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Living & networking in Cambridge

Cambridge is an ancient University City, steeped in tradition and rich in heritage. Set on the River Cam, with many of the University Colleges backing onto gardens along the river, the City is renowned for its beautiful historic and contemporary architecture including buildings designed by George Gillbert Scott, Sir Christopher Wren and Norman Foster, amongst many other famous names. Cambridge is within easy reach of all London’s international airports and less than an hour away from London by train.

As a Cambridge Executive MBA participant, you will join one of the University Colleges and you can choose the extent to which you wish to participate in the social and recreational activities of your college. Former EMBA students have joined in the ancient traditions of Cambridge, including May Balls, and the annual Boat Race.

Cambridge is always a good place to relax and unwind. Whether your interests encompass art, entrepreneurship, Shakespeare, classical music, business and innovation, scientific discovery or sport, there are boundless opportunities in Cambridge.

Connect and share ideas

As a Cambridge Executive MBA you can connect with the entrepreneurial ecosystem through the Entrepreneurship Centre as well as through consulting projects, seminars, networking sessions and access to events like Enterprise Tuesdays.  

You can also connect with programmes such as Accelerate Cambridge, a start-up ‘accelerator’ established by Cambridge Judge Business School, providing mentors and coaches to ventures at an early stage of growth. Start-ups involved with Accelerate Cambridge pitch their business ideas to the class and receive feedback, and participants can take away ideas for business models which they can apply within their own organisations. 

The University itself organises a number of networking events specifically for business and a full list of talks organised by the University can be viewed on their website.

Outside of the University you can attend events organised by Cambridge Network, an organisation bringing together academia and industry from the high technology cluster. You’ll meet business angels and innovative thinkers at these events and can share your own ideas and business dilemmas.

[The programme] gave me a framework within which I could understand the challenges that were facing the Foundation, particularly around marketing, scaling and working capital flow. At both Broadcom and the Foundation, the EMBA gave me more confidence in negotiations, and helped me think creatively in terms of structuring business deals.
Eben Upton, Technical Director at Broadcom, and Executive Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, UK, EMBA 2009