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Cranfield MBA Helping Scientists Find Business Roles
Cranfield MBA Kim Nilsson is co-founder of Pivigo Recruitment, a head-hunting firm for scientists, but in her past life she worked as an astronomer!
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MBA Career Services Council (CSC) 2013 European Conference
Cranfield’s marketing and communications executive gives us the inside story on the annual confere…
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When I Retire - Water, Technology, Energy and Migration
Cranfield MBA Filippo Iarrera said the world will be divided into trading regions and populations wi…
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Sector Specific Careers Events Prove Big Success for Cranfield
Cranfield’s career services is providing students and recruiters with more meaningful exchanges wi…
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Inside View: The Cranfield Trust
The Cranfield Trust is one of the best ways for MBAs to volunteer their time with charities. Chief …
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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 personel and defence industry executives looking to contribute more effectively towards future military initiatives. This programme is offeres in partnership with Cranfield Defence and Security at the Defence Academy and the School of Management at Cranfield.
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.
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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
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- FT Ranking: 38
- BusinessWeek Ranking: 13
- Economist Ranking: 23
- Applicants Per Year: 532
- Class size: 147
- International student percentage: 79
- Female percentage: 24
- Scholarships available: 5
- Course length (months): 12
- Employed Graduates % (after 3 months): 92
- Salary increase percentage: 88
- Average GMAT: 690
- Course Fee: GBP 31,000
- Application Deadline: rolling
- Accredited: AACSB AMBA EQUIS
- Living Expenses: $12,731.30-$13,480.20
"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
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