Cranfield School of Management has been ranked in the top 10 for international one-year MBA programmes in the prestigious Forbes ranking.

The ranking is another success for Cranfield School of Management following on from being ranked first in the world for Economics in the Financial Times 2017 Full Time Global MBA ranking (published January 2017). The Cranfield MBA has been developing leaders and leadership skills for 50 years.

Dr Andrew Angus, Director of the MBA programme said:

“We are delighted that our MBA programme has been ranked in the top 10 by Forbes. At Cranfield, we pride ourselves on our global impact and creating the next generation of leaders in management. This recognition is a tribute to our exceptional faculty, as well as the drive and determination of our students.”

Professor Lynette Ryals, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of the School, commented: “Our MBA programme is  a vital component of our management and leadership offering.

 “Cranfield has always been a pioneer in management education. We were one of the first business schools in the UK to offer MBA programmes, and we are again leading the field with our innovative Executive MBA master’s level apprenticeship which we are delivering in partnership with Grant Thornton.”

Cranfield School of Management celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is hosting a wide range of events and activities throughout 2017 to celebrate.

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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.