Master of Business Administration (Full-time) MBA Full-time:
The Cranfield full-time MBA is an intensive one-year programme beginning in September. It is a general management programme with a focus on real-word learning and leadership development. It will give you the opportunity to:
Create and implement your own leadership development plan, setting a vision for where you want to be professionally and how you are going to get there.
Prepare for and find a professional role that suits you based on your personality, skills, experience and career aspirations.
Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills such as self-awareness, teamwork and resilience.
Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition.
Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world.
Leadership and Management
Full Time/ Part Time:
A minimum of three years' post-qualification work experience.
A good degree and / or professional qualification.
Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential along with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores over 600 or GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning. Our Designated Institution Code is 3641 or the successful completion of our own Cranfield admissions tests
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 7
TOEFL - 100
Pearson PTE Academic - 68
Cambridge English Scale - 190
Cambridge English: Advanced - A
Cambridge English: Proficiency - B
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.
We welcome candidates with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores over 600. The average score for our Full-time MBA students is currently 680. You will need to contact GMAT directly to book an appointment to take the test.
You can also try a sample GMAT test paper on The Princeton Review website
Cranfield's GMAT registration number is:
Full-time MBA - K2H-N3-65
We welcome candidates with a minimum GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning. Our Designated Institution Code is 3641.
Cranfield admission tests:
We also offer our own admissions tests as an alternative to GMAT, for candidates who are able to come to Cranfield for interview. There are two paper-based tests, designed to assess candidate's numeracy and problem solving skills.
The Cranfield MBA is a general management programme with a focus on practical real-world learning and leadership development. It is consistently ranked among the best MBAs in the world.
In 2017, Cranfield School of Management celebrates 50 years. Five decades of making a difference, five decades of growing people to become exceptional leaders.
You are invited to join a global community of alumni, business partners, fellow students, friends and supporters, collectively striving to improve the practice of management.
Who is it for?:
Our full-time one-year MBA programme is designed for professionals with at least three years' work experience and suits people who:
- Recognise that business success is about people, about collaboration, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence
- Want a 'real world' business education where learning theories, tools and techniques are complemented by learning to apply them in real business situations
- Are motivated to become better leaders, team players and individuals, and who are committed to developing themselves and others.
Why this course?:
Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in the UK. We are known for our excellence in leadership development and for our strong links with global businesses. Our long tradition of management education means that we have a global alumni network of over 28,000 members in over 130 countries worldwide.
The Cranfield Full-time MBA will help you to:
- Create and implement your own leadership development plan, setting a vision for where you want to be professionally and how you are going to get there.
- Prepare for and find a professional role that suits you based on your personality, skills, experience and career aspirations.
- Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills such as self-awareness, teamwork and resilience.
- Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition.
- Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world.
Orientation Week: 25 September 2017 – 29 September 2017
Term One: 2 October 2017 – 15 December 2017
Term Two: 8 January 2018 – 23 March 2018
Term Three: 9 April 2018 - 22 June 2018
Term Four: 25 June 2018 – 19 October 2018
Your teaching team:
Our faculty are passionately committed to improving the practice of management. As leaders in their field with hands-on business experience, they understand the challenges of putting theory into practice. Their experience is reinforced by close links with organisations through consultancy projects, teaching on executive development programmes and sponsored research. This ensures that what you learn at Cranfield is always current and cutting edge.
