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Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in Europe. As part of Cranfield University, the UK’s only wholly postgraduate university, we are uniquely placed to connect technology and leadership. Our contribution to global innovation is world-leading, changing the way society thinks, works and learns.

We are proud of our links with industry. They are an integral part of our history and vital for our future. Management has been part of Cranfield University since the fifties. The University was founded on an old RAF site as the first postgraduate college of aeronautics. The School of Management grew out of industrial need for management training and was formally established in 1967 (although the Cranfield MBA dates back to 1964). The airfield the University grew up around is still in use.

We are globally recognised for our excellence in leadership development and for our powerful industry links and real-world focus.

About Cranfield School of Management

Country the United Kingdom
Number of courses 26
Year founded 1967

A world-leader in management education, research and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society.

Renowned for our strong links with industry, Cranfield is both about business and for business. We are a centre of world-class research, expertise and teaching, providing practical management solutions through a range of activities including leadership, finance, marketing and logistics, and supply chain management.

We work with global organisations including BAE Systems, Royal Dutch Shell, L’Oréal and UNICEF to deliver programmes that will ensure they continue to grow and succeed in increasingly volatile business environments. We work to transform the lives of our students by encouraging self-reflection, creative thinking and the drive to succeed and make a real impact on their organisations.

We are one of an elite group of Schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

Over 80% of our teaching staff come from industry, bringing real-life business case studies to the classroom and enabling students to learn in a practical environment and apply their learning directly to the workplace.

Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school. Rankings (


  • First UK university to gain European Logistics Association accreditation
  • One of an elite group of triple accredited business schools worldwide (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS)


We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds from across the globe and each application is considered on its individual merit. Applications can be made online on the course page for each programme. To study an MBA or MSc programme, applicants should hold a first or second class degree, or the international equivalent. More specific qualifications and the number of years of work experience required varies according to each programme. More detailed entry requirements can be found on the course pages.

Our Admissions Team will be happy to review your experience and background before you apply. Simply fill in a few details on our eligibility checker and we will come back to you within three working days.

Funding your degree 

Whether you are a UK-based student or an international student, we provide information, advice and a range of online tools to help you fund your studies comfortably. More information about our funding options online.

Apply by 28 March 2024 and you could be eligible for a 5% discount on your tuition fees.


We greatly value the experience and diversity of our thriving international community of students alongside our pool of UK based nationals. Our scholarships are designed to support and attract the best quality students from a wide range of countries both home and abroad, so that we can secure the best possible mix of individuals within our MSc cohorts in the next academic year. Find out more about our generous and competitive scholarship opportunities of upto 20%: NEW: Cranfield School of Management Scholarships

Contact details

For more information on our programmes and admissions process, call us on +44(0)1234 758081 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will come back to you.


Cranfield School of Management
College Road
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL

Milton Keynes and Bedford train stations are a 15 - 20 minute taxi journey from Cranfield.

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Alejandro Palacios Strooman - Corporate Sustainability MSc

"During the Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc, we attended a lot of talks with people who are involved with sustainability, people that had a lot of experience, people that were in senior roles in private companies and organisations, people that were pioneers of pushing sustainability into corporate organisations. To hear those people talk about their experiences of sustainability transformation that is required in society was really inspiring."


Cristina Gavilan - Strategic Marketing MSc

"Two months after completing the Strategic Marketing MSc, I was offered a Marketing Executive role in a company that manufactures British vitamin supplements. And now, after seven months in the company, I have been promoted to a Marketing Manager. I had to design a three-year Marketing Strategy for the brand; this is the reason why the Marketing Consultancy Project as well as the Marketing Communication modules were really useful and helped me to define the best option for the brand."


Jakkrit Kingchum - Investment Management MSc

“At the moment I am working as an Investment Analyst, Cranfield has given me the solid knowledge and background to work in this role. In the third term on the Investment Management MSc, we are required to do valuations so I had to use Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Datastream so it was really useful for me because I have to use it almost every day.” 

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Cranfield School of Management

Our Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are designed to attract high quality students to our institution and therefore we have a scholarship scale to recognise those who demonstrate strong academic performance in line with our entry requirements

Cranfield University’s School of Management is delighted to announce that we will now offer generous and competitive scholarships of up to 20% to all students, who would like to join our fantastic triple-accredited business school. Select the link below to find out more information about our Scholarships:

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Scholarships

Services Offered for International Students

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • Halal food
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Christianity
  • Religious Facilities - Muslim prayer rooms
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs
  • Sporting facilities - Gym
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

Accommodation Information for Students

At the Cranfield campus you have a wide range of accommodation options, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples and houses for families, all managed in accordance with the UK Code of Practice for University Managed Accommodation. Read more here.

Facts about Cranfield School of Management

  • Year institution founded: 1967
  • Year MBA first offered: 1967

At Cranfield University we offer a diverse learning environment with students from across Europe and the rest of the world, representing over 100 countries.

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