Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school. Read more Read less

As an exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield University is excluded from Times Higher Education World RankingsThe Times World Rankings, The Complete University Guide and The Guardian, which focus on helping prospective undergraduate students to compare universities.

Business School rankings

Financial Times

6th in the UK and 17th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2017 Rankings.

MBA Programmes

MBA Full-time


Financial Times

8th in the UK, 17th in Europe and 61st in the world in the Financial Times 2018 ranking of full-time MBA programmes. 

We have been ranked:

  • 2nd in the UK and 14th in the world for International Mobility
  • 3rd in the UK for Employment at graduation plus 3 months
  • 4th in the UK for Aims achieved
  • 6th in the UK and 12th in Europe for post MBA salary
  • 4th in the world for the selected category 'Economics and Organisational Behaviour'

8th in the UK and 18th in the world in the Financial Times Full-time Top MBA programmes for entrepreneurship 2018.


Bloomberg

In the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools ranking of full-time MBA programmes 2018 we have been ranked:

  • 4th in the UK
  • 11th in Europe 
  • 80th in the world


Forbes

3rd in the UK and 10th in the world (outside the US) in Forbes’ ranking of The Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs 2017.


The Economist

8th in the UK, 21st in Europe and 74th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Rankings 2018.


The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal

In the World University Rankings - Business School Report we have been ranked:

  • 1st in the UK
  • 2nd in Europe
  • 7th in the world
  • 1st in the world for engagement


Poets & Quants'

13th in the world in Poets & Quants' 2016 ranking for Best International Business Schools.

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2018 Cranfield School of Management's full-time MBA achieved the following rankings:

  • 17th in Europe and 40th in the world overall
  • 15th in Europe and 35th in the world for return on investment.

Executive MBA


Financial Times

7th in the UK, 64th in the world and 8th in the world for career progression in the Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programmes 2018.


The Economist

3rd in the UK and 31st in the world in the The Economist Which MBA? Executive MBA ranking 2015.


Management MSc

The Economist

1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking.


Financial Times

5th in the UK and 55th in the world in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2018 ranking.

Finance and Management MSc

Financial Times

In the Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2018 Cranfield School of Management's Finance and Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 6th in the UK and 32nd in the world
  • 15th in the UK and 52nd in the world for careers service
  • 13th in the UK and 45th in the world for career progress.

The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal

In the World University Rankings 2019 - Business School Report Master’s in Finance we have been ranked:

  • 2nd in the UK
  • 4th in Europe
  • 6th in the world

 
QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2019 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Finance and Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 9th in the UK
  • 39th in the world overall.

Strategic Marketing MSc

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing Rankings 2019 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Strategic Marketing MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 4th in the UK
  • 12th in the world overall
  • 4th in the world for employability
  • 19th in the world for alumni outcomes
  • 15th in the world for diversity.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Supply Chain Management World

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.

Executive Development

Customised Executive Development


Financial Times

Cranfield School of Management has been ranked consistently one of the top 5 in the UK and Top 15 in Europe in the Financial Times Executive Education – Customised rankings over the last 5 years. In the Financial Times Executive Education - Customised - 2018 ranking the School were ranked:

  • 5th in the UK, 15th in Europe, 31st in the World
  • we are in the top 10 in the world for global international reach of our global programmes

98% of our customers said, if they were to embark on the same programme again, they would choose Cranfield.


Open Executive Education Programmes


Financial Times

5th in the UK and 36th in the world in the Financial Times Executive Education - Open - 2018 ranking. 

44 of our clients have been surveyed over the last three years and 98% said, if they were to embark on the same programme again, they would choose Cranfield.

Research Degrees

The PhD Programme


REF 2014

The Cranfield PhD has an international reputation for quality and academic excellence. In December 2014 the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) rated 84% of Cranfield's Business and Management research output as 'internationally recognised' or better for impact - 60% of this was 'world leading' (4*) and 24% 'internationally excellent' (3*).

22nd in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranking for Business and Management Studies.


Executive DBA Programme


Our Executive DBA is one of only a handful of DBA programmes worldwide to have been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Accreditations

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).

Triple Accreditation