Cambridge Judge Business School – Cambridge, UK

March 16th, 2013 by

Providing management education in the UK since 1990.

Cambridge Judge Business School - Cambridge, UK

Key Differentiators

Formerly known as the Judge Institute of Management Studies until 2005, Cambridge Judge Business School has been providing management education to students since 1990. The faculty of 80 members perform global research on a regular basis, and many of them are leaders in their field who perform research for top businesses and advise governments. The business school also provides a network of 190,000 alumni in 74 different countries and a number of different industry connections within and outside of the school. Some of these connections are:

  • University of Cambridge
  • Cambridge connections:
    • Conservation Initiative
    • Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)
    • Finance
    • Integrated Knowledge Center (CIKC)
    • Nuclear Energy Center
    • Program for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)
    • Service Alliance
  • Electricity Policy Research Group
  • The Eurasia Program
  • Program on Regional Innovation
  • Research Services Division
  • The UK-Innovation Research Center

Cambridge Judge has a goal of raising the bar on business action for sustainability – developing a plan to transform the global economy. They plan to do this through leadership development and innovative collaborations with leaders in the business world.

The business school promotes networking amongst the student body and encourages them to utilize the value of their alumni base and club offerings. The Cambridge Business School Club is a student-run club promoting partnerships between industries and students through creating interactive learning environments, events, and networking opportunities.

Cambridge Judge also has 11 different research centers for students and faculty to use in individual projects and research studies. The centers are:

  • Center for Health Leadership and Enterprise
  • Center for Business Research
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Learning
  • Center for Financial Analysis and Policy
  • Center for India and Global Business
  • Center for International Business and Management
  • Center for International Human Resource Management
  • Center for Process Excellence and Innovation
  • Center for Risk Studies



The Full-time MBA Program is 12 months and follows the traditional path of Cambridge University’s teaching style of tutorial discussion and debate.  The program consists of workshops, seminars, lectures, discussion groups, and team and individual projects.  During the program, students will also complete activities during the summer, such as a case study, individual project, or internship, and up to four different consulting projects, two of which are live projects with real clients.  The program overview below lays out the schedule (provided by the Cambridge Judge website).

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The Executive MBA Program is a 20-month program for senior executives looking to develop stronger leadership skills.  The program focuses on both hard and soft skills and provides practical, relevant business knowledge.

The program occurs for 16 weekends and four week-long blocks to make it easier for executives to fit it into their schedules.  The terms schedule is 1.5 years, with summer classes half-way through.  A Virtual Learning Environment is also provided so executives can work away from home.

Cambridge Judge also offers an Advanced Leadership Program open to executives.  This three week general management and leadership program offers executives discussions with top faculty members and outstanding speakers from Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge University.

The program focuses on three different subjects:

  1. Making sense of turbulent times
  2. Taking the lead through innovation
  3. Leadership into action

The program also uses the latest e-reader tablet devices for a much more technologically advanced learning environment.  It makes for easy and high-speed access to course materials and communication between faculty and participants.

The Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership (CPLS) works with business, government and civil society to train civic leaders how to meet the needs of society and become more globally aware. The CPLS is a series of seminars and case studies that target board members, Chief Executives, and individuals high up in organizations. The programs focus is on profit and growth and is aimed to build capacity in senior leaders to:

  1. Understand the changing social, environmental and economic context in their business environment
  2. Set organizational strategy on profitability and growth with limited resources
  3. Shape their organizations culture and learn how to engage employees
  4. Identify commercially-relevant responses
  5. Learn to act on sustainability

The program is fully customizable and consists of week-long seminars, half-day board level briefings, and case studies addressing everyday business management situations. The program was designed by a team experienced in board education, C-suite executive education and senior leaders’ strategic development. The program is customized through understanding the organizations needs, producing an inspiring and effective learning journey, developing a top-of-the-line program, and constantly reflecting and refining the details of the program.


Global MBA Rankings
Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the U.S.


Job Integration Rate
According to Cambridge Judge Business School

  • High: 97% job offer three months post-graduation


Social Media Presence



General Information

Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
United Kingdom

t:  +44 (0)1223 339700
f:  +44 (0)1223 339701