Frequently asked questions

Is the Henley Flexible Executive MBA the best option for me?

If you are interested in ROI, this programme is ideal for you and for your company. In this programme, you will be delivering 9 business focused assignments and a final research project during your studies. These assignments are based on your choice of important business challenges for your company. The Flexible Executive MBA (EMBA) is ideal if you are working full-time in a demanding managerial position and want more flexibility.

What could be the ROI of my studies to my employer?

In the Henley Flexible EMBA, the company can already create a high ROI during the programme. A typical MBA sequence begins with a workshop of 2-3 days, followed by a self-study period including an assignment to be worked on within your company. By installing an internal process that runs parallel to the module sequence, the company can substantially improve the ROI.

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What could be the ROI of my studies for me?

In the Henley Flexible EMBA, you will write 9 individual assignments on different real-life business topics. These projects are showcases of your personal capability to deliver results leading to a significant increase in your professional knowledge.

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

The Henley MBA is currently the only university-level master’s degree in Finland 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 MBA exempted from VAT?

The Henley MBA 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 MBA 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, 12-15 hours per week, whenever suitable for you.

Is it possible to take a study break?

Yes, it is possible to take up to 5 years break during the studies.

How is this programme invoiced?

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

What is the difference between MBA and Executive MBA?

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognised degree designed to develop the skills required for your career in business and management. The MBA programme consists of subjects such as finance, marketing, international business, operations and leadership, as well as elective courses of your own interests.

Most of the high-quality MBA degrees are designed and delivered by business schools and Universities. The quality of a business school can be evaluated by the number of international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). High-quality business schools generally require that candidates have at least a few years of professional work experience before starting an MBA programme.

Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes are mostly part-time programmes. The content is designed for executives with several years of managerial experience.

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