One Year MBA at Cambridge Judge

  • Name of the business school:  Judge Business School
  • Name of university: University of Cambridge
  • Name of course: One Year MBA

Course Overview

  • Format: Full Time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Intakes: September 2020
  • Language: English
  • Campus: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG, United Kingdom

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What is one year MBA at Judge?

As per the B-School, it is a rigorous, global program with its own distinctive learning style.

The MBA is a broad management degree designed to develop deep understanding, practical application and vital interpersonal and leadership skills. Inspired by the University of Cambridge tradition of tutorial discussion and debate, the MBA delivers a lively and engaging learning experience in an intensive one-year program.

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Who is this course for?

According to Cambridge Judge, they are looking for,

  • excelled in previous academic achievements (top 25 per cent of class in undergraduate degree)
  • are highly motivated and ambitious, thrive under pressure, and have already exhibited clear progression within their career
  • have had some international experiences through their work and have a global outlook
  • are confident, creative, innovative, with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • an interesting and varied life outside their work

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  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)


Ranked #16 in Financial Times Global ranking 2019

Class profile 2018

  • Class size 206 students
  • Average GMAT score: 693
  • Average years of work experience: 6
  • Male MBAs: 64% / Female MBAs: 36%
  • Average age: 29
  • 51 nationalities represented

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Educational Background

  • Business / Accounting / Finance 29%
  • Engineering 27%
  • Social & Political Science 24%
  • Science 13%
  • Arts 7%

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Industry Background

  • Industry 46%
  • Consulting 24%
  • Finance 25%
  • NGO / Public Sector / Research / Education 5%

Countries Represented

India, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,Sweden,Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam. 

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Eligibility Criteria and other requirements

As per the B-School, eligibility criteria and requirements are as follows:

Undergraduate degree

You must have a 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in your undergraduate degree from a recognized university.

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Work experience

You must have a minimum of three years’ work experience by the start of the intake you are applying for. The current class average is six years’ of work experience.

A GMAT / GRE score

You have to take either the GMAT or GRE to apply to Cambridge. The B-School does not request a specific score range, but our average GMAT score is 696. Cambridge Judge GMAT institution code is WF1-T3-68.

Your GMAT/GRE score must be valid at the point of application (scores are valid for five years). 

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You’ll need one reference from a supervisor. The B-School does not accept an academic reference, or a reference from a relative. Decide who you would like them to be and ask them now. Applications are often held up because of references failing to be submitted. An automated reference request will be sent to your referee once you have entered their contact details into our online application system. 

The ability to finance your MBA

You need to think carefully now about how you plan to fund your MBA. If you are looking for financial ads,check funding details on the Cambridge Judge official website for more information.


If you are a non-EU national, you will have to apply for a student visa in order to study in the UK. You should refer to the UK Visas & Immigration website for the latest information regarding student visas to ascertain if you require a visa and the criteria that you will have to fulfill. 

A completed application form

All applications must be submitted via our online application system. Candidates should submit their application by 23:59 GMT on the day of their chosen deadline.

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Essay questions on the form

The following are the main essay questions on the Cambridge MBA application:

  1. Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
    • What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
    • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
    • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?
  2. What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)
  3. Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 word) 

English language skills

You are required to show English language proficiency to apply for the Cambridge MBA. To demonstrate this, English must be your native language, or you must have a TOEFL score of at least 110, or an IELTS score of at least 7.5. Your score must be valid at the start of the program. Further details can be found in our English Language Policy.

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Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines for the 2020/21 admissions cycle

Round Application deadline Interview days

  1.  23:59 GMT 9 September 2019 20 & 21 October 2019
  2.  23:59 GMT 28 October 2019 8 & 9 December 2019
  3.  23:59 GMT 13 January 2020 23 & 24 February or 1 & 2 March 2020
  4.  23:59 GMT 9 March 2020 26 & 27 April 2020
  5.  23:59 BST 4 May 2020 7 & 8 June 2020

Admission Process

You have to pay the Application fee (Application fee £150)and fill the application form available on the official website of Cambridge Judge.

As per B-School, after applying, process is as follows

  • Your application will be reviewed and you may be shortlisted for interview
  • We will tell you within three weeks of the relevant deadline if you are invited for interview
  • After interview, we may give you a ‘conditional offer’
  • Unconditional offer


As per the B-School, an online payment of £150 will be charged for the submission of your completed application.

The fees for the MBA Class of 2020/21 are £57,000.

Estimated expenses from September to June

Additional accommodation and living costs will apply if you decide to stay in Cambridge for the summer term (July and August)


  • Single| From £3,500 for living in College with shared facilities to £9,000 for private studio or small one-bed apartment.
  • Couple | From £7,500 for living in College to £9,500 for private one-bed apartment.
  • Family | Minimum of £9,500 for private two-bed apartment/house.


  • Single| £3,500
  • Couple | £4,500
  • Family| £6,000


  • £500

You should also consider whether there are additional costs such as:

  • Set-up costs e.g. buying a laptop, a UK mobile phone, a bike etc
  • Travel to and from Cambridge
  • Utility bills if you decide to live in private accommodation

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There are a range of scholarships available to Cambridge MBA students, from Cambridge Judge Business School bursaries and University of Cambridge and College scholarships, to externally funded awards.

If you require financial assistance with fees through scholarships, it’s essential to apply for the Cambridge MBA early. Please note that many University scholarships’ application deadlines are as early as October for many applicants.

All scholarships and bursaries are awarded before the start of the academic year. There are no funds that can be awarded after the School year has started, and candidates should not make financial plans assuming that they will receive funds after they have started the program. For more details you can visit the scholarship page off official Cambridge Judge website:

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Course Structure

Michaelmas Term (October to December)

Team leading: project focus

Core courses:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Science
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Organisational Behavior
  • Management Praxis I
  • Team project: Cambridge Venture Project

Lent Term (January to March)

Team leading: organisational complexity

Core courses:

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Governance: Organisations
  • Digital Business
  • Management Praxis II

Electives: three (chosen in Michaelmas Term)

Team project: Global Consulting Project (GCP)

Easter Term: (April to June)

Influence and Impact: global context

Core courses:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Operations Management
  • Business & Society
  • Electives: three (chosen in Lent Term)

Concentration: one of 10 available thematic Concentrations (chosen in Lent Term)

Project: Concentration Project – Board Impact

Summer Term: (June to September)

Application and relaunch

Choose one from:

  • Individual Project
  • Work Placement
  • Research paper

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Placement 2019

  • 93% received job offers three months out
  • 84% employed three months out
  • 96% switched at least country, function or industry sector
  • 33% switched all three


£95,779 average package salary

Global Options

24 different countries

Employment by Industries

  • Industry 51%
  • Consulting 22%
  • Finance 17%
  • Public Sector / NGO / Other 9%

Job functions

  •  Business development 10%
  • Consultancy 20%
  • Corporate planning/strategy 9%
  • Digital 1%
  • Finance 15%
  • General management 7%
  • Marketing/sales 9%
  • Operations 5%
  • Product management 5%
  • Project management 7%
  • Relationship management 3%
  • Research & development 1%
  • Technology management 3%
  • Other 4%

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