skip to navigation skip to content


Investors’ Chronicle: Trapped by our past

According to a study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, fund managers “who as children had seen their parents divorce or one of them die took less risk with their…

Read more

Nature and nurture

Childhood disruption through parents' divorce or death is a "nurture"-related factor affecting risk taking of investment professionals, says study in Journal of Banking & Finance. Professor Raghavendra Rau It’s long been accepted that both nature and nurture influence the risk-taking…

Read more

Father with toddler daughter sitting on his lap, both smiling.

An MBA during global upheaval – COVID-19 vs 2008

How one Cambridge MBA’s experience in 2008 reveals lessons for MBAs of today: for Marina Maslowski Marsat (MBA 2008), embarking on the Cambridge MBA just as the global financial crisis broke in 2008 was a new challenge she hadn't anticipated.…

Read more

2020 an mba during global upheaval 883x432 1

Starting your MBA while still growing your family – a personal perspective

Julie Wang not only planned in great detail her personal MBA journey, but she also grew her family along the way. Julie Wang (MBA 2018) Julie Wang (MBA 2018) moved to Cambridge from London with her family at the start…

Read more

2019 mba starting your mba while still starting a family julie wang 883x432 1

Ordeal & risk

Childhood trauma from a parent's death or divorce causes mutual fund managers to be more risk averse later in life, finds a new study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Raghavendra Rau Finance professionals may…

Read more

2019 lowdown rau ordealandrisk 883x432 1

And family comes too

Family comes first, and the Cambridge MBA offers a wide range of opportunities and experiences for partners as well as families, making it an exciting move for everyone involved. For many MBAs, starting their studies at business school involves a…

Read more

Family 883x432 1

The ultimate balancing act: the Cambridge MBA and motherhood

Motherhood is potentially one of the most rewarding – and exhausting – experiences of a woman's life, so why would you choose to do an MBA programme at the same time? Current students Katherine and Xin Pei tell us why…

Read more

2018 mba motherhood 883x432 1

Family ties

Stuck in a boring job? Doing it for your family can make it meaningful, finds study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge. Boredom is a serious and common problem at work. It can make work feel meaningless, reduce…

Read more

2017 brainfood menges familyties 883x432 1

How your MBA can include your family too

As a mother of two daughters under four, the only viable option for Yvonne Ofosu-Appiah to do a Cambridge MBA was to bring her family with her from Ghana. "I wanted a top-tier university but couldn't leave my children," she…

Read more

2016 howyourmbacanincludeyourfamilytoo 883x432 1