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

I had a wonderful enlightening experience during my internship with TUI Aviation at Luton. Every day was challenging and fun, and everyone at TUI was helpful and keen to share their knowledge and experience with me. My internship supervisor guided me in every possible way and made sure that the internship was exciting and memorable. Within the three month period I was with them I completed five assignments for the company. The final day concluded with a presentation to the whole TUI Supply Chain Department, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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.