We welcome MBA applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds. Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us. We want students who will challenge us and their classmates, people that know their own mind and strive for both personal and team success. We want to know how ambitious you are, how determined you are, your potential to develop and make a difference.
You will need to have:
If you are unsure if you qualify for our MBA programmes we are happy to assess your profile and give you feedback on your suitability for the programme before you make a formal application.
We welcome candidates with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores over 600. The average score for our Full-time MBA students is currently 680. You will need to contact GMAT directly to book an appointment to take the test.
You can also try a sample GMAT test paper on The Princeton Review website.
Cranfield's GMAT registration number is:
We welcome candidates with a minimum GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning. Our Designated Institution Code is 3641.
We also offer our own admissions tests as an alternative to GMAT, for candidates who are able to come to Cranfield for interview. There are two paper-based tests, designed to assess candidate's numeracy and problem solving skills.
Try our sample test questions to help you prepare
Problem Solving Test 1
Problem Solving Test 2
Numeracy Test 1
Numeracy Test 2
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:
IELTS - 7 overall
TOEFL - 100
Pearson PTE Academic - 68
Cambridge English Scale - 190
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - pass
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.
Applications for 2019 entry are now open.
We run a staged admissions process. Our application deadlines are the following:
Applicants who submit their complete application by 31 March will obtain a £10,000 early bird discount on fees. To qualify for the discount candidates will have to have paid their deposit 30 days following receipt of an offer of a place.
Applicants requiring visas or campus accommodation are strongly advised to apply by our March deadline.
* Applicants must have already taken GMAT or are willing to take our admissions test.
£3,000 non-refundable deposit will be due 30 days following receipt of an offer of a place. The remainder of the tuition fees is payable at the start of the programme.
While accommodation and living expenses are substantially lower at Cranfield than in major cities such as London, please budget an additional £12,000 for accommodation and living expenses, or more if you are bringing a partner and family.
We are pleased to offer an exclusive discount scheme to alumni who have completed a Cranfield postgraduate course and would like to return to study on our Full-time MBA Programme. The scheme is open to all Cranfield graduates who have completed an MSc, PhD, MRes or MDes degree. All those who qualify will receive a 50% discount on their tuition fees. Please be aware that this scheme cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, bursary or scholarship.
Alumni who have completed one of our short courses may receive a 20% loyalty discount on tuition fees; please contact us to find out if you are eligible. Please be aware that this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount scheme, bursary or scholarship.
Cranfield is set in a leafy green campus in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside.
The University is easily accessible from London, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham, making it simple for recruiters and practitioners to visit on a daily basis. London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 60 and 90 minutes away respectively, and offer connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Public buses run to and from Cranfield and there is also a regular campus bus shuttle service to Milton Keynes train and bus station. Trains run frequently from Milton Keynes to Central London and take just 45 minutes. The nearest towns of Milton Keynes and Bedford are only a few miles away and offer a wide range of sporting and entertainment facilities.