This part-time course offers the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised master's qualification whilst bringing the latest academic insights and industry best practice back to your own organisation. It has been co-designed with senior supply chain practitioners and is delivered by Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty.

At a glance

  • Start date3 April 2017
  • DurationTwo years part-time
  • DeliveryTaught modules 60%, individual project 40%
  • QualificationMSc
  • Study typeExecutive

Who is it for?

This course is designed for experienced business logistics, supply chain or procurement managers who want to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence to take on more demanding executive roles in the future. It is also suitable for ambitious professionals who are keen to develop themselves and want a "real-world" education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with business. 

Class Profile 2016/18:

Gender:
Male 78% -  Female 22%
Age Range:
26 - 51 years
Average Age:
38 years
Number of Nationalities:  10
Class Size:  18

Why this course?

Cranfield School of Management is known for being close to business. For 50 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management.

Teaching at Cranfield is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges. This course will raise your awareness and appreciation of advanced logistics and supply chain practices and develop your ability to critically select the tools and techniques that are most relevant to the challenges you are facing. The course will teach you how best to provide effective leadership throughout the logistics and supply chain life-cycle and enable you to carry out independent and robust research that is relevant to your organisation.

Cranfield School of Management was ranked 1st outside US and 12th globally in the Supply Chain Management World ‘University 100’ annual survey 2016, and 2nd in the Top 20 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for providing young people in this field with the skills and mix of expertise required to develop as supply chain leaders of the future.

Lawrence

"The teaching style is very practical and business orientated. Other business schools have a very theoretical curriculum, with Cranfield what you get is a mix between business and professional, so you can quickly apply what you have learnt to your job. I don’t know of anywhere else where you get such a mix of people and can cross pollenate ideas."

Lawrence Orji, Executive Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc alumnus, 2016

Informed by Industry

This course is supported by Cranfield's world-leading faculty, research centres and strong connections with the industry.  Our faculty team work closely with our advisory board of senior supply chain professionals from global organisations and leading academics from the Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Their experience and advice drives the continued development of this established course ensuring that it is relevant for today’s global supply chain environment. Comprising leading figures from the world of logistics, it recommends additions and amendments to the course to reinforce its relevance to the modern logistics world. Our part-time faculty is also supported by a diverse team of international visiting industry speakers and professors.

Your teaching team

Our faculty are leading experts with international reputations for teaching and advanced research. They boast extensive industry experience and have held senior positions in multinational organisations.

Cranfield faculty teaching on the Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management include:

Visiting Fellows:

Accreditation

Our Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible for full membership of both institutes.

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Course details

The course is in nine intensive week-long modules delivered at Cranfield with remote study in between. You will have the opportunity to attend a five-day international study tour, complete a supply chain simulation game based on a retail operation as part of a group project and individual thesis project providing you with an opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you and your organisation.

International Study Tour

Each year our students visit a differing economic region to gain first-hand experience of how supply strategies are influenced by different pressures.
The tour normally takes place over five days and past cohorts have visited China, Ghana, Turkey and Indonesia. On their return students will have gained valuable experience to the benefit of both themselves and their organisation and students will appreciate the diverse nature of logistics and supply chain management in the specified region.

Individual project

Your individual thesis project provides you with an opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you and your organisation, and to develop a specialist's capacity to carry out research combining organisational and academic perspectives. You may wish to address a particular problem that your business is facing and create real value for your organisation.  Each year, EFESO Consulting award a prize for the best thesis.


Assessment

Taught modules 60%, individual project 40%

Core modules

Supply Chain Concepts

Module Leader
  • Dr Soroosh Saghiri
Aim

    This module explores how the competitive landscape is constantly changing, and the role of logistics and supply chain management in meeting the challenges raised.  Research from CLSCM faculty is integrated with our own case studies, originating from a network of companies in a range of sectors to demonstrate particular concepts around agile and lean supply chains.

