Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge is launching a Global Executive MBA that will combine in-person teaching blocks at Cambridge and two other international locations with live virtual classes. Applications for the new global program open today (March 31), and the first cohort starts in January 2024.
It’s the first time the English business school has offered regular teaching outside of Cambridge, according to a release.
“The world needs managers who understand the great challenges of our time – sustainability, geopolitical frictions, and diversity and inclusion,” says Professor Mauro Guillén, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School, in a release.
“Our Global EMBA will equip students with a unique perspective on each of these issues as well as on the traditional functional areas of business and finance.”
ANOTHER BRAND SCHOOL EXPLORING ONLINE OPTIONS
Cambridge is the second prominent business school brand to announce a partially online Global Executive MBA in recent months.
In August, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania announced its new Global EMBA in which 75% of instruction is to be delivered in live virtual sessions with Wharton professors. The program also includes five residential weeks at Wharton’s Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses along with other international locations.
Wharton will welcome its first cohort in May of this year, and the cost of the program is identical to that of its in-person EMBA, or $214,800.
Other big brand schools also broke into the ever-more-crowded online MBA market last year. New York University’s Stern School of Business launched an Online/Modular Option for its part-time MBA while UC Berkeley Hass launched its own Flex option.
In August 2022, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School welcomed its first 100% online EMBA cohort, making it the highest-ranked program to create a 100% online EMBA so far.
THE CAMBRIDGE GLOBAL EMBA
Cambridge Judge already offers an in-person executive MBA that meets on weekends about once per month. It also requires four week-long sessions which includes an international business study trip.
In its 20-month Global EMBA, students will attend four week-long blocks of in-person instruction at Cambridge along with two more week-long blocks in other countries. The school estimates that about 30% of teaching will be online, or about 33 live sessions over the course of the program, according to the website.
“We recognise that our students juggle different work and personal circumstances, and the GEMBA’s ‘blended’ structure, which combines live online learning with in-person teaching in Cambridge and international locations, is designed so students can operate around work schedules and participate from different time zones,” the website reads.
Live online sessions will consist of instruction, international speakers, and panel discussions with global leaders.
The Global EMBA will have the same admissions criteria, syllabus, assessment and degree as its existing executive MBA, and it will be taught by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty. Cost of Cambridge’s current EMBA is £78,800 (about $97,000) while its new Global EMBA will cost £86,600 (about $106,800), according to the school’s website.
“The new Global Executive MBA is a very exciting chapter in the successful EMBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School,” says Simon Taylor, Director of the Global EMBA programme and Management Practice Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge.
“The Global EMBA includes teaching in Cambridge and elsewhere around the world, combined with online sessions that bring a further international element to the programme through speakers from across the globe. Cambridge Judge recognises that students have different work and personal circumstances, so the Global EMBA represents a programme that some individuals may find useful.”
Learn more about the Cambridge Global EMBA here.
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