Henley Business School

United Kingdom

Henley Business School

Where Business Comes to Life

Henley Business School
Henley was the first business school to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.
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School Information

Henley Business School is a triple-accredited business school which since 2008 has been part of the University of Reading.  With campuses, offices and partnerships around the world, over 7,000 students from more than 100 countries and over 73,000 alumni from 150 countries, Henley is a truly international institution.  Our courses are enriched by up to date knowledge, research and commercial experience, and aimed at students and professionals at every stage of their career – from undergraduate through to postgraduate, PhD, MBA, DBA and Executive Education. 

What differentiates Henley?

  • Our Alumni Network – 74,000 alumni in 150 countries
  • We select our cohorts to ensure diversity of background and experience
  • Size of cohort – maximum of 40 in a classroom
  • “The Henley Way” of learning – because our classes are intimate, this facilitates the heavy focus on interaction and team work 
  • Personal Development at the core of the MBA

Study Options

We have range of ways to earn your MBA:

  • Full-Time MBA (12 months, full-time)
    Typically students on this programme will have minimum 3 years' work experience.
  • Taught at our Whiteknights Campus, Reading

2 Part-time programmes:

During your time at Henley, you will work on company-based projects in high-performance learning groups.  You will also have the opportunity to go on an international study visit to connect your learning to current global and organisational issues.

The Henley MBA emphasises the importance of your personal development as manager and a leader and include personal support and business coaching as well as career development workshops to help you develop the skills required to promote yourself during and after your MBA.

Program Info

Type of Programme:

  • Full Time MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Flexible Executive MBA 

Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Start Dates:

  • Full Time MBA: September
  • Executive MBA: October
  • Flexible Executive MBA: March and September

Application Deadlines:

  • Full Time MBA:  30 June
  • Flexible Executive MBA: 1 August
  • Executive MBA:  31 August


Executive and Flexible Executive MBA

Number of Nationalities represented: 16 including:

Class Profile:

  • Men: Women: 61/39
  • Average Age: 39
  • Average Length of Work Experience: 17
  • UK / International students 65 / 35

Full-time MBA

Class Profile:

  • Male: Female: 61/39
  • Average Age: 33
  • Average length of work experience: 9 years
  • Nationalities: UK / International students: 24/76

Cohort sizes: 40 maximum 


Entry requirements include:

Executive MBA:

  • Five year's management experience;
  • Good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification
  • Evidence of competence in English  
  • You must be able to gain access to company data for assignment purposes.

Flexible Executive MBA:

  • Three years' management experience;
  • Good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification
  • Evidence of competence in English
  • You must be able to gain access to company data for assignment purposes.

Full-time MBA:

  • A minimum of three years post qualification work experience with strong evidence of achievement and career progression
  • A good undergraduate honours degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of English language proficiency - English language requirements (PDF-66 KB).

*If you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior or strategic level with no degree, we would be happy to consider an application. Please speak to the MBA Recruitment team for clarification on eligibility.


Full-time MBA:  £35,000

Executive MBA:  £39,500

Flexible Executive MBA: £25,500 (March) and £25,500 (September)

Scholarships and Bursaries:

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available, please see our website for the most up to date information.



Henley Business School
University of Reading
Whiteknights, Reading
Berkshire, RG6 6UD, UK

MBA Recruitment Team

Telephone: + 44 (0) 118 378 7593
Email id: mba@henley.ac.uk
Website: www.henley.ac.uk/mba

Dean: Professor John Board

Head of Post-Experience Postgraduate Programmes: Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova

MBA Programme Director: Kelly Sloan

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