about a time when you made a professional mistake. How could it have ended differently? (up to 200 words)
  3. Tell us about the best team you worked with. What made the team successful? (up to 200 words)
  4. Provide an example of when someone else positively impacted your life. What did you learn from this experience? (up to 200 words)


Applicants should submit their current business to demonstrate work experience.


Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. The interview may be held at Cambridge Judge Business School or virtually.

Application Fee

All applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of 165 GBP.


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Entrepreneurship Centre

The Entrepreneurship Centre at CJBS is meant to empower innovative minds through the process of entrepreneurship. From early stage ventures to small and medium sized enterprises, any and all ideas are welcome at the Entrepreneurship Centre. The Entrepreneurship Centre is supported by Accelerate Cambridge, Venture Creation Weekends, and EnterpriseTECH.


Student life at Cambridge means integrating into a small town known locally at Silicon Fen. With lots of innovation and startups happening within the Cambridge area, students will find a whole host of opportunities to fit their needs. Students also can become members of a University College where they can experience and participate in the history and tradition of Cambridge.


The Full Time MBA at CJBS is 1 year in length. Both rigorous and Global, this MBA is meant for innovators, world shapers and ground breakers. Students learn practical and leadership skills. The curriculum was inspired by the tradition of discussion and debate long held by the University of Cambridge.

First Year

The MBA at CJBS is broken up into 4 terms with a concluding 5th term for supervision and assessment. The first term focuses on Team Building with core courses in place designed to bring together the MBA cohort. The second term focuses on Team Leading, where students sharpen their leadership skills. The third term engages students in the areas of influence and impact within the global context. During the third term students can select from a host of elective classes to define their interests. During the 4th term, students choose one of the following projects to focus on as they can show off the knowledge learned: Individual Project, Work Placement, Research paper.

Fall Semester

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Science
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Organisational Behaviour & Leadership
  • Orgs. and Markets: Designs & Incentives
  • Management Praxis I

Spring Semester

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Corp. Governance: Organizations
  • Digital Business
  • Management Praxis II
  • 3 Electives

Ahmed Khwaja

Professor Khwaja is a professor of marketing, business and public Enterprise at CJBS. His research areas include marketing strategy, health care markets, innovation and market entry, customer and employee relationship management, pharmaceutical R&D and retail chain expansion and growth.

He is well published and has held academic appointments are various universities includtion Yale School of Management, Duke Fuqua, and University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Michael Pollit

Professor Pollit is the professor of Business Economics at CJBS. His research interests indluce industrial economics, privatisation and regulation of utilities especially in electricity; the measurement of productive efficiency; the relationship between christian ethics and best practice business behaviour.

He is a member of numerous editorial boards, and is Co-director at the CERRE Centre on Regulation in Europe. He has held an academic appointment at MIT. He received his MA from the University of Cambridge and his Mphil, Dphil from Oxford University.



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