Cambridge Judge Business School
Cambridge Judge Business School is located on Cambridge University’s campus in the heart of Cambridge, England, which is less than an hour’s train ride from London. Judge offers a number of degree options to its students, including the MBA and Executive MBA. Highlights of Judge’s MBA program include its condensed timeline of just one year, its dedication to international diversity, and its unique curriculum that gives students additional learning opportunities in the form of seminars, consulting projects and workshops.
What is the tuition for Judge's MBA program?
The tuition for Judge's MBA program is 61,000 UK pounds per year. Judge estimates that students will spend an additional extra £14,000 to £14,500 to cover College fees, textbooks, accommodation, meals, extracurricular activities and travel.
What is the average GMAT score for admission to Judge's MBA program?
The average GMAT score for the incoming class at Judge is 690.
Does the Judge MBA program accept the GRE?
Yes. The Judge MBA program has accepted the GRE for a few years now.
What is the minimum number of years of work experience required for admission to Judge's MBA program?
Judge requires a minimum of 3 years of work experience. However, it is important for candidates to be aware that they are being considered against other candidates with an average of 6 years of experience.
What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to Judge's MBA program?
The average number of years of work experience among students in Judge's MBA program is 6.
What is the average starting salary for graduates of the Judge MBA program?
The average starting salary for Judge MBA graduates is £92,784.
How long is Judge's full-time MBA program?
Judge offers a 1 year MBA program.
What are the application deadlines for Judge's MBA program?
The Round 1 MBA application deadline is September 5, 2022. The Round 2 deadline is October 17, 2022. The Round 3 deadline is January 9, 2023. The Round 4 deadline is March 6, 2023. The Round 5 deadline is April 17, 2023.
Cambridge MBA for MBATUBE.com
MBATUBE.com recently visited Cambridge Judge Business School to learn more about their top ranked Full-time MBA program. We spoke with staff and students to find out how students are prepared for the ever changing future, while benefiting from an environment dripped in rich history.
The Cambridge MBA: College Life
Current MBA students discuss a unique aspect of Cambridge life- the college system whereby each student becomes a member of one of 31 colleges around the city. Through their colleges students can access accommodation, additional pastoral support, networks and social and sport facilities.
The Class Profile
221 individuals matriculated at Judge in 2021 and the average GMAT for the class was 690. Members have an average age of 30 and 6 years of work experience. The class also represents 45 nationalities. Forty-three percent of students are female.
Judge holds five application rounds that occur in early September, late October, early January, early March and late April. Applicants are required to have at least three years of full-time work experience prior to joining the program in September and must submit a reference from a supervisor. The school also strongly encourages applicants to have a GMAT score of around 690 with a balance across sections, as well as an undergraduate standing of first class or good upper-second class honors in the British system, a 3.3 GPA in the American system, or a top 25% standing in their graduating class. In addition, applicants whose native language is not English should demonstrate their fluency through a minimum score of 7.5 in the IELTS exam or 110 on the internet-based TOEFL exam. If applicants meet these requirements, they can then submit their application, which includes online data forms, responses to essay questions and an application fee of £150. Interview days for each round are generally about a month after the respective rounds’ deadlines and are held on two to three specific dates.
