Cranfield School of Management
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, altering the way society thinks, works, and learns. We are proud of our links with the 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 established on an old RAF site as the first postgraduate college of aeronautics. The School of Management grew out of an industrial need for management training and was formally founded in 1967 (although the Cranfield MBA dates back to 1964). The airfield the University grew up around is still in use. We are globally recognized for our excellence in leadership development and for our powerful industry links and a real-world concentrate.
- Leading-edge, collaborative research, and consultancy
- Postgraduate degree programmes (MBA, MSc, DBA, Ph.D.)
- Executive development for middle and senior managers
- Customized company programs.
We design our programs in flexible and innovative ways, assisted by state-of-the-art learning technologies, to meet your personal or organization’s wants. 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 wants of business and government. They are committed to practicality, which means they are perpetually current and topical in their teaching. They bring not only experienced, but rigor to their programs. Organizations 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 to staff talent management development on our MBA courses, to customized executive programs. Over 15,000 people come to Cranfield every year to benefit from our executive and professional development programs.
To transform the practice of management around the world by creating and disseminating applied information.
- To be a world-leading management school for responsible management thinking and practice
- To conduct research that has a real impact on the practice of management around the world
- To be an employer of choice for faculty who are passionate about transforming the practice of management.
We are 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 (European Quality Improvement System).