Cranfield School of Management News
Business School Is Still The Best Route To The Boardroom
Nearly a third of the CEOs leading the world's best-performing public companies have MBA degrees – but it might matter less which business school you chose when climbing the greasy pole.
posted on: 10/22/2014 | No comment
MBA Rankings: US Dominates In 2014 But Europe Edges Into Top-Five
US business schools dominated the latest MBA rankings, but Europe has regained ground with two schoo…
posted on: 10/13/2014 | No comment
Why MBA: Cranfield University – School of Management
Max Khismatulin moved from Russia to the UK to study an MBA – and he thinks his Cranfield MBA will…
posted on: 09/08/2014 | No comment
Leadership Lessons From MBA Students’ Sailing Regatta
MBA students use sailing event to network, and build teamwork and leadership skills – essential fo…
posted on: 08/28/2014 | No comment
Soft Stuff: MBA Employers Place More Value In Soft Skills
MBA employers are increasingly placing value in soft skills – essential for leadership development…
posted on: 08/20/2014 | 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.
Cranfield Student Blog
Hola! I’ve been meaning to blog for sometime, but procrastination got the better of me. I’m still thinking of a great blog layout – trust me. Still contemplating on doing a mixture of personal b…
posted on: 10/24/2014
Yesterday night I once again appreciated the beauty of Cranfield campus and the amazing infrastructure for the last time from a student's perspective! Without doubt our perspective has changed a lot i…
posted on: 09/11/2014
Despite my massive fear of heights I dared to take the challenge of the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure to try out what it meant to be Tarzan – or rather Jane. It is thanks to two of my friends I made…
posted on: 08/15/2014
The MSc in Retail Management study tour offers a unique opportunity for students to experience of an international retailing environment. In 2014 the tour took place over four days in Paris and studen…
posted on: 07/25/2014
Paris was a fantastic couple of days. We had two inspirational speakers who gave us great insights into the difference between French and English retailing. I particularly enjoyed learning about the b…
posted on: 07/24/2014
Here are a few pictures of the recent MSc Strategic Marketing and MSc Retail Management trip to Go Ape!
posted on: 07/24/2014
We just returned from an incredible trip to Malawi. I worked with a good friend and aeronautical engineer for a life insurance company. It was a fantastic match for us, Gerard had experience standardi…
posted on: 07/24/2014
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 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
Cranfield Student Clubs
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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