Business School

Cranfield School of Management

Transforming knowledge into action through the unique Cranfield Experience

Cranfield School of Management

Established 1967

Business School

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Transforming knowledge into action through the unique Cranfield Experience

Building individual, team and organisational capabilities

To be the world’s most relevant management school for:
 - Management thinking and practice
 - Personal development and career acceleration
 - Research which makes a difference
 - Enhancing organisational capabilities
 - Promoting responsible leadership

To be an employer of choice for world class faculty and staff passionate about transforming management practice

Graduate degrees
 - Full-time
 - Exec part-time / modular

 - Finance and Management
 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
 - Strategic Marketing
 - Management
 - Retail Management

Exec part-time / modular

 - International Human Resource Management
 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
 - Managing Organisational Performance
 - Post Grad Certificate in Managing Performance Improvement
 - Programme and Project Management (available in 2 year and 3 year options)
 - Strategic Leadership (available from 2014) 

Executive development
 - General Management Programmes (public and in company)
 - Specialist Programmes (public and in-company)
 - Centre for Customised Executive Development

 - Faculty
   - 4 Communities
   - 13 Centres
   - 13 Themes
 - Graduate research (PhD / DBA)
 - 10 Best Practice Research Clubs 

Cranfield has a leading international alumni network of over 15,000 professional managers in over 120 countries worldwide. This diverse and motivated alumni body supports the School across its whole range of activities, ensuring continuous development and progression, and keeping Cranfield ‘closest to business’.

Our doctoral programmes have a key part to play in creating relevant, high quality research – one of the School’s seven strategic priorities.

Our approach to research:
Relevant An international management school for the ‘real world’
Rigorous Creating knowledge to transform practice
Resourceful Entrepreneurial, innovative, strategic
Responsive Developing people and organisations to deliver results

“Seventy per cent of Cranfield School of Management’s research environment is either world-leading or internationally excellent. World-leading aspects include engagement with industry and commerce; the scale, resourcing and quality assurance of doctoral activities; and research income.”
Source: HEFCE - RAE 2008




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Cranfield School of Management is a world-class university business school, renowned for its high quality teaching and research and strong links with industry and business.  It is one of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the prestigious triple EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditations.

With over 21 years experience, Cranfield’s Centre for Customised Executive Development (CCED) is widely recognised as a world-leader in tailored executive development.

The centre offers a complete development process that includes: strategic consultancy, organisational and individual diagnostics, assessment and development centres and world-class programme design and delivery.  Interventions are highly customised to client needs and often integrate on-line and networked learning, business simulations and real-life project work.

The Centre partners with clients in a variety of ways: working with top teams on strategy formulation; supporting organisation development and talent management initiatives; developing functional expertise and building leadership and management capability.

Working with more than 60 corporate and public sector clients each year, CCED has strong relationships with many UK and international organisations including: Orange- France Telecom Group, Cable & Wireless, Mott MacDonald, L’Oréal, Electricité de France, Oracle, Atkins, Shell, Bertelsmann, GKN Driveline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Amadeus, Sellafield Ltd, the Ministry of Defence, and the National Health Service.

Cranfield is widely recognised as a world leader in customised executive development.  In the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2009, Cranfield was:

Ranked by clients as one of the top 2 UK business school for customised executive development.

Ranked No.1 in the UK, and in the top 5 European Schools, for programme preparation and follow-up; teaching methods and materials; the quality of faculty and the relevance of new skills and learning.

Ranked in the top 3 Business Schools worldwide for the international scope of our customised development activities. 

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