- Online Application
- GMAT Scores
- TOEFL/IELTS Scores
- Application Fee
Essay Topic Analysis
Cambridge / Judge MBA Essays: 2022-2023 Analysis
The following essay topic analysis examines the Cambridge / Judge MBA admissions essays for the 2022-2023 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for all of the other leading MBA programs as well as general Essay Tips to further aid you in developing your admissions essays. Cambridge / Judge Essay Topic Analysis 2022-2023 Let’s take a […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Recommendation Questions
The application to the Cambridge MBA program at Judge Business School requires a single recommendation preferably from a manager or supervisor, but will accept peer and academic references. If you are an entrepreneur, own your own business or work for a family business, you can select a supplier or client. The Cambridge MBA recommendation questions […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Interview Report: Round 1 / Faculty / On-Campus
I opted for an on-campus R1 interview on October 21st ’19. The night preceding the interview, the adcoms threw this amazing dinner at Queens’ College’s Old Hall which was absolutely stunning. The dinner was not assessed (at least that’s what they said) but both adcoms and current students are there for you to ask questions […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Interview Report: Round 3 / Faculty member / On-campus
The following Cambridge / Judge MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 3 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them! There’s not a lot of information online about Cambridge Judge interviews so I wanted to help out other applicants. Cambridge Judge offered 2 on-campus interview days, and I decided to travel to Cambridge personally to visit the campus […]
Cambridge Judge MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Faculty / On-Campus
The following Cambridge Judge MBA admissions interview report was provided by a recent applicant: Cambridge always puts on a good show for the interview day and today was no different. The day started off with preliminary remarks from the Director of the school and the director of the MBA program, and then we split off […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus
The whole admission process at Cambridge is far more pleasant than at other schools. The admissions staff are great and, rather than being treated like a number, they seem to know all the applicants and their stories without hesitating. Similarly, I really enjoyed the interview process. It is more about showing you the school than […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus
The interviewer asked me: 1. To walk him through my resume. 2. Why MBA? Why Now? 3. Why cambridge? What’s something you like? 4. If you had one minute to appeal to the Admission Committee, what would you say? 5. What makes a good leader? 6. Tell me about an experience where you worked in […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus
The questions asked were easy and normal. It went on for around 30 minutes or so. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. What are your career goals? Why do you want to do an MBA? 3. What has been the biggest achievement in your life? 4. What is your management style? 5. Describe a […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 3 / Adcom / Phone
I was eager apply to Judge primarily because of three factors: 1. The program: With three consulting projects and one year less to spare the program structure appeared to be solid and value for time/money 2. The people: The class size is ~150 with nearly 50 nationalities making it a truly diverse and international program. […]
Cambridge / Judge MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Faculty / On-campus
I could not see any detailed interview experiences of Judge business school and so hope this helps to guide candidates who wish to apply to the school. I was wait listed without an interview on my R2 application before being offered a 10 minute telephone call with an adcom member to make a case on […]
Admissions Director Q&A: Charlotte Russell-Green of Cambridge Judge Business School
The Head of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, Charlotte Russell-Green, joins us for the latest edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series. After training in Drama and Theatre at Goldsmiths in London, Charlotte joined the marketing field after graduation. She has accumulated nearly 10 years of experience in the MBA market. […]
Admissions Director Q&A: Margaret O’Neill of Cambridge Judge Business School
“Collaboration is a buzz word that is often used, but at Cambridge we live and breathe it,” says Margaret O’Neill, Head of MBA Marketing, Admissions and Careers at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). O’Neill has oversight of the whole MBA journey, from the moment candidates first engage with the school, to the time they leave […]
Admissions Director Q&A: Margaret O’Neill of Cambridge Judge Business School
We are excited to kick off our Admissions Director Q&As for the 2019-2020 MBA admissions season! Admissions committee members will be shedding light on the admissions process, program changes and new developments in the dynamic field of graduate management admissions. This year, we start the series with insights from Margaret O’Neill, Head of MBA Marketing, […]
Cambridge / Judge LiveWire and DecisionWire
Judge employs over 70 faculty members. Along with their instructional duties, these scholars and practitioners help staff the school’s 18 research centers and contribute to numerous other research endeavors across the university.
The Judge MBA curriculum consists of a mix of required core courses, electives, and consulting projects. To complement these elements, the school also offers concentrations, a distinguished speaker series and further activities in the summer.
The academic year at Judge is split into four terms, with breaks in between each. The program begins in early September with an orientation period that includes two pre-term courses, business databases and one core course, as well as an overview of the MBA program as a whole. Following orientation, students enroll in six required core courses covering foundational business topics such as accounting, finance, management and organizational behavior and the first part of the school’s Career Development Programme. During this term, referred to as Michaelmas Term, students also get involved in a Cambridge Venture Project, through which they conduct consulting assignments for local entrepreneurs, and the school’s series of Leadership Seminars. Michaelmas courses end in December and are followed by a winter break. The second term, called Lent Term, runs from January to March. Throughout this time, students take one workshop and complete an additional four core courses and the second part of the Career Development Programme. Students also take three elective courses, which they choose from a menu of nearly 50 options, and attend additional leadership seminars.
Between March and April, students take a hiatus from classes to embark on a Global Consulting Project, in which self-selected teams of students carry out consulting projects for international businesses and organizations. During their third term, which is dubbed Easter Term and runs from April to June, Judge students complete three core courses and choose three elective courses from the available 50+ options. In addition, each student selects one of ten concentrations: Cultural Arts and Media Management; Energy & Environment; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare Strategies; Global Business; Marketing; Strategy; Digital Transformation; or Social Innovation. Concentrations are fulfilled by attending Coach Nights—which feature offerings such as site visits and guest speakers—throughout the term and by completing a two-week Capstone Project at the end of the term.
