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Cranfield MBA 2014-15

Christmas Break
20 Dec - 11 Jan 15
Term 2
6 Oct - 19 Dec 14
12 Jan - 27 Mar 15
13 Apr - 26 Jun 15
Term 3
Term 4
Easter Break
28 Mar - 12 Apr 15
Term 1
Road Map & Opportunities
29 Jun - 29 Aug 15 / 29 Oct 15

Modules
-
Operations

(Group Presentation & Exam)
-
Accounting

(WAC & Exam)
-
Decision Making Data Analytics
(DMDA)
-
Strategic Marketing
(Marketing plan)
-
Entrepreneurship
(Group Business Plan)
-
Venture Capital Investment Competition

(VCIC - Group Negotiation with
entrepreneurs)
-
Leadership
(Essay)
-
Economics
(WAC & Exam)

-
Languages
- French, Spanish

AT Kearney Global Consulting Prize
- Consultancy Competition for a number of top business schools
- 3 Rounds:
- Cranfield
- UK Finals
- Global Finals

- Teams of 4 students
- Prepare a case study over a week
- Internal AT Kearney case study interviews
- Top 3 presentations go through to Cranfield final
- Deliver presentation to AT Kearney consultants

- Great experience but hard work to fit it in with the rest of the MBA
External Competitions & Conferences
Formation of the Capstone Conference Committee
Formation of MBA Winter Olympics & Burns Night Committee -
Mid Oct 14
Guest Speakers
End of Term Party
- Typically in the CMDC
- Pam does a lot of the work
- Social Rep and committee to do the rest - limited organisation though
- Secret santa etc
Formation of Cranfield Major Cricket League Committee
Mindfulness Course
International Week
- MBA Lead

- Opportunity for everyone to learn about different countries and cultures

- Food, drinks, music, performances, displays, presentations
Hult Competition
$1 Million investment as the top prize
Teams of 5 students
A different business challenge each year
Backed by the Clinton Foundation
A chance to win a business boot camp in the US
Great networking opportunities
Nesspresso Competition
Feb 15
Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge
Based on real life business problem relating to the coffee industry
70 different MBA schools took part in the second edition.
Goal:
Develop new, creative and fresh ideas for its Creating Shared Value.
Organised in partnership with CIMS and INCAE
MBA Winter Olympics & Burns Night
- Was just LBS
- Pushing for Oxford and Cambridge too
- Sport during the day
- Traditional Burns Night at Night
Lessons
-
Finance

(Exam + WAC)
-
Decision Making Data Analytics
-
Global Macro Economics

(Exam + WAC)
-
Challenges for Leaders 1

(Exam)
-
Challenges for Leaders 2

(Essay)
-
Strategic Management

(Group presentation + Individual Paper)
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Project Management
- One week course
(Exam + Group Presentation)
Capstone Conference
- Recommended to be in Term 3
- 2014 was first time in London - Important for the brand!
- Speakers and panels
IBA Study Tour
Malawi
MBAT & Battle of the Bands
- All major business schools
- Thu - Sun
- 3 days and 3 nights
- Lots of different sports for everyone
- 3 great parties - fancy dress

- 2014 Cranfield had the best result in years:
- Winner of Battle of the Bands
- Winner of the poker
- Second on patonk

A MUST FOR ALL
DMDA Consulting Project
- Combination of sorting your own out and offered to you
- Learning Teams
-
2015 companies will have a social impact
- Some of the 2014 Companies:

Independent Projects
- Choose early
- Great opportunities to put learning into practice
- Can be group or individual
- Depending on size, 10 or 20 credits
LBS MBA Football Tournament
Cranfield Regatta
Internal Conference
- Last chance for everyone to do things together

Warwick International Healthcare Case Competition
- Opportunity for MBAs from different backgrounds to bring their unique perspective to the Healthcare industry’s current challenges. Cash prize.
- Fun, networking, exposure to industry
- Cranfield participated in 2013, 2014
Formation of Committee for Internal Conference
- Team of around 5 people
- Plan the whole event
- Keep simple and fun!

Creativity is key

End of year Ball
- Approx Early August 15
Careers Coaching
- 3 x 45 min sessions:
- One in Term 1
- One in Term 2
- One in Term 3
Electives
- Mix of:
- Strategy
- Finance
- Risk
- Innovation
- Logistics
- Managing Project Uncertainty
- Business Law
- Negotiations
- Entrepreneurial Finance

- Plus:
- Independent projects
- IBA

Story Telling
- Optional - Student organised through Cranfield University
- Great tools
- Need around 20 to keep price down
- Corporates pay £800
- We paid £150 each
- Worthwhile, consider part of the MBA education and experience
- Great networking with other schools
-
Research methods:
- Other schools websites
- Eventbrite
- Alumni events
- Cranfield events
-
List of competitions:
(
More details available
)
- Rotterdam Private Equity Competition (Holland)
- Wharton Buyout Competition (USA)
- Marketing Summit (USA)
- Sustainable VCIC in Spain (IESE)
- John Molson Case Competition
- Warwick GE Health Care
- HAAS Global Social Venture Competition
- Hult
- Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investment Challenge
- Nespresso Sustainability Challenge
-
Cranfield Leadership Challenge
- Conferences:
- Emerge Conferences at Oxford and Cambridge
- LBS throughout the year

