Applying for Cambridge MBA

I’m well and truly back on the horse. I’m officially applying for the Cambridge MBA.

Application process

Upside applying this time round is soooo much easier. No GMAT to take, no trying to figure out what my offer is. I done all the hard work last year. Which means I should be able to put together  a decent application in a month which also allows me to apply for scholarships. Wow!

I’ve got off to a good start by lining up my references and, and my amazing team of essay checkers. I’ve even written first drafts of both my essays. Admittedly the personal statement needs a radical rewrite but at least it’s words on the paper.

Insider view

There just one bit I’m struggling with and that getting an insiders views of Cambridge MBA. Thankfully, LinkedIn come in handy and someone from my wider network was willing to chat. Even six weeks into the course and he was still chirpy and happy about the experience. His one piece of advice for the application make every word count in the essays.

It would be great to get another view or two about reality of studying at Cambridge for the MBA. Anyone know of someone who studied at Cambridge for their MBA who would be willing to talk about their experience?

It’s Cambridge

One really scary aspect about applying to Judge business school, is that I’m applying for Cambridge. I’ve loved Cambridge ever since I visited it when I was eight.  Every so often I suffer from a massive inferiority complex and self doubt.  But I have to remind myself, I got an interview from Duke.  I’m OK, I’m not going to get laughed at.  But I suspect I will have a couple of swings before the application is over.

Cambridge Colleges

One of the fun things about applying for Cambridge is  choosing a college.  This is my short list:

  • Hughes;  Is a postgrad only college with a large concentration of MBA students.
  • St John; pretty, rich, sporty and has its own punt.
  • St Catherine; An old college in the centre of town with easy access to the business school, it has a college hockey team and the college sports grounds have an astro.
  • Corpus Christi college; small, old, good community engagement and the opportunity to experience traditional Cambridge college.
  • St Edmunds; Is a postgrad college, and there a good opportunities to mix with a large number of international students and those studying the sciences.  The grounds also looks really good. But it might be a bit out the way.
  • Kings; Not only does it have a great chapel, it also seems to friendly, welcoming and has a photographic dark room.

In case your interested the Student room provides a quick summary of the Cambridge colleges.

Which one college should I choose?

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One response to “Applying for Cambridge MBA”

  1. mbablackgirl says :

    Go you! Kings is a pretty good choice, as too are St Catherine and Hughes. In terms of current students maybe http://fromharlem2cambridge.wordpress.com/
    Can be a help. x

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