Centre for General Management Development

Centre for General Management Development

Cranfield’s General Management Programmes have been making an impact on business performance for over three decades. In that time, more than ten thousand managers from across the globe have participated in these internationally recognised executive education experiences to develop their personal leadership effectiveness and their impact on business results.

Each of the four programmes is designed to enable managers make the significant personal transitions required at key points in their careers. Our strong emphasis on one-to-one development and year-long relationship are unique to Cranfield’s General Management Programmes where we are ranked 3rd in Europe for the level of follow up (Financial Times Executive Education 2012 rankings).

On all of the programmes, you will benefit from expert faculty who combine management thinking with real business, an internationally diverse peer group with a real opportunity to reflect and think about yourself and your business away from the day to day of work.

Why should you attend a Cranfield General Management Programme?

Our distinctive approach to general management development combines breadth of managerial knowledge with depth of personal insight. Managers leave the programmes

We work with participants from a number of European companies including:

Emhart Glass
Nissan Europe
Norgen A/S
Ericsson AB


Watch our latest customer video from Emhartglass to understand the impact of our programmes on the individual and the business.


  • Energised
  • Inspired
  • Clear about how to use your unique capabilities and position to add much greater value to the organisation
  • Networking - an opportunity to engage with over 14,000 alumni from across the globe

Download our Programme Brochure to find out more

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Which is the right programme for me?

Cranfield Business Directors

Maximising Business Performance

Cranfield Advanced Development Programme

Realising Business Leadership Potential

Cranfield General Management Programme

Management Breadth and Depth for Senior Executives

Accelerated Talent Development Programme

Promoting Substantial Development Experience to Talented Managers

WHO?: Senior executives in a significant corporate or business leadership roles.

WHO?: Senior managers moving into business leadership roles.

WHO?: Senior managers with specialist responsibilities for a key organisational activity, process or function.

WHO?: Young managers in their first or second role of a promising career.

Outcomes: A new perspective on the business and how to lead it to greater success.

Outcomes: A strategic perspective and business leadership skills.

Outcomes: A general management perspective, expanded sphere of influence and the skills to add more value across the business.

Outcomes: Develops greater organisational visibility, credibility and maturity.

Contact Sara Shakespeare
Sara Shakespeare - 01234 754569 sara.shakespeare@cranfield.ac.uk

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