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FT Rankings: Cranfield School of Management


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FT Rankings: Cranfield School of Management

  1. 1. News SCHOOL NEWS International DBA Top for economics Cranfield has united with In the latest Financial Times ranking of global MBA programmes, It’s good for business to TiasNimbas Business School the Cranfield MBA remained one of the top ranked UK business be good of Tilburg University in the Schools in the world. The School’s Economics group was once Netherlands to offer a joint again ranked 2nd in the world - in the section which highlights dual degree International the world’s top 10 by subject category. Other highlights from the Sir Andrew Witty, head of global Executive Doctorate of Business ranking include; the Cranfield MBA is ranked 14th in the world pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline Administration (DBA) programme for value for money, 14th in the world for career progression and made a powerful case for businesses to tailored to the needs of senior 19th in the world for international mobility. connect more strongly with society, and managers around the world. its values and reap the business benefits of doing so, at the 2nd annual Pears Business The International Executive Schools Partnership lecture held at Doctorate (DBA) is the highest level Employers rate Cranfield MBA Cranfield at the beginning of the year. business qualification and is designed for experienced senior managers Cranfield is among employers’ top 10 preferred business schools in Europe He spoke before an audience of over three and executives who already have a according to the latest QS Global Top Business Schools Report published by The hundred business leaders, academics and master’s degree and wish to carry Telegraph. The report is compiled from an annual survey of HR managers and line students, with the speech broadcast live out in-depth research on a key managers with recruiting responsibilities at companies around the world. Employers to business schools in Denmark, Spain, management issue in their field to are asked to identify which business schools they regard as most attractive for the Belgium, Brazil and France, and followed advance their professional career. purpose of MBA recruitment. up with an extensive Q&A session. He closed with a challenge to current business leaders and the potential future leaders he was addressing at Cranfield and beyond: “We must stand in front of the mirror and VentureDay 2012 ask ourselves – what’s the most we can do to make a positive difference, to do better, The fifth annual Cranfield VentureDay will take place on Thursday 10 May. VentureDay brings together be responsible, to keep challenging and Cranfield’s extended network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors. Speakers at this year’s event demanding better? One person can make a include: Sarah Willingham, one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the UK high street food and leisure difference by accepting the responsibility of industry; Craig Sams, Founder of Green & Black’s and Warren East, CEO of British microchip designer doing the best they can do, for the business ARM Holdings. Visit for more information. and wider society.” Professor David Grayson CBE, who chaired the lecture, commented: “Sir Andrew Witty Sir Andrew Witty gave us a master-class in what it means to be a successful and responsible leader in a CONNECT WITH CRANFIELD world of intense connectivity and enforced transparency. He asked all of us in any The QR codes below will link you to the School’s website via a smartphone position of authority whether in government, management, teaching or family life: ‘what are you going to do with the power you’ve been Cranfield Cranfield Cranfield Cranfield in the faculty research talks handed and entrusted?’ He showed us all news that we can make a positive difference – and given that, we shouldn’t settle for silver, we should always aim for gold.” Pears Business Schools Partnership lecture4 Management Focus | Spring 2012 Management Focus | Spring 2012 5
  2. 2. News RESEARCH Awards evening Research unveiled at No.10 The Cranfield School of Management Awards Evening took place in February at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Professor Susan Vinnicombe OBE and targets for the number of women they aim Students, alumni, faculty and friends of the School filled the Dr Ruth Sealy attended a ‘Women in Business’ to have on their boards. The progress report impressive Faraday Lecture Theatre to hear from this year’s event hosted by Prime Minister David also revealed that since the review, 21 women distinguished alumnus Antony Jenkins. The CEO of Barclays Cameron at 10 Downing Street at which the have been appointed to board positions out Retail and Business Banking talked about leading for the findings of their progress report on the Lord of a possible 93. This represents 22.5% of all long term. He told the audience: “We face profound and Davies review into boardroom equality were new appointments, some way short of the fundamental challenges - long term problems that require revealed. The Cranfield report showed that 33% recommended in the Davies report. The short term solutions. In business we have to do what we say six months on from Lord Davies publishing number of women now holding FTSE 100 we will do in order to rebuild trust.” his recommendations to increase the number board directorships is 155 out of a total of of women on the boards of listed companies 1,092 positions (14.2%). This is up from the Benedicta Morrow-Slason, Director of Alumni Relations in the UK, only 33 FTSE 100 companies have 12.5% published in the 2010 Cranfield Female and Development said: “It was an excellent event. We were heeded his recommendation to set themselves FTSE report. delighted to see so many alumni, students and faculty out to support the school and celebrate the achievements of our prize winners.” Justice sector research highlights need for systematic approach to innovation Prize winners included: An extensive piece of research by Dr David Baxter, Dr Magnus Schoeman and Professor Keith Goffin, examined innovation in the justice • 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year: Antony Jenkins, sector and discovered that although there is significant innovation across the sector, it is not managed in a systematic way. The report, MBA 1988, Chief Executive, Barclays Retail and which offers an international perspective with analysis of case studies from the UK, The Netherlands and The Czech Republic, sets out Business Banking that innovation can often be seen as risky and sometimes costly, but suggests that more innovative approaches are essential if new public • 2012 Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year: Richard Salvage, services are to emerge amidst the wider government remit of increasing efficiency. BGP 2004, Group Director, Medsa Group Ltd • Henry Ford II Scholar Award:Todd Myers, MBA 2011 • Odgers Prize:Tessa Irving, MBA 2011. BOOKS Alumni awards evening 2012 Top management books Professor Patrick Reinmoeller’s book Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization and Professor Keith Reaccredited Goffin’s book Indentifying Hidden Needs were judged amongst the top five in their respective categories of Management and Leadership and Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Book of the YearThe School has been successfully Accreditation is a rigorous process which These prestigious quality-marks are awarded Awards in London.reaccredited by AACSB (the US involves assessment of many aspects only after a rigorous peer review processaccreditation body, the Association to of the School and its programmes. The which means that every aspect of a A must read for logistics professionalsAdvance Collegiate Schools of Business) AACSB report commended our clear and school’s activity - from its programmes toand by AMBA (Association of MBAs), strong mission, the quality of our faculty, its support services and from its mission Professor Martin Christopher’s latest book Logistics & Supply Chain Management has been published. In the book,the international body that accredits students and support staff, the personalised to its corporate governance - has been described by supply chain experts as ‘a must read’, Martin develops a new focus on complexity management and themanagement degrees worldwide for a attention we give to students and our carefully evaluated and approved by leading demand driven business model.further five years. collegial culture.” experts from other business schools. Managing performanceDirector of School, Professor Frank Cranfield remains one of an elite group of Professor Mike Bourne’s latest book on corporate performance management examines the nature of corporateHorwitz commented: “We are delighted business schools worldwide to hold triple performance management and the role of measurement. In the book, Professor Bourne explores how to set up ato be reaccredited by AACSB and AMBA. EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation. management system; how to operate it and how to measure it. He also reveals how to make best use of the results.6 Management Focus | Spring 2012 Management Focus | Spring 2012 7