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Why International MBAs May Have A Tough Time Finding Jobs In UK
New visa laws have made it harder for international MBAs to land jobs in the UK, say leading business schools. But MBA recruiters and schools are adapting, reports Seb Murray.
posted on: 02/28/2014 | 1 comment
Why There Should Be Closer Ties Between Business And Business Schools
When it comes to business school, MBA jobs are now perhaps the most important consideration. The the…
posted on: 02/15/2014 | No comment
Former Barclays Banker Considers Booming Biotech Industry After MBA In UK
The biotech industry has been taking investors by storm. Cranfield MBA Olabode Ogunbodede sees the p…
posted on: 02/12/2014 | No comment
Cranfield MBA and MSc Students Network With More Big-Name Brands In 2014
Cranfield MBA and MSc students will get to network with big-name brands throughout 2014, including C…
posted on: 02/03/2014 | No comment
The Business School Building Boom: How Do MBAs Rate Their Facilities?
Business schools are spending millions developing their campus locations. But how do MBAs rate their…
posted on: 01/27/2014 | No comment
Cranfield School of Management Facts
The two types of MBA at Cranfield
The Cranfield Full-Time MBA is a one year programme with four terms of teaching and a similar volume of work to that of traditional two year programmes.
The Executive MBA follows the same objectives to that of the full time MBA but is spread over two years with two study options - Part time and Modular. A focus on personal and professional development throughout ensures the development of people skills needed when working at a senior level of management.
Cranfield also offers an MBA (Defence) programme designed for military officers, civil service personnel and defence industry executives looking to contribute more effectively towards future military initiatives. This programme is offers in partnership with Cranfield Defence and Security at the Defence Academy and the School of Management at Cranfield.
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It is not linear by all means, but it is strongly correlated and it applies everywhere! In our everyday life we believe that when buying a product or service we pay for what we get, which is not far f…
posted on: 02/28/2014
I have often wondered if a little bit of optimism is not what is required in society today. I came to Cranfield optimistic and excited and have since remained so, and before you switch let me define …
posted on: 02/24/2014
As you spend time here at Cranfield you get a true picture of how much value Dawn adds to the School of Management, in my opinion, Dawn has never failed to each day leave an impression of how much s…
posted on: 02/20/2014
Cranfield is blessed with excellent faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, but beyond them is a group of people whose praise might never be sung on a journal, yet they form the foundation…
posted on: 02/10/2014
The second term has now started. With the sun becoming rarer, temperatures tittering around 0C (that’s 32F), assignments piling up, this is the period when the spirits are truly tested and where…
posted on: 02/03/2014
We have all read and heard tips and advice about how to job hunt and how to get a job. How about how not to get a job?
posted on: 02/03/2014
Hello again! Today I would like to share with you last week’s excitement in the School of Management (SOM). Last week was International Week at Cranfield’s SOM. As many of you already know, Cranfi…
posted on: 02/03/2014
Free lecture series at Cranfield
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Launched in 1967, Cranfield School of Management is one of the UK’s most established business schools. It forms part of Cranfield University, a highly regarded graduate-level institution nestled in a small village of 6,000 people. The rural location is 50 miles from the London and just 15 minutes to Milton Keynes, one of the UK's fastest-growing business centers.
The school’s one-year MBA program is ranked first in the UK and third in the world by the Wall Street Journal. It has one of the largest faculties in Europe and the second highest staff : student ratio in the UK. But it's not all work at Cranfield! Boats, planes and music all feature heavily in extra-curricula life. Cranfield boasts its own operational airport used by the University’s own fleet of aircraft for aerospace teaching and research. It is also home to Europe's most established MBA yachting event for which 200 students traveled from across the globe to participate in last year's race. If music is more your thing, mark “Cranstock” in your diary - the university's very own music festival.
With the challenges facing most businesses, Cranfield is aware that fewer organisations are able to fully fund development of their talent. With this in mind, Cranfield's corporate bursary offers considerable savings towards the cost of tuition fees on their Executive MBA and portfolio of Executive Masters Programmes, including Executive MSc International HR Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Managing Organisational Performance and lastly Programme & Project Management. The bursary also increases where several individuals apply from one organisation for a particular programme in the same year, and as Cranfield's Part Time programmes equip senior managers with the tools to perform at their best, value is added back into the business from day one.
If you are considering sponsoring a member of staff, or you are going to approach your Head of Learning and Development/Talent and would like to hear more about the Corporate Bursary on offer, please contact Business Development Director of Graduate Programmes Michele Gray on +44 (0)1234 754377 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, view Cranfield's website dedicated to companies wishing to develop their talent http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/masters
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Virtual Open Day
Cranfield is streaks ahead of other b-schools when it comes to technology! You can now stroll around the campus without leaving the comfort of your armchair with the new virtual open day website! Definitely worth a look!
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Cranfield School of Management Members
- FT Ranking: 38
- BusinessWeek Ranking: 13
- Economist Ranking: 23
- Applicants Per Year: 532
- Class size: 74
- International student percentage: 75
- Female percentage: 30
- Scholarships available: 5
- Course length (months): 12
- Employed Graduates % (after 3 months): 87
- Salary increase percentage: 88
- Average GMAT: 646
- Course Fee: GBP £35,000
- Application Deadline: rolling
- Accredited: AASCB AMBA EQUIS
- Living Expenses: GBP £10,000 - £12,000
- Average age: 31
- Average years in work: 7
- Number of nationalities: 25
"We do not have a formal deadline for the receipt of applications from those who do not need a visa to study, and places are offered on a rolling basis"
- Without visa for Full Time MBA: End May
- Without visa for the EMBA: End Nov
Sample Admissions Essay Questions
- Please outline your career objectives and how the MBA will help you to achieve them.
- What positions of responsibility have you held (not necessarily business related)? What have you gained from this experience?
- What single event or achievement has been most significant in your life? What were the results of this event or achievement?
- Describe an ethical dilemma you have experienced firsthand. Discuss how you thought about and managed the situation.
Application form here
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