• Cranfield School of Management’s MBA programme has been named in the UK top five in The Economist’s WhichMBA rankings.
  • Cranfield ranks number one in the world for the breadth of its alumni network and first in the UK for the effectiveness of its alumni network.
  • Networking opportunities through the Cranfield MBA are ranked second in the UK and in the top 20 in the world.
  • The Business School’s faculty were ranked second in the UK for quality and in the top 25 in the world.
  • The Cranfield MBA is one of the most established in the UK running for over 50 years.

Cranfield School of Management’s MBA programme has been named as one of the best in the UK by The Economist’s WhichMBA rankings.

The rankings also reveal that Cranfield’s alumni network is the joint highest ranked in the world for its breadth and first in the UK for the effectiveness of the network.

In a further acknowledgement of the business school's leading reputation, the quality of Cranfield’s faculty was ranked second in the UK and in the top 25 in the world.

Cranfield was one of the very first institutions in the UK to offer the MBA with the programme helping developing leaders for over 50 years with its alumni including the likes of Nick Jenkins, Sarah Willingham and Warren East.

Professor David Oglethorpe, Dean of Cranfield School of Management, said: “These rankings are a testament to the hard work and quality of our faculty, the calibre of students on our MBA programme and the strength and networking power of our global alumni network.

“We are delighted to achieve this recognition in what has been a challenging year for both staff and students. Our world-class faculty have quickly adapted to the changing world, and our vast alumni network has continued to play a vital part in our student experience through an increased amount of online sessions.

“With our strong links to industry, we are proud to continue to deliver quality practical business education that is recognised across the world.”

Dr Andrew Angus, MBA Programme Director at Cranfield School of Management, said: “Success in these rankings comes in the face of the turbulence caused by the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected organisations across the globe. I’m immensely proud of how we have continued to deliver elite business education in ever-changing circumstances and that this is recognised in these rankings. Credit must go to our dedicated students, our world-leading faculty and our alumni who offer networking support across the world.”

Cranfield School of Management 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), AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (the European Foundation for Management Development Quality Improvement System).