Leo Della-Moretta
(MBA 2014) is a great point of contact - have one person link in with him early

- Cranfield MBA International Regatta
- 30 year history
- South coast 10-12 Jul 14
- Great for Cranfield brand
- Essential to establish early
- Committee:
- Lead
- Deputy Lead
- Finance Officer
- Marketing Officer (Important)
- Logistics Officer
- External Liaison Officer
- Social Officer
- Regatta Party - End of Oct
- Get info out to business schools early!
- Most Wednesday's
- Broad range of speakers
- Corporates
- Entrepreneurs

-
Turn up
. They are always worth going to
- You will always take something away - it's part of being on the MBA
Oct - Nov 15
- Capstone is the annual Cranfield conference that brings in great speakers
- Traditionally in Cranfield but last one was in London (July)
-
Get dates, speakers and funding sorted early
- Committee required:
- Lead
- Deputy Lead
- Marketing
- Communications
- Finance
- Annual event traditionally with LBS
- Sports in the day & Burns Night
- 2015 - LBS, Oxford and Cambridge
- Essential for Cranfield Brand and involvement with other schools

- Sports Rep and Social Rep are key

Exams
- Operations
- Accounting
- Economics
- Decision Making Data Analytics
Feb 15
Formation of Regatta Committee
Formation of Cranfield Major Cricket League Committee
Battle of the Bands Preparation
Chose IBA Destination
- Field Trip 2014:
- Malawi
- Sri Lanka


- Study Tour 2014:
- Japan
- China
London Marathon Auction
- Raise money for charity
- In SoM Forum
- £5500 in 2014
- Key lecturers offer up prizes
- Online
- Great fun

START GETTING PRIZES EARLY
March
London Marathon
April Bank Holiday Sunday
- Two charities
- Teams
- 26.2 miles (42 km)

One of the best marathons in
the world
End of Jun
Japan
- WAC (Written Assessment Case)
- EoS - Economics
- Accounting
- 24 hrs
- Fri at 1pm case received
- Sat 2pm hand in
- Typically:
- Individual reading
- Learning Team brainstorm
- Class brainstorm
- Learning Team work
- Individual work

They are not as bad as they sound!

GREAT FOR UNDERSTANDING & LEARNING
WACs
Cranfield Business Growth Programme
Executive Coaching
- Six x 1hr Sessions with an executive coach
- Opportunity to talk about a number of personal issues
- Helps you put perspective on issues and gets you moving in the right direction

- Weekend in London
- For charity 'Tackle Africa'
- Business schools
10-12 Jul 15
Cranfield Leadership Challenge
Cranfield MBA Cricket League
July Weekend
All deadlines
end of Aug
SUMMIT
March
MBA Prizes
-
Odgers
: £5000
'Most successful person in corporate life'
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John McFarlane Leadership Award
: £3000
'Person who has shown the best leadership skills during
the MBA'
-
Spirit of Cranfield
: Trophey
Best contribution to the MBA life
-
Best contribution to sport
: Trophy
-
MBA Director Awards
: Money
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Best Academic Award:
Money
Sri Lanka
China
Cranstock
Independent Project - Romania
- For 2013 Alumnus Alex Carbunarea
- Conex Group
- Manufacturing

- Great opportunity
- John Glen is the project coordinator
Week of East Holidays
- Annual Cricket Tournament held by Cranfield, supported by Alum Ashwani Kumar
- 2014 - Cranfield won!
- 2015 - LBS, Aston, Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge
- Essential for Cranfield Brand
MBA Clubs & Societies
- Consulting Club
- Industry Club
- Healthcare Club
- Entrepreneurship Club
- Social Enterprise Club
- Rhino Club
Bob Lillis
John Glen
Richard K
Stan Maklan
Jutta Tobias
Costas
Keith Parker
Prof David Greyson
Ruth Bender
Prof Joe Nellis
Prof Frank Howitz
Prof Michael Dickmann
Jul / Aug
Cranfield MBA Clubs
Taz Rajwani
Stephen Carver
Venture Capital Investment Competition
- Teams of 4 will compete
- One team selected to represent Cranfield
- Dragon's Den for MBA's
- The premiere global venture capital competition for MBAs
- Europe North @ HEC Paris
6 March 2015
- Global Finals:
April 9th-11th
Chapel Hill
Formation of the Cranfield Leadership Challenge Committee
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Aims:
Combined MBA learning in a real life case study whilst promoting the Cranfield brand
- 2014 MBAs creation - first of its kind
- Approx 10 people in committee
- 2 day challenge in Term 3/4
- For other business schools
- Find sponsor and case study for the competition
early

Don't expect financial support
from the university
- 2 Day event on campus
- Schools from across Europe (teams 4-5 people)
- Decent sponsor who provide decent case study and prize (eg £5000+)
- Case study sent 24hrs before event
- Get a university sponsor eg lecturer
Real life MBA learning and opportunity
Next years locations TBC
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