During the final term, called Summer Term 4, from July to August, students can conclude their work at Judge by completing an individual project, submitting a dissertation or case, or via work placement. These Summer Activities options vary from year to year.
Other MBA Degree Options
In addition to its 12-month full-time MBA program, Judge offers a 20-month Executive MBA option. Due to the condensed time period of the full-time program, the school does not offer dual degree options.
Concentrations at Judge
- Culture, Arts & Media Management
- Digital Transformation
- Energy & Environment
- Health Strategies
- Global Business
- Social Innovation
Degree Offerings at Judge
Clubs, Conferences & Competitions
Judge’s main social group is the Cambridge Business School Club, which supports several special interest groups for MBA students. Students are also encouraged to get involved with the larger Cambridge community by joining one of the University’s nearly 400 student social and recreational sports groups, which include everything from cultural clubs like the CU India Society to the more esoteric CU Jugglers’ Association. Students have further opportunities to get to know their classmates—as well as graduate students pursuing different degrees—through the university’s 31 colleges. Colleges offer Judge students a diverse community of Cambridge students, in addition to college-specific housing, dining and sports affiliations.
Among the events that Judge students help organize is the Cambridge University Energy Network Conference, which brings together industry leaders, policy makers, academic researchers and students for a day of discussion about the factors contributing to climate change. Students can also participate in a number of other conferences throughout the year, such as the Africa Business Conference. In addition, Cambridge hosts the annual Cambridge University Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition series is open to all Cambridge students, as well as any non-students who are paired with a current student.
The Cambridge Judge School of Business is located on the south end of the Cambridge University campus. It was originally the Addenbrooke Hospital, which was built in the mid- 18th century. The hospital ultimately relocated, leaving its prior location available for the academic community. In 1991 the University refurbished and expanded the original hospital building. The building now houses Judge’s classrooms, study rooms, library, and assorted research centers, such as the Centre for Business Research and the Center for International Human Resource Management.
Cambridge University’s colleges do their best to provide housing for their members, but even if students choose to live off-campus, they are still assigned a college community.
Judge’s Career Services Office offers MBA students career development support from the start of their time at the school. Resources available to Judge students include self-assessment tools, a series of skill developing workshops, and individual feedback sessions with industry experts and Career Development Managers. The office’s Career Development Programme, which lasts one week over the first and second terms, further prepares students for their job searches through tailored assessment exercises and the opportunity to create a career action plan. Due to the MBA program’s shorter length, on-campus employer presentations and recruiting begin as early as October and run through June.
Eighty-five percent of the 202 Judge students who graduated in 2021 received job offers within three months of their graduation. The average package salary for the class was £92,784. Seventeen percent of graduates chose to work in the consulting sector, while 30% percent of the class accepted positions in finance. In lower numbers, graduates also found work in industries such as e-commerce, telecoms, and not-for-profit NGO, among others.
Twenty-one percent of the Class of 2021 took on finance functions. Consulting was second in line, claiming 18% of the Class of 2021. Ten percent went into business development roles, followed by marketing/sales at 8%. Seven percent took on product management and 6% filled project management positions.
As is common among business schools, Judge placed a large percentage of its graduates, 40%, in the region where the school is located: the UK. Meanwhile, a reported 8% of the Class of 2021 found work elsewhere in Europe, 29% went to Asia and 16% found employment in North America.
The tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year at Judge is £61,000. The school estimates that single students will have additional accommodation, textbook and meal expenses ranging from £14,000 to £14,500 depending on whether they live in a College or in a private apartment, leading the overall cost of attending the program to be between £75,000 and £75,500.
Judge and the larger University of Cambridge offer a number of scholarships for students in need of financial assistance in order to fund their degree. Students hoping for financial support are encouraged to apply early, as many of the scholarship deadlines are in October. Scholarships directly tied to Judge are determined on a range of factors, from academic excellence and cultural background to gender and previous work sector. Judge automatically considers all admitted students for scholarships offered through the schools; however, students applying for University-wide scholarships must apply separately to the MBA program and for the specific scholarships. In addition, the school notes that there are a variety of external scholarships available to applicants. For accepted students who need further financial support, Judge offers a loan option with a local branch of a global bank. The school also provides information about country-specific loan opportunities.
Program Tuition (per year)
- Tuition £61,000
- Room, Board, Supplies £14,000–£14,500
- Total £75,000–£75,500
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