Cranfield School of Management
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|Cranfield School of Management|
|Director||Frank Horwitz BA(SocSci) HDPM MPM PhD|
|Location||Cranfield, United Kingdom|
Cranfield School of Management was one of the first business schools to be established in the UK. It is part of Cranfield University, the UK's only wholly postgraduate university specialising in science, technology, engineering and management.
The School’s Management Information Resource Centre offers access to electronic resources and is equipped with a “Bloomberg Suite”, a series of terminals offering access to live financial services news and data on industries, markets, economic indicators, equities, bonds and derivatives. The school also has a purpose-built residential management training centre.
- 1937: an RAF airbase was set up near Cranfield village in Bedfordshire in 1937 in the build-up to the Second World War.
- 1946: the airbase became the site of a College of Aeronautics to provide education and training for aeronautical engineers. Aspects of management were a feature of Cranfield programmes from the late 1940s.
- 1953: the Work Study School, which evolved to become Cranfield School of Management, opened.
- 1964: the first Cranfield MBA programme was run.
- 1967: Cranfield School of Management was founded.
- 1969: Cranfield was awarded its Royal Charter giving it university status and the power to confer degrees under the new name of Cranfield Institute of Technology.
- 1993: Cranfield Institute of Technology changed its name to Cranfield University.
The Cranfield Full-time MBA 
The Cranfield MBA is a full-time one-year programme beginning in September each year. The class comprises around 100 students drawn from 30 to 40 countries.
The Cranfield Executive MBA 
The Cranfield Executive MBA is a two-year part-time programme that starts in January each year. The programme is offered in two formats – a week-long modular format and a weekend format – and has a focus on real-world learning and leadership development.
Cranfield Full-time Master's programmes 
The School offers the following full-time one-year masters programmes:
- MSc in Finance and Management
- MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- MSc in Management
- MSc in Retail Management
- MSc in Strategic Marketing
Cranfield Executive Master’s programmes 
The School offers the following part-time two-year masters programmes for experienced executives:
- Executive MSc in International Human Resource Management
- Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Executive MSc in Managing Organizational Performance
- Executive MSc in Programme and Project Management
- Executive MSc in Strategic Leadership
Defence programmes 
Along with other schools of Cranfield University, the School of Management provides programmes for the Defence Academy, UK, which is responsible for training for members of the UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence Civil Servants. Relevant programmes include:
Doctoral programmes 
The School offers a PhD programme on both a full-time and part-time basis and an International Executive Doctorate (DBA) on a part-time basis.
Open Executive Education 
Cranfield School of Management has a broad portfolio of open executive education programmes in the areas of:
- Personal impact and development
- Growing businesses
- Logistics and supply chain management
- Marketing, sales and client relationships
- Project, programme and change management
- Human resource management
- Information systems.
In the Financial Times' Executive Education Open Enrolment Ranking 2012, the School is ranked third in the UK.
General Management Programmes 
Cranfield’s Centre for General Management focuses on developing the conceptual framework and practical understanding essential to work with a general management perspective. Its portfolio of executive programmes is designed to develop personal leadership effectiveness and improve long term business results, enabling managers to make the personal transitions required at key points in their careers.
Centre for Customised Executive Development (CCED) 
Cranfield’s Centre for Customised Executive Development (CCED) is consistently ranked amongst the top business schools worldwide for customised executive development. The Centre’s areas of expertise include: working with top teams on strategy formulation; supporting organisation development and talent management initiatives; developing functional expertise and building leadership and management capability.
The Centre offers a complete development process that includes: strategic consultancy, organisational and individual diagnostics, assessment and development centres, and programme design and delivery. Interventions are highly customised to client needs and often integrate on-line and networked learning, business simulations and real-life project work. The Centre works with more than 60 corporate and public sector clients each year.
In the Financial Times' Executive Education Custom Ranking, Cranfield is the highest ranked UK school for customised executive development over three years (2010-2012). The School is first in Europe and second in the world for international delivery in the 2012 rankings.
- Financial Times' European Business School Ranking 2012 – 5th in the UK and 16th in Europe.
- Financial Times' Executive Education Custom Programmes Ranking 2012 – 3rd in the UK and 15th in the world.
- Financial Times' Executive Education Open Enrolment Programmes Ranking 2012 – 3rd in the UK and 24th in the world.
- Financial Times' Masters in Finance Ranking 2012 - 11th in the world.
- Financial Times' Global MBA ranking 2013 – 38th in the world, 11th for career progress, and 20th for value for money.
- Cranfield doctorates were rated as 'world leading' in terms of scale, resourcing and quality assurance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Cranfield School of Management has Memoranda of Understanding with:
- Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, USA
- China Europe International Business School, Shanghai
- Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
- Melbourne Business School, Australia
- Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil
- University of Chile
- Kobe University, Japan
- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- IPADE, Mexico.
The School of Management has run programmes with and hosted exchange students from a number of business schools around the world including ESADE, Spain, EM Lyon, France, University of Cape Town, South Africa and University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
The Cranfield Management Association (CMA) is the alumni body of Cranfield School of Management. Established in 1976, the CMA is an international network of professional managers from business, the professions, the public and not-for-profit sectors. In 2009 the alumni network includes more than 12,000 professional managers in over 120 countries.
Notable alumni 
- Andy Bond - CEO, Asda
- Nigel Doughty - CEO, Doughty Hanson & Co
- Andy Harrison - CEO, Whitbread
- Martin Lamb - Chief Executive, IMI plc
- Riz Lateef - main presenter, BBC London News
- John McFarlane - CEO, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
- Ted Tuppen - CEO, Enterprise Inns Plc
- Crispin Blunt - Member of Parliament for Reigate
- Antony Jenkins - CEO, Barclays
- Warren East - CEO, ARM Holdings Ltd
- Lord Karan Bilimoria - CEO, Cobra Beer Ltd
- John Hull - Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management at the University of Toronto
- Alumni stats http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/p14171/About-Cranfield/Alumni