skip to navigation skip to content

Women and the EMBA

Back to People

In 2016, women accounted for only 33 per cent of Executive MBA applications worldwide*.  Reasons of financial circumstance, family commitments and confidence can impede women from pursuing a degree that could help them make the next step in their careers.      

Cambridge Judge Business School is fully committed to addressing these reservations, and more widely the ‘man-manager’ bias in the workplace.

Would I fit into an EMBA class?  

The strength of the EMBA lies in its diversity, across gender, industry and nationality.

Visit the class of 2017 overview

What are the long-term benefits?

Learn with a collaborative network of students, faculty and mentors that will continue to influence your career.

Find out why women should apply

Am I qualified?

Candidates will have a 2:1 Bachelors degree (or equivalent), at least seven years’ work experience and a command of English.

View our admissions requirements

Will I have the time?

The programme is delivered over 16 weekends and four week-long blocks, combined with an online learning tool that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. 

View our programme schedule

Can I afford it?

A 30% scholarship for women is available, as well as needs-based and direct bursaries. 

Visit our fees and funding page

Executive MBA Scholarship for Women

The scholarships are awarded to two outstanding female candidates each year, and will contribute 30 per cent towards the tuition fee. The successful candidates would act as ambassadors for the Executive MBA, make a positive contribution to the class and play an active role in women's leadership at the School.

Learn more about the scholarship

Hear from our EMBAs

Women from the EMBA 2016 class discuss their Executive MBA experiences.

A network of women

Brooke Chadeayne (EMBA 2016) found her network of female classmates a source of inspiration and support.

Watch the video

Family life and studying

Niti Thawale (EMBA 2016) explains how she manages her young family in India and EMBA study.

Watch the video

Commuting from outside the UK

Erin Bradley (EMBA 2016) manages a monthly commute from Canada to Cambridge for EMBA weekends.

Watch the video

Do not hesitate

Rina Einy (EMBA 2014) recommends the Cambridge EMBA to any woman that is serious about her career.

Watch the video

Developing leadership skills

Diana Henderson (EMBA 2016) appreciates the programme’s emphasis on developing leadership skills.

Watch the video

Finding your direction

Melissa Stringer (EMBA 2016) sees the EMBA as an opportunity to reflect and act on how your career – and life – could progress.

Watch the video

Better leaders, better people

Vanessa Marcie (EMBA 2016) believes her class’ supportive environment stems from their shared desire to become better leaders and better people.

Watch the video

A catalyst for career change

Khayala Eylazova (EMBA 2014) used the programme and peer network to change industry sectors after graduating.

Watch the video

*GMAC 2013. The 2016 Application Trends Survey.

Read our report Opting for an MBA Education: A Gender Analysis.

Read the report

Our scholarships for women cover 30% of the tuition fees

Read more