A world-leader in management education, research and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society.
Over 15,000 people come to Cranfield each year to benefit from our executive and professional development programmes.
Ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking and 5th in the UK in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2018 ranking, the Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to tackle complex business challenges and to prepare you for demanding managerial roles in the future. It includes a distinctive blend of theory with practical application through highly experiential simulations, consulting, competitions and project work. It also offers you the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at a company during a three-month in-company internship project.
This course will:
Introduce you to managerial economics and enable you to use economic reasoning in managerial decision making, and understand how external environment and internal capabilities shape a firm’s competitive position.
Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of management science techniques and tools to support management decisions.
Develop your management consultancy skills, and enable you apply them while role-playing a management consulting team working on a genuine business issue, competing against other teams.
Engage you in gaining a better understanding of how corporate action can be best configured to promote responsible and sustainable business strategies.
Gain an understanding of operations management and its contribution to organisational competitiveness, the ‘human factor’ element and how people behave within organisations, together with strategic marketing and management.
The internship provides invaluable practical work experience, and many of our graduates have been offered positions within the companies they completed their internship with.
Corporate Social Responsibility, or Corporate Sustainability as leading companies are increasingly re-naming it, has never been more relevant to our organisations. By maximising positive social and environmental business impacts as well as economic ones, this strategic approach creates business opportunities, enables the business to flourish in the long term, and ensures that organisations have a positive impact in the world. The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc will teach you the practicalities of how businesses successfully embed sustainability into their core business purpose and strategy.
The programme equally provides a world-class practical education in the management disciplines required for all senior leadership positions. It therefore shares a number of modules and other programme activities with our Management MSc programme, which is ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking.
The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc is a highly practical course featuring a distinctive blend of theory and application. You will gain the knowledge and skills required for a career focused on business sustainability, and working with some of our partner organisations you will put this learning into action by working on sustainability projects, finding real business solutions to complex sustainability issues.
You will gain valuable insight into sustainability in practice through a series of master classes and presentations from specialists in the field. Previous masterclass topics have included sustainability marketing, system change, environmental management systems, sustainable innovation, sustainable finance, the board-investor relationship and many more. Some are delivered by companies such as Marks & Spencer, L&G and Diageo at their head offices.
The Management and Entrepreneurship MSc 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 and will provide you with the management skills, entrepreneurial qualities and networking opportunities to enable you to start and run businesses effectively and imaginatively.
The Cranfield Management and Entrepreneurship MSc shares course content, including modules and other programme activities, with our Management MSc programme, which is ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking.
You will have access to ongoing support including the Cranfield Entrepreneurship Association, Cranfield Accelerator Network for Entrepreneurs, Cranfield Business Angel Network and the Cranfield Business Incubation Unit. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of extracurricular events and initiatives, including Cranfield Social Venture Challenge, Wednesday Business Lecture Series and Start-up Weekends.
This course is recognised in International Business Rankings, consistently ranking top 10 in the UK and top 40 in the world across them all. These include:
6th in the UK and 32nd in the world: The Financial Times Master’s in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2018
2nd in the UK and 6th in the world: The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal World University Rankings 2019 – Master’s in Finance
9th in the UK and 39th in the world: QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance ranking 2019
It provides a solid grounding in finance and management principles, rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques, and demonstrates how to apply them practically in the global workplace.
The programme of study is distinct and unique in the way that it provides a link between the School and the business community. You will be taught by faculty with experience of the real world of finance and business, together with practitioners from different areas of finance.
Modules focus on real-world challenges, and include a combination of case studies, participative exercises, interactive lectures and group projects. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and get ready to face the professional world, through attendance at regular seminars and speeches.
Our classes are small and each academic tutor has no more than five students in any one cohort, ensuring close contact continuous interaction.
Studying this course will enable you to work in a range of financial roles across a variety of organisations worldwide.
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 Investment Management MSc will provide you with advanced knowledge of the various functional dimensions of the complex world of investment management. It is distinctive in covering the principles, tools and techniques of both investment and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations globally.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of financial and management accounting, economics, international financial markets, statistical analysis, financial modelling, investment and portfolio management and derivatives and financial risk management.
The course content covers much of the syllabus of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification, giving you the opportunity to work towards an additional professional qualification while you are studying with us through the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. If you choose this option, you will receive revision support from our faculty ahead of sitting the first examination in term three of your course. You can then sit parts two and three of the qualification after completing your course.
MSc Logisticis and Supply Chain Management
Ranked 1st outside the US and 11th globally in the Supply Chain Management World ‘University 100’ annual survey 2016, and 2nd in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the Top 20 Supply Chain Management annual survey 2016, for providing young people in this field with the skills and mix of expertise required to develop as supply chain leaders of the future.
