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Cranfield School of Management


Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school.

Financial Times Ranking
Full-Time MBA
Executive MBA
Economist Ranking
CNN Expansion
  • 46th in the World
  • 13th in Europe
BusinessWeek Ranking
Forbes Ranking
  • Ranked 13th in the list of top non-US MBA programmes
  • Top 10 in Forbes' ranking of the Best International Business Schools Premiership 2013 - European business-school ranking of rankings.
  • Ranked 12th

2015 FT Rankings for MSc Finance and Management
  • 1st in the UK for careers
  • 2nd in the UK for value for money
  • 5th in the UK
  • 22nd in the World

Financial Times Ranking
Customised Executive Development
Open Programmes
  • 2nd in the UK
  • 7th in Europe
  • 10th in the World
  • 4th in the World for Overseas Programmes
  • The highest ranked UK Business School over the last 3 years
  • 3rd in the UK
  • 10th in Europe
  • 26th in the World
  • 1st in the UK (5th in Europe and the World) for the level of follow up
  • 11th in Europe for the quality of our facilities
Executive Education Combined Results
  • 2nd in the UK
  • 7th in Europe
  • 12th in the World


In December 2014 the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) rated 84% of Cranfield's Business and Management research output as 'internationally recognised' or better for Impact - 60% of this was 'world leading' (4*) and 24% 'internationally excellent' (3*).
Cranfield School of Management is ranked 12th in the UK for research environment (3.53)

Our International Executive Doctorate is one of only a handful of DBA programmes worldwide to have been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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