Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management MBA program follows a rolling MBA Admission process divided into four stages; they accept applicants on a first come first serve basis. The application is followed by an interview - on-campus or through Skype (for international students).

Stage      Cranfied MBA Application deadline
1             30 October 2014*
2             30 January 2015*
3             24 April 2015
4             26 June 2015

For the 2015 Entering Class, the application will be live on 29th September 2014.

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Cranfield School of Management is one of those rare European Business Schools that encourages Entrepreneurship without alienating the traditional management education aspirants. The school has announced a £10,000 scholarship for self-funded European Union MBA students.

Amount: up to £10,000 towards the tuition fees

No of Awards: 10


• Self-funded EU (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)
• Answer the question – “Why you think you should be awarded this scholarship”
• Based on Merit (Academic, Strength of the Profile and Professional Achievements)
• Strong Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
• Entrepreneurial Potential
• Be Brand Ambassadors of Cranfield

Deadline: 27 June 2014

Learn about this new Cranfield MBA Scholarship

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The United Kingdom offers an extremely attractive market for MBA students. Some of the best Business Schools like London Business School, Cambridge's Judge Business School and Oxford's Said Business School are located here. London is the world's #2 largest financial hub and is a premier shipping and trade hub. UK has a strong Software and IT services market, which is worth £58 billion each year that include over 100,000+ software companies.

Although Visa restrictions have come into place for low-end contributors and graduates from 2nd tier B-Schools, international students planning to join premier MBA institutions can look forward to several benefits. Aston Business School for instance saw its MBA’s salary leap a massive 85% over the pre-MBA earnings. UK also lives up to its reputation as a global hub. London Business School's MBA class of 2011 had 89% International students. On completing the course, students were employed across 64 cities in 30+ countries. An MBA is also a stepping-stone to find employment in the UK itself. Among Cranfield's class of 2011, just 30% of the class relocated to Europe (Including...

MBA Loans in UKUK Government supports Management education with Career Development Loan (CDL), Adult Dependents’ Grant, Access to Learning Fund and Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).

1) Career Development Loan (CDL)

The UK government’s Department for Education and Skills (DfES) facilitates the Career Development Loan (CDL) to fund MBA studies in the UK. This loan allows a maximum funding of £10,000 for up to two years of learning, plus up to one year's practical work experience if it is part of the course. The government pays interest while the course is on, and repayment usually starts one month after the program is completed.

CDLs are currently available through four banks: Clydesdale Bank, Barclays Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Co-operative Bank.

No collateral is required.

Loan limits: £300–£10,000 in £50 Increments


18+ years of age

• Been living in the UK for a minimum of 3 years before the program begins •    The right to indefinite stay in UK

• Plan on working in the UK, EU or European Economic Area (EEA)...

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4) Cranfield School of Management

The Cranfield School of Management is located in Cranfield, around 60 kms from London. It is also easily accessible from Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham making it close to a wide network of industries and institutions. The Cranfield MBA is more than 40 years old and combines practical learning with leadership development. The class represents a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, representing 31 countries. 70% of the class comes from outside Europe. Among the graduating class of 2011, 64% changed country, 65% found employment in the UK, and 71% shifted sector. The average salary was £63,929 and the major recruiters were Accenture, IBM, Infosys, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Prime Minister's Office (GB), Royal Bank of Scotland, Saint-Gobain and Shanghai Shenhua Holding.

The MBA program stresses on case studies and promotes experiential learning, team-based assignments, and leadership development.  An executive...

General Scholarships

1) Outstanding Candidates

Programs: Full-time and Executive MBA
Value: up to  £14,000 towards the tuition fees
Number of Awards: up to 20


  • Should be offered a place on the program
  • Should not be corporately sponsored.
  • Demonstrate outstanding career success to date
  • Have a relatively high GMAT score (above our Cranfield average of 660).

P.S: All successful applications for the MBA program will be reviewed for a scholarship. Early application is recommended.

2) Entrepreneurial potential

Program: Full-time MBA...

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