Developing entrepreneurship and a culture of growth is a strategic priority for Cranfield University and the School of Management is investing in this through the provision of people, facilities, training, and mentoring.

Over the coming years, Cranfield aspires to broaden and strengthen its position as a leader in entrepreneurship; regionally, nationally and internationally. Our vision is to create an even stronger ecosystem to support our students, faculty, alumni, partners and clients to develop and implement new business ideas and to encourage growth in early stage ventures.

The Annual Fund provides the means for our entrepreneurial network of alumni and friends to support the School’s vision and ambition, and our Ready For Scale online programme is a great example of this.

By working with small local businesses to help develop growth plans and navigate through challenging times, this programme will impact upon the local economy. It will also provide our MBA and MSc students with a structure of entrepreneurship and business knowledge through a step by step process, and will give them access to an integrated support network. Furthermore, alumni will also be able to participate at events and share entrepreneurial advice and expertise through this network.