1 MY BUSINESS ADVENTURE WHAT S YOUR MBA?
2 MEANING. BELIEF. ACTION.
3 About our MBA At Cranfield, we believe passionately that your success as a business leader depends not just on what you know, but on how you apply what you know. It is for this reason that real-world learning and leadership development are at the heart of our full-time MBA. What will you get out of the Cranfield MBA? The Cranfield full-time MBA is an intensive one-year programme beginning in September. It will give you the opportunity to: Build relationships with and learn from experienced, like-minded professionals from all around the world. Prepare for and find a professional role that suits you based on your personality, skills, experience and career aspirations. Discover the confidence and competence to take on new challenges, and raise the level of your ambition. 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. Develop a sophisticated understanding of core aspects of business and finance, as well as enhance your soft skills such as self-awareness, teamwork and negotiation.
4 WHO WOULD SUIT THE CRANFIELD MBA? The Cranfield MBA is designed for professionals with at least three years postgraduate work experience, and suits those who: Recognise that business success is about people, about collaboration, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence. Want a real world business education where learning theories, tools and techniques are complemented by learning to apply them in real business situations. Are motivated to become better leaders, team players and individuals, and who are committed to developing themselves and others.
5 Experts in leadership development We believe good leadership is about knowing yourself, collaborating with others, understanding the dynamics of organisations, negotiating across organisations, and being sensitive to different contexts. Therefore, we don t offer you a single leadership development solution. We have many different approaches depending on what you need. You will work with mentors, coaches and careers advisors to: Discover your leadership and team-working style Work out where you want to go professionally Enhance your personal effectiveness Learn how to get the most out of a team Be sensitive to situations, cultures and contexts Lead change and face future challenges Your individual learning development journey will not be about becoming an ideal leader. It will be about how you carry out your future roles, and about where you see yourself going professionally. TEAMWORK You will carry out much of your work in small, multi-cultural learning teams, each of which has a coach to mentor and advise them. You will receive feedback from your colleagues, assess each other s team work, and sometimes submit or present assignments as a team. Cranfield s distinctive feedback system helps you to review and evaluate your performance within your team. Using specialised tools developed by Cranfield faculty, you will learn about your interpersonal and team working skills and how to improve them.
6 MANAGE BUSINESS ANYWHERE CRANFIELD BUSINESS LEADERS TITO ADENIYI-ADEROJU, NIGERIAN, MBA 2007 CHIEF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT OFFICER, INTERSWITCH LTD Tito Adeniyi-Aderoju is Chief Client Engagement Officer with InterSwitch in Nigeria, a transaction switching and payment processing company. She has won a range of awards both for herself and her company including a Marketing World Top Women in Marketing award, a Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign award from the West Africa Branding Society, and an International Superbrand Award.
7 Close to business Cranfield is known for being close to business. For more than 40 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management. As an MBA student at Cranfield, you will benefit from our close links with business in the following ways: You will put your learning into practice by carrying out a consultancy project and an international business assignment. You will enhance your entrepreneurial skills by participating in a business plan competition and a pan-business school venture capital competition. You will receive career development support through our close relationships with MBA recruiters and have the opportunity to complete an internship. You will learn from faculty with extensive experience of working within and with major global organisations. You will learn from high profile business and financial leaders via our leadership speaker series.
8 MAYFIELD S BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENT CRANFIELD BUSINESS LEADERS SIR CHARLIE MAYFIELD, BRITISH, MBA 1992, CHAIRMAN, JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP In 2007, Charlie Mayfield became the fifth chairman of the John Lewis Partnership at the age of 40, having worked his way up through the company. As chairman, he has continued to promote the founder s vision of a democratic, profit-sharing partnership. All 69,000 permanent staff of the organisation are partners, sharing in the benefits and profits of the business. In June 2011, Charlie became President of the Employee Ownership Association which represents companies owned by their employees.
9 Programme structure ORIENTATION WEEK 1: SET THE DIRECTION Core Modules Venture Capital Investment Competition Entrepreneurship DEVELOPING MY LEADERSHIP Self-awareness Personal effectiveness Leadership styles 2: LAY THE FOUNDATION Core Modules International Business Assignment THE LEADERSHIP AGENDA MANAGING PEOPLE AND LEADING CHANGE Leading ethically Leading change 3: APPLY YOUR LEARNING Elective Modules Consultancy Project Company-based projects LEADERSHIP IN ACTION Negotiation Managing performance CHALLENGES FOR LEADERS Sustainability Resilience EXECUTIVE COACHING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
10 CLASS PROFILE CAREERS STATISTICS Average exit salary 64,039 Average age 31 years 32% female 68% male Average 9 years work experience NATIONALITY BY REGION Africa Asia 64% of students employed in the UK after graduation 49% of students changed industry sector after graduation 83% of students employed 3 months after graduation 4% Africa Asia Australia Australia 34% of students changed country after graduation Eastern Europe Europe Eastern Europe North America Europe South & Central America Middle East 4% 26% 26% 5% 11% 5% 33% 5% 11% 2% 33% 14% North America 5% Middle East 2% South & Central America 14% Average exit salary 63,929 Average exit salary
11 Career development Our MBA students receive extensive support with their career development throughout the year, including: MAJOR RECRUITERS Individual career consultations CV and cover letter workshops Mock interviews Personal career coaching Interview skills workshop Networking workshop Career planning day Careers fair Assessment centres Sector events Speaker events Alumni networking
12 MY BIG AMBITION CRANFIELD BUSINESS LEADERS SARAH WILLINGHAM, BRITISH, MBA 2003, ENTREPRENEUR Sarah Willingham studied for an MBA in order to support her entrepreneurial ambitions. She successfully raised the finance to buy The Bombay Bicycle Club in 2004, and turned a heavily loss-making business of six restaurants into a profitable group of seventeen, establishing the largest chain of Indian restaurants in the UK. The business was sold in She also set up a successful Nutraceuticals business, which she sold in Sarah has appeared on three series of the BBC TV series The Restaurant with chef Raymond Blanc and on The Apprentice as one of Lord Sugar s advisors.
