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Cranfield School of Management

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A world-leader in management education, research and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society.

Our business school, ranked top 10 in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2021 Rankings, is renowned for our strong links with industry.  We are a centre of world-class research, expertise and teaching, providing practical management solutions through a range of activities including leadership, finance, marketing and logistics.
   
We are one of an elite group of Schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

What makes Cranfield School of Management unique?


Unrivalled teaching experience - you will be part of small learning teams, ensuring close contact and continuous support.
 • A mature learning environment - as we are a postgraduate only university, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are driven to succeed in their chosen career.
 • Career-focused learning - because our teaching is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels, it is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence and places a huge emphasis on real-world challenges.
 • Our extensive alumni network - you will join our network of 70,000+ graduates, many of who now hold senior roles within some of the world’s leading organisations.

We are ranked second in the UK for graduate employment
(DLHE longitudinal survey, 2017).

Our rankings


Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school.

School of Management: Top 10 in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2021 Rankings, and Top 10 in the world in the Business School Teaching Power Rankings 2021.

 • Management MSc: 6th in the UK, 28th in the world and 23rd in the world for employability in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management ranking 2022 • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc: 2nd in the UK and 11th in the world in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management Rankings 2022. • Finance and Management MSc: 8th in the UK and 42nd in the world overall in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2022.
 • Strategic Marketing MSc: 5th in the UK and 15th in the world, plus 3rd in the UK and 7th in the world for employability in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing Rankings 2022.
 • MBA full-time: 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Financial Times 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programmes
 • Executive MBA: 8th in the UK, 88th in the world and 1st in the UK for Satisfaction Rate in the Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programmes 2020

See a full list of our rankings

Future career prospects


Our Alumni


Cranfield University has over 70,000 alumni. At Cranfield, we are committed to providing a world-class programme of inclusive and lifelong services to our alumni.

Find out more about our alumni.

Notable Cranfield alumni

Warren East  CBE, CEO of Rolls-Royce; John McFarlane, Executive Chairman of Barclays; Ombola Johnson, Minister for Communication Technology Nigeria; Charlie Mayfield,    Chairman, John Lewis Partnership; and Garry Copeland, Managing Director - Operations, British Airways, Sarah Willingham, Serial Entrepreneur, Angus Thirlwell, Founder,   Hotel Chocolat, Lord Karan Billimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer Ltd.

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.

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.

Please visit our website to find out more about our accommodation.
A world-leader in management education, research and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society.

Our business school, ranked top 10 in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2021 Rankings, is renowned for our strong links with industry.  We are a centre of world-class research, expertise and teaching, providing practical management solutions through a range of activities including leadership, finance, marketing and logistics.
   
We are one of an elite group of Schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

What makes Cranfield School of Management unique?


Unrivalled teaching experience - you will be part of small learning teams, ensuring close contact and continuous support.
 • A mature learning environment - as we are a postgraduate only university, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are driven to succeed in their chosen career.
 • Career-focused learning - because our teaching is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels, it is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence and places a huge emphasis on real-world challenges.
 • Our extensive alumni network - you will join our network of 70,000+ graduates, many of who now hold senior roles within some of the world’s leading organisations.

We are ranked second in the UK for graduate employment
(DLHE longitudinal survey, 2017).

Our rankings


Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school.

School of Management: Top 10 in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2021 Rankings, and Top 10 in the world in the Business School Teaching Power Rankings 2021.

 • Management MSc: 6th in the UK, 28th in the world and 23rd in the world for employability in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management ranking 2022 • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc: 2nd in the UK and 11th in the world in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management Rankings 2022. • Finance and Management MSc: 8th in the UK and 42nd in the world overall in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2022.
 • Strategic Marketing MSc: 5th in the UK and 15th in the world, plus 3rd in the UK and 7th in the world for employability in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing Rankings 2022.
 • MBA full-time: 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Financial Times 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programmes
 • Executive MBA: 8th in the UK, 88th in the world and 1st in the UK for Satisfaction Rate in the Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programmes 2020

See a full list of our rankings

Future career prospects


Our Alumni


Cranfield University has over 70,000 alumni. At Cranfield, we are committed to providing a world-class programme of inclusive and lifelong services to our alumni.

Find out more about our alumni.

Notable Cranfield alumni

Warren East  CBE, CEO of Rolls-Royce; John McFarlane, Executive Chairman of Barclays; Ombola Johnson, Minister for Communication Technology Nigeria; Charlie Mayfield,    Chairman, John Lewis Partnership; and Garry Copeland, Managing Director - Operations, British Airways, Sarah Willingham, Serial Entrepreneur, Angus Thirlwell, Founder,   Hotel Chocolat, Lord Karan Billimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer Ltd.

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.

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.

Please visit our website to find out more about our accommodation.

University information

If you are considering applying for your Masters, Full-time or Executive MBA programmes and are unsure of your suitability, Cranfield is happy to review your details and give you feedback before you make a formal application.  Contact admissions for more information.

Bachelor GPA

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

3

GMAT

Minimum score

600

Maximum score

680

TOEFL

Minimum score

72

Maximum score

100

IELTS

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

7

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

92

Maximum score

100

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

7

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

3

GMAT - Masters

Minimum score

600

Maximum score

0

Career Development Service is an important part of the Student Experience support function. The team at Cranfield School of Management have significant real-world experience in the areas of coaching, recruitment, human resources, and business development.   

Rankings & ratings

World University Rankings - Masters In Marketing

  • 2019
    #12
  • 2020
    #16
  • 2021
    #16
  • 2022
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Ranking criteria

72.5
Overall
85.9
Employability
60.6
Alumni Outcomes
77
Diversity
63.8
Thought Leadership
64.5
Value for Money

Available programs

Our world-leading full and part-time specialist master's courses will enable you to develop the knowledge and practical skills to become a leader in your chosen field. We design our courses with employers, combining teaching excellence with real-world practical application to give you a unique competitive edge.

With a diverse mix of students and world-leading academics, Cranfield has a rich and stimulating learning environment, with an extensive global alumni and friends network providing opportunities to develop valuable connections around the world and in multiple business sectors.

During your course you will receive support and guidance to help you plan your personal and professional development. Master's graduates from Cranfield School of Management secure senior roles with some of the world’s leading organisations.

We are ranked second in the UK for graduate employment (DLHE longitudinal survey, 2017). 



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