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Cambridge MBA ranked 23rd in global FT rankings, first among one-year MBA programmes in the UK


The annual Financial Times global MBA rankings published today (13 February) place Cambridge Judge Business School 23rd among the world’s MBA programmes and in first place for one-year MBA programmes in the UK.

MBA Class of 2018.

Among individual ranking categories, Cambridge Judge ranked seventh in aims achieved, with 91% of alumni who responded to the survey indicating that they fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing an MBA. The Business School is ranked 16th in international mobility and 17th in career progress.

Cambridge Judge continued to demonstrate its commitment to diversity by ranking sixth in the percentage (98%) of current MBA students whose citizenship differs from the location of study, and the rankings also recognise an Advisory Board with 50% female membership and the highest-ever level of women participating on the Cambridge MBA at 47%.

Dean of the School, Professor Mauro Guillén, said:

“The Cambridge MBA programme has long been proud of offering a unique educational experience that believes in professional achievement alongside values such as innovation, compassion and ESG (environmental, social and governance) awareness, so our students make a positive impact on the world. We treasure this approach, and these latest rankings show that the Business School is meeting those goals as it achieves its mission to enrich both the student experience and society in a spirit of inclusion and diversity.

“The hallmark of Cambridge Judge has always been a personalised business education that helps students advance in their current careers or pursue a change in industry, company or location. With that in mind, we have recently begun a pilot lifelong learning initiative for alumni that includes in-person and online programming.

“Rankings such as these reflect the differing approaches of business schools and the choice of business education available to students. This year’s FT rankings include several new categories, and we will reflect on these and other areas of particular interest to our students as we continue to improve and refine the Cambridge MBA programme.”