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Business and Strategic Leadership MSc

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Leadership Policy / Strategic Planning Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Cranfield Business and Strategic Leadership MSc is a unique opportunity for employer organisations to sponsor high-potential managers through a highly-regarded MSc programme, customised to the organisation’s strategic agenda.

Who is it for?

The programme is for employers who want to accelerate the development of a cohort of high-potential leaders, building the organisation’s leadership pipeline and strategic leadership capability. It is not suitable for a lone individual from one organisation, the Executive MBA or Management and Leadership MSc are more appropriate.

Participants should have the potential and ambition to contribute to the strategic leadership of the organisation.

Why this course?

The Business and Strategic Leadership MSc is an opportunity for you to offer your high-potential employees a post-graduate qualification and personal development opportunity with one of the UK’s top business schools. It is also an opportunity for you to benefit from the organisational development impact that comes from collaborating on customised executive development with a world-class provider.

Individuals who undertake the programme will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that underpin successful strategic leadership.

As an employer organisation you will strengthen your leadership pipeline, improve retention, and create a network of individuals working on projects and initiatives, with the support of Cranfield experts, that contribute to strategy and successful change.

Your employees will graduate from the programme with an enhanced ability to research organisational problems from a variety of perspectives, developing more robust solutions to the organisation’s strategic challenges.

Over the course of the programme, not only will they broaden and deepen their network within your organisation but they will also join Cranfield’s active alumni network of 60,000 managers and leaders across the globe.

The programme can also be run for a small consortium of organisations. You might wish to consider establishing a consortium from you own supply chain to build more effective relationships across organisations.


Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditations from:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Association of Master of Business Administration (AMBA)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).


Strategy 1 - Core
Finance - Core
Personal Development - Core
Organisational Behaviour - Core
Strategy 2 - Core
Change - Core
Leadership and Personal Development - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first degree or 3-5 years’ relevant management experience.

Department profile

A world-leader in management education, research and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society. Renowned for our strong links with industry, Cranfield is...more

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