The Cranfield School of Management
Cranfield School of Management was set up over 30 years ago with the purpose of contributing to the improvement of management practice and leadership. Today it is one of Europe’s leading business schools with a growing international reputation. It is renowned for its high quality teaching and research and its strong links with industry and business. Above all, Cranfield is known as a school which provides practical management solutions.
The School is one of the departments within Cranfield University, an institution with an international reputation in management, advanced technology and applied science. The Cranfield campus, which is one of three run by the University, caters solely for postgraduate students.
The campus lies roughly halfway between London and Birmingham and is five miles from junctions 13 and 14 of the M1. The peaceful countryside setting, away from the distractions of work and the City, enhances the learning process: particularly personal development and team building.
In addition to the MBA, the School has a portfolio of specialist masters degree programmes in: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Finance and Management, Strategic Marketing, International HR Management, Programme and Project Management, Leading Learning and Change, and Managing Organisational Performance.
In addition to the MBA, the School has a growing portfolio of specialist masters degree programmes, including full-time one-year programmes in Finance and Management; Strategic Marketing and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
The School is also one of the world’s largest providers of executive development courses for practising managers. Each year more than 7,000 managers attend courses ranging from one and two-day seminars on specialist topics to three-week management development programmes covering all business disciplines.
The School of Management provides first class teaching and learning facilities including recently refurbished lecture rooms, computer studios, a management information and resource centre, television studio and study areas for the small group discussions which are central to the learning process on both the masters programmes and short courses.
Faculty with management experience
One of the School’s major strengths is its teaching faculty, one of the largest and most diverse of any business school in Europe. The majority have managerial experience, a strength reinforced by close links with outside organisations through consultancy and research: they understand the problems of putting theory into practice.