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Frequently asked questions

Is the Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) the best option for me?

If you are interested in ROI, the Henley EMBA is ideal for you and your company. During the programme, you will be delivering nine business focused assignments and a final research project. These assignments and the research project are based on your choice of important current organisational issues or business challenges for your company. The Henley EMBA is ideal if you are working full-time in a demanding managerial position and want more flexibility over how, when and where to achieve your MBA degree.

What is the ROI for me when studying the Henley EMBA?

During the programme, you will write nine individual assignments on different organisational issues and real-life business challenges. These assignments are showcases of your personal capability to deliver results leading to a significant increase in your professional knowledge.

What is the ROI of my studies for my employer?

With the Henley EMBA, your employer can already create a high ROI during the programme. A typical EMBA module sequence begins with a workshop of 2-3 days, followed by a self-study period including an assignment. The assignment can be based on a for your employer relevant current issue or business challenge, creating a valuable contribution to your organisation. By installing an internal process that runs parallel to the module sequence, your employer can substantially improve the ROI.

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Why is the Henley EMBA currently the only EMBA programme in Finland which offers a university-level master’s degree?

The Henley EMBA is currently the only EMBA programme in Finland which offers a university-level master’s degree because it is part of the official degree system in the United Kingdom, where it is considered as a higher academic degree like other degrees that are completed in a university. In accordance with the Finnish education system, MBA programmes provided by Finnish institutions or universities are considered as additional education, not as master’s degrees.

Why is the Henley EMBA exempted from VAT?

The Henley EMBA is exempted from VAT because it is a university-level master’s degree. In accordance with the principles of EU law, when providing MBA education in Finland, Henley Business School should be regarded similarly to Finnish universities providing educational services in accordance with the Sections 39 and 40 of the Finnish VAT Act. Treating the Henley EMBA differently in value-added taxation would be in breach of the principles of equality and non-discrimination provided for by EU law. The Supreme Administrative Court of Finland therefore ruled that MBA education programmes provided by Henley Business School in Finland are regarded as tax exempted educational services.

Where are the workshops held?

Most of the workshops are held in the Helsinki city centre, supported by some workshops at Henley’s unforgettable Greenlands campus in the UK and one in Munich, Germany.

How many hours do the studies require per week?

Typically, 10-15 hours per week, whenever suitable for you.

Is it possible to take a study break?

Yes, it is possible to take study breaks up to five years.

How is the programme invoiced?

The tuition fee policy of this programme is favourable for the student and the sponsoring company. Invoicing follows the study schedule and can be divided into up to six instalments.

MBA vs EMBA – What is the difference?

An MBA (Master of Business Administration) is an internationally-recognised degree designed to develop the skills required for your career in business and management. MBAs are usually full-time programmes for graduates with less than five years of work experience.

An EMBA (Executive Masters of Business Administration) is an internationally-recognised degree designed for busy and experienced managers with ambition to improve their leadership and managerial skills. EMBAs are mostly part-time programmes for managers and executives with more than five years of work experience.

Why should I look for accreditations when choosing a business school or university for my studies?

The quality of a business school or university can be evaluated by the number of accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). The accreditations provide reassurance of the quality and the high standard of the programmes and the school’s or university’s faculty. Henley is proud to be in the top 1% of business schools in the world holding triple-accredited status from the leading UK, European and US accrediting bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

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