MSc in Management, Leadership and Business Skills Degrees

Cranfield University

Program Description

MSc in Management, Leadership and Business Skills Degrees

Cranfield University

MSc in Management, Leadership and Business Skills Degrees

MSc in Defence Acquisition Management

Cranfield University at Shrivenham Whether you are involved in establishing or managing capability requirements; engaged in the procurement, commercial or contracting activities; or developing and implementing support solutions, this course will provide the underpinning knowledge and develop the critical thinking skills required for effective management of defence acquisition. Duration: Up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? The course is focused on the wider Defence community and attracts civilian and military students from the public and private sectors globally. Serving military officers and Ministry of Defence civil servants will be well prepared for a range of roles, including the leadership of strategic change; project team leadership and management; commercial and contracts management; resources management and programme scrutiny; engineering management; capability management; and the management of integrated logistic support and supply chain operations. Students from the defence industry, commercial organisations, research organisations, and other Government departments should also acquire a more detailed knowledge of how Defence procurement and through life support works and be able to advance their business and personal career interests accordingly.

MSc in Programme and Project Management (Defence)

Cranfield University at Shrivenham This course will help you to extend your knowledge and skills in the field, enabling you to operate at a more strategic level, and giving you the confidence and enthusiasm to challenge traditional project management thinking. Duration: 3 years part-time Who is it for? This three-year part-time course is for MOD personnel, delivered over a series of three-day residential modules and is designed for:

  • Experienced project and programme managers who want a "real-world" education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with the business.
  • Ambitious professionals who are keen to develop themselves, enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities, and take their career to the next level.
  • Rounded individuals who want to combine their knowledge of processes, tools and techniques with an understanding of strategy and an ability to make projects work in practice.

MBA (Defence)

Cranfield Campus / Cranfield University at Shrivenham Created specifically for the defence community, the MBA Defence programme has been developed out of a growing interest both within the UK defence sector and the international defence community for management education. The programme does not just allow students to improve their skills and techniques in general management, but in addition, we help our students to build the confidence, emotional intelligence, decision-making and team-working qualities that make for inspirational leaders. The course is offered in partnership with Cranfield Defence and Security at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham and the School of Management at Cranfield. Duration: 2 years part-time Who is it for? The Cranfield Executive MBA (Defence) course is designed for military officers, civil service personnel and defence industry executives looking to contribute more effectively towards future military initiatives. It is designed to meet the requirement for post-graduate management education in the defence sector. It aims to provide management skills with a specific bias towards defence. Students are provided with an exceptional opportunity to study in a dynamic and enquiring scholarly arena, but using practical case studies to explore the appropriateness of theory to real-life practical contexts. Defence managers will benefit from this advanced programme of study, aimed at providing specialist knowledge to target new horizons. Without peers, the MBA Defence degree meets the modern defence community’s need for specialised policy-oriented defence management education. The learning experience is unique: forged from a mix of theoretical models, the extraordinary challenges posed by timely and efficient defence resource management, and the leadership imperative of lateral thinking. Consequently, the MBA Defence produces graduates highly skilled in the resolution of contemporary defence management problems.

MSc in Defence Leadership

Cranfield University at Shrivenham Leadership has always been a critical element of organisational success, but only recently has its value been adequately recognised in an educational context. The scope of this MSc covers defence and the wider security sector. Duration: Up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? This MSc is designed to appeal to those interested in or involved with leadership. Its primary audience will be those with personal experience of leadership practice and who are keen to expand and improve their knowledge and understanding of leadership theory and practice.

MSc in Information Capability Management

Cranfield University at Shrivenham This course focuses on the value of information and the principles and practice that underlie secure, effective and efficient business systems that exploit information in order to provide business benefit. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? Students from Government departments, industry and other organisations within the UK and internationally come together to study and discuss issues and develop skills that will enable solutions now and in the future. Key goals of the course are to provide students with the knowledge to:

  • Develop in individuals an awareness of the management, user and supplier communities
  • Recognise the stakeholder roles, needs and expectations of these communities
  • Enable effective communication and a shared understanding between these stakeholders in order to meet capability objectives
  • Master the principles and practice that underlie the delivery of effective, efficient and secure systems in various business spaces that exploit information in order to provide strategic benefit.

MSc in Defence Simulation and Modelling

Cranfield University at Shrivenham This course addresses the design, development, procurement, use and management of models and simulations for applications in experimentation, training, testing, analysis and assessment of military forces, systems and equipment. The application of Modelling and Simulation continues to enhance and transform both systems development and training. It allows representation of increasingly complex equipment, systems and scenarios for the purposes of decision support and helps to reduce wear on live equipment and on test and training areas. Duration: 1 year full-time, up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? The course is suitable for both military and civilian personnel, including those from the defence industry and government departments. Ten places are normally available for the full-time cohort.

MSc in Military Operational Research

Cranfield University at Shrivenham The course provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making. Duration: 1 year full-time, up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? The course is suitable for both military and civilian personnel, including those from the defence industry and government departments. 10 places are normally available for the full-time cohort.

Cost & Fees

  • MSc in Defence Acquisition Management
    Home/EU: £17,250 - Overseas: £17,250 (full-time)
  • MSc in Programme and Project Management (Defence)
    Home/EU: £21,000 - Overseas: £21,000 (part-time)
  • MBA (Defence)
    Home/EU: £36,000 - Overseas: £36,000 (part-time)
  • MSc in Defence Leadership
    Home/EU: £17,250 - Overseas: £17,250 (part-time)
  • MSc in Information Capability Management
    Home/EU: £17,250 - Overseas: £17,250 (full-time and part-time)
  • MSc in Defence Simulation and Modelling
    Home/EU: £17,250 - Overseas: £17,250 (full-time and part-time)
  • MSc in Military Operational Research
    Home/EU: £17,250 - Overseas: £17,250 (full-time and part-time)

Miscellaneous

  • MSc in Defence Acquisition Management starting date: January
  • MSc in Programme and Project Management (Defence)starting date: January
  • MBA (Defence) starting date: 20 January 2017
  • MSc in Defence Leadership starting date: January
  • MSc in Information Capability Management starting date: September
  • MSc in Defence Simulation and Modelling starting date: September/January - throughout the year by approval
  • MSc in Military Operational Research starting date: September
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 7, 2018
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