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.
Economist EMBA ranking 2018
World top 30 for Executive MBA programme
The world ranking of Executive MBA programmes from the Economist shows the value and quality of our Executive MBA programme, positioning our course in the top 30 overall and highlighting strengths in a number of other areas including diversity, student quality, course content, careers, alumni network and salary increase. In addition, Henley Business School is the only business school located in the Nordics ranked by the Economist.
This ranking broadly measures two areas, personal development/educational experience and career development, and is an important guide for helping prospective MBA students in assessing and selecting the right educational provider for their future study.
In a competitive job market, it is vital that our MBA programme members are provided with an experience that helps with their chosen career path, and professional and personal development. Our MBA is designed to help students understand key business issues and emerging trends and, alongside our learning modules, our Careers Team provide ongoing support to our students to further enhance their management skills and prepare them for the challenges of senior leadership.
The quality of our teaching and careers service is evident from our top 25 in the world careers, salary and programme content results:
Percentage increase in salary after 2 years*: No. 6
Career development: No. 18
Student rating of the programme content: No. 21
Percentage of alumni who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation: No. 24
As well as being taught by our expert academics and practitioners, students can feel assured that they will also learn from, and alongside, a strong and varied cohort of experienced executive peers, with our programme ranked in the top 5, top 20 and top 25 in the world for student quality criteria:
Years of work experience: No. 5
Years of management experience: No. 11
Quality of students: Top 25
As a business school that champions women in leadership, we are also proud to see that we are no.4 in the world for gender balance of student cohorts.
Exposure and connections across the globe and a variety of industries are an important part of any education and our strength in this area is noted in our world top 20 ranking for networking. We have campuses and offices around the world and 70,000 alumni in over 170 countries and the strength of this network provides programme members with a strong resource to help build their future as successful business leaders.
Full results of the ranking can be viewed on the Economist website.
* compared to pre-MBA salary