    This module consists of the following two units:

    The first is called ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts’ and presents the fundamental principles of contemporary logistics and supply chain management within a business context.  This unit will explore the ways in which good practice in these fields can contribute to achieving sustainable competitive advantage.  Global marketplaces are characterised by shortening product life cycles, increasing product variety, and highly variable demand that is difficult to forecast.

    The second unit is called ‘Data Analysis and Manipulation’.  The sessions that make up this unit are highly practical and aim is to enhance skills with respect to both the manipulation and analysis of data using Microsoft Excel. These sessions will help you develop essential skills for use in later modules of the MSc.

    The module also contains a supply chain simulation game based on a retail operation. Throughout the simulation you will take on the role of managing the supply of products into a European fashion business, which involves ordering product, organising international freight movements and distribution into stores. The aim is to maximise profit for the business whilst ensuring a smooth flow of product

Syllabus

    The module covers:

    • Supply chains and competitive advantage.
    • Matching supply with demand.
    • Lean thinking.
    • Agile supply chains.
    • Variety challenge.
    • Integrating the supply chain. 
    • Purchasing and supply relationships. 
    • Supply chains of the future.
    • Manipulating and analysing logistics and supply chain data using Microsoft Excel and Access.
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Identify the factors that enable logistics strategy to contribute to overall competitive strategy.

Explain how supply capabilities can be and are differentiated in order to meet different demand characteristics

Apply ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ philosophies either separately or in combination to develop a logistics strategy

Compare different supply chain and product design strategies which can support high product variety while minimising lead time and cost penalties

Evaluate how better supply chain integration internally and externally can reduce loss in value in terms of time, cost and quality

Assess the factors by which supply relationships can be matched with supply strategy

Understand how Microsoft Excel can be used for detailed data analysis in the supply chain area

Understand the importance of data analysis for identification of areas for improvement in the supply chain

Apply a variety of commonly used techniques for supply chain analysis using Microsoft Excel

Logistics Management

Module Leader
  • Dr Hendrik Reefke
Aim

    The module is positioned within the wider context of an organisation's supply chain strategy and will equip you with the means to tackle the warehousing and freight transport aspects of complex supply chain problems. It is broken down into the following themes: Freight Transport, Warehousing and Distribution Centre Design.

Syllabus

    Freight Transport element comprises:

    Pre-learning which provides a basic introduction to freight transport, Inco terms and documentation requirements. Manual routing and scheduling exercise to be completed for discussion and forms the basis for the computerised routing scheduling exercise in Module 2.

    Classroom and group workshop covering the management of road freight transport operations.

    Classroom work concerning the major characteristics of international sea, air, and rail freight transport.

    Group workshop exploring the full logistics costs of the different international transport modes.

    Classroom sessions covering 3PL contract tendering and wider outsourcing developments.

    The Warehousing and DC Design element comprises:

    Pre-learning of the range of storage and handling equipment and order picking methods available. There is a self-test element included in the pre-learning material

    Group exercises to identify the types of storage and handling systems appropriate for specific situations, as well as to compare the space utilisations of each

    Classroom sessions on the role of warehousing in modern supply chains, storage and handling equipment options, order picking systems and warehouse design methodology, all based on research undertaken group work on the distribution centre design project.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Evaluate which mode of transport is most appropriate to meet an organisation's supply chain strategy

Plan and manage a road transport fleet in the context of complex supply chains

Specify and design a tender for logistics outsourcing and KPIs for subsequent contract management

Judge the potential impact of public policies and other external factors on freight transport

Assess alternative methods of warehouse operations in a systematic way, in terms of storage and handling equipment and order picking methods

Supply Chain Analysis & Modelling Tools

Module Leader
  • Dr Nicky Yates
Aim

    The module will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the common techniques in business analytics. During the course, you shall cover quantitative modelling techniques, statistics and forecasting as well as simulation. You will appreciate the benefits and understand the application of modelling and statistical techniques for decision making in supply chain management. The simulation element will provide you with an understanding of the application, strengths and weaknesses of simulation modelling techniques and the software that can be used to support decision-making in logistics and supply chain management.  

