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CLASS SIZE 225
Women 42%
MEAN GMAT 690
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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.

FAQ

What is the tuition for Judge's MBA program?

The tuition for Judge's MBA program is 64,000 UK pounds per year. Judge estimates that students will spend an additional extra £17,668 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 £75,198 ($120,233).

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 August 27, 2024. The Round 2 deadline is October 7, 2024. The Round 3 deadline is January 6, 2025. The Round 4 deadline is March 31, 2025.

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Admissions

The Class Profile

225 students matriculated for the Class of 2024. Forty-two percent are women and the class represents 45 different nationalities.

The members of the Class of 2024 6 years of work experience upon matriculation. Their average GMAT score landed at 690.

Application Procedures

Judge holds four application rounds that occur in August, October, January, and March. 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 £165. Interview days for each round are generally about a month after the respective rounds’ deadlines and are held on two to three specific dates. 

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • GMAT Scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores
  • Reference
  • Essays
  • Application Fee

Essay Topic Analysis

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Interview Reports

Cambridge / Judge Q&A's

Cambridge / Judge LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA LiveWire

May 22, 2024 4:44am ET
Applied to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 5
Received via portal
GMAT: 720
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Zimbabwe
May 20, 2024 6:07pm ET
Accepted to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 2
Received via phone
Post MBA Career Name: Non Profit / Social Impact
April 26, 2024 10:32pm ET
Accepted to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 4
Received via email on April 26, 2024
GPA: 2.91
GMAT: 650
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Sydney
Note:

595 GMAT Focus

April 15, 2024 12:20am ET
Interview Invite to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 4
Received via email on March 27, 2024
GPA: 2.77
GMAT: 710
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
March 18, 2024 8:30pm ET
Accepted to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 3
Received via email on February 28, 2024
GPA: 8.35/10
GMAT: 730
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Application Location: Brazil
March 12, 2024 2:11pm ET
Accepted to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 3
Received via email March 12, 2024
GPA: 3.19
GMAT: 645
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Healthcare
Application Location: Thailand
March 12, 2024 1:15pm ET
Accepted to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 3
Received via email March 12, 2024
GRE: 325
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: USA Washington DC
March 8, 2024 11:12am ET
Accepted to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 3
Received via email on March 07, 2024
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
GRE: 332
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: US

MBA DecisionWire

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May 23, 2024 10:17am ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: UCLA Anderson , USC / Marshall $
$50000
Applied: Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Investment Banking, Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds, Other
GMAT: 730
GPA: 3.3
Location: DC
Notes:

Initially targeting corporate strategy within entertainment, but now looking at IB and asset management. Do I take the $$ or does Anderson provide better network for IB?

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May 21, 2024 5:43pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth $
$60000
,
MIT Sloan , NYU Stern $
$100%
,
UVA / Darden
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, UVA / Darden
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology
GRE: 330
Notes:

I was just accepted off the MIT waitlist. I’ve committed to NYU but want to get thoughts on if the MIT acceptance should chance my decision. I live in NYC currently and would like to be there post-MBA. Career goal is tech product management, but I’m also very interested in joining a healthtech startup

McD
May 17, 2024 1:03pm ET
Enrolled: Georgetown / McDonough
Admitted: Georgetown / McDonough
Applied: UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM, Vanderbilt / Owen, UT Austin / McCombs, UNC Kenan-Flagler, NYU Stern, Northwestern / Kellogg, Georgetown / McDonough, Emory / Goizueta, Columbia, Berkeley / Haas
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 655
GPA: 3.6
Location: Canada
Notes:

I applied in R2 to CBS, Kellogg, SOM, Haas, Stern, Anderson, KF, and McDonough. Waitlisted at McDonough, Anderson, and Stern and rejected everywhere else. Applied to Goizueta, Owen, and McCombs as safety schools in R3/4 and was waitlisted at Goizueta/Owen. I plan to remain on the waitlists in the interim but 90% chance I'll be headed to DC.

Klg
May 17, 2024 12:19pm ET
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas , Columbia , MIT Sloan , Northwestern / Kellogg
Applied: Columbia, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton, Berkeley / Haas
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 780
GPA: 3.5
Location: California

Academics

Faculty

Judge employs over 80 faculty members. Along with their instructional duties, these scholars and practitioners help staff the school’s 19 research centers and contribute to numerous other research endeavors across the university.

Curriculum

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. Following orientation, students enroll in eight required core courses covering foundational business topics such as accounting, finance, management and organizational behavior. 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. Michaelmas courses end in December and are followed by a winter break. The second term, called Lent Term, runs from January to March during which students complete an additional five core courses and the Global Consulting Project. For a Global Consulting Project, self-selected teams of students carry out consulting projects for international businesses and organizations. Students also take three elective courses, which they choose from a menu of nearly 50 options.

During their third term, which is dubbed Easter Term and runs from April to June, Judge students complete four core courses and choose three elective courses. In addition, each student selects a concentration: Culture, Arts and Media Management; Digital Transformation; Energy & Environment; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Health Strategies; Marketing; Social Innovation; or Strategy. 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 June to September, 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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Strategies
  • Marketing
  • Social Innovation
  • Strategy

Degree Offerings at Judge

Full-time MBA
http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/mba/

Executive MBA
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/executivemba/

Campus Life

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, the Entrepreneurship Centre hosts annual events, including pitch competitions.

Campus Spaces

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.

MBA Careers

Career Services

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.

Career Statistics

Ninety-four percent of Judge students who graduated in 2023 received job offers within three months of their graduation and the same percentage accepted offers. The average base salary for the class was £75,198 ($120,233) and the average starting package salary landed at £92,501 ($149,634). Twenty-nine percent of graduates chose to work in the consulting sector, while 30% percent of the class accepted positions in finance. The technology sector absorbed 10% of the graduating class as well. In lower numbers, graduates also found work in industries such as e-commerce, telecoms, and not-for-profit NGO, among others.

Thirty-three percent of the Class of 2023 took on consultancy functions. Finance was second in line of the function pack, with 23% of the class taking such positions. Seven percent pursued corporate planning/strategy functions and 6% each took marketing/sales or operations roles.

As is common among business schools, Judge placed a large percentage of its graduates, 64%, in the region where the school is located: the UK. Meanwhile, a reported 6% of the Class of 2023 found work elsewhere in Europe, 19% went to Asia and 7% found employment in North America.

Financing

The tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year at Judge is £64,000. The school estimates that single students will have additional accommodation, textbook and meal expenses of about £17,668 depending on whether they live in a College or in a private apartment, leading the overall cost of attending the program to be about £81,668.

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 £64,000
  • Room, Board, Supplies £17,668
  • Total £81,668

Contact

Mailing Address:
Cambridge Judge Business School
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1AG, UK 1
Phone: +44 (0)1223 339700
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339581
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.jbs.cam.ac.uk
Blog: www.thecambridgembaadmissions.com
Twitter: @CambridgeMBA