Cranfield General Management Programme

Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield General Management Development
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Cranfield General Management Programme

Acquiring a Business Level Perspective

The breadth and depth of management knowledge and experience gained on the Cranfield General Management Programme helps functional and specialist managers to work more effectively across a much broader range of business issues. It enables managers to move from an excellence in one area to undertake broader organisational leadership roles.

The programme enables you to work with an increasingly sophisticated understanding of your organisational context and expand your sphere of influence. You will be able to add more to the business through your own role and function as a result.

“Participants learn how they can add greater value across their business and therefore how to contribute better to strategy implementation”
Dr Veronica Burke, Co Programme Director


The Cranfield General Management Programme is a development experience that opens up new possibilities for managers with specialist or functional expertise. They discover how a general management perspective will ensure they add maximum value across the business and will prepare them for more senior roles. 


In the consolidated design there are three modules:

1 Developing the General Management Mindset
2 Progress Review – 3-month
3 Continuing Development Review – 12-month

Find out more about the programme structure

Participant profile

Senior managers responsible for key organisational activities who need general management training to develop a wider perspective beyond their area of responsibility and expertise.

Read more details on a typical participant profile and the companies who have attended.

Case study

"In essence I found the programme inspirational, if you want to develop as a leader I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it."
Kevin Read, Site General Manager, Dairy Crest. 

Read more about Kevin Read's experience of the Cranfield General Management Programme.

Kevin Read, Site General Manager, Dairy Crest. Read more about  of the Cranfield General Management Programme.


You will leave the programme with:

  • Greater ability to understand the strategic issues facing your business
  • The capability to ensure your role and function adds maximum value to the strategy of the business
  • A clear picture of your leadership profile and how you can support strategic change across the business
  • Skills to help you to be more influential, up and across the business
  • Preparation for wider leadership roles


Dr Martin Clarke

Dr Veronica Burke

download CGMP brochure


Cranfield (12 days), residential + 1 day Review Module (after 3 months) + 1 day Review Module (after 12 months).


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Fees include tuition, course materials, accommodation (where applicable) and lifelong access to Alumni Membership Benefits.

For further information contact:-

Sara Shakespeare
+ 44 (0) 1234 754569

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