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Student consultancy projects

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 both the Cambridge MBA and the final year undergraduate Management Studies Tripos. 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 Consultancy 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

Other project opportunities

There are a number of other project opportunities throughout the University of Cambridge, such as the Manufacturing Student Projects, in which companies can access students from a variety of disciplines to work with them on specific business and technical projects.

Visit the Institute for Manufacturing website to find out more.

Key dates

Project name Proposal deadline Project date
MFin Group Consulting Project 22 Dec 2017 mid Mar-mid Apr 2018
MBA Global Consulting Project 10 Jan 2018 19 Mar-20 Apr 2018
Management Studies Tripos Project 14 Feb 2018 Apr-Jun 2018
MST Project 26 Jan 2018 May 2018
MBA Individual Project/Work Placement 29 May 2018 Jul-Sep 2018
MBA Cambridge Venture Project 5 Sep 2018 Oct/Nov 2018

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 MBA and MST students subscribe to an ethical code of conduct and sign a confidentiality agreement before starting project work (and this can be requested in the case of MoTI students). Please note that this is the only agreement we may enter into.