If you want to start a business in the UK, there’s no better place than Cambridge: a city that attracts five times more investment capita than London; that garners 25% of all UK venture capital (VC) funding; that receives one in every 12 pounds of VC investment across Europe; and a city that boasts one of the leading entrepreneurial education programmes in the world, delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School.
Cambridge Judge, at the heart of the University of Cambridge, has been creating successful business professionals since its launch in 1990. At its core is an ethos that goes far beyond the academic – it mentors, inspires and gives practical, tangible support to its students and clients at all points of their entrepreneurial journey.
“Our emphasis is innovation on all fronts, co-creating knowledge, sharing that knowledge, and engendering real-world change,” says the school’s Director and Professor of Management Studies, Christoph Loch. “It means there is no such thing as a typical experience at Cambridge Judge Business School.”
The school has recently expanded its entrepreneurial activities. Alongside its MBAs, MFin, MPhils and PhDs, and its open and customised Executive Education courses for business leaders, Cambridge Judge is increasing its opportunities for those individuals who want to put their ideas into business practice.
Delivering some of these programmes is the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), offering projects appropriate to all levels and timescales – everything from a one-week intensive programme, Ignite, to its 12-month Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. In addition, CfEL’s Enterprisers programme develops students to understand their own level of risk awareness by simulating business tasks and building self-belief.