Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school. Read more Read less

As an exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield University is excluded from Times Higher Education World RankingsThe Times World Rankings, The Complete University Guide and The Guardian, which focus on helping prospective undergraduate students to compare universities.

Business School rankings

Financial Times

Top 10 in the UK and 32nd in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2020 Rankings.

Top 10 in the world in the Business School Teaching Power Rankings 2021 compiled for the Financial Times.

MBA Programmes

MBA Full-time


Financial Times

9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Financial Times 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programmes. 

We have been ranked:

  • 3rd in the world for Economics and 10th in the world for Organisational Behaviour.

We have also been ranked

8th in the UK and 18th in the world in the Financial Times Full-time Top MBA programmes for entrepreneurship 2018.


Bloomberg

In the Bloomberg Businessweek European Best B-Schools Ranking 2021-22 our Full-time MBA has been ranked:

  • 6th in UK
  • 18th in Europe overall
  • 3rd for Entrepreneurship
  • 5th for the Learning Experience
  • 7th for Networking Quality


The Economist 

In the Full-time MBA Ranking 2021 we have been ranked:

  • 5th in the UK and 60th in the world
  • 1st in the world for the breadth of its alumni network 
  • 1st in the UK for the effectiveness of its alumni network
  • 2nd in the UK and in the top 20 in the world for networking opportunities 
  • 2nd in the UK and in the top 25 in the world for quality of faculty


The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal

In the World University Rankings - Business School Report we have been ranked:

  • 1st in the UK
  • 2nd in Europe
  • 7th in the world
  • 1st in the world for engagement

Poets & Quants Top International MBA Programs of 2019-2020

  • 21st in the World

QS World University Rankings

In the QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 we have been ranked:

  • 8th in the UK
  • Top 26% worldwide
  • Global top 19% for rapid ROI
  • Top 19% for alumni success

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Executive MBA


Financial Times

8th in the UK, 88th in the world, 3rd in the UK for Percentage of Women Students, 13th in the EU for Salary Increase Percentage and 1st in the UK for Satisfaction Rate in the Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programmes 2020

Management MSc

The Economist

In The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2019 ranking Cranfield School of Management’s Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 3rd in the UK and 30th in the world
  • 1st in the UK and 9th in the world for percentage of job-seeking graduates with a job offer 3 months after graduation


Financial Times

9th in the UK and 78th in the world in the Financial Times: Masters In Management 2020 ranking.


QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management ranking 2022 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 6th in the UK
  • 28th in the world overall
  • 5th in the UK and 23rd in the world for employability
  • 3rd in the UK for value for money
  • 9th in the UK for thought leadership

Finance and Management MSc

Financial Times

13th in the UK and 50th in the world in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2021.

The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal

In the World University Rankings 2019 - Business School Report Master’s in Finance we have been ranked:

  • 2nd in the UK
  • 4th in Europe
  • 6th in the world

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2022 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Finance and Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 8th in the UK
  • 42nd in the world overall
  • 8th in the UK for employability
  • 8th in the UK for diversity

Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management Rankings 2022 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 2nd in the UK
  • 11th in the world overall
  • 1st in the UK and 7th in the world for employability
  • 3rd in the UK and 11th in the world for diversity
  • 3rd in the UK and 18th in the world for thought leadership
  • 5th in the UK for alumni outcomes

Strategic Marketing MSc

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing Rankings 2022 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Strategic Marketing MSc achieved the following rankings:

  • 5th in the UK
  • 15th in the world overall
  • 3rd in the UK and 7th in the world for employability

Executive Development

Cranfield School of Management is consistently ranked as one of the top 30 business schools in Europe for executive development.

In the Executive Education 2020 FT Rankings we are:

  • Top 10 in UK
  • Top 30 in Europe
  • Top 40 in the world
  • Top 15 for international reach
  • Top 10 for business school partners

Over the last 6 years, 62 of our clients were surveyed and 95% said that if they were to embark on a similar programme again they would choose Cranfield.

Research Degrees

The PhD Programme


REF 2014

The Cranfield PhD has an international reputation for quality and academic excellence. In December 2014 the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) rated 84% of Cranfield's Business and Management research output as 'internationally recognised' or better for impact - 60% of this was 'world leading' (4*) and 24% 'internationally excellent' (3*).

22nd in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranking for Business and Management Studies.


Executive DBA Programme


Our Executive DBA is one of only a handful of DBA programmes worldwide to have been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Accreditations

We are 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 (European Quality Improvement System).

Triple Accreditation