Cranfield University

Management and Leadership MSc

Our Management and Leadership MSc is informed by Cranfield’s Management MSc - ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking - and our Executive MBA - ranked 9th in the UK in the Financial Times 2019 ranking.

This practical postgraduate course, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton - one of the world’s leading organisations of independent professional services, will help you develop your leadership and management skills with a specific focus on leading-edge insights, commercial application and effective management frameworks. It offers a ‘real-world’ business education which can be applied directly back into the workplace.We encourage you to come and experience this world-class course at Cranfield - famous for innovation, career-enhancing services and globally-renowned faculty in partnership with Grant Thornton, reputed for the quality of its service and advice, with a passion for shaping a vibrant economy.

Who is it for?

High potential, early-career managers seeking to progress in their careers.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds. Candidates are normally high potential, early-career managers with 1 to 5 years’ post-qualification experience in any sector.

Candidates normally possess a first or second class UK honours degree (or an international equivalent). Alternatively we will consider a professional qualification (such as CIMA, ACA, ACCA) together with a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification work experience.

Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may also be considered.

Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us and each application is considered on its individual merit.

Course modules

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Leading with Impact: Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics for Managers
  • Leading Strategic Operations
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Accounting
  • Leading Corporate Sustainability
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Management Consulting
  • People Management and Leadership
  • Evidence-based Management
  • Enterprise Performance and Risk Management

Assessment methods

Taught modules (65%) are assessed by a combination of written assessments that relate to a wide-range of management and leadership themes, projects, presentations and the occasional exam. The organisation-based project (35%) is assessed by individual coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part time September 2019 £ 18,000 per Academic year (EU) Years
MSc Part time September 2019 £ 18,000 per Academic year (International) Years

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