"Working for my doctorate at Cranfield was not only challenging and thought-provoking but also extremely enjoyable. Rubbing shoulders with world class colleagues and like-minded individuals was incredibly inspiring."
Dr Dina Gray, PhD graduate 2005 and Visiting Fellow
What attracted me to Cranfield was the Knowledge Into Action, so there is a community of highly skilled academics, all practitioners in origin; that mixture of academic capability and practitioner knowledge is what sold it for me."
Dr Colin Gruar, DBA graduate 2008. Director, Repubrand
"Conference attendance has been vital to the development of my work. Given the international nature of my research, Cranfield's support for such attendance has been critical in allowing me to develop contacts with others in the field from around the world."
Ian Richardson, PhD student 2004-2008
"The Cranfield approach has helped me significantly to improve the way I look at business problems, the way I understand the root cause of the problem and consequently, what I can do to modify my approaches and modify the way the business process works."
Heather Stebbings, DBA student 2005-2009
"Selecting the right school is a crucial decision. Cranfield offers an outstanding environment for those who want to engage with the real world of management practice rather than withdraw to the comforts of an academic ivory tower."
Dr Andreas Birnik, PhD graduate 2008. Adjunct Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore Business School.
"The doctoral experience at Cranfield has changed my thinking about how I engage with an organisation and how I can add value to that organisation. It really has changed my thinking quite profoundly."
Bill Patterson, DBA student 2004-2008
"The research methodology course that Cranfield provided is, in my opinion, the global benchmark for research training."
Dr Robert Galavan, PhD graduate 2006. Head of Department, Business and Law, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Ireland
"From day one, the faculty and support staff treat you as a colleague; there's no 'us' versus 'them'; you're seen as a future scholar and part of a community. The journey is transformational; you don't think about the world in the same way."
Ed Barrows, DBA student 2005-2009
"The main strength of the DBA at Cranfield is the structure. Throughout, we are provided with injections of skills and knowledge to help and guide us through the journey."
Raied Abdul-Karim, DBA student 2005-2009
"The School of Management's atmosphere and its approach to research embody a pragmatic, hands-on attitude that make it the perfect place to study for a PhD."
Eduardo Redondo, PhD graduate 2006. Senior Consultant at GMS Consulting and Auxiliary Professor, Universidade Lus'fona de Humanidades e Tecnologia, in Lisboa, Portugal
"The Cohort plays an interesting role in that it is a shared experience. When you face those dark moments it is satisfying to know that others have gone through each of these gates, each of these steps, and they have moved forward."
Andrew Schuster, DBA student 2005-2009