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Cranfield University School of Management

Global organisations are universally impacted by digital disruption, volatile markets and complexity; leaders turn to Cranfield Executive Development (CED) for critical thinking, contemporary education, and organisation improvement.



Since our inception in 1946, Cranfield has been committed to unlocking the potential of people and organisations by working with business leaders and their management teams to overcome industry specific challenges.


Our approach is to start with the end in mind. We use our Design for Impact approach methodologies to surface opportunities.We have pioneered innovations, solutions and new standards in how leaders, managers and their teams overcome challenges. Our success has transformed many global organisations and had a positive impact throughout the world. This enables us to determine, with you, the right combination of intervention, research, education and specialist expertise needed to design, build and deliver a solution that is right for you.


Portfolio, Programme & Project Management theme specialises in research related to project and programme management. The focus of our research interest lie in assessing real-life sectoral project management challenges. Our applied research is focused on creating innovative solutions to real-life project management problems in a broad range of sectors. Theoretical work includes the development of new methods to enhance structural and management methodologies.  In this respect, our strategic research section focuses on the following themes:


The Career Development Service is an important part of the Student Experience support function. Our team has significant real-world experience in the areas of coaching, recruitment, human resources and business development. We help students develop their personal career journey, so they can find meaningful employment that utilises their Cranfield qualification.

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Housing services

At Cranfield we offer on-campus accommodation on a first come first serve basis. Applications are prioritised as follows:

  • Special consideration for medical reasons
  • New students,
  • Current students.

ICT services

The School of Management provides excellent teaching and learning facilities, with comprehensive audio-visual equipment and 24/7 wireless internet access. There are spacious areas both inside and out, for breaks, work or relaxation.

Medical services

As a student at Cranfield you will need to register with a doctor’s surgery and dentist as soon as possible after your arrival. This ensures that you will be able to receive timely care should you need it during your time here. 

Student Life

Campus life

Set in the midst of the stunning Bedfordshire countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns, postcard villages and a great sense of prestige.

Close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  

Sports facilities

  • Facilities at the Cranfield campus include our sports centre, which incorporates a fitness centre and aerobics studio, playing fields, sports pitches and several tennis courts, while Shrivenham has its own golf course, outdoor heated swimming pool and riding stables.
  • At Cranfield, the fitness centre contains an extensive range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights and an aerobics studio. 
  • A number of our sports clubs also operate within the multi-purpose area of the gym and compete in inter-university and local leagues.

Student clubs

When you join Cranfield, you will have a wealth of opportunities to meet new people and get involved in a wide range of clubs and societies run by student volunteers; such as the Basketball Club, Astronomical Society, and Musicians Society.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Read alot about the before applying and teachers are amazing

Best choice for MiM
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best availability of resources and taught modules are great as students are tutored by top notch lecturers. Course structure is crafted in such a way that students take away what's required for the job market.Overall, studying at Cranfield is a blessing.

It seems to be a fantastic program to intend
Mohammad Sadegh Taroh rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have had a strong interest in managing, particularly in the marketing field since my graduation and I had not the chance to study in my favorite major due to limitation of accepted students in this field in my city. My first exposure in the field of marketing was getting a sales expert position at Rajman group, one of the biggest companies in the field of office...

Bedford, England, United Kingdom

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