I was never that interest in Cranfield MBA until I went to a121 event. At the event I heard about the schools focus on leadership and personal development, not just theory. After that I was keen to hear more.
I went along to their open day in Sunny Bedfordshire to check out the reality. Overall I was really impressed.
The full times course director lead the day, which was amazing. We got taught how to read a case study and get the most of it. We were also treated to a lecture in change management. For me it ticks the boxes
They teach via case method, using papers from a variety of schools
They enable equal access to careers development for both full time and part time MBA.
They help you be a better leader, and know how to apply what you learnt.
I have a couple of unanswered questions, but they may be application killers:
Who would I study with? I think the Manchester part-time MBA cohort is more similar to me, in terms of age and experience.
How often is the part-time option? I thought I had to attend campus one weekend was a month, but I heard at the open day I needed to attend campus twice a month and there are six one week blocks. Just not sure how doable that is for me.
So before I put in any applications I’ve signed up to Cass Business school open day and I need to take another look at Manchester.
Yes I’m having a goldlocks moment with MBA schools.