Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield University One-Year MBA Program Structure

The Cranfield University One-Year MBA is a full-time, intensive program. It is divided into four terms of approximately 10 weeks each, and one week of orientation in late September.

Curriculum

After arriving in September, students begin with a week of orientation that offers many social and professional activities that enhance the students’ experience from their first days at Cranfield.

The primary curriculum is broken down into core modules and electives, with the core modules front loaded in the first two terms and typically assessed by examination at the end of each term. The electives, with course titles like “Identifying Hidden Needs” and “Entrepreneurial Finance,” are most often assessed by group and individual projects, often featuring written components.

Running concurrently with the classroom learning, various projects and program-wide competitions, such as the Venture Capital Investment Competition and the International Business Assignment, assure that students have practical experience in applying the concepts and theories that their coursework has taught them. The International Business Assignment requires students to either attend lectures at partner institutions or carry out an individual project at local businesses. This program has brought Cranfield MBA students to over 15 countries, including Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, China, the Philippines, Uganda, and many more.

Class Profile 

The most recent average age for the 57-member cohort in the Cranfield University One-Year MBA program was 32-years old. Students have to have at least three years of work experience to be accepted into the program. Seventy-two percent of the class was made up by male students, and the average GMAT score of 680. Members of the class represented 18 nationalities worldwide.

Careers

Cranfield’s career development team provides support for students to find lifelong careers, and 90 percent of Cranfield MBA students report being employed three months after graduation. The average salary for students after completing the MBA is £63,929. Also of note, 63 percent of Cranfield School of Management MBA graduates change their country of residence after graduation.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition of the Cranfield University One-Year MBA is £36,000 plus estimated living expenses of around £12,000.

Cranfield offers a wide selection of loans and other financing options.

Scholarships

MBA students at Cranfield can take advantage of a variety of scholarship and loan opportunities. Scholarships are available in several different categories, including those for women, farmers, New Zealand alumni, and those from countries represented in the Santander Universities network. Some bursaries (grants based on need) are also available. The amount a student can be awarded varies depending on the award and the applicant. Cranfield also provides loans to MBA students through the Prodigy Finance Loan Program.

Admissions Procedures

Cranfield School of Management requires at least three years of post-qualification work experience and a degree and/or professional qualification for entry. A professional level of English is also required, which can be proven with recent IELTS, TOEFL, CPE, CAE, or, PTE scores.

Applicants can find the application to Cranfield School of Management online, where they must submit, in addition to all required personal information, the following:

  • 1 Academic Reference
  • 1 Business Reference
  • 1 Passport-Sized Digital Photo
  • 2 Copies of Degree and Professional Certificates
  • GMAT Score (if taken)
  • English Language Scores (if relevant)

Beyond these documents, applicants can also take the Cranfield admissions tests, which are offered as an alternative to the GMAT, and complete an interview (in-person or virtual).

Application Deadlines

The final deadline for 2017 applicants was 25 June 2017. There are four application deadlines for each admission cycle, and students who apply early may be eligible for a tuition discount.