Judge Business School – University of Cambridge
Cambridge University entered the business education world in 1954, as other departments began to introduce management teaching in their curricula. From that mid-century point onward, interest grew in expanding the business education curriculum, which eventually led to the founding of the Cambridge Institute of Management Studies in 1990. This first iteration included MBA and M.Phil. programs.
In 1991, the Monument Trust and British businessman Sir Paul Judge, who was on the board of Barclays and the Director General of the Conservative Part in the U.K., funded the construction of the first building dedicated to the Institute of Management Studies, which opened in 1996, thus renaming the school as the Judge Institute of Management Studies.
Since the nineties, the Judge student body has grown considerably, which in turn required the addition of more space for the Institute. In 2005, the administration once again changed the name, this time opting for the current name, Cambridge Judge Business School.
The city of Cambridge, for which the University was named, is located in the southeast of England, just 50 miles outside of London. It is an area rich in history, as the University of Cambridge has beginnings in the early thirteenth century, and also situated in the center of “Silicon Fen,” the English analog to California’s “Silicon Valley.”
Through London’s extensive public transportation systems, it is possible to reach the University of Cambridge from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, and London Stantsed airports within relative ease.
The main Cambridge Judge Business School building, designed by renowned architect John Outram and erected in 1991, is located on the site of an 18th century hospital. Inside, it is comprised of several lecture theaters, a library that is called the Judge Business School Information Centre, as well as many conventional meeting rooms.
The Monument Trust has donated a significant amount of funds in the continued expansion of the school, which will be completed in 2017.
The University of Cambridge Judge Business School employs 68 faculty members, as well as fellows and Ph.D. students, all of whom teach classes and generally aid in organizing the MBA curricula. The Judge School prides itself on the fact that its faculty members come from nearly every continent, as well as the high level of diversity of working experience.
There are 575 students in the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and over 19,000 students are enrolled in Cambridge University itself.
MBA Degree Offerings
The Judge Business School offers a traditional one-year MBA, Executive MBA, and a Masters of Finance.