Blogs

The ROI of EMBA for the employer

  • 19 Jan 2023
In order to consider the program to be a worthwhile investment for the company, business leaders and HR professionals need to understand the value of the training, and in particular the return-on-investment (ROI) of an EMBA. Read Juho Toivolaยดs blog post what are the long term benefits of the investment and how to calculate the actual ROI of EMBA.

Nobody wants to be a leader but everybody wants to develop leadership skills

  • 22 Dec 2022
The final third of my Henley EMBA journey has now officially kicked off! In the second week of December we spent three days in snowy Helsinki at the new Henley Finland premises. The topic of the workshop was โ€Leadership and Changeโ€, and it was delivered by professor Ben Laker. We were challenged to think critically about the leadership practices in our own organizations, and to develop concrete plans on how these practices could be developed.

My journey to being present – Blogpost of Henley Executive MBA – study trip to South Africa

  • 1 Dec 2022
Anu Laitila spent in October an unforgettable week in Durban in South Africa. The leadership immersion programme organised by Lead with Humanity was an elective module in Executive MBA studies at Henley Business School.
Becoming a better leader is about becoming a better person - Henley Business School Finland

Becoming a better leader is about becoming a better person

  • 24 Nov 2022
One of things that sets the Henley Executive MBA apart from other postgraduate programmes is the strong emphasis on personal development. It is great to systematically take time for personal reflection that is not focused on work objectives, but rather on balancing my personal needs with the external demands Iโ€™m facing. Identifying and resolving matters that stop you from being a better person are an integral part of the path of any leader who wants to develop.

Twitterโ€™s Musk-era: A defence of remote working

  • 18 Nov 2022
Dr Miriam Marra looks at the impact Elon Musk's back-to-office policy will likely have on Twitter's top talent and productivity.

Ten days in Cape Town โ€“ an emotional rollercoaster

  • 15 Nov 2022
The 10-day trip to South Africa was definitely one of the highlights of my Henley Executive MBA โ€“ Global journey so far. We worked actively with a local non-governmental organisation, consulted them on their reputation and helped them in direction setting for the next ten years โ€“ a truly immersive learning experience!

Sunakโ€™s path to PM: a tale of intersectionality

  • 28 Oct 2022
Another month, another Prime Minister. Dr Melissa Carr and Dr Miriam Marra โ€“ Directors of EDI at Henley โ€“ explore the significance of the UKโ€™s first South Asian and Hindu leader.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation

  • 7 Oct 2022
The Reputation & Responsibility module of the Henley Executive MBA is an interesting combination of theoretical input about reputation management, corporate social responsibility, and an immersive hands-on project with a non-profit organisation in South Africa. The module was kicked off with a three-day workshop in Helsinki and the immersive trip to South Africa soon follows.

Executive MBA studies are great for business networking

  • 28 Sep 2022
One of the reasons I enjoy my Executive MBA so much is the possibility to network with professionals from different industries and functions. From a personal point of view, spending time with experienced and insightful business leaders is a great way to develop and become a โ€˜betterโ€™ person myself. In addition, there is also the professional angle offering business opportunities.

Sanna Marin: should we judge a leader on their age?

  • 8 Sep 2022
Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin has faced scrutiny in recent weeks after photos of her partying were leaked to the media. Emerita Professor Claire Collins questions whether Marin's age has anything to do with the criticism.

The clearer the marketing strategy, the faster the actions

  • 7 Sep 2022
The Strategic Marketing module of the Henley EMBA โ€“ Global was one of those things that I have been waiting for the most in my studies. Iโ€™m in charge of marketing in my current company, so I was really hoping to get some more clarity into my marketing thinking and to get new inspiration for planning our marketing efforts for the coming years.

New PM needs self-awareness to deal with the electorate’s concerns

  • 2 Sep 2022
Dr Chris Dalton, Associate Professor of Management Learning at Henley Business School, claims Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak may well be taking on a poisoned chalice when one of them takes office on Monday.