About the Knowledge Interchange

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About the Knowledge Interchange

What is the Knowledge Interchange Online?

Through a combination of non-subscription and subscription services, managers can access:

  • The latest management knowledge from Cranfield School of Management faculty through video interviews, book summaries and research articles.
  • Global business information from OneSource including; company and executive profiles, news, business and trade articles, analyst and market research reports. Financial data on 18 million+ worldwide companies.
  • Concise business book summaries for busy executives from getAbstract. 5000 of the latest books covering 90 business topic areas, each summarised into 5 pages. Learn the key points of a book in just 10 minutes.
  • e-learning modules on essential topic areas.
  • We are the first UK business school to have negotiated access to these commercial databases for our executive graduate and development alumni.

How to subscribe

Subscription to the Knowledge Interchange is for our Alumni members only. If you are interested in joining, please call Heather Peake, Knowledge Interchange Business Information Specialist, on +44(0)1234 754836, or email h.peake@cranfield.ac.uk, who will be happy to tell you about KI Online membership.


The launch of the Knowledge Interchange Online marked a significant point in the growth and development of Cranfield Customised Executive Development (CCED) offering to organisational clients and individual alumni. The Knowledge Interchange Online forms part of a suite of services that CCED has developed to help clients and alumni maximise the value of their investment in development by providing more flexible and integrated ways to access Cranfield’s academic knowledge and key business and management resources on an on-going basis.

KI Online builds on the development of the Knowledge INTERCHANGE facility that was opened within Cranfield’s Management Development Centre in 2005, to showcase faculty’s research and provide access to a range of management and business information resources. The on-site facility allows clients to borrow books, read the national & international press and browse journals/magazines. Our dedicated information specialist is on-hand to handle any information requests. There is also a bookshop where the latest titles from Cranfield faculty can be purchased on campus.

Centre for Customised Executive Development (CCED)

Cranfield is a world leader in customised executive development and is ranked 1st in the UK and in the top ten business schools globally in the Financial Times Rankings.

With a focus on improving both individual and organisational performance, the Centre for Customised Executive Development offers clients a complete development capability that includes: strategic consultancy, organisational and individual diagnostics, assessment and development centres, and world-class programme design and delivery.

The Centre partners with clients in a variety of ways: working with top teams on strategy formulation; supporting organisation development and talent management initiatives; developing functional expertise; and building leadership and management capability.

Partnering with more than 60 corporate and public sector organisations each year, Cranfield’s growing international client base means that 45% of programmes take place outside the UK, at locations around the world. Increasingly, online and networked learning approaches support international delivery.

The KI Online team

KI Online is supported by a team of executive development and learning design professionals, Cranfield faculty, IT and information specialists.

The Knowledge Interchange Online is provided by Cranfield University’s trading subsidiary company: Cranfield Management Development Limited, Registered in England and Wales Registration number: 2760241 Registered Office Address: Wharley End, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL

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