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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Innovation, Strategy and Organisation is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £75 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to describe on the application form their research interests and, if known, define a plan for the research they intend to conduct during the course of their studies. We recommend a maximum of 800 words for this research interest statement (note that there is a 5,000 character limit set up for this field).

Selection Process

Applications will be considered by the MPhil ISO admissions committee in chronological order between December 2021 and the end of April 2022 (normally within 12 weeks following the submission of their completed application and required supporting documents).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview, normally via a video-conference call such as Teams or Zoom.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Reasons for applying (2500 characters)
    Please provide a personal statement outlining the reasons why you are applying for this particular programme. We recommend a maximum of 250 words for this statement (note that there is a 2,500 character limit set up for this field).
  • Statement of research interest
    Please describe your research interests and, if known, define a plan for the research you intend to conduct during the course of the MPhil ISO studies. We recommend a maximum of 800 words for this research interest statement (note that there is a 5,000 character limit set up for this field).
  • GRE Test
    A GRE score is not mandatory. Please see the programme website (https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/) for further guidance specific to the programme you are applying for. GMAT tests are not accepted. CJBS’s institution code is 7020.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Judge Business School

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Feb. 25, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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