The International Module at the Cranfield School of Management
The international module at Cranfield is based on the fact that Britain, and London in particular, is a global hub for the worlds of finance and logistics. Cranfield’s School of Management has considerable expertise in both of these areas and benefits from its close proximity and association with leading companies and financial institutions that are central to Britain’s role in these sectors. EMBA students who elect to come to the Consortium’s International Week at Cranfield will experience a dual focus on innovations in Supply Chains that reflects the world-leading expertise of Cranfield’s faculty, as well as on global finance recognising the importance of London as a major global financial hub.
Cranfield School of Management will offer participants a programme that will be active, inspiring and varied. It will included brief residencies at two centres – Cranfield and London – and broad learning experiences based on lectures by leading experts, case study discussions, simulations, company visits and cultural attractions. There will be opportunities for quality interactions with business leaders, senior alumni and current students. Our goal is to provide you with an integrated approach to learning based on practical management skills as well as management knowledge, and one that links the worlds of global finance and supply chains.
Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week, Consortium participants at Cranfield School of Management will be able to:
- have an enhanced understanding of the UK’s political, business and social environment – in particular as a global hub for Finance and Supply Chains.
- exhibit a deeper conceptual and practical understanding of the importance of Finance and Supply Chains as management disciplines
- appreciate how a company’s financial choices can be used to enhance its business strategy, and thus its value
- understand the financial, control and investment opportunities faced by rapidly growing companies in entrepreneurial settings
- recognise how competitive advantage can be created through supply chain excellence
- articulate a heightened critical awareness of the global environment within which organisations operate and the cultural, political and ethical ambiguities that this gives rise to
EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation 2017 – Cranfield School of Management
NOTE: * Visits are subject to change - some companies still to confirm. This page will be updated as and when firm commitments are made. We do not anticipate any major changes from this provisional programme.
BRITAIN – a global hub: the world of Finance & Supply Chains
NOTE: the programme below is work-in-progress and is provided for guidance purposes only. A final programme will be published once all visits and lectures have been confirmed.
Cranfield [arrival during the day)
17.00 - Group introductions - Ice Breaking activities – Outline of the week Introduction to Cranfield.
Evening - Dinner at The Swan at Salford [optional, at student expenses]
- Sunday, September 17th: Morning - Welcome to Cranfield - Introduction to British Culture [David Simmons]. Chargeable optional visit: Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers
Afternoon - The Planks – team-building exercise
Evening - Welcome Drinks and Barbecue - with Cranfield EMBA students and Pre-MBA students
- Monday, September 18th: Morning Themed Lecture 2: The Reality of Brexit: what it means for the UK and the world. [Joe Nellis] Themed Lecture 3 Supply Chain challenges [Mike Bernon]
Afternoon - Global Supply Chain Simulation + Learnings from Logistics: Offshore, Nearshore, Not Sure! Evening Performance at the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing [Mark Jenkins] A Lifetime in Logistics [Martin Christopher] Professor Martin Christopher: Reflections on Supply-Chains - past, present and future.
Evening - Welcome Dinner - CMDC
- Tuesday, September 19th: Morning - Company Visit: John Lewis - Supply chains: the John Lewis partnership model
Afternoon - Themed Lecture 4: The vital, undervalued link: how Supply Chain Management impacts a Firm’s Performance [Simon Templar]. Performance at the Limits - Professor Mark Jenkins
Evening - Cranfield Motorsport Simulation - Building 38 foyer
- Wednesday, September 20th: Morning - Company Visit: Aston Martin - continuous innovation - or Wedgewood.
Afternoon - Simon Templar - guest speaker tba. Free time - interactions with Cranfield MBAs
Evening - Cranfield Motorsport Simulation (cont.
- Thursday, September 21st: Morning - Visit to Grant Thornton tbc.
Afternoon - “Retail Beyond the Tipping Point….. Visit to Lloyds of London
Evening - Dinner and certificates: Guest of honour - tba
- Friday, September 22nd: Morning - Themed Lecture 6 - Entrpreneurial Finance [Dr. Steffi Hussels] Visit to HSBC London HQ tbc
Afternoon - Walking tour of City of London
John specializes in teaching micro economics, industrial organization and is the author of several papers relating to competition policy, and deregulation. His teaching at Cranfield School of Management has contributed to the electives on Economic Perspectives on Globalization; Advanced Macroeconomics Economic, Economics of Organizations and Strategy, and Quantitative Methods. John has recently completed a sector risk assessment for a European Bank. He is currently researching the impact of Regional Development Agencies on Local Government Economic Development Strategies. He appears frequently on BBC TV News and BBC Breakfast Time commenting on economic affairs.
Melvyn is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (US) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Teaching and research have taken Melvyn to Hungary, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Dubai and China in the last few years. Melvyn's recent research has focused on logistics outsourcing, international sourcing and telematics. He is a co-author of European Logistics: Markets, Management and Strategy. As Director of Graduate Programs he has overall responsibility for Cranfield's MBA and MSc degrees in the areas of economics, finance and management. Recent consultancy has seen him working with Accenture (telematics), King Sturge (warehouse developments in Central Europe) and Baker Rose (Shellhaven Logistics Park).
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Students need to book for the nights of Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September
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