Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are groups of MBA and Master of Finance students coming together to promote and develop a shared interest for networking, career and academic purposes. They achieve this goal through activities ranging from peer practice to organising conferences, talks and company visits. For you as a student, they represent another opportunity to develop your leadership, contribute to the Cambridge Judge Business School community, engage with a particular sector, and socialise with like-minded people
Special Interest Groups actively running during 2016-17 include:
Presentation and pitching
Women’s Leadership Initiative
SIG activities during 2016-17 included:
Women's Leadership Initiative bringing speakers such as Sarah Rhodes (Amazon) and Smaranda Gosling (McKinsey) to the School
Cambridge African Business Network organising the Business in Africa conference.
Students are welcome to start new Special Interest Groups according to their interests upon joining the school.
Cambridge Business School Club
Cambridge Business School Club (CBSC) is the official society for all current students of the Cambridge Judge Business School. The CBSC is here to enable and facilitate connections between students, be it through support of student initiatives, social gatherings, or other events.
A number of student-led networks have been established to facilitate student career objectives in particular regions. These include:
Cambridge Africa Business Network
The Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) is a Cambridge alumni and student led initiative to promote networking and dialogue about business in Africa.
The mission of CABN is to stimulate a robust dialogue about business, investment and entrepreneurship in Africa, incorporating both practitioner and academic perspectives. With the view that increasing awareness and building networks between Cambridge and the broader Africa-focused business community will result in increased private sector-led development and economic growth on the continent. To fulfill this mission, CABN is engaged in a variety of activities, including the organization of an annual conference and a speaker series for Cambridge students, faculty and the broader Africa-focused professional community.
The Cambridge Asia Business Association (CABA) is dedicated to promoting the networking and development of business leaders in Asia. Through bridging connections between Cambridge and Asia, they seek to be the nexus binding the thought leadership of a world class university with the dynamism of a vibrant and diverse new economic centre.
They strive to promote:
An environment of learning and leadership development.
A life-long, vibrant alumni network.
Mutual understanding and cordial relationships.
Cambridge Chinese Business Network
The University of Cambridge Student & Alumni Chinese Business Network (CCBN) is the Cambridge student led initiative to promote networking and dialogue about Chinese business.
Cambridge established the UK’s first Professorship of Chinese in 1888, and the University has educated many leading Chinese scholars and Sinologists. Today, Chinese students form the largest international group from a single country at Cambridge. Cambridge alumni include the poet Xu Zhimo, the author Louis Cha, the Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, and the athlete Deng Yaping. The vision of CCBN is to:
Build bridges between China and Cambridge and contribute to the development of Greater China
Promote dialogue about investment, entrepreneurship and business in China
Provide a platform to connect Chinese alumni with current students and across faculties
Facilitate recruiting of Cambridge students in China (jobs & internships)
Be the first point of contact for all Cambridge students for business matters in China
Cambridge Latin American Business Network
The University of Cambridge Latin American Business Network (CLABN) is a student led initiative aimed at promoting business and networking with Latin America.
Their vision is to become the Cambridge-based platform that facilitates the identification of business opportunities across Latin America by leveraging on the Cambridge network.
By leading meetings and organising events, the CLABN’s aims to build a strong contact network of students and alumni who have a true interest on developing business in Latin America. Inviting not only the Latin American community to join but also any students or alumni who have a real interest in connecting with Latin America. Through our business network we can connect Latin America with the world.
The Careers Team liaise with high-profile and relevant companies to arrange company treks and associated recruitment opportunities throughout the year.
Company treks which have taken place in 2014-15 include:
Aiducation is the charity partner of the Cambridge Business School Club committee and funds scholarships for talented children in the Philippines and Kenya. MBA students work on a number of fundraising activities on behalf of the charity during the year such as Masterchef, shaving campaigns, talent shows, bake-offs and college dinners.