Finance and Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 15.4k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 23.7k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:752 Duration:12 months

The MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability is a one-year full-time specialist masters that will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills required for a successful business career. The programme is designed for those who want to pursue a career in management with a focus on corporate sustainability, and for those in the early stages of their career, who are keen to learn how to embed sustainability thinking into their role.

The programme will provide you with core management theories, tools and techniques, and will teach you how to apply them to real corporate sustainability business issues. It incorporates a broad range of general management and specialist sustainability modules, a sustainable business consultancy project with a corporate partner and a thesis based on a real sustainable business issue of your choice.

Your career

The Cranfield Career Development Service offers a comprehensive service to help you develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.
During your course you will receive support and guidance to help you plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, whether you are looking to secure your first role in sustainability management and corporate sustainability, or wanting to take your career to the next level.

The Cranfield MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability is a full-time, one-year programme that will run for the first time starting in September 2014.

It will build on the success of Cranfield's existing master's programmes, and students will attend some core modules together with students on the Cranfield MSc in Management, the Cranfield MSc in Retail Management and the Cranfield MSc in Strategic Marketing. Personal and professional development will also run throughout the programme.

Provisional term dates

  • Orientation: 29 September - 3 October 2014
  • Term 1: 6 October - 19 December 2014
  • Term 2: 12 January - 27 March 2015
  • Term 3: 13 April - 26 June 2015
  • Term 4: 29 June - 11 September 2015
Where will you learn?

Teaching facilities and resources

Our teaching facilities have been built to enhance your learning experience and the rooms available include lecture theatres, meeting rooms of varying sizes for group activities and areas for private study.

Lecture rooms

Our lecture rooms have been designed to create a stimulating and interactive space that facilitates discussion – between individuals, and with faculty – creating a co-operative but dynamic learning environment.

Meeting rooms

Working effectively in groups is essential on key course projects, as well as in your future career. A range of small group discussion areas have been set aside to facilitate this team working and co-operative learning.


Through the School’s Management Information Resource Centre (MIRC) you will have access to an extensive collection of printed and electronic resources – amongst the most comprehensive to be found in any management school.

How will you learn?

The MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability programme is delivered in a varied, stimulating and experiential learning environment. All taught modules consist of formal lectures, in-class case discussions, group and self-study. Group project work, reflective practice and class exercises are also used to develop problem solving skills. Additional practical expertise will be provided by visiting fellows and guest speakers.

Teaching and learning methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Guest speakers
  • Student-centred learning
  • Self-learning exercises
  • Class discussions
  • Case studies
  • Business simulations
  • Supervised sustainable business project

Each assessed module comprises around 25 hours of class contact time with a further 75 hours of study time to consolidate learning and carry out assignments.


Learning is assessed through a combination of assignments and written exams. Modules containing a high theoretical content are assessed by examination, and written assignments are used where practical application is more relevant, or where knowledge and understanding may be demonstrated through discussion or critique of a particular topic.

Learning support

You will be supported in their learning and personal and professional development throughout the programme. Examples of the kind of support you will receive include:

Orientation Week

Your first week on campus will help you make the transition to Cranfield and introduce you to the year ahead. You will meet your fellow students and the faculty who will deliver the programme, learn about Cranfield's facilities and services such as IT systems, the career development service and Management Information Resource Centre, and learn how to approach case studies and written assignments and undertake research.

Virtual learning environment

All your course materials, including case packs, timetables and module requirements, will be provided online via Cranfield’s Virtual Learning Environment. You will also be able to receive feedback on assignments online.

Teamwork and personal effectiveness

You will carry out some of your course work in learning teams, each of which will have a tutor to mentor and advise them. This mentor will support you and your team, meet with you to discuss progress and help you work through issues you may have. In addition, you will take modules in understanding and managing people and organisations, and in consulting skills, to equip you to operate effectively in organisations.


  • John Elkington
  • John Ehrenfeld
  • Robert Smart
  • Vicky Bullivant
We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually candidates must: Hold a relevant, recognised qualificationEither:a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours Degree (or equivalent Bachelors Degree) or a professional qualification and around three years' relevant work experience Having taken your application into consideration, the course director may also require you to take GMAT (minimum score 600) or GRE (75th percentile in both verbal and quantitative reasoning sections). The GMAT course code for the Masters in Management and Corporate Sustainability is K2H-N3-98 and our GRE institution code is 3641. Have a good standard of English The participative nature of the course demands a high oral ability and written work needs a strong business vocabulary. If English is not your first language, you must take one of the following:Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a minimum score of 92 is required. The ETS DI Code for TOEFL is 0822. (Important: this test is not currently accepted by the UK Home Office for Tier 4 (General) visa applications)Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – a minimum score of 800 is required (part 1). Applicants from outside the EU are also required to take part 2 of the test. (Important: this test is not currently accepted by the UK Home Office for Tier 4 (General) visa applications)International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – band 6.5 is required, with writing of 6.5 English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL) either: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – grade A - C Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – grade A - C Pearson Test of English (Academic) – an overall score of 65 Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa will also need to meet the UK Home Office Tier 4 (General) student visa English language requirements . The UK Home Office are not currently accepting TOEFL or TOEIC tests for Tier 4 (General) visa applications. Other restrictions from the UK Home Office may apply from time to time and we will advise applicants of these restrictions where appropriate. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

We have a limited number of bursaries available for UK/EU candidates, worth up to £4,000. These are awarded at the MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability course director's discretion and are based on merit as well as considerations of financial need. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please indicate so in the financial details section of your application.


There are two £7,500 scholarships available for outstanding international candidates and one £7,500 scholarship available for an outstanding UK/EU candidate.

To apply, you should email your case for being considered for an award (of no more than 500 words) to

The scholarships will be awarded based on:

  • The strength of the application as a whole: an applicant's achievements, academic credentials, professional track record and personal merit
  • The interviewer's report: an assessment of the applicant's communication and interpersonal skills, leadership potential as well as the candidate's likely contribution to the cohort

Students granted these scholarships are expected to help promote the Cranfield MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability their country during and after their studies.


Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold triple EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation. We are also proud to be a GMAC Member School.
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