• Cranfield School of Management named in top ten UK business schools by Financial Times.
  • Highest ranked business school in the UK to offer an Executive MBA via the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Cranfield Executive Development’s open programmes named in the top 20 in Europe.
  • The Cranfield MBA is one of the most established in the UK running for over 50 years.

Cranfield School of Management has been named as one of the UK’s top ten business schools in the ‘Financial Times European Business Schools 2020’ rankings released today.

The rankings also reveal that Cranfield is the highest ranked business school in the UK to offer an Executive MBA via the apprenticeship levy. Cranfield, in partnership with Grant Thornton, was the first business school in the UK to offer the Executive MBA via the apprenticeship levy with the programme helping boost the skills of the UK’s future business leaders. 

In a further acknowledgement of the business school's leading reputation for developing senior leaders, Cranfield Executive Development’s open programmes were ranked in the top 20 in Europe.

Cranfield was one of the very first institutions in the UK to offer the MBA with the programme helping developing leaders for over 50 years and alumni including the likes of Nick Jenkins, Sarah Willingham and Warren East.

Professor David Oglethorpe, Dean of Cranfield School of Management, said: “These rankings are a testament to the hard work and quality of our faculty and the students that we attract to Cranfield School of Management.

“We are proud of the experience we offer our students - with our strong links to industry, our educational offering is grounded in real-world, practical application.

“Our partnership with Grant Thornton has created the most successful Executive MBA programme in the country, available via the apprenticeship levy, and I’m delighted about the part we are playing in developing the UK’s future leaders and boosting the nation’s productivity.

“Cranfield Executive Development’s open programmes are renowned for their expertise in supporting business leaders. Our contemporary expertise enables us to support organisations in identifying and tackling the emerging complex problems they face. These rankings endorse the expertise, insight and practical solutions that Cranfield Executive Development brings to our clients.”

Cranfield School of Management is 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 (the European Foundation for Management Development Quality Improvement System).