Entrepreneurship and the Cambridge MBA

An MBA students smiles while listening to a fellow classmate as they walk along outside.

An MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School offers aspiring entrepreneurs a great platform for idea generation, development and venture launch.

The MBA offers: 

  • a broad management qualification, giving you the skills to understand the full range of business disciplines and operations
  • entrepreneurship courses, covering business planning, innovation management and funding
  • practical team projects to hone your team leadership skills and client interactions
  • access to a wide network of successful entrepreneurs operating in Cambridge and the Silicon Fen
  • access to the Entrepreneurship Centre which encompasses the full entrepreneurial journey.

The MBA Entrepreneurship Concentration

The MBA Entrepreneurship Concentration enables you to try out your own ideas, learn what it is like to build a management team that will grow your business and also explore the range of funding mechanisms to provide the finance that most new businesses need.

Exposure to the Cambridge Cluster

Find out how the Cambridge MBA exposes aspiring entrepreneurs to the vast network that is the Cambridge Cluster.

The School’s Entrepreneurship Centre

The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

The Centre encompasses the full entrepreneurial journey – starting with the empowerment of aspiring entrepreneurs through to the creation and development of early-stage ventures, all the way to small and medium size enterprise growth.

The Entrepreneurship Centre also supports the University of Cambridge’s entrepreneurial talent development through the provision of programmes such as:

Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Centre

Cambridge MBA recent entrepreneurs

andreas kitzing.

The MBA was the ideal launchpad to start a company, with the help of my classmates, the Entrepreneurship SIG and the Entrepreneurship Concentration.

Andreas Kitzing, Founder & CEO, Sponsoo, Germany
Tadashi Kubo.

I hesitated to take the risk to start my company but my Cambridge MBA cohort pushed me on. I got the confidence from them.

Tadashi Kubo, Co-founder & CEO, AC Biode
siling tan.

Many of the practical business skills I learnt in the classroom helped me, and the Cambridge network introduced me to my co-founder.

Siling Tan, Co-founder and CPO, Re:store
brian nolan.

If I hadn’t met the people that I did during the Cambridge MBA, then I wouldn’t have been able to get Finteum off the ground.

Brian Nolan, Co-founder, Finteum, UK

Read more profiles of MBA entrepreneurs

Start-up stories, entrepreneurship insight

Read more about success stories, start ups and other articles on entrepreneurship and the Cambridge MBA.

We meet Cambridge MBA founders and alumni and ask them where their MBA led them and what steps they took to start their business and take the leap in their careers.

Can I start a new business during my MBA year? Can I still run my business and study for an MBA alongside? How do I develop my ideas before taking the leap? What resources are available to budding entrepreneurs in Cambridge itself?

Once an MBA start up and now the leading sports sponsorship platform in Europe, Sponsoo is expanding further with plans that include the Cambridge Judge community.