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For almost fifty years, Cranfield School of Management has worked closely with industry to improve the practice of management. Our long-standing research clubs provide opportunities for debate and problem-solving as well as the chance to network with other industry professionals and business leaders. By meeting regularly and discussing issues of importance to club members, our research agenda is directly influenced by the preoccupations of managers.

"The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has assessed that in the Business and Management unit of assessment (UoA), 60% of Cranfield University’s research is world leading or internationally excellent, compared to the 38% UoA average.”  Source: Research Excellence Framework 2014

Additional research club membership benefits

In addition to individual club benefits, members also benefit from:

  • Corporate discount on the Cranfield School of Management Executive DBA programme – 10% off tuition fees
  • Corporate discounts on all Cranfield School of Management Executive MSc programmes – 15% off tuition fees for two or more individuals, 10% off tuition fees for one individual
  • Corporate discounts on all Cranfield School of Management Open Executive programmes – 25% off tuition fees (please quote code CDW125 when booking to ensure the discount is applied).

Please note the above offers are corporate discounts and apply to all employees within a research club member organisation.

Research Club members are also eligible to be included in our global Cranfield Alumni Network. A  lead contact from each member organisation can gain access to this network for the duration of the membership. To find out more, and to request an application form, please contact the research office

Explore the links to the top of the page for details about each of our research clubs.

Professor Lynette Ryals, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) talks about how corporate membership of research clubs at Cranfield support continuing professional development, and can positively impact those organisations involved by enabling new ways of working.