The Cranfield Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The programme has been co-designed with senior logistics and supply chain professionals and is delivered by one of Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty. It will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills that you need to further your career as a logistics and supply chain professional.
Our aim is to develop logistics and supply chain professionals who can take the skills they develop on our programme and make a significant difference in the marketplace. Many of our faculty are regarded as leading experts in this area, combining excellent reputations for teaching with experience drawn from the commercial world. Our approach to teaching is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of supply chain strategy and sustainability, how to analyse and design effective supply chain operations, how to use data, models and software to solve problems and inform decisions, the role of warehousing in modern supply chains, procurement strategy, inventory, operations management, accounting, freight transport and project management.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) offers the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised master's qualification whilst bringing the latest academic insights and industry best practice back to your own organisation. It has been co-designed with senior supply chain practitioners and is delivered by one of Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty in a world-leading postgraduate-only university.
This course will:
Raise your awareness and appreciation of advanced logistics, procurement and supply chain practices and develop your ability to critically select the tools and techniques that are most relevant to the challenges you are facing
Teach you how best to provide effective leadership throughout the supply chain life-cycle
Enable you to carry out independent and robust research that is relevant to your organisation
Provide an understanding of the need to manage and plan supply chains within an overall business environment in an integrated and coordinated way.
Our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible for full membership of both institutes.
Cranfield School of Management is also the first UK-based University to gain the European Logistics Association accreditation. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for the designation cESLOG (European logistician), which is valid for five years.
* This part-time course meets the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship. Eligible organisations will be able to use £18,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy to cover the cost of the course.
The Cranfield Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc builds upon the world-renowned Cranfield Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The programme has been co-designed with senior procurement and supply chain professionals and is delivered by one of Europe's largest specialist supply chain management faculty. It will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills that you need to further your career as a procurement and supply chain professional.
Our aim is to develop procurement and supply chain professionals who can take the skills they develop on our programme and make a significant difference in the marketplace. Many of our faculty are regarded as leading experts in this area, combining excellent reputations for teaching with experience drawn from the commercial world. Our approach to teaching is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of supply chain strategy and sustainability, procurement strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, negotiation and contract management, how to analyse and design effective supply chain operations, how to use data, models and software to solve problems and inform decisions, inventory and operations management, accounting, freight transport and project management.
MSc Strategic Marketing
The Cranfield Strategic Marketing MSc is ranked 4th in the UK and 12th in the world by QS World University Rankings: Masters In Marketing 2019.
The Strategic Marketing MSc will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to become a successful marketing leader of the future. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Market Research Society (MRS), you will gain an in-depth understanding of marketing, including marketing strategy, digital marketing, branding, communications, marketing consulting, CRM, key account management, market research, omnichannel marketing and big data marketing analytics.
Our Strategic Marketing MSc will provide you with a thorough grounding in the core disciplines of marketing and how to apply them. Programme highlights include:
Interactive teaching approach by leading international faculty, authors of best-selling marketing texts and of articles in Harvard
Business Review or Sloan Management Review.
Designed with senior marketing practitioners to give you up-to-date knowledge and skills in strategic marketing.
Practical skills are developed through your participation in a marketing consultancy project provided by an external business client, and through international marketing case studies.
Master classes with reputable industry partners provide insight into cutting-edge and innovative marketing techniques and practices.
The diverse, multi-national cohort provides an international learning opportunity enabling you to share marketing insight and experience.
Our unique, self-contained campus, just one hour from London, offers a friendly postgraduate-focused learning environment, with small class sizes and unrivalled access to lecturers and support staff.
Management and Leadership MSc
This part-time course meets the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Eligible organisations will be able to use £18,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy to cover the cost of the course tuition fees.
Our Management and Leadership MSc, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton, has been created to develop tomorrow’s senior leaders. We will help you develop your leadership and management skills with a specific focus on leading-edge insights, commercial application and effective management frameworks.
This intensely practical postgraduate course is informed by both the Cranfield’s Management MSc - ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by the current The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking - and the Executive MBA - ranked 6th in the UK in the Financial Times 2016 ranking.
Grant Thornton in the UK is part of a global organisation, the world’s 6th largest accounting and advisory firm with more than 40,000 clients.
We encourage you to come and experience a world-class university course delivered by a university famous for innovation, career-enhancing services and world-renowned faculty, and a business advisory firm reputed for the quality of its service and advice, with a passion for shaping a vibrant economy.
We are one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).