Cranfield School of Management

Location Cranfield, England
Established 1967
Famous Courses Supply Chain Management, MBA
Key Information
Location Cranfield, England
Established 1967
Famous Courses Supply Chain Management, MBA

Overview

Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in the UK and is a part of Cranfield University. The school is just 90 minutes northwest of London and is truly international, with 87% of students coming from outside the UK.

Cranfield School of Management regularly ranks in the top 35 business schools in Europe and top 10 in the UK in the Financial Times Business Schools 2020 Rankings and is a wholly postgraduate institution. In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management ranking 2022 Cranfield School of Management's full-time Management MSc was ranked 6th in the UK, 28th in the world overall and 5th in the UK and 23rd in the world for employability. The Flagship MBA is ranked 8th in the UK and top 26% worldwide.

In the Business School Teaching Power Rankings 2021, Cranfield School of Management ranked top 10 and is one of the few business schools in the world with triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. Aside from offering one of the best MBA programmes in the UK, Cranfield is also known for its MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course.

Services for International Students

Cranfield support staff can offer advice on visas and finance to international students, while the university also runs a pre-sessional English programme for international students.

Ranking

Cranfield regularly performs well in national and international league tables, making it a desirable home for international business students.

Financial Times

  • 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Financial Times 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programmes
  • 9th in the UK and 78th in the world in the Masters in Management 2020 ranking
  • 13th in the UK and 50th in the world in the Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2021
  • 3rd in the UK for Employment at graduation plus 3 months
  • 4th in the UK for Aims achieved
  • 6th in the UK and 12th in Europe for post MBA salary

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2022 Cranfield School of Management's full-time MBA achieved the following rankings:

  • 8th in the UK and top 26% worldwide 
  • Global top 19% for rapid ROI and top 19% for alumni success

Accommodation

Cranfield offer both catered and self-catered on campus accommodation, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples to houses for families. The University can also help to find private accommodation in nearby towns and villages. University rooms on the Shrivenham campus are generally reserved for military students. Learn more about Cranfield accommodation.

Location

Cranfield University campus is 40 minutes away from central London by train, with the nearest towns being Milton Keynes and Bedford. London Luton airport is the closest to the University, while Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are all easily accessible via train and coach.

Alumni

  • Lord Karan Billimoria, Founder Cobra Beer Ltd
  • Anthony Jenkins, Former Chief Executive, Barclays
  • Nick Jenkins, Founder, Moonpig
  • Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
  • Tristram Mayhew, Rebecca Mayhew and Jerome Mayhew, Co-Founders, Go Ape
  • John McFarlane OBE, Chairman, Barclays
  • Angus Thirlwell, Founder, Hotel Chocolat
  • Sarah Willingham, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Warren East CBE, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce

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