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Driven By Emerging Europe, Automotive And Aerospace MBA Careers Take Flight
Huge job growth has been reported in the automotive and aerospace sectors in some parts of Europe. Driven by innovation in emerging European countries, MBAs may be in high demand.
posted on: 07/17/2014 | No comment
MBA Graduates Join Lucrative Retail Revolution
There is a retail revolution gripping Europe. Retailers are turning to ecommerce, and are using stra…
posted on: 07/06/2014 | No comment
MBA Rankings: Revealed – The Best European Business Schools
New MBA rankings reveal the top-20 business schools in Europe. European MBA programs have languished…
posted on: 07/01/2014 | No comment
How MBA Students Network Their Way To Career Success
Alumni networks are an essential part of the MBA experience. Students are able to develop industry c…
posted on: 07/01/2014 | No comment
Hubble Telescope Astronomer Becomes Entrepreneur After MBA In UK
After a career as an astronomer, Kim Nilsson enrolled on Cranfield's MBA program and launched a star…
posted on: 06/30/2014 | 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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Our recent Hippy Party!
posted on: 07/23/2014
First of all, I’d really like to say it was one of the most memorable moments for me in my entire Cranfield journey. To start with, the session in the morning about mental toughness was rewarding an…
posted on: 07/22/2014
Go Ape is a treetop forest adventure organized by Cranfield School of Management. Before we start the game, we are assisted to put on the safety belt, instructed to use multiple hooks for safety purpo…
posted on: 07/17/2014
The study tour to Paris organised by Cranfield University to students of the MSc in Retail Management was a memorable and fantastic experience. During this trip we had the opportunity to visit some of…
posted on: 07/07/2014
On the second day of our visit, we met the senior product manager of Hermes Fragrance. Her presentation about distributors in different countries is very inspiring. Distributors over the world are emp…
posted on: 07/07/2014
You very often hear of MBA students getting absolutely fantastic middle to senior management jobs, in various industrial sectors and post- MBA salaries that are breath-taking. What is often left unsai…
posted on: 07/01/2014
My Pre-IBA impression of Japan, the land of the rising Sun, can be described as best as a detached admiration for a country, which has been able to attain almost half a century of technological domi…
posted on: 07/01/2014
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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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