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Messages for incoming (2020/21) and current students to CJBS degree programmes

27 July 2020 update for incoming and current students

The University of Cambridge and the Colleges will welcome as many students as possible to Cambridge for the start of the next academic year and is committed to continuing to deliver high quality education and a rich student experience. We now have more detailed information about the changes we have had to make to each programme, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and government guidance, in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation.

MBA

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MBA programme will be by delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching. We will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. All lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module.

Executive MBA

2019 cohort: All teaching sessions in Michaelmas and Lent terms will be delivered in person for those able to travel to Cambridge on the EMBA weekends; for those not able to attend sessions in person teaching sessions will be delivered online and recorded.

2020 cohort: All teaching sessions in Michaelmas term will be delivered online. For Lent and Easter terms our intention is for all teaching sessions to be delivered in person for those able to travel to Cambridge on the EMBA weekends and for those not able to attend sessions in person teaching sessions will be delivered online and recorded.

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

2019 and 2020 cohorts: All teaching sessions will be delivered in person for those able to travel to Cambridge for the MAcc residential and streamed online and recorded for those not able to attend in person.

Master of Finance (MFin)

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MFin programme will be by delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching. We will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. All lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module.

MSt in Entrepreneurship

2019 and 2020 cohorts: Teaching on the MSt in Entrepreneurship during the residential weeks will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. In any case, all lectures will be recorded and made available online. Further in-person lecture will be available synchronously to an online audience whenever this adaptation is possible. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MSt in Social Innovation

2019 and 2020 cohorts: Teaching on the MSt in Social Innovation during the residential weeks will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. In any case, all lectures will be recorded and made available to students attending the module. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MPhil in Finance

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MPhil in Finance programme will be delivered primarily online, and where possible a blend of in-person and online teaching. We will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars and computer lab sessions will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation programme will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars and computer lab sessions will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MPhil in Management

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MPhil in Management programme will be delivered primarily online, and where possible a blend of in-person and online teaching. We will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars, computer lab sessions, and group tutorials will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations programme will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars and computer lab sessions will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures will be recorded and made available online. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MPhil in Technology Policy

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MPhil in Technology Programme will be delivered primarily online, and where possible a blend of in-person and online teaching. We will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars and computer lab sessions will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures will be recorded and made available online. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

MRes/PhD

2020 cohort: Teaching on the MRes in Management Studies programme will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars and computer lab sessions will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

Business Doctorate

2020 cohort: Teaching on the BusD programme will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars and computer lab sessions will be delivered in person, and it may even be possible for lectures to smaller groups to be given on this basis. In any case, all lectures of each module will be recorded and made available to students attending the module. If large-scale lecturing in person becomes permissible, we will reintroduce it as soon as possible.

We are a global community and will continue to be one and we are working with the Collegiate University for the start of the academic year to prepare the Cambridge experience for our incoming classes of 2020.

20 May 2020 update for incoming students

The University of Cambridge and the Colleges will welcome as many students as possible to Cambridge for the start of the next academic year and is committed to continuing to deliver high quality education and a rich student experience. Cambridge Judge Business School will be open to welcome students to Cambridge, offering face to face interactive sessions with leading academics which will be blended with online provision, to safeguard wellbeing. 

Ensuring student wellbeing and appropriate physical distancing will remain a priority and this approach of interactive online provision and face-to-face discussion groups will provide the flexibility to adjust our approach as the academic year progresses and according to the evolving context of the global pandemic. Any changes we make will be guided by our desire to offer a safe and enriching environment for our students. 

At the same time, at the Business School, we see this as an opportunity to invest and are accelerating changes to further enhance the educational experience of our programmes. We know that our students value engagement with the faculty and with each other in the classroom, so the smaller classes will focus on discussing and extending the concepts covered in the online material. 

We are a global community and will continue to be one and we are working with the Collegiate University for the start of the academic year to prepare the Cambridge experience for our incoming classes of 2020.

7 May 2020 update for incoming students

As the University of Cambridge’s aspiration is to be physically open in the autumn, depending on ongoing global restrictions, Cambridge Judge Business School is looking forward to welcoming students back to Cambridge in the new academic year. Ensuring student wellbeing and appropriate physical distancing will be a priority and the format is likely to be a blend of online study, in-class sessions and small discussion groups with leading academics. We are working with Colleges and the University on these details to make sure the Business School is ready. Any changes we make will be guided by our desire to offer a safe and enriching environment for our students. 

We are an international community and will continue to be one. We want to provide options that are minimally disruptive to your personal and professional plans, so will adapt our programme delivery according to whatever travel and quarantine restrictions may be in place, and make arrangements for students who temporarily cannot travel. Parallel online provision will be arranged for any incoming students to our full-time programmes who face temporary travel and quarantine restrictions, and programme delivery on our part-time programmes will be arranged around any travel and quarantine restrictions in place.

As a Business School community, we are thinking creatively about social and networking interactions for those who may be physically distanced; the Cambridge experience is being prepared for the incoming class of 2020.

Even in these difficult and uncertain times, you can be assured that Cambridge Judge Business School will always endeavour to provide our students with the very best learning experience and networking opportunities.

General updates

March 2020 update

All students, faculty and staff are working from home to ensure the health and well-being of our community. To ensure the continuity of learning provision, all programmes will be delivered digitally over Easter Term.

Executive Education has also suspended face-to-face teaching. Online programmes continue to run as planned, alongside programme development activities.

Our buildings are closed and so we cannot welcome visitors to Cambridge Judge at this time. All events and conferences have either been moved to webinars, postponed or cancelled. The event/conference organiser will be in touch.

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