Degree level apprenticeships with Cranfield University

One of the most powerful ways you can generate value from your Apprenticeship Levy is to upskill your existing workforce. The introduction of Cranfield Masterships®, Master's Level Apprenticeships (Level 7) means you can use the Levy to accelerate the development of your middle and senior managers, and employees in senior technical positions so that they can contribute much more as they move into leadership positions.

Cranfield Masterships are an opportunity to do that with a partner that has a global reputation for employer-led training with a backbone of academic rigour and quality assurance. At Cranfield, we’re passionate about providing education tailored for industry. As one of the first universities in the UK to offer degree apprenticeships at master’s level, we understand what is needed to develop industry-led apprenticeship standards and have the expertise to deliver that training.

With our distinctive focus on technology and management, powerful industry links, global reputation for executive development, world-class research and knowledge of what really works in practice, we’re uniquely positioned to provide training that goes beyond the technical to create and develop leaders for the future.

Cranfield Masterships will provide a widening portfolio of master’s level apprenticeship training required by industry.

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Browse eligible Cranfield School of Management programmes below or contact our Masterships Office.

Eligible programmes

Executive MBA (Master’s in Business Administration)

This MBA, delivered in collaboration with Grant Thornton, will develop your employees' leadership and management skills with a specific focus on business growth and innovation. Your future leaders will work on operational excellence, interpersonal brilliance and competitive advantage with ambitious individuals from a diverse range of organisations, developing the skills, toolkit and network to have a significant impact in leadership roles.

Executive MBA Defence Export

Our unique Executive MBA Defence Export programme, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton combines the best of academic insight and commercial application. The programme has been developed based on the insights and expertise of the Defence Growth Partnership's partner firms, we’ll use this to help you develop your leadership and management skills with a specific focus on business growth and innovation in the defence export sector.

Business and Strategic Leadership MSc

This is an opportunity for you to commission an MSc programme for a group of your high-potential managers, customised to your organisation’s strategic agenda. As an employer you will strengthen your leadership pipeline, improve retention, and create a network of individuals working on projects and initiatives that contribute to your strategy and successful change.

Management and Leadership MSc

Our Management and Leadership MSc, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton, has been created to develop tomorrow’s senior leaders. It will develop leadership and management skills with a specific focus on leading-edge insights, commercial application and effective management frameworks. This intensely practical postgraduate course is informed by Cranfield’s Management MSc.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive)

Our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) 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 one of Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty in a world-leading postgraduate-only university.

Marketing and Leadership MSc

Our MSc in Marketing and Leadership will develop your marketing and leadership skills. This practical marketing master’s course focuses on managing change to ensure your company constantly meets evolving customer needs and requirements. You will gain leading-edge insights into marketing and business practice which you can apply in within your organisation.

Retail and Digital Banking MSc

The Retail and Digital Banking MSc provides a unique opportunity for employer organisations to sponsor high-potential employees through a specialist MSc programme. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Investment/Commercial Banking Professional Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard, and aims to develop knowledge and skills to enable your employees to perform efficiently in the highly competitive and fast changing retail and digital banking sector.