Thankful for another quiet end of Jan

Like this time last year, I had a quiet year when the Financial Times released their annual MBA rankings. This year we climbed three places to 13th, our highest ranking since 2008.

We organised a lunch-time session where I went through the rankings methodology. It was telling that staff outnumbered students almost 2 to 1 at this session, which showed that students aren’t too bothered when your school does well.

While it was heartening to see the school do well in the rankings, I was particularly happy that students and alums did not go overboard in terms of celebrating the ranking. As I have consistently said, the rankings are volatile and many years, myself and my counterparts would be at a loss as to explain why our school went up or down in the rankings.

Most importantly, we have to recognise that rankings do measure factors that might not be directly relevant to MBAs. And that we do not want to be led by rankings to the point where we lose our soul.

In the meantime, I am going to enjoy the quiet for now.

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3 Responses to Thankful for another quiet end of Jan

  1. Congratulations Conrad for this success. I had the chance to interact with Cambridge MBA team in different occasions, one thing was pretty obvious, they are so humble, down to earth and very likable people. Although they belong to a prestigious university and represent one of the world best MBA programs, I never felt that, all my feeling was that I was talking to friends and mates who I thought I knew for years. It was very interesting and impressive how you and your team were able to personalize the whole experience of Cambridge MBA admission and engagement. I hope that I’ll have the opportunity to be in Cambridge MBA in the future.

    • Congratulations for The University of Cambridge’s MBA program for being ranked highly by the Financial Times. It is indeed a good news, and I would second the previous post about the friendly team of Judge Business School. Keep up the good work.

  2. Congratulations for The University of Cambridge’s MBA program for being ranked highly by the Financial Times. It is indeed a good news, and I would second the previous post about the friendly team of Judge Business School. Keep up the good work.