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FAQs about Executive Education

Hopefully you'll find the answer to your question here. If not, please get in touch; we welcome your interest and questions.

Where can I see a list of all programmes and programme dates?
Visit Executive Education's online calendar for a list of our open programmes, or use the open programme selector to filter your choices by subject area, delegate level, duration or date.

Where are the programmes held?
Please refer to the programme details to find the location for a specific programme. Programmes are usually held either at Cambridge Judge Business School or in central Cambridge or as otherwise stated.

Does Cambridge offer bespoke programmes for organisations?
Yes. Bespoke programmes at Cambridge are offered by Cambridge Judge Business School and are intended to meet the specialised management education needs of select organisations. Visit our custom programmes webpages for more information, or call us on +44 (0)1223 746681. We would be pleased to discuss your organisation's requirements.

How can I obtain a programme brochure?
Visit our open programmes webpages for online programme descriptions. Alternatively you can fill in our online form if you would like to download our full brochure in Adobe Acrobat format or request that we post you a hard copy of our open programmes brochures.

Do I need to be proficient in English to attend open programmes?
Unless specified, all our programme are taught in English and participants are required to be proficient in spoken and written English to attend. We do not provide translation facilities and do not allow participants to be accompanied by translators.

What are the typical programme timings for open programmes?
Programmes will run from approximately 08:30 to approximately 17:30 each day, with regular coffee and lunch breaks. A final programme agenda will be sent out to you before the start of your programme. You are advised to make appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements to enable you to attend the full duration of the programme.

Will I receive a certificate for attending an open programme?
If you complete an open programme, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates are handed out at the end of the final day.

How do I book a place on one of your programmes?
Visit the webpage of the open programme you'd like to book and click on the appropriate "Register" button (depending on whether you're funding yourself or are being funded by your company). You can choose to pay by cheque, credit/debit card or purchase order. Some of our programmes require you to apply first; once you're accepted on the programme, you will then be asked to send us payment.

All information given on applications will be treated as strictly confidential. It will be used only for internal University of Cambridge purposes and will not be provided to a third party.

How long does it take to process my registration form?
It normally takes only one business day to confirm your reservation on a two-day programme. For longer programmes, it may take up to three days to process your registration. You will receive an email confirmation.

Can I reserve a place in a programme?
Your seat will be reserved with your completed booking. Your receipt of payment is viewed as final confirmation.

What is included in the programme fee?
The programme fee covers tuition, materials, and meals during the day (light breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks daily).

In several of the programmes of more than two-day duration, accommodation may be included. Please refer to the individual programme to confirm if accommodation is included.

What are your terms and conditions of booking for open programmes?
Please download our full Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 233KB) (updated 31 January 2018) or Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 250KB) (updated 31 January 2018), depending on your status; these detail our payment terms, cancellation, transfer policies and fees.

What is your cancellations policy for open programmes?
Please download our full Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 233KB) (updated 31 January 2018) or Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 250KB) (updated 31 January 2018) (depending on your status), which contain important information about cancellations and any fees payable.

What types of payment are accepted?
We accept the following methods of payment: cheque, wire transfer, credit card (Visa and Mastercard) and debit card (Switch, Maestro/Solo).

If paying by cheque, who should I make the cheque payable to?
Please make cheques payable to "JBS Executive Education Ltd".

Which address should I send the cheque to?
Executive Education
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Can I wire international payments?
Yes - if you provide the wiring agency with your invoice number and obtain the bank transfer reference number this will facilitate the payment process. If accepted into the programme, your invoice will contain details on paying via wire transfer.

Are bursaries available?
Unfortunately most programmes do not provide bursaries. However, special pricing is available to companies sponsoring several participants through our Cambridge Executive Education Corporate Partner programme. Group discounts may be available for more than five attending. Contact us to find out more.

What is VAT, and can it be claimed back?
VAT is a UK government value added tax of 20% levied on services supplied in the UK. Visit the HM Revenue & Customs website to find out more

You may be able to reclaim Value Added Tax (VAT) paid on programme fees from HM Revenue & Customs if you have bought the goods or services to use in your business.

Download our "Obtaining VAT Refunds from Programme Fees" guide (pdf, 76KB) to find out more.

Where will I stay and how much will it cost?
Some programmes include the cost of accommodation, however most of our two-day programmes do not. Please consult the programme's "Dates & fees" section to determine this. If you are making accommodation plans, the centre of Cambridge is served by a number of hotels and accommodation choices. In fact, there are over 1,000 hotel rooms within a 10-15 minute walk of Cambridge Judge Business School, although since demand for accommodation is always high we recommend you book a room as soon as possible following your registration. Visit the Visit Cambridge website to find accommodation online.

Are meals included?
A light breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks are included each day for participants in our programmes. For dinner, there are many dining options available to participants and we would be pleased to provide you with a list to choose from. Visit the Cambridge Restaurants website to find a good place to eat.

How do I get to Cambridge?
Cambridge Judge Business School is located in central Cambridge on Trumpington Street. It is directly opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum. The School is within one mile of the Cambridge railway station.

Cambridge is 48 minutes by train service from London and 30 minutes by rail or 45 minutes by car or taxi from London Stansted airport.

Our address is:

Cambridge Judge Business School
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Where is the nearest international airport?
Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick are the main airports. Stansted International Airport is approximately 30 miles from the University of Cambridge campus. Visit the Stansted Airport website for airport and flight information.

Coaches from National Express and Terravison are also available from London airports.

What are the parking arrangements?
Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel at which you are staying. Most hotels and accommodations in Cambridge are within walking distance of Cambridge Judge Business School.

If you must drive to Cambridge, there are several car parks in central Cambridge. The nearest parking is available at the Grand Arcade car park, off Pembroke Street, and Queen Anne's Terrace, Gonville Place. Parking is also available at the Grafton Centre. Visit an online map showing the centre of Cambridge with available parking.

If you are coming to Cambridge, we highly recommend the use of public transportation and taxis.

Visit the "Contact us" webpage to find out more

What is the typical attire and dress for during a programme?
Business casual dress is customary. Business casual is defined as skirts/trousers, open-necked shirts or blouses, and sweaters. The dress code is always informal after class and for dinner, unless otherwise announced.

Where can I learn more about Cambridge?
Visit the University of Cambridge website for more information about the University.

Where can I find a campus map?
Visit the University of Cambridge's online maps service for maps of the city and the campus. Maps showing the School's location are also available.

Are there restaurants and shopping nearby?
The centre of Cambridge provides multiple shopping and restaurant choices. Most are within walking distance of the School. Take a look at the Visit Cambridge website for information about these choices and other attractions.

Whether it is walking along the Backs, punting along the River Cam, cycling the streets, enjoying the many dining and shopping choices or visiting the colleges, visitors enjoy many opportunities for leisure and exploration of Cambridge, one of the most historic towns in the United Kingdom.

What is the weather like?
Visit the Met Office website for a five-day weather forecast.

During the autumn, spring and summer, temperatures are typically mild and Cambridge is an enjoyable city which allows you to be outdoors. The winter months of Dec-Feb can be chilly and you are advised to wear warm clothing. Sensible footwear is suggested as some areas in Cambridge have cobbled surfaces.