Join the next MSt in Entrepreneurship class

Kick-start your next venture or scale up your current business by applying for our part-time Master’s in Entrepreneurship.  

Learn from world-leading lecturers, join practical workshops, benefit from a dedicated mentor and become part of a global, influential network shaping the face of tomorrow. 

Enjoy 4 one-week residentials at Cambridge to immerse yourself in Cambridge life. Complete the rest online from wherever you wish, studying part-time across two years. 

Ready to get things started?

Applications are open

Applications are typically open from September to May. We encourage you to apply as early as possible – we review on a rolling basis and aim to invite candidates to interview within 8 weeks of applying.

Current applications are open until 23 May 2024.

We do consider applications from those that have a strong profile but may not meet all of our requirements below. If you fall into this category, please make sure that your application reaches us no later than 2 April 2024.

23 May 2024

Application deadline

Who we’re looking for

The Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School is a programme for entrepreneurs that wish to start or grow their own high-impact business. We will also consider individuals, who have a real interest in entrepreneurship:  

  • Intrapreneurs looking to bring entrepreneurial thinking and skills into their organisation. 
  • Members of a family business looking to find innovative ways to stay ahead of the competition. 
  • Individuals with significant work experience, who want to prepare for a switch in career to start their own venture or join other start-up companies. 

This programme is for you if:

  • You are an entrepreneur, who has obtained a good UK Bachelors (Hons) Degree with a 2.1 or equivalent standard from an overseas institution.
  • You possess a good GMAT or GRE score, along with a demonstration of exceptional success in other ways. 
  • You speak English as your native language or can submit evidence that you meet the University’s English language requirement.

Learn more about our current MSt in Entrepreneurship class and see how well you’ll fit in.

View class profile

Application process

Interested in applying? Here are the key steps.

Applications are open until 23 May 2024.


Set up an account on Application Portal 

Once you’ve set up an account on the Application Portal, you’ll be able to apply online for the MSt. 

Go to applicant portal

Application submission

Submit your application form online

We’ll ask you some short questions to gauge your entrepreneurial experience and past ventures, as well as your goals for the future and what you hope to get out of the course. You’ll need to provide two referees, ideally one academic and one professional, and you will need to upload certificates or transcripts of previous courses you’ve completed.

Applications will only be considered if they are complete and contain all elements, including references and transcripts. The fee to apply is £50.

Fraudulent applications

The University of Cambridge takes robust action against admissions fraud. If we find that fake documents or false information has been submitted, we will withdraw the application and any others made by the same person.

Learn more about postgraduate admissions fraud


Shortlisted candidates are invited for a video interview

You’ll be invited for a video interview, if we think you’re a good fit. This will be with the Programme Director or another faculty member and is designed to further gauge your fit for the programme.

Conditional offer

Successful candidates receive a conditional offer letter

If your application has been successful, you’ll receive an offer letter by the Registry Manager of the Institute of Continuing Education. This might come with conditions, such as: 

  • Financial, proving that you have the funds to pay for the programme. 
  • Language-related, proving that your English language skills are proficient. 
  • Academic, requiring submission of original documents. 

It is your responsibility to meet these requirements and provide the necessary evidence. 

College membership

Obtain College membership

Every student of the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship will be assigned membership to one of the Colleges of the University of Cambridge. You can state a preference for your choice of College on the application form. 

You may choose from the following Colleges: 

  • King’s College 
  • Homerton College 
  • Wolfson College
  • Lucy Cavendish College 
  • Hughes Hall 
  • Pembroke College

While your preference will be considered, the decision lies with the College and we can’t guarantee that you will be accepted into the College of your choice. The programme manager will request membership on your behalf.

Unconditional offer

Progress to unconditional offer

This is the final stage of the applications process. Once you have met all the conditions of your admission and have the offer of a College place, you will be notified that you may begin your programme at the start of the academic year. 

At this stage, you can start making arrangements like visa, travel and accommodation.

Our minimum requirements

Our requirements are designed to ensure you have everything necessary to submit the strongest application possible. See below for the things you’ll need in order to apply.

All applications are made online, and you need to submit all required supporting documentation, including references and transcripts. An online payment of £50 will be charged for the submission of your completed application.

We’re looking for candidates with a UK honours degree of at least 2:1 or the equivalent if you studied at an overseas institution.

We may consider applicants, who haven’t achieved the minimum at undergraduate level if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification or good master’s degree. If this is the case, we’ll ask you to complete a GMAT or GRE test, so it’s worth getting your application in early to allow enough time.

You will need to upload, via the Application Portal, transcripts of all courses you have taken during a programme of study, with the result you obtained, and with the credit value if applicable.

If you are currently studying, please provide a transcript listing the courses taken during your programme of study, with the results or grades obtained for each.

If you have previously completed degree-level study, please provide a transcript or degree certificate for each degree-level programme you have studied, showing the date the degree was awarded and the final class or grade obtained.

If your documents are not in English, you must also upload a full translation of each document, prepared by a registered translator.

If we make you an offer of admission, we may ask you to send the originals via post and supplying these may be a condition of your offer.

We’re looking for people who can demonstrate previous entrepreneurial experience – whether an early-stage project or a fully-fledged business.

If you have lower grades on your undergraduate degree, your application will be considered, but only if you can demonstrate that you have been exceptionally successful in other ways.

In such cases, you will also need to provide a good score on the GMAT or GRE exams, with above 50th percentile in each verbal and quantitative elements.

Our GMAT institution code is WF1-T3-81. Our GRE code is 7020.

We’ll ask for 2 references – ideally one academic and one professional. If this isn’t possible, two professional references may be accepted. Your referees should be senior people acquainted with your work and able to comment on your academic and professional suitability to undertake the course.

Advise your referees to include the following information:

How long they have known you and in what capacity.

Their opinion of your experience, achievements, professional interests, and the capabilities which you will bring to the programme.

Whether they believe you have the academic and analytic skills to successfully study at master’s level.

Whether they believe you will fit well on a masters-level programme.

Whether they consider you have the enthusiasm, commitment and determination necessary to complete the programme successfully.

We expect your referees to use the online referencing system, but if they are unable to do so or if they don’t have an email address, please contact the ICE Admissions office for further assistance.

Applicants to the programme need to be fluent in English. If you aren’t a native-level English speaker, you’ll need to have one of the following:

  • an IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element. The separate components must have been taken at the same time and in the past two years.
  • a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element.

Find out whether you must provide a language test certificate on the competence in English postgraduate admissions website.

As visa information changes frequently, you are advised to read the most up to date information on the University’s International Student webpages.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct immigration permission to study at the University of Cambridge.

Upon arrival at Cambridge Judge Business School, you’ll be asked to provide your current passport and evidence of your immigration status.

Admissions events

Find out more about the programme and meet prospective tutors, business mentors and students at one of our in-person or online events.

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