We are delighted to offer a number of bursaries to candidates on our Executive MBA.

These funding opportunities are designed to assist future senior leaders to complete their studies – enhancing their ability to lead organisations, implementing change, driving innovation, and achieving organisational excellence.

Academic Excellence Bursary

This scholarship was set up to recognise the academic achievements of our most capable candidates. The Cranfield Executive MBA is highly competitive and we look for a range of attributes in our candidates but chiefly, the candidates must demonstrate excellence in their academic achievements.

At a glance

Funding value: Up to £6,500
Deadline: 31 July
Funding provider: Cranfield School of Management
Number of awards: 5

Who can apply?

Eligibility:

  • You have achieved outstanding academic success and achievements.
  • You have strong career ambitions following your Executive MBA.

Entrepreneurial Energy Bursary

Entrepreneurship is celebrated at Cranfield School of Management and is one of the core themes we promote within our programmes. We are proud of the number of incredibly successful entrepreneurs who are Cranfield MBA alumni – not least, two well- known Dragons from the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. This bursary was set up to recognise our future potential entrepreneurial stars who have the ambition to realise their business idea within the energy sector during or after the MBA.

At a glance

Funding value: Up to £6,500
Deadline: 31 July
Funding provider: Cranfield School of Management
Number of awards: Three

Who can apply?

Eligibility criteria:

  • You demonstrate both individual strengths and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • You have a clear ambition to set up your own energy business during, or following, the Executive MBA.
  • You have achieved significant academic and career success to date.

Inspiring Diversity Bursary

Cranfield School of Management is a strong advocate for equal opportunities for leadership at all levels in professional life. The Cranfield Executive MBA champions diversity and believes that different backgrounds and experiences bring different perspectives and add value and richness to the classroom experience. This scholarship has been set up to recognise candidates who also champion diversity.

At a glance

Funding value: Up to £6,500
Deadline: 31 July
Number of awards: 3
Funding provider: Cranfield School of Management

Who can apply?

Eligibility criteria:

  • You champion diversity and lead by example.
  • You demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and potential.

Professional Distinction Bursary

This bursary was set up to recognise the professional achievements of our most accomplished candidates. The Cranfield Executive MBA is highly competitive and we look for a range of attributes in our candidates. We value a strong range of experiences and this scholarship will be awarded to our most illustrious candidates.

At a glance

Funding value: Up to £6,500
Deadline: 31 July
Funding provider: Cranfield School of Management
Number of awards: 3

Who can apply?

Eligibility:

  • You have achieved outstanding professional success and achievements.
  • You have a minimum of eight years' experience with evidence of strong career progression in a multinational company.
  • You are in a senior management position with an excellent track record.

Sporting Achievement Bursary

There are many leadership lessons that can be learnt from the world of sport. Athletes demonstrate leadership, dedication and focus, qualities that are directly transferable to the world of business. We’ve established our Sporting Bursary to facilitate the transition of sportspeople between these two worlds and to further finesse their skillsets as their look to reorientate their careers.

At a glance

Funding value: Up to £6,500
Deadline: 31 July
Funding provider: Cranfield School of Management
Number of awards: 1

Who can apply?

Eligibility:

  • You have achieved outstanding success and achievements within the sports industry.
  • You have strong career ambitions following your Executive MBA.

Women in Leadership Bursary

The Cranfield MBA is a life-changing, unique experience for inquisitive future leaders who want to challenge themselves. These bursaries were set up to recognise female leaders who will go on to inspire others. Cranfield School of Management has a long history of championing diverse boardrooms and senior management teams. It runs well-known initiatives such as the Female FTSE Board Report and the 100 Women to Watch list.

At a glance

Funding value: Up to £6,500
Deadline: 31 July
Number of awards: 5
Funding provider: Cranfield School of Management

Who can apply?

Eligibility criteria:

  • You demonstrate inspirational leadership qualities and potential.
  • You have a minimum of five years’ experience with evidence of strong career progression.
  • You can show how you have inspired others and the impact that this has consequently had.
  • You have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Bursary recipients should note that these are also intended to mitigate against any changes in teaching pattern or delivery mode that may arise due to unforeseen circumstances.