Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds. Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us and each application is considered on its individual merit.

Candidates will usually have a minimum of one year post-qualification work experience together with either a good degree and/or professional qualification.

Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time course meets the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Eligible organisations will be able to use £18,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy to cover the cost of the course tuition fees.

Our Management and Leadership MSc, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton, has been created to develop tomorrow’s senior leaders. We will help you develop your leadership and management skills with a specific focus on leading-edge insights, commercial application and effective management frameworks.

This intensely practical postgraduate course is informed by both the Cranfield’s Management MSc - ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by the current The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking - and the Executive MBA - ranked 6th in the UK in the Financial Times 2016 ranking.

Grant Thornton in the UK is part of a global organisation, the world’s 6th largest accounting and advisory firm with more than 40,000 clients.

We encourage you to come and experience a world-class university course delivered by a university famous for innovation, career-enhancing services and world-renowned faculty, and a business advisory firm reputed for the quality of its service and advice, with a passion for shaping a vibrant economy.

Why this course?

You will study with a cohort of experienced professionals, build your network and gain insights into best practice internationally. In addition, you will be able to apply the knowledge and skills you develop during the course immediately in the workplace.

The collaboration of Cranfield and Grant Thornton on the delivery of this course ensures you will be exposed to industry-leading education, incorporating teaching from current practitioners, business simulations and one-to-one leadership coaching.

You will carry out projects designed to help you apply the theories, tools and techniques you learn. The course will support your career progression, preparing you to carry out senior strategic roles successfully.

Teaching by Cranfield staff is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels and is designed to nuture your practical business skills and confidence. We place a huge emphasis on real-world challenges throughout the course. You will:

  • develop leadership capabilities in yourself and others, in order to meet modern societal and business challenges,
  • gain comprehensive knowledge of core business functions enabling you to progress into a variety of management areas,
  • develop a strategic mind-set to enable the achievement of business objectives,
  • develop the self-awareness and confidence to effectively lead, or operate as part of, a team.

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

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