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Cranfield School of Management


Part of Cranfield University, the only exclusively postgraduate university in the United Kingdom that specializes in science, technology, engineering, and management, the Cranfield School of Management was officially founded in 1967, though the MBA program can be traced back to 1964. The institution has triple accreditation by AACSB International, EQUIS, and AMBA.

School Rankings

• Bloomberg: 80 (Global)
Financial Times: 76
• The Economist: 59


Cranfield, England provides a pastoral backdrop for its MBA students, embedded as it is in the heart of the English countryside. Cranfield’s location also places it within the “innovation triangle” formed by London, Oxford, and Cambridge. With ample and easy connection to major arterial highways and rail lines, as well as its proximity to Heathrow, Luton, and Stansted airports, Cranfield is highly accessible from points local and abroad.


Cranfield School of Management’s Management Information and Resource Center (MIRC) and the Cranfield Management Development Center give the campus a substantial amount of management-specific space. The Development Center also serves as residential space: it holds 186 bedrooms, 27 meeting rooms, conference and training facilities, and networking areas.

Beyond academic amenities, the Cranfield University campus provides the shops, post offices, social clubs, etc. of a typical small university town.


Cranfield School of Management’s faculty is one of the largest and most diverse amongst European Business schools. Professor’s’ activities often go beyond the classroom; engaged with the global business and management communities, they regularly publish articles and attend and organize conferences as well as work as practicing consultants.

Student Body

Each MBA program has between 40-60 students enrolled in each incoming class. Cranfield University serves about 4,600 students overall.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Cranfield School of Management offers prospective students a traditional full-time MBA, a part-time Executive MBA, the Cranfield MBA in Defence, and a new MBA in Energy. They also offer an Executive MBA (Human Capital) and Executive MBA (Defence Export)with Grant Thorton numerous other Masters programs, including a Masters in Finance.


Cranfield School of Management MBA Program recently visited the Cranfield campus, a peaceful location in the English countryside, to learn more about the school, which they consider one of the UK's best kept secrets.

Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship

One of our Australian Full-time MBA students, winner of the Australian Alumni Scholarship, describes why she chose The Cranfield MBA

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