Syllabus

    Statistics and Forecasting

    The role of statistics in logistics and supply chain management

    Descriptive statistics - tables, charts, graphs, numerical descriptors

    Probability and probability distributions

    Sampling concepts, sampling error, confidence limits

    Hypothesis testing

    Introduction to forecasting

    Simple linear regression and multiple regression

    Quantitative Modelling

    Introduction to Quantitative Modelling

    Linear Programming: The Graphical Method & Sensitivity Analysis

    Assignment and Transportation problems

    Decision making under uncertainty

    Simulation

    Introduction to Simulation Modelling for Logistics

    The underlying principles and concepts of simulation techniques:  The advantages and disadvantages of using simulation techniques compared to other analytical methods

    Risk assessment using Monte Carlo simulation experiments

    Using spreadsheets and @Risk (an Excel Add-in) to solve stochastic simulation problems, e.g. inventory and SC process models

    Discrete event simulation: Using a general-purpose simulation software package, WITNESS, to model supply chain operations

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • To apply descriptive statistics and statistical techniques to analyse logistics problems
  • To employ probability distributions for statistical sampling
  • To evaluate forecasting issues through statistical analysis
  • To propose an appropriate optimisation technique to test and evaluate solutions for a decision problem
  • To design appropriate simulation models for real world problems using a variety of packages
  • To assess the output of the simulation model in the real-world context

Information, Sales and Operations Planning

Module Leader
  • Dr Benny Tjahjono
Aim

    The module covers the three management disciplines of accounting and finance, manufacturing and demand, and inventory planning. 

    The accounting and finance element covers three aspects: management, accounting and financial management. Within accounting and finance, you will learn to appreciate measuring profit or loss, valuing tangible and intangible assets in balance sheets, and interpreting financial statements using ratio analysis. Management will comprise economic aspects such as the nature and classification of costs, contribution accounting and break-even analysis, and also behavioural aspects such as preparing and using budgets, and variance analysis. Financial management will assist you with how companies obtain finance, how they manage their working capital requirements, and capital investment project appraisal. 

    The manufacturing element will provide you with a comprehension of manufacturing operations, transformation system design and materials management within the overall context of the supply chain. Finally, the demand and inventory planning element informs you of the strategies, policies, tools and techniques used to improve the match between demand and supply. 

Syllabus

    Sales and Operations Planning:

    Operations management role within a supply chain context

    A typology of process designs

    Material and operations planning and scheduling (MRP, MRP II, JIT)

    Capacity planning and management

    Demand planning and forecasting

    Inventory control policies and models

    Definition and description of sales and operation planning (S&OP) processes

    S&OP and different organisations configurations

    S&OP issues, tensions and behaviours.

    Information Systems:

    Business systems architecture

    The role of information systems in the business and its supply chains

    Assessing the information technology in supporting process improvements

    The manager’s role in systems development and implementation

    The role of collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

Compare different approaches to operations planning and management.

Appraise areas for improvement in existing operations.

Apply, propose and design appropriate models for operations planning and scheduling, capacity management, and inventory planning

Understand and formulate demand management and forecasting techniques

Create plans to implement or improve sales and operations planning processes

Participate and support sale and operations decisions from both supply and demand perspectives.

Formulate or adapt appropriate performance metrics for supply chain sales and operations management.

Compare appropriate IT and e-Business solutions for supply chain problems, and assess where information systems and IT can add value to supply chain operations.

Design a framework for a collaborative approach to supply chain process management.

Finance and Procurement Management

Module Leader
  • Dr Soroosh Saghiri
Aim

    This module covers two key areas of knowledge for managers which touch upon the supply chain.

