Cranfield School of Management’s MBA and its Finance and Management MSc have been named as two of the world’s very best programmes in the new Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal rankings.

Cranfield’s full-time one-year MBA programme was named 7th in the world and 1st in the UK and its MSc in Finance and Management was named 6th in the world and 2nd in the UK, in the rankings released this week.

In compiling the rankings, Times Higher Education worked in partnership with the Wall Street Journal to gather a unique set of performance data from business schools across the world, designed to explore teaching excellence and the student experience. In total, 114 business schools from 24 countries were ranked in the project, which included almost 23,000 responses to a survey of alumni from each business school.

The ranking is based on 20 factors, encompassing institutional resources, student engagement, teaching environment and student outcomes.

Professor Lynette Ryals, Director of Cranfield School of Management, said: “It is fantastic to have the work of our faculty and students recognised by these ranking results. At Cranfield, we pride ourselves on providing leading education that meets the needs of business. You can see this in the business success of our students, following their participation on the programme, through the acceleration in their career paths or through the entrepreneurial ventures they undertake.”

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