External recognition


Since 1990, Cambridge Judge Business School has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous and high-impact thinking and transformative education.

We have transformed from startup to success story and are proud of the many achievements that have created the Cambridge Judge Business School of today.

Please see our accreditation, awards, and recent major rankings below or learn more about the impact of our research.

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Cambridge Judge Business School is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). EQUIS is an international accreditation system for business schools, managed by EFMD (European Federation for Management Development). This accreditation body aims to enhance the standard of global management education by assessing institutions based on a comprehensive set of criteria.

Recent major rankings and awards

Master of Finance (MFin)

The Cambridge Master of Finance degree programme at Cambridge Judge is ranked second in the 2024 Financial Times ranking of post-experience master of finance programmes globally.


The Cambridge MBA programme at Cambridge Judge is ranked 29th globally and second for one-year programmes in the UK in the 2024 Financial Times ranking of MBA programmes.

FT Responsible Business Education Awards

Cambridge Judge Business School has won in 2 categories in the 2024 Financial Times Responsible Business Awards for Teaching and Academic Research. The Business School was also highly commended for its activities that demonstrate responsible approaches to business education.

Research Excellence Framework

Cambridge Judge ranked #1 by Times Higher Education in the Business and Management Studies category. Ninety-four per cent of Cambridge’s overall submissions have been rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ within REF 2021’s Business and Management Studies unit of assessment.

Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking

The Global University Employability Ranking 2023/24, published by Times Higher Education, placed the University of Cambridge 4th in a list of the universities from which global companies recruit.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

The Executive MBA is ranked 31st in the 2023 Financial Times rankings of global EMBA programmes.

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Wider Cambridge rankings

2023 Global Innovation Index

Cambridge is the world’s most intense cluster for patent applications and scientific articles based on population, shows 2023 Global Innovation Index, placing Cambridge Judge at the heart of a unique and innovative ecosystem.

Read about the Global Innovation Index