    The Financial and Accounting element covers the three aspects of Financial (external) Accounting, Management (internal) Accounting and Financial Management. Financial Accounting covers external accounting by entities to outsiders (owners and others). Financial Accounting deals with measuring profit or loss, valuing tangible and intangible assets in balance sheets, and with interpreting financial statements using ratio analysis. Management Accounting covers internal accounting by managers to help run their organisation. It comprises economic aspects such as the nature and classification of costs, contribution accounting and break-even analysis, and also behavioural aspects such as preparing and using budgets, and variance analysis.  Financial Management looks at how companies obtain finance, how they manage their working capital requirements, and capital investment project appraisal.

    The Procurement element will explore the subject of procurement and supply in the industrial and commercial context, explaining its role and purpose within the supply chain. You will learn how procurement has developed, the skills and information needed by procurement professionals, the academic theory and knowledge accumulated on the subject area and the use of specific techniques employed in managing the function.

Syllabus

    This module covers two key areas of knowledge for managers which touch upon the supply chain.

    The Financial and Accounting element covers the three aspects of Financial (external) Accounting, Management (internal) Accounting and Financial Management. Financial Accounting covers external accounting by entities to outsiders (owners and others). Financial Accounting deals with measuring profit or loss, valuing tangible and intangible assets in balance sheets, and with interpreting financial statements using ratio analysis. Management Accounting covers internal accounting by managers to help run their organisation.  It comprises economic aspects such as the nature and classification of costs, contribution accounting and break-even analysis, and also behavioural aspects such as preparing and using budgets, and variance analysis.  Financial Management looks at how companies obtain finance, how they manage their working capital requirements, and capital investment project appraisal.

    Finance element comprises:

    1. Financial Accounting: - Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account, and the Cash Flow Statement. Stocks, fixed assets and depreciation. Accounts interpretation and ratio analysis
    2. Management Accounting: - Costing, budgeting and variance analysis
    3. Financial Management: - Working capital management, capital investment appraisal and sources of finance

    Procurement Management element comprises:

    • Supply strategy and segmentation approaches - matrices; buyer-supplier relationships; power issues
    • Supplier selection, development, and evaluation
    • Negotiation and inter-organisational dynamic capabilities
    • A procurement simulation game focussed on understanding the impact of procurement decisions on business performance
    • eProcurement:- sell side, buy side, exchanges, & e-Auctions
    • Case study on value co-creation
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
 

Judge the effect of decisions, transactions and events on financial performance.

Create simple sets of accounts from basic information.

Understand and appraise the main variables affecting working capital management and capital investment project appraisal.

Interpret financial statements, for good decision making, planning and control.

Apply segmentation models to manage spending within an organisation.

Propose a procurement strategy, relevant to the supply chain and operational needs of the organisation.

Select and use tools and techniques to analyse and evaluate suppliers and supply markets.

Evaluate alternatives for automation of the procurement process through available technology.

Supply Chain Design

Module Leader
  • Professor Richard Wilding OBE
Aim

    Focusing on the design and redesign of supply chains and the associated principles involved in developing supply chain strategy, this module advances your skills in developing practical frameworks for formulating designs, and reviewing tools and techniques available for use in re-engineering the supply chain.

Syllabus

    The module covers:

    • A systematic approach to supply chain re-design.
    • Poster session (poster presentations by participants).
    • Time based mapping and time compression.
    • Process mapping.
    • Supply chain process re-design ToolboxTime compression case study.
    • Supply chain strategy review/framework.
    • Alternative supply chain modelling approaches.
    • European case study (Portuguese papers).
    • Depot location model and CAST logistics demonstration.
    • Understanding supply chain costs and the cost to serve method.
    • Gaining transparency and simple techniques for managing supply chain process re-design projects and the change they generate.
    • Academic thesis development.
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Apply process mapping tools for supply chain re-design.

Employ a practical framework for undertaking the planning of supply chain strategies

Evaluate alternative improvement opportunities within the supply chain.

Assess the cost drivers within a supply chain process.

