Become an Inspirational Business Leader

Cranfield School of Management
United Kingdom
European MBA

It is for this reason that real-world learning and leadership development are at the heart of our MBA programmes.


Interesting facts about the Cranfield MBA include:

  • 1. We are ranked no.1 in the world for Organisational Behaviour/Leadership by The Financial Times
  • 2. Over 90% of the last cohort were in employment within three months of graduation
  • 3. The Cranfield MBA is triple accredited programme: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA
  • 4. Ranked 1st in the World for Economics by The Financial Times
  • 5. We are a fully (100%) postgraduate university

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Program Info

Program Title: The Cranfield MBA
Type of Course: Full-time and Executive MBA
Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
Ranking: 2nd in the UK in Forbes' Ranking of the Best International One-Year MBA Programs;
3rd in the world. 4th in the UK and 1st for student experience in Bloomberg Businessweek's Best Business Schools ranking 2015
Starting Dates: Full-time MBA: September, Executive MBA: January
Length of Course: Full-time MBA: 1 year, Executive MBA:  2 years
Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions






Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 3:1
Number of nationalities: 17
Ratio of male to female students: 4:1

  • Eastern Europe: 9%
  • Western Europe: 21%
  • North America: 3%
  • Oceania: 3%
  • Asia: 44%
  • Africa: 7%
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: 10%
  • Middle East: 3%​

Age Range: from 25 to 44
Average Age: 32

Degree background:

  • Business/Commerce: 13%
  • Engineering: 30%
  • Economics: 7%
  • Sciences/tech: 27%
  • Other: 23%

Length of Work Experience:

  • 5 years or more: 66%
  • 3-5 years: 34%





University degree or professional qualification
Work experience: minimum 3 years post-graduate
GMAT: minimum 600; average 660
TOEFL: 100 (Internet test)
IELTS: Band 7

References: one academic, one business


Cranfield offers a range of scholarships up to £14,000 - from opportunities for students from particular backgrounds, to scholarships that recognise outstanding academic merit and leadership potential. For more information please visit our website



Comprised of 58,000 alumni, across 166 countries, working in diverse industries from food safety to motorsport and forensics to management consultancy, our alumni community is vibrant, wide-ranging and distinctive, with many distinguished alumni with fascinating stories. Our notable, high-profile alumni have achieved exceptional success, these include:
Warrn East, EMBA 1990, CEO,  Rolls-Royce
Sanjay Kapoor, MBA1997, Chairman, Micormax Informatics Ltd
John McFarlane OBE, MBA 1975, Chairman, Barclays PLC 


Dean Professor: Maury Peiperl, Ph.D
MBA Programme Directors:
Full-time MBA: Stephanie Hussels
EMBA: Paul Baines
MBA admissions director: David Simmons
Address: Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1234 754432







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