University of Cambridge Judge Business School MBA class of 2015 has a global flavour with 40 nationalities being represented. The Cambridge MBAis stated to lay emphasis on the practical applications of business theory through collaborative projects – with UK and multinational clients, workshops and seminars.
The Cambridge Class of 3015 boasts of a class size of 157 with an average GMAT score of 690. Females comprise 38% of the class. While the students have an average of six years work experience, the average age is 29 years.
While 42% of the students have business/accounting finance background, 20% of them are from engineering, 18% social & political sciences/languages, 11% science and 9% from arts background.
A majority 54% have industry background with consulting and finance constituting 21%. The remaining 6% comprise NGO/not-for-profit/public sector/research/education professionals.
Among nationalities, 24% are from North America followed by 20% from East Asia, 14% from South East Asia, 9% from Western Europe, 8% from United Kingdom, 6% from Latin America/ Carribean, 4% from Sub-Saharan Africa and 2% from Australasia.
Meanwhile, the latest Cambridge MBA Employment Report shows that 95% of graduates from the 2014-15 class received job offers just three months after completing the programme – for the second year running. This batch comprised 145 students belonging to 39 nationalities.
Almost 94% of graduates had switched at least country, job function or industry sector with 40% of the class successfully switching all three.
While 38% of the batch chose industry, 29 % opted for consulting and 32 % finance and 12 % received offers in the technical sector. Top global employers included Amazon, Google, A.T. Kearney, The Fung Group, Boston Consulting Group and HSBC.
Increasing mobility of the students could be seen with 62 % having switched the country in which they work and 46 % choosing to move to the UK once they completed their MBA. The profile of the class surveyed featured 145 students of 39 nationalities. They are now employed across 21 different countries.
At Judge, students have a Career Accelerator programme alongside their MBA studies, during which they work closely with the MBA Careers team to create a personalised plan based on career aspirations. The programme includes practical workshops, individual advisory and coaching, and recruitment and networking events with employers.
“We are pleased for our students that they have continued the trend of receiving a high percentage of successful offers after completing their programme, and their outcomes reflect the high-level of engagement between students and the Careers Team on the Cambridge MBA. In addition, it is encouraging to see that 13.7 % of students have started their own business after the MBA,” Conrad Chua, Head of Admissions and Careers for the Cambridge MBA said.
“Cambridge MBA graduates demonstrate that, despite uncertainty in the global economy, the Cambridge MBA is highly-valued by employers, who look for the leadership skills, practical experience and personal and professional development which it fosters in our students,” he added.
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