Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in Europe. As part of Cranfield University, the UK’s only wholly postgraduate university, we are uniquely placed to connect technology and leadership. Our contribution to global innovation is world-leading, changing the way society thinks, works and learns.
We are proud of our links with industry. They are an integral part of our history and vital for our future. Management has been part of Cranfield University since the fifties. The University was founded on an old RAF site as the first postgraduate college of aeronautics. The School of Management grew out of industrial need for management training and was formally established in 1967 (although the Cranfield MBA dates back to 1964). The airfield the University grew up around is still in use.
We are globally recognised for our excellence in leadership development and for our powerful industry links and real-world focus.
- Leading-edge, collaborative research and consultancy
- Postgraduate degree programmes (MBA, Full-time MScs, Part-time MScs, DBA, PhD)
- Postgraduate Apprenticeship programmes
- Executive development for middle and senior managers
- Customised company programmes.
We design our programmes in flexible and innovative ways, supported by state-of-the art learning technologies, to meet your personal or organisation’s needs. You can study full-time or on a flexible modular or part-time basis.
Key to this is our faculty, who are actively engaged in consultancy and business-relevant research, putting them in close touch with the needs of business and government. They are committed to practicality, which means they are consistently current and topical in their teaching. They bring not only experience, but rigour to their programmes.
Organisations as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Royal Dutch Shell, L’Oréal, UNICEF and the African Development Bank have benefited from our work, which ranges from management research projects, through staff talent management development on our MBA courses, to customised executive programmes.
Over 15,000 people come to Cranfield each year to benefit from our executive and professional development programmes.
To transform the practice of management around the world by creating and disseminating applied knowledge
- To be a world leading management school for responsible management thinking and practice
- To conduct research that has a real impact on the practice of management around the world
To be an employer of choice for faculty who are passionate about transforming the practice of management.
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).
In recognition of our outstanding student entrepreneurship provision and dedicated work with small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to support growth in the local community, we have also achieved Small Business Charter accreditation.