13 Our alumni network Our long tradition of management education means that we have a global alumni network of over 18,000 members in over ,500+ alumni countries worldwide. 16,500+ alumni As a student, you will gain access to this influential network and the career development opportunities it provides, as well as to the broader Cranfield University alumni network of over 55,000 members. We hope that our relationships with you will last a lifetime, and to this end we provide a range of lifelong services including career 25% 25% support, networking events, access to the latest management thinking, opportunities to join professional interest groups, and a discount on future executive education at Cranfield. discount discount on future on future executive executive education education Over Over 60 alumni events 60 per year alumni events per year Lifelong Lifelong careers support careers support 40+ international alumni communities 18, ,500+ alumni alumni 25% discount discount on future executive on future education executive education Over Over 6 alum alu p p Life Life car sup ca su
14 MUST BEGIN APPLYING LIFE AT CRANFIELD DANIEL SPRICH, GERMAN, MBA 2011 Cranfield offers a friendly and safe environmet for individuals, couples and families. You can benefit from living in a tight-knit community on a leafy green campus, while also having easy access to all the amenities of a city in nearby Milton Keynes. Our campus is only one hour from London, and easily accessible from London Luton, Stanstead and Heathrow airports. I really enjoy living on campus. We are like a big family and you never feel alone. Within a short time I made a lot of friends due to the fact that I spend not only time in lectures with them, but also leisure time. Some will become friends for life.
15 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum of three years post-qualification work experience A good degree and/or professional qualification Applicants who do not have a degree will also be considered provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential. A balanced GMAT score (600 minimum) or a good score in the Cranfield admission tests Evidence of a good standard of English: IELTS an overall result in band 7 TOEFL minimum scores of 100 (Important: this test is not currently accepted by the UK Home Office for Tier 4 (General) visa applications). entry SCHOLARSHIPS We offer a wide range of sector, nationality, gender and industry specific scholarships to outstanding applicants. These are awarded on the basis of academic merit, professional excellence or leadership potential. scholarships FEES, FUNDING & DATES Full-time MBA 2015/ ,000 TBC Payment schedule 500 non-refundable deposit on acceptance of your place 2,500 non-refundable deposit by 1 June Prodigy Finance Loan Once you have been offered a place on the Cranfield MBA, you will be eligible to apply to the Prodigy Finance Loan Programme, which offers an innovative way of helping you finance your studies. Founded by three MBA alumni, Prodigy Finance provides funding for students through contributions sourced from the university, alumni and friends of the school. Course start date 28 September 2015 Application deadlines 30 October 2014*, 30 January 2015*, 24 April 2015, 26 June 2015 *A 2000 deduction on total fees applies for applications received by these deadlines Provided spaces are still available we may be able to accept applications after these deadlines. In addition to the financial incentives available to early applicants, the sooner you apply, the more likely you are to secure your preferred type of accommodation. Submitting your application in the earlier stages also greatly increases your chances of obtaining a scholarship or loan. finance HOW TO APPLY You can apply online or download the application form as an MSWord document for return by or post. Once you submit your application we will review your suitability for the MBA course and if successful, we will invite you for interview. We aim to reply to you within three working days of receipt of your application. apply
16 MEANINGFUL BUSINESS AIMS CRANFIELD BUSINESS LEADERS NICKI VOLKMAN-DOGGART, AMERICAN, MBA 2004 FOUNDER + PRINCIPAL, 41 NORTH CONSULTING, USA Nicki served as the US CEO of Hotel Chocolat, the British luxury chocolate retailer, launching the company in America and building a multi-channel retail business. Having set up her own consultancy, 41 North Consulting she now helps other companies successfully enter and navigate the US market.
17 Cranfield School of Management is an institution with a proud history and one of the very first institutions in the UK to offer the MBA. We are part of Cranfield University, the UK s only wholly postgraduate university specialising in science, technology, engineering and management. We are ranked top 20 in the Financial Times European Business School Rankings with 40 years experience in awarding MBAs, and are triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. We are known for our excellence in leadership development, for our powerful industry links and for our real world focus.
18 MY BUSINESS ADVENTURE WHAT S YOUR MBA?
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