Cranfield University Business School

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Cranfield University Business School

Cranfield is one of the most internationally recognised and long-established business schools in Europe. We are globally known for our excellence in developing leaders and innovators in technology and management. Our top ranked MBA programme focuses on developing leaders who are comfortable with the latest management thinking and have the personal qualities to implement change.

Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in Europe. As part of Cranfield University, the UK’s only wholly postgraduate university, we are uniquely placed to connect technology and leadership. Our contribution to global innovation is world-leading, changing the way society thinks, works and learns.

We are proud of our links with industry. They are an integral part of our history and vital for our future. Management has been part of Cranfield University since the fifties. The University was founded on an old RAF site as the first postgraduate college of aeronautics. The School of Management grew out of industrial need for management training and was formally established in 1967 (although the Cranfield MBA dates back to 1964). The airfield the University grew up around is still in use.

We are globally recognised for our excellence in leadership development and for our powerful industry links and real-world focus.

Key activities

  • Leading-edge, collaborative research and consultancy
  • Postgraduate degree programmes (MBA, MSc, DBA, PhD)
  • Executive development for middle and senior managers
  • Customised company programmes.

We design our programmes in flexible and innovative ways, supported by state-of-the art learning technologies, to meet your personal or organisation’s needs. You can study full-time or on a flexible modular or part-time basis.

Key to this is our faculty, who are actively engaged in consultancy and business-relevant research, putting them in close touch with the needs of business and government. They are committed to practicality, which means they are consistently current and topical in their teaching. They bring not only experience, but rigour to their programmes.