The Cranfield Executive MBA in Defence course is designed for military officers, civil service personnel and defence industry executives looking to contribute more effectively towards future military initiatives.
Created specifically for the defence community, the MBA (Defence) programme is not just about improving your skills and techniques in general management. We build confidence, emotional intelligence, decision-making and team-working qualities that make for inspirational leaders.
During the first part of the programme, you will be given the chance to take the School of Management’s Executive MBA core modules, studying alongside students drawn from all sectors.
In the second part of the programme you will take four compulsory defence modules, two compulsory Executive MBA modules and then choose one general MBA elective theme from a rotating list of subject areas. You will also be required to take appropriate elements of the School of Management’s Personal and Professional Development module, which serves as the backbone of the MBA programme. In addition, you will complete a defence management independent research project.
All teaching takes place at the Cranfield campus in Bedfordshire. The programme is offered as a weekend format.
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS – 7
TOEFL – 100
- Please apply using our online system. Once you have created an account, you will be able save it and return to it at any time before submitting your completed form.
- Once you submit your complete application we will review your suitability and if successful, we will invite you for interview. We aim to reply to you within three working days of receipt of your application.
- We encourage you to come to Cranfield for your interview but appreciate that this is not always possible. If you are based outside Europe and are unable to travel to the UK, we will arrange an interview either with a travelling member of faculty or by Skype / telephone.