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SME Profile: Agile Cyber Solutions
Agile Cyber Solutions is a UK-Indian based SME, founded by five Cranfield MBAs. They operate in the eCommerce sector and have been growing for the past three years.
posted on: 12/05/2013 | No comment
Five Cranfield Entrepreneurs Launch Ecommerce Startup After MBA In UK
Cranfield MBA Vignesh SK launched an ecommerce startup - along with four of his classmates. After te…
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Former NHS Dentist Hopes To Take A Bite Out Of Business After MBA In UK
Ahmer Usmani co-founded his own dentistry practice and worked for the NHS for nearly a decade. But n…
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MBA Scholarships Get Cranfield Students Top Jobs In Charity Sector
Finance often effects the decision to apply to b-school. Cranfield offers many MBA Scholarships, and…
posted on: 11/11/2013 | No comment
Third Sector Could Be Your Route To Top MBA Jobs
The Third Sector stands up for outstanding causes - but more MBAs could get involved. Voluntary work…
posted on: 11/08/2013 | 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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Cranfield Student Blog
Last week we recovered from a frantic few days in which our marketing projects, economics WAC and a business competition submission were all due within a few days of each other. Fortunately we surviv…
posted on: 12/05/2013
February, 2013 The idea of studying for a masters degree had already become quite mature in my mind. I thought it was time to boost my career potential and attending a prestigious and practical prog…
posted on: 12/02/2013
The last WAC of the year is finished. A few more assignments to go and it will be exam time, I've finally got a working laptop and phone (thanks Leo) so I’m feeling very connected to the world and …
posted on: 11/28/2013
This week has taught me an about myself immensely. I have been given insight into how I learn and the way I interact within groups. I have learnt ways to deal with different emotions and situations w…
posted on: 11/28/2013
A little over a year ago, I commenced this blog feeling excited and intrigued by the MBA year that lay ahead. I was particularly intrigued to see what the examined MBA life would bring and whether a…
posted on: 11/22/2013
What I learnt this week is "Appreciation", being grateful for the little things on the side, like the receptionist who welcomes you each morning or the lecturers, and more especially being grateful fo…
posted on: 11/15/2013
It has been a very interesting week for the Cranfield Full-time MBA cohort, we had our first WAC (written assessment of case) this weekend...
posted on: 11/11/2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, view Cranfield's website dedicated to companies wishing to develop their talent http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/masters
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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