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 Executive MBA ranking 2017

World top 25 for academic expertise and career prospects

In an increasingly competitive market, Henley has achieved strong world, UK and European positions in the 2017 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking, most notably achieving world top 25 for a number of criteria relating to career prospects and academic expertise. We are proud to be consistently ranked amongst the top 10 business schools in the UK, and top 20 in Europe.

The Financial Times ranking is a comprehensive guide for prospective MBA students that lists the world’s top 100 business schools. It covers a range of criteria on careers progress, teaching and content quality to enable comparison of potential institutions and courses.

Alongside learning the foundations of managing a business, dealing with change and further developing leadership skills, personal and professional development is a key area of focus on our MBA programme and continues as a theme throughout the length of study. Our investment and support for students in this area is reflected in these results:

  • Careers progress: 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe & world no. 24
  • Aims achieved: 6th in the UK, 11th in Europe & world no. 20
  • Percentage salary increase: 5th in the UK, 13th in Europe & world no. 32
  • Salary increase (pre-MBA to 3 years post-study): Average 58%

Our deliberately small class sizes enable programme members to share their own work experience, challenges and learning which provides a more relevant study experience to each individual. In addition, different assignments focus on developing current organisational issues and challenges, allowing students to take away contextually relevant knowledge and solutions.

As champions of diversity and helping women to develop their leadership potential, we are also particularly proud to see strong results in this area:

  • Percentage of female faculty: No. 1 in the UK, no. 2 in the World and Europe
  • Percentage of women students: No. 3 in the UK & no. 20 in Europe

We are renowned for our academic and student diversity, which provides our learners with access to a range of insights and knowledge from across the world, different cultures and genders, and adds to the quality of their overall learning experience.

Further details on the 2017 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

Henley ranked #1 Executive Education provider located in the Nordics

Today’s Financial Times Executive Education rankings confirm our position as leading Executive Education provider located in the Nordics.

We also hold a respectable position amongst the growing number of business schools across the globe. The combined Financial Times results, combining custom and open programmes, place Henley 22nd in the world and 12th in Europe.

The results reinforce our reputation for transforming individuals and organisations through expert teaching and research. Launched in 1999, the ranking is largely determined by clients’ ratings and is an important resource for organisations looking to invest in development of senior managers and improve corporate performance.

Open programmes

Our open programmes, focusing on key levers of corporate success such as leadership, management, coaching and HR, achieved world top 20 and Europe top 10 positions in a number of specific areas:

  • New skills and learning
  • Course design
  • Teaching methods and materials
  • International location
  • Faculty

We have also risen up the ranks to top 25 in the world for the extent and effectiveness of follow-up with course participants. Continued support is an important element of learning at Henley and programme participants have access to an online learning portal, before, during and after course completion.

Custom programmes

Tailored to meet the needs of specific clients, our custom programmes are co-created and draw on our experience in leadership, management and organisation development. Each programme is unique and designed to ensure that executive learning contributes to organisational success.

We are a renowned international institution with campuses, offices and partnerships around the world, more than 70,000 alumni in 170 countries, and further evidenced by our position as no. 1 in the UK and no. 2 in the world for international clients.

We have seen particular success in South Africa and Finland this year and we continue to hold a higher global ranking than competitor Schools in both countries.

Our success in continually adapting to meet current business needs can be seen in our strong improvements and positions rated in the top 30 in the world for:

  • Aims achieved
  • Preparation
  • New skills and learning
  • Follow-up

The full ranking results can be seen on the Financial Times website.

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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