Welcome to Cranfield’s School of Management PhD Programme

The programme is ideal for scholars wishing to excel academically, make significant strides on their career path and shape new realities for business, management and policy.  81% of PhD research at Cranfield is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent*.

*REF 2014

Participants receive training in research technique, academic writing and presentation – and are encouraged to attend international conferences and to study overseas, for which funding is available.

Cranfield enjoys unrivalled links with leading practitioners and policy communities and has a reputation for making theory relevant for the real world. There are around 80 international PhD researchers, a supportive environment and many opportunities for personal development.

Unlike many other international business schools, Cranfield also offers a six year, part-time study PhD programme, providing distinct advantages for researchers who wish to continue working while studying for their PhD.

Siri Terjesen

The training and mentorship I received at Cranfield fully prepared me for a truly international research career.

Siri Terjesen, Assistant Professor at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA.