World top 30 for Executive MBA programme

The world ranking of Executive MBA programmes from the Economist shows the value and quality of our Executive MBA programme, positioning our course in the top 30 overall and highlighting strengths in a number of other areas including diversity, student quality, course content, careers, alumni network and salary increase. In addition, Henley Business School is the only business school located in the Nordics ranked by the Economist.

This ranking broadly measures two areas, personal development/educational experience and career development, and is an important guide for helping prospective MBA students in assessing and selecting the right educational provider for their future study.

In a competitive job market, it is vital that our MBA programme members are provided with an experience that helps with their chosen career path, and professional and personal development. Our MBA is designed to help students understand key business issues and emerging trends and, alongside our learning modules, our Careers Team provide ongoing support to our students to further enhance their management skills and prepare them for the challenges of senior leadership.

The quality of our teaching and careers service is evident from our top 25 in the world careers, salary and programme content results:

  • Percentage increase in salary after 2 years*: No. 6
  • Career development: No. 18
  • Student rating of the programme content: No. 21
  • Percentage of alumni who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation: No. 24

As well as being taught by our expert academics and practitioners, students can feel assured that they will also learn from, and alongside, a strong and varied cohort of experienced executive peers, with our programme ranked in the top 5, top 20 and top 25 in the world for student quality criteria:

  • Years of work experience: No. 5
  • Years of management experience: No. 11
  • Quality of students: Top 25

As a business school that champions women in leadership, we are also proud to see that we are no.4 in the world for gender balance of student cohorts.

Exposure and connections across the globe and a variety of industries are an important part of any education and our strength in this area is noted in our world top 20 ranking for networking. We have campuses and offices around the world and 70,000 alumni in over 170 countries and the strength of this network provides programme members with a strong resource to help build their future as successful business leaders.

โ€œBeing ranked in the top 30 in the world is a reflection of Henleyโ€™s commitment to our programme members and their personal development. Supported by Henleyโ€™s world class faculty and staff and an experienced and diverse group of peers, Henley members develop skills, competences and relationships that enable them to achieve their career aspirations whatever they may be. Fostering curiosity and awareness of the wider context, they lead with confidence and integrity in making the right choices for themselves, their organisations and their communities. This achievement is a testimony to Henleyโ€™s continuous commitment to developing skills that are relevant and perpetual across sectors, geographies and timeโ€, Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova, Head of Post-Experience Postgraduate Programmes, comments.

Full results of the ranking can be viewed on the Economist website.

* compared to pre-MBA salary

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