What is the duration of the programme?
The Cambridge Executive MBA programme lasts for 20 months on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition to weekend sessions, there is an Orientation Week in early September, a 10 day International Business Trip, a week-long Group Project and an Electives Week. Find out more
When does the programme start?
The Cambridge Executive MBA programme starts in September each year. We do not have a January intake.
Can you send me a prospectus?
Register your interest in the programme via the EMBA homepage and you’ll receive access to the online brochure.
How can I be sure that the Cambridge Executive MBA qualification is recognised by the business community?
The Cambridge Executive MBA programme leads to the same Cambridge University degree qualification as the full-time MBA programme. In addition, the programme is also accredited by EQUIS, an independent auditor who assesses the quality of MBA programmes around the world.
How many hours a week of study is required?
A minimum of 15 hours’ study a week is recommended. You will be fully supported through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
What specialisations do you offer?
The Executive MBA is a general management programme. However, you can tailor the programme to meet your own needs and employment aims post-EMBA through two electives and two major projects. From this you can gain all the basic general management skills, before specialising in areas of management important for your current and future goals. We do, of course, have recognised strengths in entrepreneurship, innovation and technological development.
Do I have to find host companies for my consulting projects?
We have a member of the programme team who can help you find a suitable project. However, most Executive MBA participants like to find their own Team Consulting Project, as this allows them to work on something they’re passionate about or have an interest in. Projects can be located anywhere in the world and there are no restriction on who you can do your project for; some participants choose to do their project within their own organisations. For your Individual project (IP) we expect you to work with your own organisation.
What is the structure of the International Business Trip?
International Business is a key module of the Cambridge MBA programme. For the Executive MBA this course will be taught ‘in situ’, so you will travel with faculty, take your courses abroad and visit a series of organisations and industries. The exact location is carefully selected based on current economic situations around the world and the relevance of that location to the current Executive MBA class.
How are EMBA participants assessed?
Programme modules are mainly assessed through written assignments; in addition to this, there are four modules in three exam slots. To ensure maximum benefit, you will be asked to focus on your own organisation and apply your new-found knowledge to existing challenges.
Does Cambridge Judge hold any other business lectures or networking events?
A huge range of business-related talks, symposia and events take place every week in Cambridge, and as an EMBA student you are more than welcome to join them. The best way to find out what’s going on is to log into your Virtual Learning Environment and check your mail for School and College news. Event information can also be found on the School’s events page.
How do I know that you have received my application and references?
When you submit your application online you will receive an email to acknowledge that it has been sent to the Admissions Team. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all supporting documents and references are received by the application deadline you select.
When will I hear if my application has been successful?
Approximately one week after each application deadline, we will send you an email notification as to the status of your application.
Can I appeal if I am unsuccessful?
The Admissions Office cannot give reasons for not offering admission, nor advise you how to improve your application. However, an admissions appeal can be made if you believe that there has been an administrative error, or if you believe you have been treated unfairly because of bias or prejudice, or if there are circumstances unknown to Cambridge Judge Business School that might have affected the decision.
What happens after the interview?
We usually notify applicants if they have been successful within one week of the interview.
What is the relationship between Executive MBA students and the Cambridge colleges?
Every Cambridge student becomes a member of a college, including Executive MBA participants. Your college formally welcomes you to the University through a ‘matriculation’ ceremony, and you will remain a college member for life. As such you may be entitled to book guest rooms and use a College’s dining and bar facilities, internet and computer resources and library. The School is working closely with colleges to ensure that you benefit from college activities and networking opportunities even when away from Cambridge. Find out more about the collegiate system and access individual college websites
Which college am I likely to join?
As soon as a conditional offer of an Executive MBA place has been made candidates will be considered for a college place. The admissions team works closely with colleges to secure places for EMBA students, but you should be aware that some colleges are more supportive of MBA students than others. Due to the nature of the Cambridge system, college allocation can take some weeks; we ask for your patience during this period. If you have a particular connection with a college, for example as an alumni, please do let us know.
I’m already a member of the University; can I be enrolled at my old college?
If you are a Cambridge alumnus/a, we will make every effort to enable you to rejoin your College during your Executive MBA studies, should you wish to.
Do I need a visa to visit/study at Cambridge?
Non-EEA nationals can be supported in entering the UK to attend the residential sessions for the programme under the short-term study immigration route. Visit the University’s short-term study visa webpage for more information. Please note the Executive MBA programme is not eligible to be sponsored for a Tier 4 student visa.
What is the cost of the Executive MBA programme?
The fees for September 2020 are £69,200. Find out more
Is there a fee to apply?
A non-refundable application fee of £150 will be charged and can be paid as part of your online submission.
If I am successful in applying, is there a reservation fee?
If you wish to accept a conditional offer that has been made, you are expected to pay a 15 per cent reservation fee to secure your place on the programme.
Are the fees different for overseas students?
No, fees for all Executive MBA students are the same.
What forms of financial support exist?
Visit the Funding section for details of corporate support, bursaries and loans.
How do I get to Cambridge, and where can I find Cambridge Judge Business School?
The School’s Contact Us page includes information on how to reach us by road, train or plane, including a map of our location within the city of Cambridge.
Do you hold events outside of Cambridge?
Yes; we have scheduled regular information sessions and networking events around the world. Find out more
How can I contact the Executive MBA Admissions Team?
Please email us at [email protected].