Welcome to Cranfield’s School of Management PhD Programme

Cranfield School of Management’s PhD programme is internationally renowned, for its rigour, structure, faculty support and global perspective.

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. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) assessed that in the Business and Management unit of assessment, 60% of Cranfield University’s research is world-leading or internationally excellent.

Tahiru Liedong
My PhD experience: Tahiru Liedong

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.

Class Profile 2017/18:

Male 25% - Female 75%
Average Age:
31 years
Number of Nationalities: 4
Class Size: 8

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