Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management

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.


Key activities:

  • Leading-edge, collaborative research and consultancy
  • Postgraduate degree programmes (MBA, MSc, DBA, PhD)
  • Executive development for middle and senior managers Leading-edge, collaborative research and consultancy
  • Postgraduate degree programmes (MBA, MSc, DBA, PhD)
  •  Executive development for middle and senior managers

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

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Managing Strategic Innovation

Jan 18 2022 3 days

Online Course


Leadership in Disruptive Times

Nov 16 2021 2 days

Online Course


Cranfield Benefits Through Mexeen

  • Receive updates on school events and invitations to on-campus events
  • Receive a professional CV writing service
  • Privileged access to series of webinars conducted by world top professors
  • Join a community of executives with local context in your market
  • 20% discount (tuition fee only) for Cranfield School of Management alumni.

Why Choose Cranfield?

Cranfield is ranked among the top 20 business schools in Europe for customised executive development, we will partner with you to develop learning programmes that are absolutely customised to your needs.

Working in agile and innovative ways, we will bring to your learning projects:

  • World-class expertise in learning design and programme direction
  • Thought leaders in management, leadership and technology
  • Expert facilitators and coaches
  • Specialists in Networked Learning, Assessment for Development and Business Simulations
  • and a highly experienced Project Management team.

Our expertise has recently been recognised with an EFMD Gold Award for Executive Development.Talk to us about how we can develop capability and enhance performance in your organisation.

Campus Experience
News & Interviews
Mexeen & Cranfield School of Management Partnership

We are excited about this partnership and we look toward identifying more hot topics with the excellent faculty members at Cranfield who have extensive understanding of our region.

Dr Andrey Pavlov and Dr Toby Thompson discuss the philosophy of executive education

In this video, philosophy of executive education and Dr Thompson's book 'Heidegger and Executive Education are discussed.

Why Cranfield University is the best choice for postgraduate study

This video shows how Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation.


Researches and Blogs

Nov 16 2020

Getting in shape for the winter: advice for business founders

For most business owner-managers, the unforeseen crisis of Covid-19 meant devoting energy wholly into adapting and stabilising as the situation unfolded.

Nov 09 2020

Building resilience: how Covid-19 could change supply chain strategies – and the steps to take now

“In the new normal, if your supply chain is the same as the one that you had pre-coronavirus, you’re probably doing something wrong.” – Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management.

Nov 02 2020

All ‘work’ and no ‘home’: how to set boundaries and avoid being at work 24/7 when you’re working remotely

As we enter these unprecedented times, we are all looking for leadership. The difficulty is figuring out what kind of leadership we now need.

Jul 25 2020

It’s not all about the money: Why the key to business performance is not to overemphasize the financials

Where to focus their attention is an important strategic issue for companies, and one that needs active consideration. Are you in danger of over-emphasising the financials?

Philippa Thurgur

Philippa Thurgur

Programme Director, Talent Development Programme, Client Management

John Algar

John Algar

Director of Portfolio, Programme & Project Management-DP3M Action, Execution and Implementation

Sabrina Sommer

Sabrina Sommer

Programme Manager BGP Response Programme, Programme Director Ready for Scale/Growth Curve Entrepreneurship

Yolande Yerbath

Yolande Yerbath

Executive Client Director

Imran Zawwar

Imran Zawwar

Regional director Middle East Member of Faculty with Strategy department

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Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield Management Development Centre, Wharley End, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0HG

United Kingdom