Cranfield School of Management

Location Cranfield, England
Established 1967
Famous Courses Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MBA
Key Information
Location Cranfield, England
Established 1967
Famous Courses Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MBA


Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in the UK and is a part of Cranfield University. The school is just 90 minutes northwest of London and is truly international, with 87% of students coming from outside the UK.

Cranfield School of Management regularly ranks in the top 15 business schools in Europe and top 20 in the world and is a wholly postgraduate institution. The Cranfield Management MSc has been ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking, while the flagship MBA is Ranked 9th in the UK, 19th in Europe and 57th in the world (FT 2016 Global MBA rankings).

It is one of the few business schools in the world with triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB and, aside from offering one of the best MBA programmes in the UK, Cranfield is also known for its MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course which is the best in the world (excluding US).

Services for International Students

Cranfield support staff can offer advice on visas and finance to international students, while the university also runs a pre-sessional English programme for international students.


Cranfield regularly performs well in national and international league tables, making it a desirable home for international business students.

Financial Times

  • 8th in the UK, 17th in Europe and 61st in the world in the Financial Times 2018 ranking of full-time MBA programmes
  • 2nd in the UK and 14th in the world for International Mobility
  • 3rd in the UK for Employment at graduation plus 3 months
  • 4th in the UK for Aims achieved
  • 6th in the UK and 12th in Europe for post MBA salary

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2018 Cranfield School of Management's full-time MBA achieved the following rankings:

  • 17th in Europe and 40th in the world overall
  • 15th in Europe and 35th in the world for return on investment


Cranfield 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. Learn more about Cranfield accommodation.


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.


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  • Warren East – CEO, Rolls-Royce Holdings
  • Antony Jenkins – former Group Chief Executive, Barclays
  • Graham Kentsley - Entrepreneur and film producer
  • Riz Lateef – Main presenter, BBC London News
  • Charlie Mayfield – Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
  • John McFarlane – Executive Chairman, Barclays
  • Lara Morgan – Founder, Company Shortcuts
  • Ted Tuppen – CEO, Enterprise Inns Plc
  • Akinwunmi Ambode - Governor Lagos State, Nigeria

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