Masters study opportunities at Cranfield University – School of Management

Masters and Taught Courses in East England

Cranfield School of Management

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.

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).

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What makes Cranfield School of Management unique?

  • Unrivalled teaching experience  – you will benefit from small learning groups, ensuring close contact and continuous support.
  • A mature learning environment – as we are a postgraduate only university, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are driven to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Career-focused learning – because our teaching is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels, it is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence and places a huge emphasis on real-world challenges.

Current Rankings

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

  • School of Management: Top 10 in the UK and 32nd in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2020 Rankings
  • MBA full-time: 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Financial Times 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programmes
  • Executive MBA: 8th in the UK, 88th in the world and 1st in the UK for Satisfaction Rate in the Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programmes 2020
  • Management MSc: 5th in the UK and 36th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2021 ranking
  • Management MSc: 9th in the UK and 77th in the world in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2021 ranking
  • Finance and Management MSc: 8th in the UK and 42nd in the world overall in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2022
  • Strategic Marketing MSc 5th in the UK and 15th in the world overall in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing Rankings 2022

Future career prospects

Cranfield University has over 70,000 alumni. At Cranfield, we are committed to providing a world-class programme of inclusive and lifelong services to our alumni. Find out more about our alumni.

Funding opportunities

Cranfield has a range of scholarships and bursaries available which contribute towards fees and/or living costs for graduates applying for our Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Masters courses in business and management. View funding options.


Cranfield University campus is 40 minutes away from central London by train, with the nearest towns being Milton Keynes and Bedford. London Luton airport is the closest to the University, while Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are all easily accessible via train and coach.


We offer both catered and self-catered on-campus accommodation, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples to houses for families.

The University can also help to find private accommodation in nearby towns and villages. University rooms on the Shrivenham campus are generally reserved for military students.

Open Days

We run open days and webinars throughout the year, they offer a great opportunity for you to see our range of facilities, both for study and leisure. It’s a chance to meet staff and current students and get a feel for life at Cranfield. View upcoming events.

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