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Cranfield School of Management Facts

  • Fledgling companies can rent space from Cranfield University
  • Cranfield are one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK
  • 93% of Cranfield students go on to relevant work/study within 6 months of graduation
  • Cranfield students might enjoy "Clangers" a local dish of suet meat dumplings
  • Cranfield School of Management has over 17,000 alumni based in 120 countries
  • Cranfield's staff:student ratio is 2nd highest among UK Universities
  • The traditional nickname for people from Bedfordshire is the "Bedforshire Bulldogs"
  • Cranfield University is entirely postgraduate

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.

Cranfield Student Blog

  • Impressions from Doing Good and Doing Well 2015

    At the IESE’s student-led conference Doing Good and Doing Well 2015 in Barcelona this year’s topic was “What is Responsible Business?”. Being the first MSc in Management and Corporate Sustaina…

    posted on: 03/23/2015

  • Tree planting event

    Cranfield’s MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability students have planted a variety of trees in Wood End Thrift, one of the sites owned and managed by the Forest of Marston Vale, as part…

    posted on: 03/20/2015

  • Cranfield so far…

    It’s me again! Warning: This is gonna be one long post! What a surprise, eh? Well, no Life is incredibly interesting here. I literally agreed with what one of the professors, saying that Cranfield…

    posted on: 10/29/2014

  • Settling into life at Cranfield

    Hola! I’ve been meaning to blog for sometime, but procrastination got the better of me. I’m still thinking of a great blog layout – trust me. Still contemplating on doing a mixture of personal b…

    posted on: 10/24/2014

  • The Challenges of eating out after an MBA!

    Yesterday night I once again appreciated the beauty of Cranfield campus and the amazing infrastructure for the last time from a student's perspective! Without doubt our perspective has changed a lot i…

    posted on: 09/11/2014

  • Go Ape!

    Despite my massive fear of heights I dared to take the challenge of the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure to try out what it meant to be Tarzan – or rather Jane. It is thanks to two of my friends I made…

    posted on: 08/15/2014

  • MSc Retail Management study tour: Programme Director’s perspective

    The MSc in Retail Management study tour offers a unique opportunity for students to experience of an international retailing environment. In 2014 the tour took place over four days in Paris and studen…

    posted on: 07/25/2014

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About 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 extracurricular 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 Alternatively, view Cranfield's website dedicated to companies wishing to develop their talent

Virtual Open Day

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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