Understand the latest trends in supply chain management and their importance to the integration of the supply chain.

Use advanced spreadsheet skills to optimise physical networks.

Assess key criteria when optimising a physical network.

Understand the application of commercial packages within the field of supply chain design.

Quality and Performance in Supply Chains; Research Methods

Module Leader
  • Dr Denyse Julien
Aim

    The module focuses on the structure and types of performance measurement systems, such as the balanced scorecard, and looks at the design of appropriate performance targets and indicators. The Six Sigma element will build on and develop some of the analytical skills introduced during the core modules of the course. It will be situated in the context of quality methods and total quality management, describing their development from deming to the present day. The module will provide an understanding and practical utilisation of the Six Sigma methodology following the Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control approach. The focus is primarily on the managerial aspects of Six Sigma and its role in improving performance. Students will be able to combine theory with practical case work which will experiment with quantitative and qualitative techniques employed in the solving of typical supply chain problems.

Syllabus

    The module covers:

    Performance management 

    • The roles of performance measurement.
    • Performance management.
    • The balanced scorecard and the performance prism.
    • Development of performance indicators.
    • Acting on information.

    Six Sigma

    • Define: evolution of total quality management and Six Sigma, deming, procurement design completion assurance, designing projects for improving supply chains.
    • Measure: qualitative and quantitative methods used in value stream mapping and measurement.
    • Analyse: tools and techniques used in the analysis phase, practical exercise on use of failure mode effects analysis.
    • Improve: based on a case study in a manufacturing company, where a process of improvement must be put in place to turn around the company’s performance.
    • Control: continuation and completion of the case study, exploring how to control the newly designed solution going forward and realise benefits.

    Research methods 

    • The nature and purposes of research for an MSc thesis.
    • Conducting a literature review.
    • Qualitative research methods.
    • Quantitative research methods.
    • Selecting an appropriate research design.
    • Collecting and analysing data.
    • The ingredients of a successful MSc dissertation.
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Design robust performance indicators.

Create strategy maps based on their understanding of performance measurement systems.

Apply a comprehensive performance measurement system to a supply chain context

Discuss the relevance of TQM and 6 Sigma approaches within logistics and supply chain management.

Apply appropriate analytical 6 Sigma tools to analyse and solve problems in the supply chain (Green Belt level).

Design a supply chain improvement strategy using 6 sigma techniques

Apply a range of qualitative and quantitative methods as part of a research project.

Synthesise their research as a thesis which meets all of the necessary academic requirements.

Supply Chain of the Future

Module Leader
  • Dr Soroosh Saghiri
Aim

    Through this module you will develop a clear understanding of the relationship between the concept of sustainable development and supply chain operations, appreciating how to measure and analyse supply chain operations based on carbon foot printing. You will also gain an understanding of the design and management of reverse logistics operations through best practice case studies.

    The change management element will help you to understand the link between those inside the organisation, customers and suppliers, in order to be able to create that necessary change culture. By exploring a number of change management and leading change frameworks, you will understand how change can be effectively implemented and appreciate the dynamic components of the organisation, appreciating how logistics and supply chain effectiveness depends on a balance of these factors.

    Lastly, the research conference element will introduce a range of leading research from within Cranfield's own research group. Members of the research faculty will present findings and concepts from recent research undertaken with industrial partners, inviting discussion on how these issues will affect the supply chain of the future. You will also have the opportunity to present research undertaken for their individual thesis.

Syllabus

    This module includes the following:

    Sustainable supply chains:

    • Definition and overview of sustainable development and sustainable supply chain management
    • The business case for managing sustainably
    • The implications of sustainable development on supply chain design
    • Modelling the supply chain carbon footprint and carbon abatement strategies
    • Environmental issues & management including the emerging discipline of biodiversity and eco efficiency
    • Measuring, reporting and improving performance for sustainable supply chain management 

    Organisational management:

    • Managing change in organisations
    • Change frameworks
    • Preparing a campaign for influence
    • The role of leadership
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Explain how the tenets of sustainable development relates to supply chain operations

Assess the economic and societal impacts of unsustainable practices

Evaluate the impact of change on individuals and organisations

Design change management programmes

Employ appropriate leadership styles and tactics

Manage effective leadership in change projects

Fees and funding

European Union students applying for university places in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support.

