Cranfield School of Management has been re-accredited by The Association of MBAs (AMBA) Accreditation Board for the maximum period of five years. AMBA accreditation denotes the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education. MBA students and graduates, Business Schools, and employers all recognise it as a gold standard.


Professor David Oglethorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management said: “The AMBA accreditation is a real stamp of quality and I’m delighted that the talented and committed staff we have at Cranfield were recognised in the assessment. Cranfield is a place that is in tune with business. Our extensive relationships with industry only serve to strengthen the real-world focus that we have at Cranfield.”


The AMBA Accreditation Board commended Cranfield on its close engagement with business. The assessment praised Cranfield’s corporate partnerships with Grant Thornton, MetroBank and HSBC for master’s level delivery, and the School of Management’s significant contribution under the Apprenticeship Scheme. The flexibility and agility of the School were also commended, especially in how quickly the committed and engaged faculty respond to customer demands.


The decision means that Cranfield maintains its position as one of the elite business schools worldwide to hold a triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (The European Foundation for Management Development’s Quality Improvement System).