Henley Business School

United Kingdom

Henley Business School

Where Business Comes to Life

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

We are ranked among the world's top 50 business schools by the Financial Times and the Economist.  We are also among an elite group of business schools to be triple-accredited. Our UK campuses are located in Henley-on-Thames and in the town of Reading; both are within easy reach of London. In addition to these, we have campuses/partners in 16 countries worldwide:

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • China
  • Ghana

What differentiates Henley?

  • Our Alumni Network – we are ranked #1 for the potential and breadth of network with 70,000 alumni worldwide
  • Diversity of our cohort 
  • 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
  • International Business – J H Dunning is widely recognized as the father of the field of International Business and was late Professor at Henley Business School. Learn more here: http://www.henley.ac.uk/research/research-centres/the-john-h-dunning-centre-for-international-business/

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.

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:  Rolling deadline. Application advised by July
  • Flexible Executive MBA: Rolling deadline. Application advised by February/August
  • Executive MBA:  Rolling deadline. Application advised by August


Executive and Flexible Executive MBA

Number of Nationalities represented: 16 including:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Estonia
  • Denmark
  • Zimbabwe
  • Germany
  • UK

Class Profile:

  • Men: Women: 72:28
  • Age Range: 27-52
  • Average Age: 43
  • Average Length of Work Experience: 16 years
  • Average Management Experience: 10 years

*Based on Autumn 2016 Executive & Flexible Executive intakes

Full-time MBA

Class Profile:

  • Male: Female: 67:33
  • Age range: 25-51
  • Average Age: 33
  • Average length of work experience: 9 years
  • Nationalities: 54% Europe & Central Asia; 33% Asia Pacific; 5% Americas; 5% Africa; 3% Middle East

Cohort size: 40 maximum 


  • 3 years management experience (For Flexible Executive MBA)
  • 3 years postgraduate work experience (For Full-Time MBA)
  • 5 years management experience (For Executive MBA)
  • A degree or equivalent qualification*
  • 2 references (Relevant academic or business references)
  • Evidence of fluency in English
  • Applicants for the Executive and Flexible Executive MBA not in employment must have access to company data for assignment purposes.

*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 TBC (September)​

Scholarships and Bursaries:

Full-time MBA

  • 2x 100% Scholarships available
  • Scholarships & Bursaries ranging between 10-75%

Find out more information about eligibility and how to apply here

Executive & Flexible Executive MBA

  • 1x Fully-funded scholarship for Women in Leadership. To be launched on Women’s Day (8th March 2018)
  • Scholarships & Bursaries up to 50% of fees.

​Find out more information about eligibility and how to apply here


Executive & Flexible Executive MBA

Henley Business School
Greenlands, Henley on Thames
Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU, UK

Full-Time MBA

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

Full Time MBA Programme Director: Alison Hennell 

Executive MBA Programmes Director: Elena Liquete

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