Cranfield School of Management News
Business Schools Make Strides In Leadership Development
Soft skills have become more important for MBA employers and leadership development is now the key learning objective. Business schools have ramped-up their leadership development efforts.
posted on: 04/22/2014 | No comment
For Entrepreneurship, Top-Ranking Schools Are The Safest Bet
For careers in entrepreneurship, the top-ranking schools are the best bet. Research reveals the best…
posted on: 03/26/2014 | No comment
Technology Casts A Cloud Over Automotive Sector – And MBA Jobs Are Aplenty
New technology is taking the automotive sector for a spin. MBAs say that there is huge job potential…
posted on: 03/22/2014 | No comment
Top Schools Move Online But Traditional MBA May Be Under Threat
Harvard business school entered the online education race yesterday. The MBA community has erred on …
posted on: 03/22/2014 | No comment
After Conquering Britain, Entrepreneur Looks To Go Ape In The States
He helped create a wholly new market sector in the UK and dominated it after studying at Cranfield. …
posted on: 03/19/2014 | 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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Cranfield Student Blog
The second term of the MSc in Retail Management is already finished and that means half of our Master’s time already gone. I think it is the time for sharing my experience and what I’ve learnt in …
posted on: 04/22/2014
Considering that the second term of the MSc in Strategic Marketing is coming to an end, I thought it was important to reflect and share with you what I’ve learnt and what I’ve enjoyed from the pas…
posted on: 03/27/2014
It all started with someone’s curious suggestion: “We should do something tomorrow for the Chinese New Year!” Then… “We could all wear something red!” “Let’s yell out HAPPY CHIN…
posted on: 03/20/2014
Checking for the best university to do my postgraduate degree, one of the things that I checked in order to decide was obviously the content of my master programme. I knew I wanted a topic that covers…
posted on: 03/20/2014
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
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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 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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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: 46
- Economist Ranking: 46
- 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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