Meet our MBA class

Discover the talented and diverse individuals that form our MBA cohort.  

Each year, our full-time MBA class represents a new and intriguing range of cultures, perspectives and backgrounds. And every year, this elite cohort find they have certain things in common. They’re bright. They’re curious. And they’re ambitious – to learn and grow, to evolve into the business leaders of the future, and to immerse themselves in the full Cambridge experience.

Read article: Meet the Cambridge MBA class of 2023

Explore our student and alumni profiles




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Alumni profiles

Wondering if the Cambridge MBA is right for you? Meet our diverse student cohort – you’ll fit right in. 

Hendrik Westerink


BESc and MEng Civil Engineering, Western University, Canada

Audrey Aw


Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA, Marketing & Management, National University of Singapore

Raúl López Petisco


Bachelor, Business Management & Law, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Marguerite Cornu


BA Political Science and International Relations, University of Geneva; Masters in International Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

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I loved the practical element of the programme that allowed me to apply what I'd learned immediately.

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I became a more rounded and internationally vested individual, with the tools required to lead in my field.

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Steer your career in the direction you want, within an academic environment of the highest standards.

Diversity and admissions strategy

We actively seek to admit people from all backgrounds, countries, cultures, identities and orientations to each Cambridge MBA class. There are various initiatives and scholarships in place to support this recruitment goal, and to build an active, engaged and supported community through the MBA experience and beyond.

Browse the initiatives on offer, and if you’d like to learn more and be invited to relevant admissions events, please introduce yourself to us.


Cambridge Judge Business School is developing the next generation of women leaders. We do this by attracting a diverse community through our educational programmes. We research the cultures, institutions and organisations that enable more women to become successful leaders. We believe in encouraging and supporting business women to achieve their best potential.

CJBS partners with the Forté Foundation to award 50% of tuition fees to 5 outstanding female MBA students per year.

Forté Fellowships are prestigious, competitive awards that are recognised within the business school community and beyond. Forté Fellows exhibit exemplary leadership, represent diverse backgrounds, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing women in business — all of which aligns with Forté’s mission.

If you would like to be considered for a fellowship, you must first submit an MBA application to us.

The Forté Foundation Fellows Scholarship is such a brilliant initiative. I have mentored and been a mentor in several guises over the years, and I know first-hand how important female role models are to improving outcomes for young professional women and students; the Forté network plays a big role in this.

Sarah Sketchley, MBA 2020 and Forté Foundation Fellow


Our business school community is highly international, with the MBA class each being c.90% non-British. This global community is essential in enabling our world-class research, teaching, real-world impact and outreach as a Business School. To support the continuance of this diversity, we offer several scholarships to candidates from under-represented regions/countries – please view our scholarship brochure for further details.

The Wider Cambridge: The Cambridge MBA Scholarship for Regional Diversity is available to candidates from regions currently under-represented at Cambridge Judge Business School – for the full list of regions and countries, you can view our scholarship brochure on our Fees & funding page.

The award of 50% of tuition fees is given to up to 5 MBA candidates each recruitment year, through rounds one to 5. If you would like to be considered, you must first submit an MBA application to us.


Pride @CJBS was launched in 2019 to bring together students, faculty and staff across the Business School in support of our LGBTQ+ community. Cambridge Judge, together with this initiative, work together to create a community that anyone can join and feel at home.  

Throughout the year CJBS supports student-led events for and with the LGBTQ+ community, as well as organising recruitment events from those companies who support LGBTQ+ initiatives and run talent recruitment programmes. 

We also host admissions event for those interested in the ROMBA scholarship and LGBTQ+ community to discuss experiences with current students and alumni – check our events page regularly for details.

We are proud to partner with Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) to offer this scholarship to 2 people each year who help the LGBTQ+ community.

The ROMBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programmes and ROMBA to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBTQ+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow.

If you would like to be considered for a ROMBA scholarship, you must first submit an MBA application to us.

After coming out, I made a promise to myself that I would give back to my community and be active in promoting LGBTQ+ acceptance. Finding the right MBA programme to support me was imperative and the minute I came to Cambridge Judge I knew I had found it. I couldn’t be more grateful for the support of Cambridge in my professional and personal pursuits. Whether planning events on campus or attending conferences, I have learned invaluable lessons and met incredible people.

Simon Schwartz, MBA 2019


Building an MBA class of people who come from diverse/sector professional backgrounds, in terms of sector and job function, is vital to the thriving learning community we create, bringing varied experiences and expertise to the classroom and team projects.

This scholarship is for candidates working in the following sectors prior to the MBA: Arts/Entertainment/Media; Healthcare/Pharma; NGO; Public Sector; Beyond Profit, Energy, Social Enterprise. To be considered for this scholarship, you must first submit an application for the MBA to us.

This Scholarship awards up to 5 candidates 50% of tuition fees, through rounds one to 5 in each annual admissions cycle.

This scholarship is for those who have made significant contribution in their professional work to the advancement of technology. Up to 3 awards of £15,000 each will be given to candidates applying in rounds one to three.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must first submit an application for the MBA to us.

This scholarship is for those who have founded a business prior to their MBA. Up to 3 awards of £15,000 each will be given to candidates applying in rounds one to 3.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must first submit an application for the MBA to us.


The Cambridge MBA has a record of recruiting strong candidates from military backgrounds and educating them in the broad range of business skills required to make a transition into successful alternative careers. Graduates from military backgrounds have gone on to work in companies such as Amazon, Google, Booz Allen Hamilton and leading investment banks.  

The Cambridge MBA is especially suited to ex-military candidates, with its emphasis on practical project work, which allows students to gain first-hand experience of many roles and sectors during the 1-year programme, our global alumni network and our class size, which is designed to enable the powerful Cambridge style of small-group discussion and debate between our students and faculty. 

This scholarship offers up to £15,000 each to up to 2 candidates each year. If you would like to be considered, you must first submit an MBA application to us in rounds one or 2.

In addition, Cambridge Judge Business School is a GMAC military-friendly school and candidates from the military are eligible for an application fee waiver. If you intend to make use of the waiver, please contact the MBA admissions team before you submit your application.

The Cambridge MBA will expand upon what you have learned in the military and help you translate that into business language. The military already develops many of the strengths and skills, and the leadership and critical thinking necessary to be successful in business. The Cambridge MBA can bridge that transition and cultivate the necessary communication, management, and quantitative knowledge for success in your next chapter outside of the military.

Katherine Danielson, US Military Veteran

Funding your MBA

There are multiple ways that our students fund their Cambridge Judge MBA – we encourage you to start researching potential financing options as soon as possible.  Explore our extensive range of scholarships, merit bursaries and external funding opportunities. A useful additional funding source, loans are available to all candidates holding a conditional offer for the Cambridge MBA.

Scholarships and loans