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The latest news from the Cambridge MBA

Sometimes driving us on, sometimes overpowering us, stress is our most faithful companion throughout our careers. So how can we turn it to our advantage? External Faculty and Success and Wellbeing Coach, Dr Helena Kim, has been working with Cambridge MBAs and the Cambridge Judge Business School Careers Team, and here offers some myth busting tips on how we can better manage the many points of stress, in our careers, as well as our personal lives.

Professor Robert Wardrop talks about why his elective ‘New Venture Finance’ is the most popular choice on the MBA programme and why when he co-founded the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) in 2015, it was the first of its kind in the world.

Explore the journeys of 3 graduates who ventured outside the USA and Canada to study for their MBA in the UK, embracing new experiences and expanding their global network.

Cambridge Judge alumna, Divya Dewan (MBA 2021), Forté fellow and female founder, finds her perfect role in human resources consulting in London, UK, and makes the career triple jump across country, sector and role.

The annual Financial Times global MBA rankings published on 12 February place Cambridge Judge Business School 29th among the world’s MBA programmes.

As we head into the final rounds for entry into the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, starting in September 2024, we explore the funding and scholarship options still on offer, as well as other ways you can fund your business master's degree in the year ahead.

A passionate advocate for economic reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Byng Giraud (MBA 2002) has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest form of recognition awarded to citizens who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of British Columbia and beyond.

Purpose of Finance course wins top Teaching award and a study on paedophile hunters wins Academic Research award, while Cambridge Judge is Highly Commended for School-wide activities in the Financial Times awards for business education responsibility and impact.

What’s it like to be a female founder in tech? We spoke to Cambridge MBA graduate and award-winning entrepreneur Kaitlin Fritz to find out.

As we enter the holiday season, we speak to our MBA Admissions team and prepare some tips and insights for you, to help with your Business School applications this festive period.

The Vanessa Dekou Scholarship for Scientists will help finance a Cambridge MBA education for candidates with advanced degrees in scientific fields such as biological sciences, chemistry and physics. It is funded through a generous donation from Vanessa Dekou, a Cambridge Judge Business School alumna (MBA 2002) who has forged a successful career in entrepreneurship and biotech.

Every year, Cambridge Judge awards a handful of Forté Foundation scholarships to female MBA candidates committed to promoting women in leadership. We caught up with former scholar Krathika Parchani to find out more about life as a Forté scholar, her experience on the MBA, and her top tips for those considering a career in the impact sector.

With COP28 now taking place in Dubai and an ever-growing consumer awareness around ESG issues, the food sustainability sector is ripe for opportunity – so how can you get involved? We spoke to two CJBS alumni about their sustainable food ventures to find out more about life as an entrepreneur, the opportunities on the MBA and the key trends to look out for in the industry.

On the eve of COP28 we examine the MBA curriculum pathway that focuses on careers in sustainability and ESG. We hear from Cambridge Judge Business School faculty member, Professor Matthew Grimes, together with MBA alumni, on the leadership skills required to forge a successful career in this sector and contribute towards lasting impact for the planet.

Every year, Cambridge Judge awards 5 Forté Foundation scholarships to MBA candidates demonstrating an exceptional commitment to female leadership. We met up with this year’s recipients to find out more about their experience on the MBA programme and their top tips on applying.

After a few years of offering online interviews due to the global pandemic, the MBA Admissions Team are now offering candidates the opportunity to attend the interview at Cambridge Judge Business School in person. Here we share some insights from our alumni about their memories of attending the in-person interview before starting their MBA year, as well as some tips and insights into the format of the day itself.

The third annual Global Mergers and Acquisitions Challenge, hosted by the Master of Finance (MFin) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, mixes M&A strategies with networking to bridge academia with the professional world.

We spoke to Dr Stella Pachidi, Assistant Professor in Information Systems on the Cambridge MBA, to get her insider take on how AI could change the world of work, and to find out more about her experience at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Company values reflect a business’s principles to staff, recruiters, clients and investors – shaping office culture and driving growth. In this special Insight article, we talk to 4 ventures which have received support from Cambridge Judge Business School about what company values mean to them.

Student and alumni news

Meet the Cambridge MBA class of 2023

A cohort of 226 professionals started their Cambridge MBA this month. With 45 nationalities represented, the class is preparing for an exciting year of learning, teamwork, and career progression.

Christopher Marquis was appointed Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge in January 2022. Here he talks about his early interest in China and how sustainability is at the heart of everything he does from riding a bike to the new MBA curriculum pathway.