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Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship

About the PGDE

If you want to become the most effective and visionary entrepreneur you can be, through an action-based part-time programme, then consider the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE) at Cambridge Judge Business School.  

The PGDE is designed specifically for experienced professionals, scientists, and technologists, as well as early-stage entrepreneurs. It leads to a qualification awarded by the University of Cambridge, but we are equally proud of the fact that 55 per cent of our alumni from 2011-2016 founded a business during or after undertaking the programme.

You will go on an entrepreneurial journey where you travel from vision to action; accelerate your progress with better odds for success through avoiding common mistakes; develop a business plan; and prepare to create a high impact venture. A critical element of the journey is peer to peer learning and interaction with your fellow students, who, like you, will be of a high calibre. 

Many of our students have advanced degrees and you must have at least five years' work experience (and up to 30) to join the programme.  

The programme is suitable for entrepreneurs (15 per cent of our students have already started a business before they join us and want to take it to the next level), would-be entrepreneurs (as mentioned above, 55 per cent of our alumni over the last five years founded a business as a result of working on the programme) and intrapreneurs (some of our best students join us from companies in order to bring the tools and skills of entrepreneurship back to their organisations). The part-time nature of the programme is compatible either with continued employment during the programme, or with putting an entrepreneurial vision into action during the year of study.

Introduce yourself

Complete the online form to register you interest in the PGDE and join our community of aspiring entrepreneur applicants.


Meet us

Join us at one of the events to learn more about the programme and engage with the programme team, mentors and alumni.

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Find out more about the entry criteria and the process of applying.

Get started

Admissions for entry in 2017 have now closed.

Applications for entry in September 2018 will open this October.

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)1223 761076