Joined: Nov 23, 2014
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This review is for Cranfield
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2016
I had a decent MBA experience at Cranfield. The campus atmosphere and facilities was great. The location is not bad either considering its proximity to London. However studying in London, I feel, would have had its advantages as it will vastly facilitate networking (most jobs will be in London after all). Cranfield faculty was also pretty good. Many of them are the experts in their field commanding respect from the industry that they cater to, particularly in economics and finance. There is also a great thrust on entrepreneurship and a number of my colleagues have opted for that post MBA. Overall, I had quite a good experience studying at Cranfield but was tad disappointed with the support provided on the careers front.
The areas were Cranfield could do with some improvement would be in enhancing career opportunities for the MBAs. The companies that came to campus were few - Amazon and AT Kearney. If one is interested in such companies great. However, Amazon recruited four from my cohort all of whom needed visa sponsorships and Amazon provided it. That was not the case with AT Kearney. Also, future Cranfield students would themselves need to be very proactive from the very start in looking out for networking opportunities. Here a clear focus on which industry you are looking to work in would be a mighty help as one would not waste her/his time looking at all and sundry companies but only try to connect with firms he/she is interested in.
Overall BSchool experience (3.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (2.0)
Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school