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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

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.

Meet the Cranfield team

Cris Saudella

Cris Saudella

Director of Admissions (MBA)

Cranfield, UK

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Cranfield Student Blog

  • My Cranfield experience

    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

  • The journey so far

    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

  • We’re singing. We’re dancing. Happy new year to you all!

    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

  • Connecting knowledge leads to action…or the other way round?

    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

  • How much have you put into it? That is how much you will get back!

    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

  • Four job offers and a date with the Queen

    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

  • Dawn Rigby: This week’s Hero

    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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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.

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 Alternatively, view Cranfield's website dedicated to companies wishing to develop their talent

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!

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