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EMBA fees & funding

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The tuition fees for our Executive MBA programmes are as follows:

  • Cambridge Executive MBA (commencing in September 2022): £75,800
  • Global Executive MBA (commencing in January 2023): £86,600.

Additionally there is a non-refundable application fee of £150.

What the tuition fees cover

  • Programme tuition
  • Membership of a Cambridge College
  • Accommodation and group meals during Orientation Week and the International Business Study Trip

Additional costs for participants

We estimate that an average of £7,000 should be budgeted to cover additional costs for the programme you take.

Depending on your location and the programme you choose, those additional costs could be significantly higher or lower, as they may include:

  • Travel to and from Cambridge and Shenzhen apart from the Orientation Week.
  • Flights for the International Business Study Trip (accommodation is provided by the Business School)

When accepting an offer of a place on either Executive MBA programme you will be asked to provide financial evidence that you can meet the tuition costs of the programme, as well as these additional costs.

If you are made an offer of a place on one of the programmes you will be asked to pay a reservation fee of £10,000 to secure your place. This fee is deducted from the total fees payable.

Payment plans

Tuition fees can be paid in one or two instalments. These options are available to both self-funded participants and those sponsored by their employer:

Cambridge Executive MBA

Option 1

Reservation fee

£10,000

Remaining fees payable by 9 August 2022

£65,800

Total fees

£75,800

Cambridge Judge bursaries and scholarships are deducted as one instalment.

Option 2

Reservation fee

£10,000

Instalment one payable by 9 August 2022

£45,480

Instalment two payable by 9 August 2023

£20,320

Total fees

£75,800

Cambridge Judge bursaries and scholarships and deducted across both instalments.

Global Executive MBA

Option 1

Reservation fee

£10,000

Remaining fees payable by 9 December 2022

£76,600

Total fees

£86,600

Cambridge Judge bursaries and scholarships are deducted as one instalment.

Option 2

Reservation fee

£10,000

Instalment one payable by 9 December 2022

£51,960

Instalment two payable by 9 December 2023

£24,640

Total fees

£86,600

Cambridge Judge bursaries and scholarships and deducted across both instalments.

Cambridge Judge Business School awards a range of bursaries and scholarships for Executive MBA applicants.

If you are looking for financial assistance, we recommend you apply early to ensure that you meet the deadlines for the award of your choice.

Applicants successful in receiving an award have the designated amount deducted from their total fees. This is done in either one or two instalments, depending on which payment plan was chosen.

Please note:

  • Bursary and scholarship awards cannot be used to finance the 15% reservation fee for the programme.
  • You can apply for as many scholarships as you wish. An applicant can be awarded up to a maximum of 50% of tuition fees in scholarships and bursaries.

Finance options

Listed in this section are finance options available to Cambridge EMBA applicants. Finance options for Global EMBA applicants will be made available when applications for the programme open in mid-November.

To help you meet the EMBA fees, you could be eligible for these loans:

Amount: 10-20% of the tuition fee
Eligible for: applicants that could not afford the programme otherwise
Number available: multiple
Deadline: rolling applications (final deadline 6 June 2022)
Award date: one month after each application round deadline

A small number of Executive MBA bursaries are awarded at the end of each application round. These are offered based on individual circumstances and the strength of your application.

If you wish to be considered for an Executive MBA bursary, please indicate this on your application form. You will then be invited to take part in a recorded online assessment.

Successful applicants will be notified one month after each application round deadline.

Amount: 10% of the tuition fee
Eligible for: all applicants
Number available: five
Deadline: rolling applications (final deadline 6 June 2022)
Award date: one month each application round deadline

All successful EMBA applicants can apply for an Executive MBA Director’s Scholarship, including those awarded a needs-based bursary. If you wish to be considered, please indicate this on your application form. You will then be invited to take part in a recorded online assessment.

This scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Programme Director. This happens after the needs-based bursaries have been awarded, in the interests of fairness.

Amount: 30% of the EMBA tuition fee
Eligible for: all female applicants
Number available: two
Deadline: 19 April 2022
Award date: one month after deadline

The scholarship is awarded to two outstanding female candidates each year. Successful candidates act as ambassadors for the Executive MBA, making a positive contribution to the class and playing an active role in women’s leadership at the School.

If you wish to be considered for the Scholarship for Women, please indicate this on your application form. You will then be invited to take part in a recorded online assessment.

If you are shortlisted for this scholarship, you will be invited for an additional interview at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Amount: 30% of the tuition fee
Eligible for: candidates working in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors
Number available: two
Deadline: 19 April 2022
Award date: Six weeks after the deadline

 

We are looking for intelligent, highly motivated candidates with at least three years’ experience in the charity and not-for-profit sector at the time of application.

Preference will be given to those working for UK or global organisations. It is expected that successful recipients will contribute to charitable or voluntary sectors after the completion of the Executive MBA.

To be considered for this scholarship, please indicate this on the application form. You will then be invited to take part in a recorded online assessment.

