Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the duration of the programme?
The MPhil in Management is a full-time, nine-month Master's programme.
When does the programme start?
The programme starts at the beginning of October.
Can I work part-time while I am enrolled on the programme?
As the MPhil is a full-time programme the University does not permit you to undertake any employment whilst studying for the degree. Visit the online Graduate Studies Prospectus to find out more »
Can I visit Cambridge Judge Business School/talk to faculty or someone from Admissions in person?
Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, it is not possible for prospective applicants to meet faculty or admissions staff. They will, however, be able to answer any queries you have via the online query form »
Do you hold "open days" for MPhil programmes?
No open days are planned.
When can I apply for the 2014/15 programme?
Applications for 2014 entry will be open from 1 September 2013. You may apply when the appropriate application forms are available on the Board of Graduate Studies website.
What's the deadline for applications?
The closing date for applications will be announced shortly. However, candidates are strongly advised to send in their applications before 31 December 2013.
What are the requirements for entry into the programme?
Applicants for the MPhil in Management must hold or to be about to achieve:
- A very high standard in a non-business/management degree programme of equivalent level to a UK Bachelor's degree with honours. In most countries this is a first degree but from some countries a Master's level degree may be required. The minimum standard required is a First Class Honours or equivalent, which translates in most countries into 'A' grades. (From the USA we expect a CGPA of 3.7/4.0, and from China we expect an average of 90%).
- A fluent command of the English language, documented, for those whose first language is not English, by an IELTS or TOEFL test, including the Test of Written English.
- Proficiency in mathematics and statistics (to the level of A-level/final year in high school). While the programme does not assume a high level of mathematical knowledge, students without a mathematical background are advised to prepare for the programme by studying in advance of the programme. The delivery of the programme is by lectures and workshops, and students who need extra support may benefit from arranging additional private tuition.
The MPhil in Management is a full-time programme and requires the completion of any current training or education programme or release from your current institution for the duration of your study.
Is there an application fee?
There is an application charge of £50 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. For further details please visit the Board of Graduate Studies website.
Do you require work experience?
This is a pre-experience, professional practice programme. We do not accept applicants with more than a year of work experience (excluding vacation employment and internships). Suitably qualified candidates with work experience may wish to consider our MBA programme »
I have an undergraduate degree in Business and/or Management. Am I eligible for the MPhil in Management programme?
The programme is designed for graduates who have not previously studied business and management. If you have previously studied business and management (at single or joint honours level) you will not be eligible for the programme.
Do you require a GRE/GMAT score as part of the application process?
A GRE/GMAT score is not a requirement.
Can I send my application materials directly to Cambridge Judge Business School?
Visit the "Applying" webpage for full details on how to apply.
When will I hear if my application has been successful?
You should not expect to hear about the outcome of your application before the end of March.
Do I have to come to Cambridge for an interview?
There are no formal interviews, although in some cases the programme director may contact prospective students for further information.
Which college am I likely to join?
When completing your application form you may choose up to two Colleges at which you wish your application to be considered if you are offered a place on the MPhil in Management programme. It is possible that the Colleges you choose will not be able to offer you admission. In that case, your application will be circulated to other Colleges. This process is carried out by the Board of Graduate Studies and they will ensure that you receive an offer of a place from one of the colleges once you have a conditional offer to study the MPhil in Management. Please consult the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus for more details.
Do I have to take an English language proficiency test?
Fluency in English is a pre-requisite for the Cambridge MPhil. If your first language is not English you should take a language proficiency test to show you have the necessary command of the language to get the most out of the programme. You do not need to take the test before you apply, but, if you are made an offer and have not already met our English language requirements, one of the conditions of admission will be that you pass a test at the correct level. You must have achieved the minimum requirements no more than two years before the start of your course.
- IELTS »
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the University's preferred test. Details can be obtained from local British Council offices.
IELTS minimum requirement: an overall band score of 7.5 with not less than 7.0 in each element.
- TOEFL »
Where the IELTS test is not available you may take the Princeton TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language). If you do this, you must take the Test of Written English (TWE) at the same time. A TOEFL score without the Test of Written English is not acceptable. The University's institution code for TOEFL is 0908.
TOEFL minimum requirement: 637 in the paper-based TOEFL test with 5.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum requirement: overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element.
Do I need a visa to study at Cambridge?
Please consult the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements. The following websites provide information on whether you will require a visa to study in the UK. These sites include information on how to obtain a visa, and the paperwork you are required to submit. Also included is the location of your nearest British Embassy or Consulate:
Financing your MPhil
What is the cost of the MPhil in Management programme?
The University Composition Fee for the MPhil in management is £17,454 for study in 2013/14, with an additional college fee of £2,408. If you are coming to Cambridge alone, then you can expect to spend a further £9,947 on accommodation, food, travel and other expenses.
Are the fees different for overseas students?
No - the University Composition Fee is £17,454 for study in 2013/14 for all students regardless of nationality.
What scholarships do you offer?
There are a range of scholarships available to our MPhil students. Visit the "Fees & Financing" webpage for details of scholarships, bursaries and loans.
Continuing to PhD
How does the MPhil in Management link to the PhD programme?
The MPhil in Management is not a research degree and therefore does not link to the PhD programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. The programme is conceived of as a graduate conversion programme that will prepare students for a professional career.
I want to do a PhD at Cambridge Judge Business School afterwards. Is the MPhil in Management the right programme for me?
The MPhil in Management is not a research degree and does not link to the PhD programme. If you are interested in doing a PhD at Cambridge Judge Business School after completing an MPhil degree, then please consider our specialist research MPhil programmes »
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