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MBA curriculum

Our curriculum has four distinct phases, arranged across four terms. It is designed to follow a 'micro to macro' pathway, to transform you professionally and personally. You will complete the MBA ready to make an impact at organisational level, and lead teams on a global scale.

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The Cambridge difference

Cambridge attracts brilliant people, and the work done at this university impacts society globally. As an MBA, you will be learning and connecting in this rich environment, able to explore options, follow interests, seek supporters, and pursue future goals. Students with strong motivation and self-direction, open minds, and big ambitions thrive here.

Read more about the values and focus of Cambridge Judge Business School

Cambridge MBA: key learning features


Three team projects are required, and one optional individual project. The three team projects engage external companies or organisations.

Varied learning methodologies

A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed, including group lectures, team projects, workshops, seminars, and more.


Our unique 'Concentrations' allow you to follow your areas of interest through electives, projects and summer term choices.


Your MBA will integrate the academic curriculum, the careers programme, as well as allowing time to interact with the wider University and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cambridge.

Live and relevant

Students are exposed to live cases and situations throughout the programme, and apply their learning through this lens. We constantly invite business practitioners into the MBA experience to ensure the learning is realistic, relevant and impactful.


Your classmates will be mature, experienced and diverse, making your peer-to-peer learning valuable.


The 'Management Praxis' course, running throughout terms one and two, will be the core framework to explore successful teamwork. Other team interactions will be your study group, team projects and assessments.

Learning milestones

Our programme is structured to progress through four key learning milestones to consolidate and apply your learning. These milestones are vital opportunities to assimilate your knowledge and skills, work in teams and with external companies and advisors.

The milestones are:

  • Michaelmas Term – Cambridge Venture Project
  • Lent Term – Global Consulting Project
  • Easter Term – Concentration Capstone Project
  • Summer Term – Individual Project

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