Dr Abdul Mohamed
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Andrea Moro
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Bob Lillis
Senior Lecturer in Service Operations Management
Dr Catarina Figueira
Reader in Economics
Dr Constantinos Alexiou
Reader in Economics
Professor David Grayson CBE
Professor of Corporate Responsibility,
Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility
MBA Admissions Director
Director of International Development
Dr Edward Ochieng Senior Lecturer in Programme and Project Management
Dr Elmar Kutsch
Senior Lecturer in Risk Management
Professor Emma Macdonald
Associate Professor of Marketing
Professor Frank M. Horwitz
Professor of Global Human Resource Management – Emerging Markets
Dr Ian Forbes Speakman
Senior Lecturer - Key Account Management
Professor Joe Nellis
Deputy Director of Cranfield School of Management
Professor of Global Economy
Director of Policy, Sustainability & Performance Community
Director of Specialised Open Programmes
Director of MBA & MSc Project Management Core Programmes
Senior Lecturer in Programme and
Dr Jutta Tobias
Lecturer in Performance Management
Professor Keith Goffin
Professor of Innovation & New Product Development,
Director of Centre for Innovative Products & Services (CIPS),
Director of Innovation and Process Management Community
Dr Matthias Nnadi
Lecturer in Accounting
Professor Michael Dickmann
Professor of International Human Resource Management
Programme Director, MSc in Management
Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management &
Executive Development Director
Professor Patrick Reinmoeller
Professor of Strategic Management
Dr Peter Yallup
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Richard Kwiatkowski
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology
Dr Richard Schoenberg
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
Dr Ruth Bender
Associate Professor of Corporate Financial Strategy
Dr Stephanie Hussels
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Director, Full-time MBA
Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditations from:
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Association of Master of Business Administration (AMBA).
Cranfield School of Management is a proud member of GMAC.
- Strategic Marketing
- Strategic Operations Management
- Economics of Organisations and Strategy
- Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
- Venture Capital Investment Competition
- Decision Making and Data Analytics
- Global Macroeconomics and Business Environment
- Project Management Introduction
- Strategic Management
- Financial Management
- International Business Assignment
- Developing Leadership
- Managing People and Leading Change
- Challenges for Leaders
- Leadership in Action
- Company-based projects
- International Strategy
- Managing Project Uncertainty
- Business Law
- Investment and Risk Management
- Managing International Mergers and Acquisitions
- Managing Strategic Innovation
- Strategic Human Resource Management in the 21st Century
- Negotiating in Business and Organisations
- Corporate Finance Transactions
- Corporate Financial Strategy
- Driving Value Through the Supply Chain
- Identifying Hidden Needs
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- MBA Consultancy Project
- Major Critical Projects and Programme Management - a Sectoral Approach
Applications for 2017 entry will open on 1 October 2016.
We run a staged admissions process.
Our application deadlines are the following:
1. 30 October 2016*
2. 29 January 2017*
3. 9 April 2017
4. 25 June 2017
*Candidates who submit applications before 29 January 2017 will receive a £2,000 discount on fees.
Accommodation and living expenses are substantially lower at Cranfield than in major cities such as London. We advise you to budget an additional £12,000 for accommodation and living expenses, or more if you are bringing a partner and / or family.
We will help you not only to secure your first role post-MBA, but to plan for a successful lifelong career. With the support of our career development team, you will work out where you want to be professionally and how to get there. You will learn to identify the fit between what you have to offer and what is required by employers, to differentiate yourself and pitch yourself.
Average exit salary £63,929
- 63% of students changed country after graduation
- 74% of students employed in the UK after graduation
- 58% of students changed industry sector after graduation
- 92% of students employed 6 months after graduation
Companies recruiting Cranfield MBA students include:
- BCG Africa
- IB Boost
- Mansion House Consulting
- Deutsche Bank
- Singapore Airlines
- GE Capital
- TCS Mumbai
- Arcelor Mittal
Working in the UK:
Currently the visa routes that are the most suitable for students that want to stay in the UK to work after their studies are:
This is for investors, entrepreneurs, including recent graduates from selected UK institutions, and those who are internationally recognised or who are likely to become world leaders in the arts, humanities, science or engineering.
The Home Office have introduced new provisions under Tier 2 (General) for graduates who would have previously been eligible under the Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa. This route is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker.
This route is for a stay in the UK for up to 2 years for work. There are a number of schemes under Tier 5, for most of these you must have a job offer from a licensed sponsor and must pass a points based assessment.
"Our mission is to equip you with the tools you need to take a strategic approach to your personal career development; supporting you through skills based learning to achieve your full potential." The Career Development Service