Management and Leadership Program By Cranfield School of Management |Top Universities

Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Part Time
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep, Mar
  • Min. experience 5

The part-time Management and Leadership MSc is informed by Cranfield’s Management MSc – ranked 6th in the UK and 28th in the world in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management rankings 2022 – and our Executive MBA – ranked 8th in the UK in the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking 2020.

This practical management postgraduate course, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton – one of the world’s leading organisations of independent professional services, will help you develop your leadership and management skills with a specific focus on leading-edge insights, commercial application, and effective management frameworks. It offers a ‘real-world’ business education that can be applied directly back into the workplace.

You will benefit from a diverse student cohort and our faculty’s direct involvement with global businesses. On successful completion, you will have a deep understanding of contemporary business issues and a capacity to assume active leadership roles.

This part-time programme meets the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship Standard. Eligible organisations can use £14,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy to cover Part I (The Senior Leader Apprenticeship) of the programme tuition fee. Part II (progression to Management and Leadership MSc) can be funded by either your employer or by you.

This page is dedicated to students seeking the Management and Leadership MSc independent of Apprenticeship Levy funding. If you are looking for more information on our Apprenticeship Levy part-funded routes, please view here.

Why this course?

• Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in international business rankings. We are top 10 in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business School 2021 Rankings.
•  The collaboration of Cranfield and Grant Thornton in the delivery of this course ensures you will be exposed to industry-leading education, incorporating teaching from current practitioners, business simulations and one-to-one leadership coaching.
• You will develop leadership capabilities in yourself and others, in order to meet today’s societal and business challenges.
• You will gain comprehensive knowledge of core business functions enabling you to progress into a variety of management areas.
• You will develop a strategic mind-set to enable the achievement of business objectives.
• You will develop the self-awareness and confidence to effectively lead or operate as part of, a team.
• You will study with a cohort of experienced professionals, build your network and gain insights into management best practice internationally in an atmosphere that encourages camaraderie
.

Who is it for?

Early-career professionals who want a "real-world" business education that they can apply directly back to their workplace.

Second career professionals seeking a change into management and leadership positions.

Self-motivated, early-career managers who are keen to improve their management skills, knowledge and abilities, and become more effective leaders.

About University

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.

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