Excellent ranking results

Ranked #20 for EMBA in Europe. Ranked #25 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 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

Economist - EMBA ranking

Executive Education

Henley Business School remains one of the leading Executive Education providers located in the Nordics

At a time of increased competition in the leadership development market, today’s Financial Times Executive Education ranking evidences the rigour and relevance of Henley Business School’s expertise and programmes.

Henley Business School remains one of the leading Executive Education providers located in the Nordics. Our courses are placed in top 20 and top 25 positions for Europe and the world in the combined ranking of open and custom programmes, with particular success for our open programmes highlighted in Europe (no.8) and the Nordics (no.1).

Launched nearly 20 years ago, the ranking is largely determined by clients’ ratings and is a useful resource for businesses and professionals who are looking to develop management skills and improve corporate performance.

Open programmes

With expert academics and practitioners from across the private, public and third sectors, we pride ourselves in ensuring our teaching is of high quality and relevant to the current business world. Our programmes’ success is shown by strong positions for course design, new skills and learning, and teaching methods and materials:

  • Course design: No.4 in Europe and no.11 in the world
  • New skills and learning: No.5 in Europe and no.10 in the world
  • Teaching methods and materials: No.5 in Europe and no.14 in the world

The excellence of our programmes is further demonstrated by our top 10 positions for faculty rank: no.4 in Europe and no.10 in the world.

We are also pleased to see that we are ranked no.7 in Europe and no.15 in the world for participants’ aims achieved. Our focus on individuals and their businesses through relevant content and executive coaching ensures that our programme members go away with enhanced knowledge to contribute to organisational success.

Custom programmes

We work closely with our clients to understand their organisation, opportunities and challenges and co-create programmes to meet their specific needs and are pleased to have maintained a top 25 and top 50 position in Europe and the world.

Henley is an international institution with campuses, offices and partnerships around the world and more than 74,000 alumni in 170 countries, and our global reputation is reflected by our positions as no.4 in Europe and no.5 in the world for international clients.

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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