Cranfield School of Management
Cranfield School of Management


Cranfield School of Management Location

South England

Cranfield School of Management



South England


Key Information
Location Cranfield, England
Established 1967
Famous For Supply Chain Management, MBA, Management
Key Information
Location Cranfield, England
Established 1967
Famous For Supply Chain Management, MBA, Management


Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in the UK and 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 35 business schools in Europe and top 10 in the UK in the Financial Times Business Schools Rankings, and is a wholly postgraduate institution. In the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management ranking Cranfield School of Management's full-time Management MSc was ranked 6th in the UK, 28th in the world overall and 5th in the UK and 23rd in the world for employability. The Flagship MBA is ranked 8th in the UK and top 26% worldwide.

In the Business School Teaching Power Rankings, Cranfield School of Management ranked top 10 and is one of the few business schools in the world with triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. 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.

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

  • 35th in Executive Education for Open Programmes in 2022
  • 97th for the Executive MBA in 2022
  • 44th for the Masters in Finance pre-experience in 2022
  • 56th in the European Business School Rankings for 2022

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings Cranfield School of Management achieved the following rankings:

  • 15th in World University Rankings for Masters in Marketing for 2023
  • 28th in World University Rankings for Masters in Management for 2023
  • 42nd in World University Rankings for Masters in Finance for 2023
  • 11th in World University Rankings for Masters in Supply Chain Management for 2023


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.


  • Lord Karan Billimoria, Founder Cobra Beer Ltd
  • Anthony Jenkins, Former Chief Executive, Barclays
  • Nick Jenkins, Founder, Moonpig
  • Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
  • Tristram Mayhew, Rebecca Mayhew and Jerome Mayhew, Co-Founders, Go Ape
  • John McFarlane OBE, Chairman, Barclays
  • Angus Thirlwell, Founder, Hotel Chocolat
  • Sarah Willingham, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Warren East CBE, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce

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