Cranfield University Executive MBA

By | 12th May 2017

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Cranfield University Executive MBA

Our unique MBA Executive programme, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton combines the best of academic insight and commercial application. We’ll use this to help you develop your leadership and management skills with a specific focus on business growth and innovation.

This MBA programme will allow you to join a community of skilled individuals developing the necessary know-how and confidence to stand out from the crowd.

Grant Thornton in the UK is part of a global organisation, the world’s 6th largest accounting and advisory firm with more than 40,000 clients.

We encourage you to come and experience a world-class university programme delivered by a university famous for innovation, career-enhancing services and world-renowned faculty and a company reputed for the quality of its service and advice, with a passion for shaping a vibrant economy.

At a glance

  • Start date27 September 2017
  • DurationTwo-year part-time
  • DeliveryYou will be assessed through a mixture of exams, written projects and presentations.
  • QualificationMBA
  • Study typeExecutive

Who is it for?

Our Executive MBA is especially designed for middle managers wanting to move into a senior management role and those on a fast-track career path within their organisations.

Businesses increasingly seek strategic thinkers with sound leadership capabilities, strong financial skills, an intrapreneurial mind-set, global understanding and excellent people skills. The Cranfield Executive MBA, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton, will take you out of your comfort zone and transform you to reflect, question and find solutions to complex business challenges.

Your Executive MBA

Our two-year part-time Executive MBA programme is offered in a modular format. Classes will delivered at Cranfield, in London and Bradenham Manor, High Wycombe Thursday to Saturday – 11 blocks a year. Throughout the learning, we’ll develop your people skills, know-how and confidence to excel through your ability to do things differently.

MBA 2017-2018 – provisional year one dates:

27 – 30 September 2017 (includes Orientation)
26 – 28 October 2017
23 – 25 November 2017
14 – 16 December 2017
25 – 27 January 2018
22 – 24 February 2018
22 – 24 March 2018
26 – 28 April 2018
24 – 26 May 2018
21 – 23 June 2018
26 – 28 July 2018

Entry requirements

We welcome MBA applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds. Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us. We want students who will challenge us and their classmates, people that know their own mind and strive for both personal and team success. We want to know how ambitious you are, how determined you are, your potential to develop and make a difference.

If you are unsure of your qualify for our MBA programmes we are happy to assess your profile and give you feedback on your suitability for the programme before you make a formal application.

You will need to have:
  • A minimum of three years’ post-qualification work experience
  • A good degree and / or professional qualification
  • Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential.


We welcome candidates with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores over 600. The average score for our Full-time MBA students is currently 680. You will need to contact GMAT directly to book an appointment to take the test.

You can also try a sample GMAT test paper on The Princeton Review website

Cranfield’s GMAT registration number is:

  • Executive Part-time MBA – K2H-N3-41

Where we are satisfied that your career progress demonstrates the kind of skills and competencies assessed by GMAT, we may offer exemption from these tests. This waiver is granted at the discretion of the Executive MBA Director.


We welcome candidates with a minimum GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning. Our Designated Institution Code is 3641.

Sample Cranfield admission tests

If you are able to come to Cranfield for interview, you may be able to take the Cranfield admission tests as an alternative to GMAT. These are two paper-based tests, designed to assess your numeracy and problem-solving skills. The Cranfield admission tests serve the same purpose as GMAT but provide us with greater flexibility. If you have a GMAT score of 600 or more you will not need to take the Cranfield tests.



If you have questions about your application or the admissions process please contact:

Hilary Browne
+44 (0) 1234 754420