Cranfield School of Management

DEADLINE

Early applications
We start the selection process for the Full-time programme in January and for the Executive Part-time and Modular programmes in July. If you would like your application to be processed earlier please contact the Admissions Office giving the reason why you need an early response, eg departure overseas or proposed visit to the UK.

Late applications
There is no final date for submission of applications.  However, close to the start date of the programme you should contact the Admissions Office to check that there are still places available (also see under Accommodation).

ESSAYS

The following 4 questions must be answered in full before an application can be considered.
The indicated length for each of the following sections is 200 - 400 words

1. Please outline your career objectives and how the MBA will help you to achieve them.

2. What positions of responsibility have you held (not necessarily business related)? What have you gained from this experience?

3. What single event or achievement has been most significant in your life? What were the results of this event or achievement?

4. Describe an ethical dilemma you have experienced firsthand. Discuss how you thought about and managed the situation.

RECOMMENDATION

Business Referees
1.How long have you known the applicant (years)?
2.When did you last have regular contact with the applicant (years)? .
3.Is the applicant still with your organisation? YES/NO 
   If not, when did he/she leave?
4.Please detail any personal circumstances which might affect the    applicant’s performance on an intensive anddemanding programme.
5.Describe the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses.
6.Please comment on any task, project or other situation in which the applicant has been involved which may demonstrate his or her potential as a manager.
7.Please rank the applicant on the following scales where 1 is below average and 5 is above average.
       Technical competence
       Perseverance and motivation
       Emotional maturity and stability
       Verbal communications
       Ability to work with others
       Potential to be a successful manager
       Overall assessment
Finally. Please comment on the rankings which you have given and on any other factors which you believe should be
drawn to the attention of the Admissions Committee in assessing the suitability of this candidate for our programme.

Academic Referees
1.Describe the capacity in which you knew the applicant
2.When did you last have regular contact with the applicant (years)? .
3.Please detail any personal circumstances which might affect the    applicant’s performance on an intensive and demanding programme.
4.Please comment on the applicant's academic performance. Were there any factors which affected the applicant's academic performance?

   Was the applicant's academic performance a fa ir reflection of his/her ability?
5.Please rank the applicant on the following scales where 1 is below average and 5 is above average.
     Academic ability
     Perseverance and motivation
     Emotional maturity and stability
     Verbal communications
     Ability to work with others
     Overall assessment
Finally. Please comment on the rankings which you have given and on any other factors which you believe should be
drawn to the attention of the Admissions Committee in assessing the suitability of this candidate for our programme.

OTHER INFORMATION

MBA Admissions Office
Cranfield School of Management
Cranfield, Bedford
England, MK43 0AL
Telephone:
Direct Line +44 (0) 1234 754431
Switchboard +44 (0) 1234 751122
Fax +44 (0) 1234 752439
Email:MBAadmissions@cranfield.ac.uk
Website: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/
Apply on-line: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/mba/applications/apply.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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