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Kick starting the MBA year with the EAP (English for Academic Purposes Programme)

“MBA”–though a seemingly short acronym holds a profound significance for students about to embark on the programme this autumn. For me, the Cambridge MBA programme will be another highly valuable chapter of my life, in helping me to transition from a local fund manager role to a management position in the banking industry. How to […]

My MBA year-in-review: part 2

The new academic year saw an increasing amount of global travel for Cambridge MBA, Jacqui Gilbert. It was the season for competitions: both business-centered challenges and sports tournaments. The term also saw Jacqui become a ‘googler’ for her Global Consulting Project, the flagship practical project undertaken during the Cambridge MBA year. Term 2: Lent Global […]

Biomedicine, Biobusiness and Biodollars

Learning more about the healthcare sector was the main reason I chose the Cambridge MBA and I have not been disappointed. Having worked with pharmaceutical companies, governments, health insurance firms (public and private), and multilateral aid agencies, I expected my learning to be only incremental–but I could not have been more wrong. The Pharmaceuticals and […]

Social Impact Exchange Day: Uniting the social impact minds of three leading business schools

  On Sunday 25th May 2014, students from Cambridge Judge Business School attended a Social Impact Exchange Day, alongside peers from Oxford Said Business School and London Business School. The day’s activities, organised by the co-chairs of the Social Impact Clubs at the three business schools respectively, offered students an insight into careers in the social impact […]

So you want to launch an app? Lessons from a wisened MBA…

  Padel Tennis Pro was intended to be a cheap, three-month endeavor to build a new mobile game.  With gameplay mechanics not totally dissimilar to the early 2000s classic ‘Curveball’ – how hard could it be? Nineteen months, five fired developers, one rushed Kickstarter campaign, one AppStore rejection, many sleepless nights and an international political […]

The Global Consulting Project Q&A: Lalit Peddakota, MBA.

  Lalit Peddakota (MBA 2013-14) sums up his recent Global Consulting Project experience-consulting for Japan Tobacco International. The Global Consulting Project sees MBAs form high calibre teams to tackle real issues faced by global clients. Pre-MBA Role: Pharmaceutical Scientist/Engineer Global Consulting Project Title: Business strategy planning for JTI’s global cigar business Global Consulting Project Locations: Geneva, […]

The Global Consulting Project Q&A: Martin Banjo, MBA.

Martin Banjo (MBA 2013-14) sums up his recent Global Consulting Project experience-consulting for Twitter. The Global Consulting Project sees MBAs form high calibre teams to tackle real issues faced by global clients. Pre-MBA role: Management Consulting Global Consulting Project: Twitter Global Consulting Project location: Cambridge/London Sum up your Global Consulting Project aims in a sentence: A Brit, […]

An MBA Odyssey to New York City

Two weeks ago, my team (Abhinav, Andrew, João, Kristin, and I) embarked on a fantastic, business-school sponsored trip to New York City to take part in the “MBA Odyssey” competition. The “MBA Odyssey” is an annual event for the world’s top MBA providers that is hosted by Columbia Business School. This year’s illustrious participants included: […]

Global Consulting Project 2014: GOAL on the road in the Kenema…

Our second day in Kenema has been spent in a Toyota 4×4 (an awesome vehicle if ever there was one) travelling cross-country via muddy, rocky, hilly roads and into small villages for site visits. The purpose of the site visits was for us to see who the customers of Alafia latrines are, and what the customer […]

Global Consulting Project 2014: Introducing team: GOAL, Sierra Leone

  [THE BRIEF]: We’re four MBA students from Cambridge Judge Business School about to embark on a 2.5 week trip to Sierra Leone to examine the Alafia sanitation marketing programme that GOAL are running in Kenema, the third largest city in Sierra Leone. There’s a day to go before the four of us fly out. […]

The Growth of MBA Careers in the Social Innovation Space

  On Monday 17 February 2014, 12 members of the Cambridge Judge Business School Social Innovation Student Interest Group (SIG) visited five social impact organisations in London as part of a student-led ‘Career Trek’. From capacity building at UnLtd, impact investing at home at Big Social Capital and in emerging markets–at Acumen and Pearson Affordable […]

First step in tackling the Hult Prize – non-communicable diseases in urban slums

In the mid-19th Century, Cholera used to be known as “The King” in London.  In slum areas particularly, its spread was fast, ferocious and fatal. So when tasked with addressing health in today’s urban slums, it may perhaps be surprising that non-communicable diseases – cancers, mental health disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases – are […]