If you are shortlisted for a Charity & Not-for-profit Scholarship, you will be invited for an additional interview at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Amount: 30% of the tuition fee
Eligible for: candidates working in the healthcare industry
Number available: two
Deadline: 19 April 2022
Award date: Six weeks after deadline

The Executive MBA Healthcare Scholarship is for medical practitioners working in the healthcare industry. The scholarship is awarded based on the candidate’s application, essay and strength of their professional background.

To be considered for this Scholarship, please indicate this on the application form. You will then be invited to take part in a recorded online assessment.

Amount: 80% of the tuition fee
Eligible for: candidates holding a senior management position within the University of Cambridge.
Number available: one
Deadline: 19 April 2022
Award date: one month after deadline

The Executive MBA programme is an opportunity to share our knowledge throughout the wider University of Cambridge community.

Candidates for this sponsorship should hold a permanent position at one of the University’s Schools, Faculties, Departments or Colleges.

This sponsorship is not available to those working for one of the University’s limited companies or affiliated organisations (such as Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Enterprise and any other non-departmental affiliated organisation).

How to apply

Submit your application to the Executive MBA programme. If an offer is made to you, email the Admissions Team. Explain why you should be considered for this Sponsorship and how it would benefit your department and the wider University.

You will not be eligible for the Needs-Based or Director’s bursaries if you are awarded this scholarship. You must also pay the 15% reservation fee to secure your place on the programme.

The Prodigy Finance Loan Programme is available to help you finance the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Once you have been offered a place on the programme you can apply for a loan through Prodigy’s website.

Prodigy has limited funds; we cannot guarantee you will be granted a loan. We recommend candidates investigate all financing options available to them, including local options.

Declaration: an entity connected to the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, is an investor in MBA Community Loans PLC, which provides the finance to fund the Prodigy Finance Loan Scheme. The University of Cambridge Judge Business School may therefore benefit from any lending under the scheme.

The Lendwise Loan Programme is available to help you finance the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Once you have been offered a place on the programme you can apply for a loan through Lendwise’s website.

The University of Cambridge is not a lender and is not recommending, endorsing or in any way connected with Lendwise or their products. This link is provided for your information only, with no guarantee of accuracy.

We recommend candidates investigate all financing options available to them, including local options.

The Future Finance Loan Programme is available to help you finance the Executive MBA programme.

Once you have been offered a place on the programme you can apply directly for a loan through Future Finance’s website. Applicants can submit an application online up to six months prior to the start of the programme.

The University of Cambridge is not a lender and is not recommending, endorsing or is any way connected with Future Finance or their products. The University is providing this link for information only and without guarantee of accuracy. We recommend that candidates investigate all financing options available to them, including local options.

The UK Government provides Postgraduate Loans for Masters students through a scheme administered by Student Finance England.

Details of eligibility and how to apply

Please note: The Cambridge Executive MBA does not qualify for the Apprenticeship Levy.

An EMBA is an investment in your career, whether you plan to adopt new responsibilities within your organisation or take an entrepreneurial route.

Your experience will be unique to you, so it is important that your business case considers more than your personal and professional development. Focus on the challenges – or opportunities – facing your organisation, and how the EMBA programme you apply for benefits both.

To see what past students have achieved, read our alumni profiles.

Build your business case

Before asking your employer for sponsorship, research the benefits of an EMBA programme.

Those you approach to sponsor you may not be MBA holders themselves, and may have preconceptions about the value of these programmes. Presenting detailed information about the programme’s benefits is important.

How will your employer benefit from you undertaking an Executive MBA from Cambridge? A common way to build this case is to complete a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis on your organisation.

After compiling the relevant data for senior management, demonstrate how completing the Cambridge or Global Executive MBA will help you tackle the key issues raised.

Link the learnings from the EMBA course and the skills it develops to your organisation’s challenges, as well as to your own personal and professional development.

Learn more about the available EMBA modules

Many participants receive financial assistance from their organisations by means of full or part-sponsorship, one third of participants on average.

Part-sponsorship can be negotiated in many ways, including:

  • Bonus payments
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Matched funding
  • Tuition reimbursement following completion of different stages of the programme

EMBA programmes require an investment of time, although the Cambridge EMBA and Global EMBA programmes call for comparatively little time out of the office.

Time off can be negotiated with employers as vacation, unpaid leave, study days, or as time off in lieu. Participants are required to be in full-time employment; how you demonstrate the lessons learnt within your workplace is an important outcome.

The Cambridge EMBA anf Global EMBA programmes welcome prospective participants and their employers to our regular information sessions held in the UK and overseas.

Arrange a one-to-one meeting with the Admissions Manager

Register for an admissions event

We also welcome prospective participants and their employers to visit Cambridge Judge Business School for a tour and discussion with our Admissions Manager.

If you or your employer need more information about our Executive MBA programmes or advice on your individual business case, email the EMBA team.