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External recognition

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

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Our School strategy is not dictated by rankings, as rankings do not reflect all the things that we want to achieve. Our aim is to create a truly transformative experience for students, to challenge our students to see their careers through a wider lens and encourage them to pursue careers that they can proudly look back on in 30 years and feel they have made a positive difference to their communities and the wider world.

While external recognition of our Business School, programmes and research don’t define our mission and strategy, they are a useful external view of the steps we are taking to create one of the world’s top business schools.

Recent major rankings

Research Excellence Framework

Cambridge Judge ranked #1 by Times Higher Education in the Business and Management Studies category.

94% 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.

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Latest Financial Times rankings


The Cambridge MBA programme at Cambridge Judge is ranked 23rd globally and 1st for one-year programmes in the UK in the 2023 Financial Times ranking of MBA programmes.

Master of Finance (MFin)

The Cambridge Master of Finance degree programme at Cambridge Judge is ranked 2nd in the 2022 Financial Times ranking of post-experience master of finance programmes globally.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

The Executive MBA is ranked 36th in the 2022 Financial Times rankings of global EMBA programmes.

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Times Higher Education rankings

Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking

The Global University Employability Ranking 2022, published by Times Higher Education, placed the University of Cambridge 4th in a list of the universities from which global companies recruit.

Since 1990 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.

The impact of our research

Cambridge Judge Business School is in the business of transformation. Many of our academics are leaders in their field, creating new insight and applying the latest thinking to real-world issues. A selection of CJBS research features are available and form part of an ongoing series.

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