Cranfield School of Management

Welcome to Cranfield School of Management

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

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Cranfield Full-Time MBA

The Cranfield full-time MBA is an intensive one-year programme beginning in September. It is a general management programme with a focus on real-word learning and leadership development. It will give you the opportunity to:
 
  • Create and implement your own leadership development plan, setting a vision for where you want to be professionally and how you are going to get there.
  • Prepare for and find a professional role that suits you based on your personality, skills, experience and career aspirations.
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills such as self-awareness, teamwork and resilience.  
  • Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition.
  • Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of three years' post-qualification work experience.
  • A good degree and / or professional qualification.
  • Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential along with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores over 600 or GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning. Our Designated Institution Code is 3641 or the successful completion of our own Cranfield admissions tests

Call +44 (0)1234 758008 or email mbaenquiries@cranfield.ac.uk for more information

Corporate Bursary

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 michele.gray@cranfield.ac.uk. Alternatively, view Cranfield's website dedicated to companies wishing to develop their talent http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/masters

Meet the Cranfield team

Executive MBA

The Cranfield Executive MBA allows you to combine studying for a world-class management qualification with your family and work commitments. It gives you the opportunity to:
 
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills.
  • Keep up-to-date with best practice and work out how to implement it in your organisation.
  • Create and implement your own leadership development plan, setting a vision for where you want to be and how you are going to get there.
  • Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world.
  • Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition.

For more information about this course visit the course page or contact the enquiries team +44 (0)1234 758008 /mbaenquiries@cranfield.ac.uk

Cranfield Student Blog

  • Freedom, Authenticity and Inner Peace: finding my way to an MBA.

    I'm writing this first blog post from a quiet corner of Bedfordshire in England....12 months ago I was just completing a post-graduate diploma in Spiritual Direction (yup, I’m a fully qualified spir…

    posted on: 12/04/2015

  • Muli Bwanji

    I have just returned from a phenomenal trip to Zambia, where myself and 23 others completed various consulting projects with local companies.  The premise of the International Business Assignment, pa…

    posted on: 07/09/2015

  • The Great Globalisation

    Term 2 is complete - fin!  Finance projected, ethics pondered, people management mastered (to no degree whatsoever), and the macro economy hypothesised.  Macroeconomics was my favourite part of the …

    posted on: 05/28/2015

  • 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

  • Filling Some Blanks

    And thus Term 1 has ended.  Amazing! While I rest on the couch, having reacquainted myself with leisure reading and exercise, it occurs to me there are a few things I’ve failed to properly document…

    posted on: 01/06/2015

  • 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

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Executive MBA Defence

The Cranfield Executive MBA (Defence) course is designed for military officers, civil service personnel and defence industry executives looking to contribute more effectively towards future military initiatives. 
 
Created specifically for the defence community, the MBA (Defence) programme is not just about improving your skills and techniques in general management. We build confidence, emotional intelligence, decision-making and team-working qualities that make for inspirational leaders.
 
The course is offered in partnership with Cranfield Defence and Security at the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology (formerly the Defence College of Management and Technology), Shrivenham and the School of Management at Cranfield.
 
For more information contact the enquiries team 01793 785922 / odavies.hq@defenceacademy.mod.uk

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MSc Programs

 
The Cranfield MSc in Management is a full-time 13-month programme designed for graduates with little or no previous professional experience. The programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to succeed in business, whether at the local or global level. It will give you the confidence to tackle complex business challenges and prepare you to take on demanding managerial roles in the future.
 
Through your studies, you will gain a sound understanding of core management theories, concepts, tools and techniques, and learn how to apply them creatively in real-life situations. 
 
 
The Cranfield MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in business, with an emphasis on corporate sustainability. The programme meets the growing demand for managers who have the ability, confidence and inspiration to place sustainability and responsibility at the heart of how they manage.
 
This one-year full-time programme will help you to make the link between understanding management and corporate sustainability theory and concepts, and applying them practically in a real-world business environment.
 
 
Our MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship programme will teach you how to start your own business, to grow a family business or to innovate inside an existing organisation. It is suitable for graduates from all backgrounds, including those with arts, humanities, social science, science, engineering and technology degrees.
 
This one-year, full-time masters degree is delivered over four terms. You will study core management and specialist entrepreneurship modules and learn how to creatively apply your knowledge in practical situations.
 
 
The MSc in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time course designed both for graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before seeking a first professional role, and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their career.
 
The course combines a solid grounding in finance and management principles with rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques and how to apply them in the workplace. It is taught by our team of faculty experts who have extensive industry experience and who regularly work with major global financial services organisations, multinationals and government agencies around the world.
 
 
Investment management, also known as asset management or fund management, is about managing money by investing it in a variety of asset classes including equities and bonds.
 
The programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of investment and finance, and equip you to assess and apply a wide range of investment techniques.
 
This one-year full-time course is designed for:
  • Recent graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in investment management before seeking their first professional role
  • Professionals who already have work experience in the investment industry and are looking to take their career to the next level
  • Business-like people who want a "real-world" education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with business and finance
  • Ambitious individuals who are keen to develop themselves, enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities.

MSc Logisticis and Supply Chain Management

Established over 28 years ago, the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has been developed to produce expert logistics and supply chain professionals. Whether you are already a professional in this field or are looking to move into this area, this Masters will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management.
 
The Cranfield MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a full-time one-year programme that begins in September each year. The course develops your knowledge and skills in logistics and teaches you how to apply them through: discussion of international case studies, visiting speaker events; a global supply chain simulation game, and the option to complete a company-based project. 
 
 
This course has been developed to produce expert procurement professionals and will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management.
 
The Cranfield MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is a full-time one-year programme that begins in September each year. The course will develop your knowledge and skills in procurement and teaches you how to apply them through a number of specialist modules, an international study tour, visiting industry speakers and the option to complete a company-based project.
 
 
This programme is highly relevant for future leaders in the retail industry. Whether you intend to join a major retailer, become a retail-focused consultant, lead your own retail business, or build your management career working for organisations across the sector, this course is for you.
 
You will cover a breadth of topics including digital and multi-channel retailing, international retail, marketing strategy, branding and communications, supply chains and procurement, strategic management and management consulting.

MSc Strategic Marketing

This programme will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to become a successful marketing manager of the future.
 
You will gain an in-depth understanding of areas including marketing strategy, digital marketing, branding, communications, marketing consulting, CRM, key account management, market research or multi-channel marketing.
 
Designed with senior marketing practitioners to give you cutting-edge knowledge and skills in strategic marketing.
Practical skills are developed through topical case studies, in-class debates, master classes and guest lectures by high-profile industry partners, and by a real-life Marketing Consulting Project involving a reputable organization.
 
To find about more about the above courses visit the course page or contact the enquiries team +44 (0)1234 758008 / enquiries@cranfield.ac.uk
 

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Cranfield Executive MBA

The  Cranfield Executive MBA (2 Years)  allows you to combine studying for a world-class management qualification with your family and work commitments. It gives you the opportunity to:
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills.
  • Keep up-to-date with best practice and work out how to implement it in your organisation.
  • Create and implement your own leadership development plan, setting a vision for where you want to be and how you are going to get there.
  • Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world.
  • Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition.
Entry Requirements 
  • Minimum of three years' post-qualification work experience.
  • A good degree and / or professional qualification.
  • Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential along with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores over 600 or GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning. Our Designated Institution Code is 3641 or the successful completion of our own Cranfield admissions tests

For more information email: mbaenquiries@cranfield.ac.uk or call + 44 (0)1234 758008

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.

 

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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!