Cranfield School of Management in Financial Times UK business schools top ten Image: Cranfield University

Cranfield Executive Development’s open programmes named in Europe’s top 20

Cranfield School of Management has been named one of the UK’s top ten business schools in the ‘Financial Times European Business Schools 2020’ rankings released on Monday (7 December 2020).

The rankings also reveal that Cranfield is the highest ranked business school in the UK to offer an Executive MBA via the apprenticeship levy.

Cranfield, in partnership with Grant Thornton, was the first business school in the UK to offer the Executive MBA via the apprenticeship levy. The programme helps boost the skills of the UK’s future business leaders.

In a further acknowledgement of the business schools leading reputation for developing senior leaders Cranfield Executive Development’s open programmes were ranked in the top 20 in Europe. Professor David Oglethorpe, dean of Cranfield School of Management, said:

“These rankings are a testament to the hard work and quality of our faculty and the students that we attract to Cranfield School of Management.

“We are proud of the experience we offer our students, with our strong links to industry, our educational offering is grounded in real world practical application.

“Our partnership with Grant Thornton has created the most successful Executive MBA programme in the country, available via the apprenticeship levy, and I’m delighted in the part we are playing in developing the UK’s future leaders and boosting the nation’s productivity.

“Cranfield Executive Development’s open programmes are renowned for their expertise in supporting business leaders with our contemporary expertise enabling us to support organisations in identifying and tackling the emerging complex problems they face.

“These rankings endorse the expertise, insight and practical solutions that Cranfield Executive Development brings to our clients.”

Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).