Cranfield School of Management has been named as one of the leading business schools in Europe for student learning, networking and entrepreneurship by Bloomberg Businessweek.

The business school was ranked 2nd in Europe for the learning experience and knowledge that students gain throughout their time at Cranfield. The School also featured in the top ten for networking and entrepreneurship.

Professor David Oglethorpe, Dean of Cranfield School of Management, said: “We are pleased to see our commitment to education recognised by these latest rankings. These rankings are a testament to the strength of our faculty and their desire to provide a premier learning experience for our students.

“At Cranfield, we pride ourselves on our industrial links that offer students the opportunity to tackle the real-life challenges that many global businesses face.”

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

We are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. Cranfield School of Management is world leader in management education and research.

We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities which enhance our teaching and research. We are the only university in Europe to own and run an airport and to have airline status.

Cranfield teaches over 4,500 postgraduate students each year and employs 1,500 academic and support staff. We have the largest number of engineering master’s students in the UK. Our staff-to-student ratio is one of the best for any university in the UK (one member of academic staff to every seven students).

We work closely with business, industry and government across the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we currently work with over 1,500 companies and organisations.

We are ranked number one in the UK for research income from industry per academic, with 81% of our research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

We formed in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, the first postgraduate college of its kind. The School of Management was founded in 1967.