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.

College Road Cranfield MK43 0AL Bedfordshire

Colin Hudson
Director of Executive Degree Programmes (MBA and DBA)
+44 1234 751122

Phone:+44 1234 751122

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 2018 – 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.

Program at glance

Saturday, September 15th: 
[arrival during the day)

Lunch [at student expenses]
17.00 - Group introductions - Ice Breaking activities – Outline of the week Introduction to Cranfield.
Evening - Dinner at Cranfield Management Development Centre [optional, at student expenses]

Sunday, September 16th:

Morning - Welcome to Cranfield: Themed Lecture 1 Introduction to British Culture [Colin Hudson].
Chargeable optional visit: Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers
Lunch [at student expenses]
Afternoon - The Planks – team-building exercise
Evening - Welcome Drinks and Barbecue - with Cranfield EMBA students and Pre-MBA students  [optional, at student expenses]

Monday, September 17th:

Morning – Themed Lecture 2: The Changing shape of Brexit: What it means for the UK and the world. [Dr Andrew Angus]; Themed Lecture 3: Supply Chain Futures [Mike Bernon
Afternoon - Global Supply Chain Simulation + Learnings from Logistics: Offshore, Nearshore, Not Sure! [Melvyn Peters et al.]
Evening - Welcome Dinner – CMDC [offered by Cranfield SoM]

Tuesday, September 18th: 

Morning - Company Visit: John Lewis -  Supply chains: the John Lewis partnership model
Afternoon – Themed Lecture 4: Supply Chain Management and Firm Performance: Building Financially Sustainable Supply Chain Networks [Dr Simon Templar]. 
Guest lecture: Performance at the Limits [Professor Mark Jenkins]
Dinner [at student expenses]
Evening - Cranfield Motorsport Simulation - Building 38 foyer

Wednesday, September 19th: 

Morning - Company Visit: Aston Martin - continuous innovation.
Afternoon - Simon Templar – the finance supply chain link, with speakers from KMPG, and PWC
 Free time - interactions with Cranfield MBAs
Dinner [at student expenses]
Evening - Cranfield Motorsport Simulation (cont.);
Pub Night with Cranfield MBAs [chargeable optional event]

Thursday, September 20th:  London

Morning – Company visit: Lloyds of London (insurance) arrive at AngloWorld by 09.15 am
Afternoon – Lecture: Retail Beyond the Tipping Point….. Tackling the fulfillment challenges of the rapid development in Omni Channel Retailing [Neil Ashworth]
Company visit: Grant Thornton
Evening - Formal Dinner and certificate presentation: The George Inn 75-77 Borough High Street, Southwark SE1 1NH

Friday, September 21st:

Morning – Introduction to Amnesty International
Themed Lecture 6: Entrepreneurial Finance [Dr Steffi Hussels]
Lunch [at student expenses]
Afternoon - Walking tour of City of London [chargeable optional event]
Free Evening

Mike Bernon

Mike has worked with numerous companies on research projects and in his role as Director of Executive Development (SCM).  His current research interests are in the areas of supply chain sustainability, carbon footprint measurement and reverse logistics. He also has research interests in supply chain network design, supply chain re-design, supply chain improvement and supply chain costing. He has been the principal investigator for a number of major research programs for the EPSRC, World Bank, Department for Transport (DfT) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.  He is currently the Chairperson for the Cranfield Sustainable Supply Chain Forum and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and is Chair of their Reverse Logistics Forum.

Stephanie Hussels

Stephanie's current research focuses on venture strategy and planning in evolutionary firms, entrepreneurial resilience and on business survival.  She also runs the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital modules on the full-time and executive MBA, which combines theory and practice through case studies and the development of business ideas.   Stephanie organized the 2010 and 2011 European Business Plan of the Year Competition, which brought together MBA students and faculty from around Europe to compete for the best business idea as judged by industry experts. Stephanie is the Director of the Cranfield Business Growth Club and one of the organisers of Cranfield VentureDay, the annual conference for Cranfield's extended network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors.

Melvyn Peters

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).

Simon Templar

Simon's current research interests are related to supply chain finance and supply chain costing, in particular the interfaces between supply chain management, management accounting and marketing. He is a founding member of the Supply Chain Finance Community, a non-for-profit association, which aims to share best practice and new research in an open, collaborative environment. Simon was a member of a multi-disciplinary research team jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industry that developed a novel process to assess supply chain costs in the food and drink industry. His PhD research explored the impact of transfer pricing on supply chain management decisions.  Other research interests include rail freight, customer profitability analysis and tax-efficient supply chains.
Participants should book at Cranfield Management Development Centre from Saturday 15th September – Wednesday 19th September inclusive: nightly rate is £108.50 and includes full breakfast.
Mention reference: 182022
Cranfield Management Development Centre
Telephone: (+44) 01234 751122
Fax: (+44) 01234 751707
Internal Extension: 4820
For London – from Thursday 20th  to Friday 21st:
The Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, London SE1 3UN.
Telephone: (+44) 020 7378 2465 
Fax: (+44) 020 7378 2460
Rate is £145 per night including English breakfast
Mention booking reference cran18.
Note – in London, this is a very competitive price, so we urge participants to reserve quickly. Payment will be required in advance and is non-refundable.

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