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A rigorous, global programme with its own distinctive learning style.

The MBA is a broad management degree designed to develop deep understanding, practical application and vital interpersonal and leadership skills. Inspired by the University of Cambridge tradition of tutorial discussion and debate, the MBA delivers a lively and engaging learning experience in an intensive one-year programme.

You will have:

  • at least three years work experience when you start that MBA
  • a GPA of at least 3.3
  • already shown progression in your career
  • excellent English language abilities
  • a learning mindset

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The MBA is taught through a blend of workshops, seminars, lectures, small group work, group discussion, presentations and experiential learning in projects.

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Our team projects are a corner-stone of the MBA learning experience, allowing you to apply your new skills and knowledge in a live setting to real clients.

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We offer a broad programme of coaching and guidance to help you achieve the post-MBA job you are looking for, and to equip you with 'employability' tools for life.

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Diversity is vital to us - with over 40 nationalities, 35 per cent women, and a broad range of sectors, the average age in our MBA class is 30 and average GMAT is 691.

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There is an online application process for the MBA, and a £150 application fee. The admissions cycle to recruit the class of 2020/21 is now open. 

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Application deadlines

  • 9
    Round 1

    Interviews will take place on 20 & 21 October 2019
  • 28
    Round 2

    Interviews will take place on 8 & 9 December 2019
  • 13
    Round 3

    Interviews will take place on 23 & 24 February and 1 & 2 March 2020
  • 9
    Round 4

    Interviews will take place on 26 & 27 April 2020
  • 4
    Round 5

    Interviews will take place on 7 & 8 June 2020

Scholarships & bursaries

There are a range of scholarships available to Cambridge MBA students, with criteria based on nationality, sector, and academic achievement.

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Cambridge life

As a Cambridge MBA, you will become a member of one of the 31 University of Cambridge colleges. This unique aspect of your MBA will add an extra dimension of discovery to your experience.

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Cambridge is surrounded by science parks, incubators and innovation centres, and the 'Silicon Fen' is one of the most successful technology clusters in the world.

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Cambridge MBAs have an intensive year with a huge variety of experiences open to them. Read first-hand how students spend their time in the MBA student blog.

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