Cranfield School of Management’s Strategic Marketing MSc has been named the fourth in the world for preparing students for the workplace in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing 2019.

One of the key strengths of the programme, as recognised by the latest rankings, is the practical skills that students develop through a marketing consultancy project provided by an external business client, and master classes with industry partners that provide insight into cutting-edge and innovative marketing techniques and practices.

As well as being named fourth in the world for employability, the programme, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Market Research Society (MRS), was also named 4th in the UK overall and 12th in the world.

Dr Daniel Prior, Co-Director of the Marketing & Strategic Sales Group at Cranfield School of Management, said: “Giving our students the practical skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace is a key priority for us. Working closely with our industry partners, we are able to give our students a valuable insight into what it means to be a senior marketeer.

“These ranking results are a testament to the commitment of our faculty in ensuring our students’ education closely matches the needs of business.”

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.