Ranked Among the Best in the World

Ashridge Business School
United Kingdom
European MBA

Ashridge faculty work with thousands of executives from over 850 clients across the globe each year to develop leadership potential at the highest level. Ashridge runs an MBA and Executive MBA. In addition, it also provides specialist Masters programmes in Management, Sustainability and Responsibility, Executive Coaching, Organisational Change and a Doctorate in Organisational Change plus a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching and Organisation Development Supervision. Ashridge is a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is one of the few business schools in the world to be accredited by all the main executive education bodies:
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
Take the Ashridge MBA
and your world will become a different place.
On the Ashridge MBA you will discover how to find real answers to the real challenges that you will face in business today. Our insights, gained from research and hands-on experience as business owners and leaders, will enable you to see the bigger picture, so you make better decisions, even in unpredictable circumstances. We don't believe in creating MBA clones. For us, and you, it's all about finding ways to think differently and to feel confident taking brave decisions. So you can make a real difference, both to yourself and your organisation. This MBA is the real thing. The real MBA. The Ashridge MBA is one programme that offers two different pathways to achieving your MBA: the one year accelerated MBA and the two year executive MBA. Both pathways result in the same degree. Classes are smaller than average, interactive and international. You benefit from the same faculty offering a teaching and learning philosophy which believes in combining theory and practice and emphasising the application of learning. You remain in your group throughout the year and are joined in each module by those on the alternative pathway to ensure that group discussion remains engaging and to maximise the individual networks of each member on the programme. Both programmes require a minimum of 1800 hours of learning, of which approximately 500-550 will be contact hours. One year Accelerated MBA
Accelerated students are usually full-time, self-sponsored and are seeking to broaden their horizons and accelerate their careers. While all projects and assignments are aimed at embedding and applying the learning, Accelerated MBA students use the assignments and project to develop their abilities in new settings. This programme is full time and starts in September. Two year Executive MBA
Executive MBA students are usually part-time, employer-sponsored and looking for growth within their existing organisations and sectors. Executive MBA students undertake their assignments and project within the context of their organisation representing a significant payback to their employer. This programme consists of 1 week blocks of study once every two months and starts in September and March.

Programme Info

Type of Course:
• One-year Full-time MBA
• Two-year Executive MBA Accreditation: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB Ranking:
• Full-time MBA 8th in UK, 20th in Europe
• Executive MBA 7th in UK, 16th in Europe Starting Dates:
• One-year Full-time MBA: 25 September 2014
• Two-year Executive MBA: 20 March and 25 September 2014 Length of Course:
• Full Time: 12 months
• Part Time: 24 months Application Deadlines: Rolling


Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 3:1
Number of nationalities: 31 • Africa 7%
• Asia 20%
• Eastern Europe 10 %
• Middle East 2%
• North America 5 %
• Oceania 1%
• South America 2%
• Western Europe 53 % Men: WomenRatio 67:33
Age Range: 28 - 48
Average Age: 32 Length of Work Experience:
  • Average 10 years
  • Minimum 3 years



  • GMAT: Min 550 (full-time programme only)
  • Completed application form
  • Two references
  • Personal interview
  • TOEFL 100/IELTS 7.0 (if English is not first language)



Tuition fees:
  • Full-time MBA : £32,500 including VAT
  • Executive MBA : £32,500 including VAT
Estimate for accommodation/living costs,
12,000 € per year



If you are currently weighing up your options for MBA study, there are certainly many questions to consider. In Addition to scouring the MBA rankings, business school websites or speking with admissions staff, the best way to find out about what a business school is really like is to speak to the people who have experienced it: alumni.


Please review our alumni-case brochure in the following link or contact us on:





+44 (0) 1442841120




Address: Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire HP4 1NS
United Kingdom
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1442 841 120

Fax: + 44 (0) 1442 841 144
Dean: Kai Peters
MBA program director: Dr Ilze Zandvoort and Dr Steve Seymour, mba@ashridge.org.uk
MBA admissions director: Susan Lawrance, admissions@ashridge.org.uk

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