Judge Business School – University of Cambridge

Cambridge One-Year MBA Program Structure

The Cambridge One-Year MBA program at Judge Business School is a full-time program that consists of four terms of between 8 to 11 weeks long. The program typically kicks off in mid-September with an orientation of two weeks that includes pre-term courses and an overview of the MBA program. Following each of the four terms, Cambridge Judge allots a couple of weeks of vacation, which are to be used to study for the exams that immediately precede the subsequent term.

Curriculum

The Cambridge One-Year MBA, lasting from September until the following August, consists of four practical projects, two team projects, a capstone and a summer individual or workplace project.

Term One in the fall focuses on foundational studies using analytical tools and problem framing; Term Two in the early spring focuses on decision-making in Business Models; Term Three in later spring focuses on the global application; And Term Four in the summer focuses on the career aspects of MBA students.

Students choose from ten concentrations in the program, which are the following:

Culture, Arts, and Media Management
Energy and Environment
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Health Strategies
Social Innovation
Digital Transformation
Global Business
Marketing

Class Profile 

The most recent graduating class from the Judge Business School in the One-Year MBA program consisted of 157 students, representing 40 nationalities. Nearly 38 percent of the class identified as female. On average, students were 29-years old, had six years of professional work experience and earned an average GMAT score of 690.

Careers

The MBA Careers Service at Judge takes a very hands-on approach, seeing each student through from orientation to graduation and beyond via one-on-one sessions, workshops, and special interview preparation sessions. More than 90 percent of One-Year MBA graduates received some kind of job offer within three months after graduation. The 2017 employment report showed students earning an average starting salary of £99,025.

Tuition and Fees

The Cambridge One-Year MBA program costs £53,000 for 2017-18. Expenses for meals, accommodations, and books may vary and are not included with the course fee.

Scholarships

Cambridge Judge Business School provides a number of scholarships and bursaries to MBA students each year. There are demographic bursaries for those high-performing students who hail from South Africa, for students from arts management, media, military, engineering, and nonprofit sectors, and for women in finance. In addition to the bursaries on offer, the University of Cambridge also offers several merit scholarships funded by trusts that students must fill out a separate form to apply for.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience after the completion of their undergraduate degree. Prospective students must submit a professional résumé, official GMAT scores, IELTS scores if applicable, transcripts from all undergraduate/post-graduate institutions, as well as one letter of recommendation from a supervisor.

All materials must be submitted via the Cambridge online application system; no applications will be accepted by mail. There is a one-time, nonrefundable £150 application fee.

Application Deadlines

There are five rounds of application deadlines. The first deadline for the 2018/2019 school year is 8 September, 2017. The university recommends applying early. The remaining deadlines are:

Round 2: 27 October 2017
Round 3: 5 January 2018
Round 4: 9 March 2018
Round 5: 4 May 2018