Please see the UK Government’s Department of Education press release for more information

Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world for our postgraduate programmes. The Home/EU student fees listed continue to apply to EU students.

MSc Executive £21,000 *
  • * There are two payment options available for this course; the fee detailed above is the pay-by-instalment structure, fees can be paid in full up front, or in a maximum of two payments per year; first instalment on receipt of invoice and the second instalment six months later. Alternatively, you can opt for the pay-as-you learn structure; fees for each module are payable at £1,915 plus a thesis fee of £3,765.

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A non-refundable £1,000 deposit is payable on offer acceptances and will be deducted from your overall tuition fee. 
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged and can be found below.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.

For further information regarding tuition fees, please refer to our fee notes.

MSc Executive £21,000 *
  • * There are two payment options available for this course; the fee detailed above is the pay-by-instalment structure, fees can be paid in full up front, or in a maximum of two payments per year; first instalment on receipt of invoice and the second instalment six months later. Alternatively, you can opt for the pay-as-you learn structure; fees for each module are payable at £1,915 plus a thesis fee of £3,765.

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A non-refundable £1,000 deposit is payable on offer acceptances and will be deducted from your overall tuition fee. 
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged and can be found below.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.

For further information regarding tuition fees, please refer to our fee notes.

Funding Opportunities

To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Visit the funding finder.

Colleague Bursary

Cranfield School of Management is offering a colleague bursary to sponsoring organisations when they sponsor two or more members of staff on one programme in the same calendar year. The colleague bursary represents savings of 15% towards the costs of the tuition fees for each employee. 

To find out more about corporate bursaries, please contact: business@cranfield.ac.uk

Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England

A Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course. You can apply for a loan at GOV.UK

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and a degree is not always necessary for entry onto this Executive MSc course. We consider your qualifications and work experience on an individual basis. Usually candidates must hold either a first or a second class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline and have two years’ relevant work experience; or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications; or a professional qualification and have logistics related work experience.

English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component

TOEFL - 92, with a minimum of 21 in the writing component

Pearson PTE Academic - 65

Cambridge English Scale - 180

Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

Your career

Many of our Executive students are sponsored in some way, either fully or partly by their sponsoring organisation. The use of Salary Sacrifice in the UK can help prospective students and employers reduce the net cost of paying for work related study.  

Salary Sacrifice involves an employee and their organisation entering into an agreement to fund their work related study, with the employee agreeing to a reduction in their salary for a defined period corresponding to an agreed portion of the course fees. 

If you would like to speak to an Employment Tax and Employee Benefits specialist about correctly structuring a work related training Salary Sacrifice arrangement, you can either contact your own professional advisers or Jonathan Berger of PricewaterhouseCoopers by emailing: jonathan.p.berger@uk.pwc.com or Tel: +44 (0) 207 583 5000 

For more information visit the UK Government website.

Please note:

  • Cranfield do not take any responsibility for the advice provided and any charges made for the advice between you and the advisers.
  • The principle of Salary Sacrifice described here applies in the UK only. International salary sacrifice schemes may work differently.
  • Cranfield School of Management has no involvement in the structure of this arrangement.

Applying

Applications for the 2017 programme are open until April 2017.

To apply you will need to register to use our online system. Once you have set up an account you will be able to create, save and amend your application form before submitting it.

Once your online application has been submitted together with your supporting documentation, it will be processed by our admissions team. You will then be advised by email if you are successful, unsuccessful, or whether the course director would like to interview you before a decision is made.  Applicants based outside of the UK may be interviewed either by telephone or video conference.

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