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Cambridge Judge Business School attracts students of the highest calibre from around the globe to its world-class programmes. Our student consultancy projects offer partners from industry, government and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to access this exceptional pool of talent.

Consultancy projects have become the cornerstone of a number of our programmes. They give our students invaluable experience of working as a consultant on a challenging management issue, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the real world. Our partner organisations benefit from fresh insights, commitment and intellectual rigour being brought to bear on a management issue that they have themselves identified. Over the years our students have helped us to build an enviable reputation for delivering results of real value to our project partners. Leading organisations in many fields now collaborate with us, with new partnerships continually being developed.

Project opportunities

MBA Consultancy Projects

Our world-class MBA is an innovative management programme with an emphasis on management practice, team working and integrative projects. It is designed to produce leaders who can work across disciplines and cultures, and who are able to manage change, develop creative solutions to problems and improve performance. It draws students from over 45 countries, all with strong academic results and an average of over five years’ proven work experience. This one-year programme includes two team-based consulting projects – the Cambridge Venture Project in November/December and the Global Consulting Project in March/April – as well as an optional Individual Project or Work Placement in the summer.

Master of Finance Consultancy Project

The Master of Finance (MFin) is a post-experience degree for finance professionals. It draws students from all over the world, all of whom have a minimum of two years’ post-graduation finance work experience. This intensive one-year programme includes a Group Consulting Project in the Easter vacation.

Find out more about the Master of Finance Group Consulting Project

Management Studies Tripos Project

The Management Studies Tripos is a one-year management studies programme that attracts outstanding undergraduates from the University of Cambridge, who come to us from a variety of disciplines for the final year of their undergraduate studies. The programme concludes with a four-week project with a local organisation in May.

Find out more about the Management Studies Tripos Project

MPhil in Management Consulting Project

The MPhil in Management programme prepares students for a professional career in management. Students on the programme are outstanding individuals who are likely to become leaders in their chosen fields.

The MPhil in Management Consultancy Projects allow our students to apply and practise their skills in a real-world setting. Whilst our students gain valuable consultancy experience, clients benefit from an international team of bright, motivated and committed students, focusing on an issue that they might not otherwise have had the time or resource to tackle.

Find out more about the MPhil in Management Consulting Project

MPhil in Technology Policy Consulting Project

The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, nine-month masters programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management, economics and policy.

The MPhil in Technology Policy Final Group Projects are the capstone of Cambridge MPhil in Technology Policy. The projects may cover any aspect of technology policy broadly defined, which includes public policy, corporate strategy and technology development. Organisations may be located in any commercial, industrial, public sector or not-for-profit sector, either in the UK or overseas. Projects can include complete strategic reviews, benchmarking and best practice analysis, diversification assessments, new market strategies and policy analyses.

Find out more about the MPhil in Technology Policy Final Group Project

Key dates

Project name

Next proposal deadline

Project date

MBA Cambridge Venture Project

6 Sep 2021

Oct/Dec 2021

MBA Global Consulting Project

10 Jan 2022

late March-late Apr 2022

MPhil in Technology Policy Final Group Project

11 Jan 2022

late Mar-late May 2022

MFin Group Consulting Project

Jan 2022 (exact date tbc)

late Mar-late Apr 2022

Management Studies Tripos (MST) Project

18 Jan 2022

May 2022

MPhil in Management Consulting Project

12 Feb 2022

late Apr-early Jun 2022

MBA Individual Project/Work Placement

May 2022 (exact date tbc)

Jul-Sep 2022

Project terms

In order to maximise the value of the project to our hosts and our students, we ask them all to abide by our project terms. Please read these carefully before committing to a project. All students subscribe to an ethical code of conduct and sign a confidentiality agreement before starting project work. Please note that this is the only agreement we may enter into.