Judge business school

Cambridge Judge Business School
Established 1954 as Management Studies in the Engineering Department, in 1990 as Judge Institute for Management Studies, and in 2005 as Judge Business School
Type Public
Dean Christoph Loch
Students ~420

Old Addenbrooke's Site, Trumpington Street
52°12′01″N 0°07′17″E / 52.200224°N 0.121461°E / 52.200224; 0.121461Coordinates: 52°12′01″N 0°07′17″E / 52.200224°N 0.121461°E / 52.200224; 0.121461

Campus Urban
Former names Judge Institute of Management Studies, Judge Business School
Website www.jbs.cam.ac.uk

Cambridge Judge Business School, formerly known as the Judge Institute of Management Studies, is the business school of the University of Cambridge.

Established in 1954 as Management Studies in the Engineering Department, in 1990 as Judge Institute for Management Studies, and in 2005 as Judge Business School. the School is a provider of management education and is consistently ranked as one of the world's leading business schools.[1][2] It is named after Sir Paul Judge, chief founding benefactor of the school.[3] The School is part of the School of Engineering and Technology.[4]

Academic programmes at the School include:

Students also join one of the historic Cambridge Colleges, which provides a social context for their work and an opportunity to meet students and academics from other disciplines.

The School is situated on the site of the Old Addenbrooke's Site on Trumpington Street, near the University's Fitzwilliam Museum. Its colourful facade is a well-known landmark in the city.

History and architecture

Cambridge Judge Business School's management studies began life in 1954 in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge. In 1991, benefactions from Sir Paul and Lady Judge, together with the Monument Trust, provided the funds for the construction of a building for the newly formed business school.[5] Architect John Outram was appointed to the project and work on the building was completed in August 1995 and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

The Judge Institute of Management Studies was renamed Judge Business School in September 2005. It adopted the title Cambridge Judge Business School during 2010, and revised its logo to read "University of Cambridge Judge Business School" rather than "Cambridge Judge Business School" in November 2010.


Cambridge is widely regarded as one of the top business schools in the world: its MBA program was ranked 16th worldwide in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings[6] and 5th among non-US one-year programs by Forbes magazine.[7] In the 2012 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report the school was sorted into the global top cluster. In the field of marketing, the report lists the Cambridge MBA as the best European program and as the fourth best program in the world.

The School is particularly strong in entrepreneurship and innovation management, and offers related courses and seminars via the Cambridge Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.[8] It also has close ties with Cambridge Enterprise,[9] the university's technology transfer office, as well as the local high-tech cluster known as the Silicon Fen.



The full-time MBA is the flagship MBA programme of the University and roughly 150 MBA students attend the 12 month programme each year. Admissions standards are high, with an average Graduate Management Admission Test score of 690.[10][11] The average age of students on the full-time MBA is 29.6[10] and generally students come with extensive work experience in distinguished firms.[2] Currently 95% of students come from outside of the UK and app. 30% of students are women.[10][12]

MBA students from Cambridge Judge Business School and Oxford's Saïd Business School maintain a friendly rivalry and have numerous opportunities throughout the year to meet for athletic events and business conferences.

The School markets this programme as "the Cambridge MBA".

Executive MBA

Cambridge Judge Business School launched their Executive MBA offering in 2008, with the first class joining the School in September 2009. The programme is targeted at senior executives and is taught over a 20 month period. Participants attend sixteen weekend sessions and three week-long blocks. As with other Executive MBAs the programme is intended for those who wish to continue working while studying towards the qualification.

Master of Finance (MFin)

The Master of Finance is a one year specialist finance course designed for people with at least two years' experience in the finance and banking world who wish to accelerate their career in finance.

The course is designed to give students a rigorous grounding in the theory and practice of finance.[13][14] It combines a set of core courses that provide the theoretical and statistical foundations for a range of electives that cover the main areas of applied finance. There are three compulsory projects and one optional one, which help students to integrate theory and practice.[13][14] The other part of the course is the City Speaker Series, which is a weekly series of practitioner talks aimed at providing up to date financial knowledge and commentary from sector experts.

The MPhil Finance

The MPhil Finance is a one year postgraduate course in finance designed for people with no prior work experience. The programme combines advanced study and research and is especially suitable for students intending to continue to a PhD although the majority of graduates decides to work in the financial industry. Based on the number of applications, the MPhil Finance programme is perhaps the most competitive degree in the whole of Cambridge University; applicants need the equivalent to a first class degree to even be considered.[15] Students on the MPhil Finance programme can chose from a variety of modules offered by the business school, the Faculty of Economics and the Maths Faculty.

Executive Education open and custom programmes

The Executive Education portfolio consists of over 20 open enrollment programmes, typically two-day to three-week programmes covering fundamental business management topics such as finance, marketing, general management and strategy. These programmes are taught by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and academic staff from the wider University of Cambridge community.

Cambridge Judge Business School also offers custom programmes which are tailored to the specific learning and development requirements of an organisation. Programmes are delivered internationally in areas such as leadership, strategy and finance.

Cambridge Business School Club

The Cambridge Business School Club (CBSC) is a student-run club at the School that promotes partnerships between industry and students through creating interactive learning experiences, and networking opportunities for the entire membership.

Since the school is part of Cambridge University, students have access to a wide variety of cultural, social and athletic groups and activities.

Advisory Board

Cambridge Connections

Strategic Collaboration

On 4 April 2009, Judge Business School signed an agreement with the Karachi Educational Initiative (KEI) to form a strategic collaboration. Under the agreement, Cambridge is providing faculty to teach Executive Education programmes for Karachi School for Business and Leadership in Karachi.[16] A University of Cambridge certificate will be awarded to those participants who successfully complete the programmes. Cambridge is also working with KSBL in formulating the curriculum for its graduate and executive education programmes.

Research centres

Cambridge Judge Business School has a number of research centres which are founded on interdisciplinary networks linking people from across the School, the wider university, business and policy community.

The centres are:

  • Cambridge Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise (CCHLE)
  • Centre for Business Research (CBR)
  • Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)
  • Centre for Financial Analysis & Policy (CFAP)
  • Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB)
  • Centre for International Human Resource Management (CIHRM)
  • Centre for Process Excellence and Innovation (CPEI)
  • Centre for Risk Studies (CRS)

Chaired Professors

The following staff members hold full university professorships at the University of Cambridge and are assigned to Cambridge Judge Business School.[17][18][19]



External links

  • Cambridge Judge Business School website
  • The Cambridge MBA
  • Cambridge Business School Club
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Alumni Network
  • Cambridge Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise (CCHLE)

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