Excellent ranking results

Ranked #9 for EMBA in Europe. Ranked #20 in the world for executive education.

We know that quality of faculty, networking opportunities, potential to increase your salary and personal development are vital to you in selecting your MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA) or executive education provider.

There are thousands of business schools and MBA programmes in the world, but only few of them are ranked high on a regular basis. In the Nordic region, there is no other school than Henley Business School to break its way into high places in global rankings with so many management education programmes.

Henley Business School has once again achieved excellent results in the following categories and been awarded world-class rankings.

Executive MBA

Financial Times Global EMBA Ranking 2016

Henley Business School improves world-class positions in latest Financial Times ranking

For the second year running, Henley Business School rose in the rankings and maintained its position as one of the world’s top 50 business schools in the 2016 FT ranking of the best Executive MBA programmes. Henley Business School is also positioned in the UK’s top 10 and Europe’s top 20 schools.

Of particular note were consistently strong positions achieved in the following key measures:

Salary, career, aims achieved

A world top 25 position for aims achieved is a mark of how well Henley MBAs succeed in achieving their personal and professional goals. The financial rewards also hit a world top 25 position for post MBA percentage salary increases, with average salary increases of 60%.

Diverse and international learning experience

A significant number of international faculty and students, together with a high proportion of female students and faculty (number 1 in the world) means that Henley students benefit from a diverse and international learning experience.

Research quality

A measure of the level and depth of a school’s research is the number of PhD and DBA graduates – Henley Business School is now ranked at number 13 in the world. Research is at the heart of Henley, which is home to 150 specialist faculty, many of whom are internationally-renowned research-led academics – 88% of our full-time faculty hold a PhD degree.

Further details on the 2016 Financial Times rankings.

Financial Times - EMBA ranking

Economist EMBA Ranking 2015

The Economist places Henley Business School number 36 in the world, top 10 in Europe and number 4 in UK for its EMBA programmes.

Henley scores impressively well in the following criteria used by the Economist to compare schools:

Top 5 in the world for student quality

The quality of learning at Henley is enhanced through a diverse group of students sharing their considerable and varied experiences and cultural differences.

Number 12 in the world for strength of network

Henley’s alumni network now numbers in excess of 60,000 in 150 countries and has been developed over its 70 year history.

World 17 for percentage increase in salaries

Salary increase is now positioned at number 17 in the world for percentage increase in salary on graduation.

Top 20 in the world for quality of programme

The quality of programme content is placed in the world’s top 20.

Further details on The Economist rankings

Economist - EMBA ranking

Executive Education

Executive Education programmes ranked in world top 20 by Financial Times

The continued improvement in quality and impact (35 in 2014, 29 in 2015, 20 in 2016) of our Executive Education offering has resulted in substantial rises in its position amongst the best business schools in the world. The combined Financial Times results, combining custom and open programmes, place Henley 20th in the world, 12th in Europe and 4th in the UK.

Open programmes ranked number 22 in the world

Henley achieved improved scores in every measure used by clients to evaluate its programmes, including world top 20 positions for

  • Aims achieved
  • Course design
  • Teaching methods & materials
  • Faculty quality
  • New skills & learning

Further evidence of the high level of client satisfaction can be seen in the world top 22 position for "repeat business and growth", with Fortune 500 clients returning year on year.

Custom programmes ranked number 33 in the world

The Financial Times asks clients to rate aspects of the learning experience including value for money, teaching methods and faculty quality. Henley scored particularly high for two measures considered by its clients to be key to delivering effectiveness in the workplace and a high return on investment:

  • Client aims achieved – 16th in Europe
  • Follow up effectiveness – 12th in the world

Henley Business School is placed 6th in the world for international clients, which include Roche Pharmaceuticals, Danone, Bank of China, South African Broadcasting Corporation, UPM paper and ING bank.

Financial Times - EMBA ranking


In addition to above rankings, Henley Business School and University of Reading are placed in numerous other ranking concerning the business school, university and many other degree programmes. Read more about our global reputation and rankings on our UK website

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