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How to Apply to Cambridge Judge: A Guide for Applicants

How to Apply to the Cambridge Judge Business School MBA Program

Cambridge Judge Business School is one of the world’s leading business schools, offering a one-year MBA program that is designed to prepare students for global leadership. The application process is competitive, and applicants must meet a number of requirements in order to be considered.

Application Process

The application process for the Cambridge Judge MBA program begins in the fall of the year before you plan to start. The application is available online and consists of the following components:

  • Resume
  • Four essays
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores
  • Interview


Your resume should highlight your academic, professional, and extracurricular achievements. Be sure to include all relevant information, such as your education, work experience, publications, awards, and honors.


The Cambridge Judge MBA program requires four essays:

  • Personal statement
  • Leadership essay
  • Global perspective essay
  • Why Cambridge Judge essay

Your essays should be well-written and thoughtful, and should provide the admissions committee with a clear understanding of your academic and professional goals, your leadership potential, and your interest in the Cambridge Judge program.

Letter of recommendation

You must submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your academic and professional achievements. Your recommenders should be people who know you well and can provide meaningful insights into your character and potential.


You must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended. Your transcripts should be in English or translated into English by a qualified translator.

Test scores

The Cambridge Judge MBA program requires applicants to submit GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS scores. The minimum GMAT score is 650, the minimum GRE score is 320, the minimum TOEFL score is 100, and the minimum IELTS score is 7.0.


The Cambridge Judge MBA program requires applicants to participate in a one-on-one interview. The interview is an opportunity for you to learn more about the program and for the admissions committee to get to know you better.


The application deadline for the Cambridge Judge MBA program is October 15 for the fall intake.

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  • Essay 1: This essay asks applicants to provide details of their post-MBA career plans. They are asked to outline their immediate post-MBA professional objectives, as well as their longer-term plans. They are also asked to discuss how the Cambridge MBA will equip them to achieve their goals. In order to answer this question effectively, applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the unique merits of Judge’s program. They should make concrete, illustrative connections between the Cambridge MBA offerings and how they will empower them to reach their goals.

  • Essay 2: This essay asks applicants to tell about a time when they made a professional mistake. They are asked to explain how the situation could have ended differently. In order to answer this question effectively, applicants should quickly provide the context that the reader needs to appreciate their story, and then elaborate on how they handled the professional situation and grew because of it. They should be sure to own what they do, as the adcom will want to see accountability and not excuses.

  • Essay 3: This essay asks applicants to tell about the best team they worked with. They are asked to explain what made the team successful. In order to answer this question effectively, applicants should choose a situation with successful results and define one’s team and the objective that defined success. They should explain how they worked together and the challenges they overcame to achieve success.

  • Essay 4: This essay asks applicants to provide an example of when someone else positively impacted their life. They are asked to explain what they learned from this experience. In order to answer this question effectively, applicants should first establish the relationship and identify how the person impacted them. They should then explain what they learned from this experience and how it has shaped who they are today.

The Clear Admit Resources section of the article provides information on how to get help with your Cambridge / Judge MBA essays and application. These resources include:

  • Cambridge / Judge Profile on the Clear Admit website: This provides up-to-date advice and admissions information.
  • Clear Admit LiveWire: This allows you to see admissions updates submitted in real time by applicants to Judge.
  • Clear Admit DecisionWire: This allows you to see school selections in real-time by admits to Judge.

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Letter of recommendation questions

Cambridge / Judge MBA Recommendation Questions in English:

  • Contact information for recommender: The recommender should provide their name, title, company, email address, and phone number.
  • Length of time you have known the applicant? The recommender should indicate how long they have known the applicant and in what capacity.
  • Rate the applicant: The recommender should rate the applicant on a scale of Below Average, Average, Good, Outstanding, Exceptional, or Insufficient Information for each of the following qualities:
    • Integrity
    • Ability to work with others
    • Creativity
    • Motivation
    • Self-confidence
    • Analytical skills
    • Written communication skills
    • Oral communication skills
    • Leadership potential
    • Responsibility for own action
    • Quantitative numerical skill
  • Reference letter: The recommender should write a one- or two-page letter that addresses the following points:
    • What you like most and least about working with the applicant.
    • Any particular weaknesses the candidate has compared to other peers/team members that you regularly work with.
    • The applicant’s attitude and behavior when working with: (a) managers/supervisors (b) peers (c) subordinates.
    • What you think the applicant will be doing in ten years.

The recommender should also elaborate and/or provide concrete examples if they have rated the applicant as Below Average, Outstanding, or Exceptional on any of the qualities in the “Rate the Applicant” section.

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