Cranfield School of Management MBA

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Location: United Kingdom
About Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management has been a world leader in management research and education for over 50 years. By focusing on the managerial journey, we help organisations and professionals, at all stages of their development, embrace a dynamic future. We are known for our excellence in leadership development, for our powerful industry links and real-world focus. Cranfield School of Management was the first Business school in the UK to offer an Executive MBA via the Apprenticeship Levy and is one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.

The Cranfield MBA is ranked:
In the Top Five in the UK (The Economist Which MBA 2021)
1st in UK (2nd in Europe, 7th in the world), and 1st  in the world for engagement in The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal 2018 (World University Rankings - Business School Report)
1st in the world for breadth and effectiveness of alumni network (The Economist Full-time MBA Rankings 2021)
The top 25 in the world for quality of faculty (and 2nd in the UK) in Bloomberg’s European Best Business Schools Rankings 2021-22.
Our MBA is 3rd in Europe for entrepreneurial education in Bloomberg’s European Best Business Schools Rankings 2021-22.
5th in Europe for the quality of education (Bloomberg Best European Business Schools 2021/22).
Top 19% globally for alumni success (QS Global MBA Rankings 2022)
Top 19% globally for rapid ROI (QS Global MBA Rankings 2022)
Top 20 in the world for networking opportunities (Bloomberg European Best Business Schools Rankings 2021-22)
#1 in the world for range of and access to overseas study programmes
(The Economist Full-time MBA Rankings 2021)

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Programme Presentation
Cranfield is one of the leading business schools in the UK and this year we celebrate 50 years of the MBA. We have figured in the Financial Times rankings as a top 50 global school since rankings began. At Cranfield, we believe passionately that your success as a business leader depends not just on what you know, but on how you apply what you know, how you collaborate with others, and how you operate within and beyond organisations. It is for this reason that real-world learning and leadership development are at the heart of our MBA programmes.
Programme Info

Immersive. Strategic. Transformative. 

Unlock the leader you’re meant to be with the Cranfield full-time MBA 


If you are an ambitious individual – ready to tackle global business challenges with clarity and confidence – the Cranfield full-time MBA is designed for you.  


This immersive 12-month programme is consistently ranked one of the world’s best MBAs.  


Within our inspiring global community, you will be: 

  • supported to unlock your unique leadership potential 

  • challenged to become a strategic leader, critical thinker and innovator 

  • empowered to pursue your professional goals on the international stage 


On graduation, you will be poised for success in any sector thanks to expert teaching, real-world projects, 121 career coaching and mentoring.


Who we are looking for 

We are looking for candidates who aspire to – or currently hold - senior leadership roles. We also want to work with entrepreneurs eager to grow their businesses and the economy. People with the integrity and vision to drive organisations forward. 

You will have proved your potential through at least three years of professional experience, or earned your entrepreneurial stripes by starting a business. And now you are ready for more. 

Whether that’s:  

  • accelerating your current career or confidently changing direction 

  • developing business acumen to help your start-up skyrocket 

  • challenging yourself to deliver stronger professional practise 

Our intensely personalised MBA programme will develop your unique strengths, to unlock the leader you’re meant to be.


What we offer 

You will join a close-knit international cohort of no more than 100 fellow professionals. That’s large enough to challenge your perspectives and introduce new ideas. But small enough to guarantee individual attention thanks to an 8:1 staff to student ratio. 

Your tutors are all management and leadership experts, infusing their teaching with the latest insights from their industry experience. They will equip you with an in-depth understanding of business and finance, so you can assert your expertise confidently in any business function or sector. 

You will have access Cranfield’s Career mentoring programme, where successful professionals offer advice and guidance to support you through your studies. 

You will also receive 1-2-1 career coaching to discover your unique strengths as a leader. We’ll then support you to develop a personalised progression plan to help guide, inspire and accelerate your career after Cranfield.  

Ready to take your place in the next generation of global business leaders?

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Student Body

Typical class profile:

40 - 60 -  Class size

15 - 20 -  Number of nationalities

24 - 36 -  Age range


After graduation

$113,209 - Average salary after three years

58% of students change industry

63% of students moved country

92% of students employed six months after graduation


Companies recruiting Cranfield MBA students include:
Arcelor Mittal
Aurelia Turbines
BCG Africa
Crane Aerospace
Deutsche Bank
GE Capital
Goldman Sachs
HCL Technologies
IB Boost
JP Morgan
Mansion House Consulting
Singapore Airlines
TCS Mumbai

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

University degree: Yes

Admission tests: Yes

Aptitude tests:

  • GMAT (required, not required, recommended – please specify):
    Minimum required score: 600 Average score: 640
  • Executive Assessment (required, not required, recommended – please specify): No​
  • GRE (required, not required, recommended – please specify): Yes
    Minimum required score: 80th Percentile​
  • Other aptitude tests: Cranfield Admission Test


Language tests:


References (number and type, e.g. 2 professional references): 2


Minimum length of work experience (e.g. 3 years): 3

Minimum length of managerial experience (e.g. 2 years): n/a




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Application fees (currency and amount, e.g. EUR 100): 0

Tuition fees (currency and amount, e.g. EUR 10,000):  £39,000

Scholarships (programme, type of scholarship, range, e.g. FT MBA merit scholarships between 20% and 60%): Australian Alumni 100%, Scholarship for Women 35%, Cranfield New Zealand Scholarship 100%, Entrepreneurship Scholarship 35%, Alumni Sponsored Scholarships between 30 to 60% and Bursaries. For further information please visit:




Speak to our MBA Admissions Team at

Connect with our MBA Alumni Ambassador Steven Cowcher


Address: Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL, UK







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