Cranfield’s MSc in Management has been named the best in the UK in a new ranking published by The Economist.

The course was listed 7th in the world in the 2017 Which MBA? Masters in Management (MIM) rankings (published 25 May), the highest ranking for any UK business school.

The results were compiled from a combination of statistics and information from current students and recent graduates.

Professor Michael Dickmann, director of the programme, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have come top in the UK in this ranking from The Economist.

“We are very proud of our Masters in Management programme, which aims to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills to handle demanding managerial roles, including tackling complex business challenges.

“A large part of the evidence on which the ranking is based comes from feedback from our current and past students, which makes the result all-the-more pleasing, as they clearly attest to the quality of the course.”

Cranfield’s Masters in Management focuses on practical application of skills and includes a three-month, expenses paid in-company internship, giving students the chance to apply their newly-acquired knowledge in a real-world environment.

The Economist’s MIM rankings evaluated 40 business schools worldwide, scoring them on features like quality of teaching, diversity of students and the effectiveness of their careers service.

Cranfield School of Management was rated in the top 10 in almost half of the areas surveyed, scoring highly for faculty quality, student and gender diversity, programme content and choice of electives, and the diversity of businesses in which graduates were employed. Alumni also rated the School highly for its dedicated careers service.

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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.