The Cranfield Management MSc includes a three-month internship placement within a business organisation. Your placement will provide the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience in a real working environment, deepen your management knowledge, gain insight into a business sector, and the potential to build a network of contacts. It enables you to put the skills you learn during the course into practice. You will also undertake a practical supervised thesis based on your placement.

We work towards students getting an expenses paid internship. In 2017/18 more than 80% of students had a paid internship project.

Internship companies including Skanska UK, Withers LLP, Cranfield School of Management and Whirlpool UK Appliances employed their Cranfield student directly as a result of their placement.

Our students work with a variety of multinational organisations as well as SMEs and start-ups across a wide range of industries including:

  • Finning (UK & Ireland) Ltd
  • Briteyellow Limited
  • Contact Engine Limited
  • Transport Systems Catapult
  • Deloitte LLP
  • K-International Limited
  • Marks & Spencer PLC
  • Orange Business Services Limited
  • Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited
  • Skanska UK PLC

Most students receive paid expenses based on The Living Wage (see


"The possibility to have a summer internship in the UK is a unique opportunity that only Cranfield offers. Cranfield is hard work but an incredible place where I have been able to challenge myself and build my self-confidence as well as create strong relationships with very interesting people."

Carlotta Dragoni, alumna, Management MSc, 2015