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THE CRANFIELD EXECUTIVE MBA
Source: Age of Uncertainty, Chartered Management Institute, 2016
In partnership with Grant Thornton
Studies show that
to a 23% increase
a 32% increase in
realise their business and personal ambitions.
It has done so by providing them with an
opportunity to step back from the day-to-day
demands of running their business and work
on it, rather than in it.
Delegates develop a comprehensive
and robust business plan that is reviewed,
challenged and tested by peers and experts.
By the programme's completion, they are
equipped with the ability and confidence to
deliver that plan, taking their business into the
future and unlocking profitable growth.
The programme has been proven to help
businesses handle a variety of challenges,
including managing rapid growth and change,
improving leadership, and developing a robust
growth strategy and/or exit plan.
Since its inception, 100% of participants have
reported a positive impact on their business,
with 77% saying it had a "high" or "very high"
impact. On average, businesses that take part
experience more than 40% growth in profits.
Combining the best in academic theory,
commercial insights and practical
application, the Cranfield Executive MBA
is delivered by Cranfield in partnership
with leading business and financial
adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP.
The part-time programme, which
runs over two years, develops students'
leadership and management skills,
with a specific focus on business
growth and innovation, through
teaching from current practitioners,
business simulations and one-to-one
Participants gain a sophisticated
understanding of core aspects of
business and finance, as well as
enhanced leadership skills, through
modules in entrepreneurship, operational
excellence, interpersonal skills and
developing competitive advantage.
Elective modules include cyber
security and data analytics, as well
as the opportunity to undertake a
company-based project, enabling
students to take MBA-level learning back
into their organisation.
Cranfield was the first university in the
UK to launch apprenticeships at Master's
level, and the Executive MBA with Grant
Thornton is the first MBA programme in
the UK to satisfy the Level 7 Senior Leader
Apprenticeship standard, allowing
levy-paying organisations to sponsor
participants through the new
apprenticeship levy fund.
"The Cranfield MBA was fundamentally
life-changing for me," says Kate Hughes
EMBA, head of purchasing and
production at the Music Sales Group.
"In addition to the excellent grounding in
overall business mechanics and strategy,
I now have a much better understanding
of who I am and how I react to stress,
which makes me a stronger leader and
more effective manager. My investment
in the MBA was paid back financially even
before the course finished, and I can now
see a clear path for my career. I'd do it
again in a heartbeat."
"BGP challenges every assumption you have
ever made about your business and uncovers
the real areas to work on," says Angus Thirlwell,
co-founder of Hotel Chocolat. "Anybody who is
serious about their business will find BGP well
worth the investment."
You can find out more about the BGP at
www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/bgp and read the
blog at www.bgpcranfield.com.
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