Cranfield School of Management’s Executive MBA (EMBA) has today been named the eighth best in the world for career progression by the Financial Times.

The results were compiled from a combination of statistics and information from recent graduates, comparing the roles and companies they were working in before and after they completed the EMBA.

Professor Daniel Prior, Director of Cranfield’s Executive MBA programme, said: “We place a strong emphasis on giving our students the tools to thrive in the workplace and these rankings are a testament to that. These rankings show not only the strength of our faculty’s teaching but the strength of our students, who use the knowledge they have gained from their EMBA to thrive in their careers.”

Cranfield School of Management, in partnership with Grant Thornton, was the first business school in the UK to offer the Executive MBA via the Apprenticeship Levy.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield has been a world leader in management education and research for over 50 years, helping individuals and organisations learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action. We are dedicated to creating responsible management thinking, improving business performance and inspiring the next generation of business leaders. We work to change the lives of our students and executives by encouraging innovation and creative thinking, as well as the drive to succeed and make a real impact on their organisations.

Organisations as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Royal Dutch Shell, L’Oréal, UNICEF and the African Development Bank have benefited from our work, which ranges from management research projects, through staff talent management development on our MBA courses, to customised executive programmes.

Cranfield is one of an elite group of Schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

We are in the Top 10 International Business Schools in the Forbes’ ranking.

Our open and customised executive education programmes are ranked in the top five in the UK, according to the latest Financial Times survey, and in the top ten in the world for international reach. Over 10,000 people come to Cranfield each year to benefit from our executive and professional development programmes.