The Cranfield Management MSc is ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking.
The Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to tackle complex business challenges and to prepare you for demanding managerial roles in the future. It includes a distinctive blend of theory with practical application through highly experiential simulations, consulting, competitions and project work. It also offers you the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at a company during a three-month, expenses-paid, in-company internship project.
At a glance
- Start date: 24 September 2018
- Duration: 13 months
- Delivery: Taught modules (60%) are assessed by a combination of written assignments, exams, and group work/presentation. The internship project report/thesis (40%) is written individually and submitted at the end of the course.
- Qualification: MSc
- Study type: Full-time
Who is it for?
- Graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in management before seeking their first professional role.
- Early career professionals with a passion for business and aspirations to take their career to the next level.
Class Profile 2017/18*:
|Gender:||Male 41% - Female 59%|
|Age Range:||20 - 39 years|
|Average Age:||26 years|
|Number of Nationalities:||11|
|Cohort Size: 75||MiM 46
*The above data combines the 2017/18 class profiles for our three Management Master’s courses: Management MSc (MiM), Management & Entrepreneurship MSc (MEnt) and Management & Corporate Sustainability MSc (MCS).
|Orientation Week:||24 September 2018 – 28 September 2018|
|Term One:||1 October 2018 – 14 December 2018|
|Term Two:||7 January 2019 – 22 March 2019|
|Term Three:||8 April 2019 – 21 June 2019|
|Term Four:||24 June 2019 – 18 October 2019|
Why this course?
More than just an academic institution, Cranfield School of Management’s world-class research, expertise and teaching, result in practical management solutions that are transforming the world of business today. For 50 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management.
Teaching at Cranfield is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels and is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places a huge emphasis on real-world challenges. You will learn to act on evidence in order to make better management decisions. This leadership development journey explores your personality to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses.
This course will:
- Introduce you to managerial economics and enable you to use economic reasoning in managerial decision making, and understand how external environment and internal capabilities shape a firm’s competitive position
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of management science techniques and tools to support management decisions.
- Develop your management consultancy skills, and enable you to apply them while role-playing a management consulting team working on a genuine business issue, competing against other teams.
- Engage you in gaining a better understanding of how corporate action can be best configured to promote responsible and sustainable business strategies.
- Gain an understanding of operations management and its contribution to organisational competitiveness, the ‘human factor’ element and how people behave within organisations, together with strategic marketing and management.
The internship provides invaluable practical work experience, and many of our graduates have been offered positions within the companies they completed their internship with.
Informed by Industry
An external advisory panel informs the design and development of the course, and comprises senior management practitioners, reinforcing its relevance to the modern business world. Many of our faculty have held senior positions in industry and continue to engage with industry through consultancy and teaching. They are also supported by a team of international visiting industry speakers and professors who bring the latest thinking and best practice into the classroom.
You will benefit from our close links with business through international case studies, a management consultancy simulation, visiting speakers providing an overview of the challenges they are facing and through the three-month internship project in the final term.
The Cranfield Management MSc is a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) dual accreditation degree. This provides the opportunity to stand out from other management graduates by achieving the CMI’s professional management qualification alongside your Cranfield degree.
The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status and has a 100,000+ membership.
The course comprises ten core modules and three elective modules. This enables you to tailor the course to suit your personal career plan. The ‘Effective Cross-Cultural Management’ elective takes place in Granada, Spain, and provides the opportunity for you to fully immerse yourself in Spanish culture while obtaining theoretical knowledge around cross-cultural management. The culmination of the learning process is your opportunity to undertake an individual thesis project which is in-company or Cranfield led. The topics covered in this three-month internship project cover a broad range of areas.
The final thesis element of the programme requires you to undertake a major research project in association with a three-month internship placement with a partner company.
The internship placement will provide you with the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience and apply what you have learned during the course in an organisational environment. You will deepen your management knowledge and gain the potential to build a network of contacts.
AssessmentTaught modules (60%) are assessed by a combination of written assignments, exams, and group work/presentation. The internship project report/thesis (40%) is written individually and submitted at the end of the course.
School of Management Disclaimer
Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.
To give you a taster, we have listed the core modules and some optional modules affiliated with this programme which ran in the academic year 2017–2018. There is no guarantee that these modules will run for 2018 entry. All modules are subject to change depending on your year of entry.
95% of School of Management students were employed within 3 months of graduation*.
The Cranfield Career Development Service offers a comprehensive service to help you develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.
During your course, you will receive support and guidance to help you plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, whether you are looking to secure your first management role, or wanting to take your career to the next level.
Cranfield graduates are highly valued in the job market and aim for careers including consultancy, project management, and business operations. Our Management MSc graduates have secured jobs with a diverse range of companies including Virgin Active Group, Whirlpool, BNP Paribas, IKEA, Skanska, Withers Worldwide, Grant Thornton, Vodaphone, and Ericsson. Their roles have included Project Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Consultancy Analyst and Sales Trader.
*based on those students for whom we hold data, across all School of Management full-time master's courses (2015/16 cohort).
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Last updated October 17, 2018