The Cranfield full-time MBA is an intensive one-year programme beginning in September. It is a general management programme with a focus on real-word learning and leadership development. It will give you the opportunity to: Create and implement your own leadership development plan, setting a vision for where you want to be professionally and how you are going to get there. Prepare for and find a professional role that suits you based on your personality, skills, experience and career aspirations. Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills such as self-awareness, teamwork and resilience. Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition. Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world.
I chose Cranfield because if its high rankings. Life on campus is like a little universe of it own. The academics that taught me and the career service are fantastic. The Cranfield alumni network is very powerful and I am pleased to be part of it. I did a consultancy project whilst studying with an external client which was great experience.
Marco Marioni, Danone Ltd (London), MSc Strategic Marketing, 2014, full-time
I chose Cranfield for its great reputation which has been formed by the many industry leaders who have studied or worked there. I believe that the knowledge I have acquired will be an invaluable asset to any organisation and be beneficial to my career. The environment is next-to-none for studying and the lecturers are very experienced. For our group project we worked with a marketing consultancy in London on one of their real-life business problems. Connecting with business in this way brings learning to life.
I studied full-time at Cranfield, which I chose because of its good reputation in the field of logistics and supply chain management. I found its close relationships with industry gave me opportunity to work on real things which bring true value for my future career. The research environment is focused and mature.
Some of my experiences when I was at Cranfield were tough but introduced me to new items like popular topics in industry. I found the time constraints for assignments and projects brought challenges but helped me to improve my own processes to deal with tough times. I learned how to solve complicated problems in a much more effective way. So, all in all, my course has helped me to be more positive when facing difficulties by teaching me how to get over them.
At the beginning of the year we did group assignments. Then, for my thesis project, I worked alone. My thesis project was sponsored by British American Tobacco (BAT) and focused on a procurement-related topic. The company was very supportive - both regarding my project and my career development. My professor at Cranfield also guided me with clear structure and direction. With their help, I reached outcomes I didn't expect I would be capable of when I first arrived.
Miss Yue Zhu, Business Navigator, Carlsberg Supply Company, UK
(MSc, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2014, full-time)
- A minimum of three years' post-qualification work experience.- A good degree and / or professional qualification.- Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential.
Recipient: Cranfield University
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