• MBA rises 8 places in global top 100
  • MBA ranked 9th in the UK and 27th in Europe
  • Top 10 in Europe for career progression and value for money
  • 3rd in the UK for sector diversity

Cranfield School of Management’s Full-time MBA programme (The Transformation MBA) has cemented its place amongst the world’s best courses in the flagship . Now 80th in the world, the Cranfield MBA has been ranked 9th in the UK and 27th in Europe.

The Cranfield MBA climbed 8 places in the global Top 100 rankings to 80th and remains in the UK top ten, giving it one of the biggest jumps of UK schools globally.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management, Professor David Oglethorpe commented: “The Cranfield MBA maintains its profound and beneficial influence on our students. We know that the excellence of our teaching and Cranfield’s diverse student and staff community creates something special, helping people achieve their professional ambitions.”

Career progression and value for money highly ranked

The programme’s return on investment continues to excel – with the Financial Times placing it 2nd in the UK, 9th in Europe and 18th worldwide for value for money. And career progression of alumni is highly rated in the 2024 rankings, with the Full Time MBA ranked 6th in the UK and 9th in Europe.

The MBA is also top 20 in Europe and 5th in the UK for its alumni network – one of the oldest MBA networks in Europe. Cranfield’s strengths in diversity were also highlighted in the ranking, with the MBA placed joint 1st globally for the internationality of its cohort and 3rd in the UK for its faculty gender diversity.

Transforming careers, networks, ambitions

Redesigned and relaunched as The Transformation MBA, Cranfield’s programme continues to develop. Dr Leila Alinaghian, Director of the Full-time MBA and Associate Professor (Reader) of Business Relationships and Impact, said: “The Cranfield MBA is a catalyst for transformation, shaping careers, networks, knowledge, and aspirations. Our strong industry connections give students real-world experiences and invaluable connections, putting career development at the forefront of our programme.

“Achieving a top 10 position in Europe for both career progression and value for money further shows how our programme delivers enduring returns for our students.”

As part of its MBA, Cranfield also offers a month-long international experience with partner university ESCP, which climbed two places in the Financial Times ranking, to 25th globally.

The latest rankings result for Cranfield builds on the 2023 Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools list, which positioned the MBA as 4th in the UK, and 12th in Europe. It was also ranked number 1 for Entrepreneurship and Learning in Europe.