Juho goes Executive MBA

Join Juho Toivola on his Henley Executive MBA journey, from application to graduation and everything in between.

Juho Toivola has been appointed as our brand ambassador for the Henley Executive MBA. As part of this commercial cooperation, Juho will embark on his MBA studies in October 2021 and you will have the opportunity to join him on this journey!

Here you will be able to get to know Juho, learn why he decided to pursue an Executive MBA, understand what his concerns and expectations are, and get a glimpse into how the Henley Executive MBA journey is like, all the way from application to graduation, which is in Juho’s case expected to take place by the end of 2023.

Juho is known for being an outspoken person and you can expect a realistic view of what it’s like to study an Executive MBA while working full-time and taking care of your family, including all the things he is critical and excited about.

Join Juho on his quest!

#JuhoGoesEMBA

The intensity of everything in New York

  • 21 Jun 2022
During our recent Global Immersion Study Visit as part of the Henley EMBA โ€“ Global, we spent a week in New York City, consulting our case companies and learning about how business works in Manhattan. This was a great opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences between the US and Finland on the approach to business and work life.
Calculations or courage โ€“ which is more important for internationalisation? - Henley Business School Finland

Calculations or courage โ€“ which is more important for internationalisation?

  • 20 May 2022
Internationalisation and entering new markets is usually preceded by diligent analysis of available information and weighing of options. My own experience of working with small and medium-sized enterprises is that the final decision to expand internationally is often more a mental or emotional question.
The social aspect of learning - Henley Business School Finland

The social aspect of learning

  • 19 Apr 2022
One of the most interesting personal developments during my Executive MBA journey so far is how the focus of learning changes from accumulating knowledge to the social nature of knowledge and meaning. You could say that an individual can know something but this piece of knowledge only becomes meaningful in a particular social context.
The protective and harmful aspects of irony in work life โ€“ a personal reflection - Henley Business School Finland

The protective and harmful aspects of irony in work life โ€“ a personal reflection

  • 7 Mar 2022
In the end of February, we had the second Personal Development workshop. On a personal level, this was yet again a deep dive and an opportunity to reflect on how our formative years shape our thinking and behaviour radically. I will share some of these reflections in this blog post.
WACC, CoC and IRR โ€“ a psychologistโ€™s guide to corporate finance - Henley Business School Finland

WACC, CoC and IRR โ€“ a psychologistโ€™s guide to corporate finance

  • 8 Feb 2022
As a psychologist, I have not been trained in the art of calculating and interpreting financial figures, and this has been a real handicap during all my years in business. Finally, it was time to brush up my finance skills as part of my Executive MBA studies.
There probably wonโ€™t be a better time - Henley Business School Finland

There probably wonโ€™t be a better time

  • 21 Jan 2022
Studying for an Executive MBA is one of those things where timing seems to be a concern for most people. It’s true that EMBA studies are a time-consuming effort and you need to have a good command of your daily routines to manage your studies. Still, bearing in mind that the return on your EMBA investment will only happen in the future, the more life you have โ€post-EMBAโ€, the more you will be able to reap benefits from it.
Managing People workshop - Henley Business School Finland

To HR or not to HR โ€“ experiences from the Managing People workshop

  • 23 Dec 2021
The Managing People workshop of my Henley EMBA journey took place in Copenhagen in the beginning of December, which was very interesting for me as a HR professional. Read on for my learnings and takeaways from the workshop!
Juho Toivola

Q&A with Juho: Studying an Executive MBA

  • 3 Dec 2021
During November, you had the possibility to ask our brand ambassador Juho Toivola questions about studying an Executive MBA. We have selected five questions, which Juho will answer here.
The most difficult part about learning is unlearning - Henley Business School Finland

The most difficult part about learning is unlearning

  • 16 Nov 2021
I recently attended the Managing Processes and Systems workshop as part of my Executive MBA studies. I felt well prepared having done all the course pre-work and was ready to learn new models and frameworks that would enable me to understand business processes more broadly. The reality, however, turned out to be much more about unlearning. Sounds complicated? Let me explain.
Getting ready: What to wear? How to speak? - Henley Business School Finland

Getting ready: What to wear? How to speak?

  • 16 Sep 2021
I just received the invitation for the first workshop of my Henley Executive MBA studies and I’m happy that despite the challenging COVID situation we will be traveling to the campus in Henley, UK. It feels good to get started but it also raises some questions regarding proper attire for the workshops and my spoken English.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears - Henley Business School Finland

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears

  • 19 Aug 2021
In preparation for my Executive MBA studies, I have made a mental division of the coming study years: 2021, 2022 and 2023 and Iโ€™ve also reflected on my personal hopes and fears for this journey.
Why an Executive MBA? - Henley Business School Finland

Why an EMBA? Thatโ€™s what many people ask.

  • 6 Jul 2021
Iโ€™ve been considering EMBA studies for many years. Despite many critical comments, Iโ€™ve decided to pursue Henleyโ€™s EMBA and in this blog I share my reasoning behind this decision.

Ready to EMBArk!

  • 16 Jun 2021
Iโ€™m excited to share my new appointment as the Finnish brand ambassador for Henleyโ€™s Executive MBA (EMBA) programme. I will begin my studies in October 2021, and expect to complete them by the end of 2023. I invite you to join me on this quest!

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Executive MBA โ€“ Global taster session 11.8.2022 - Henley Business School Finland

Executive MBA โ€“ Global taster session

  •   11.8.2022 โ€“ 15:00 to 16:30
  • Online ๐ŸŒ
Join us for an Executive MBA taster session with Professor Karen Jansen considering five of the most pernicious issues leaders grapple with when trying to implement change, including employee resistance and organisational culture.
Henley Executive MBA - Henley Business School Finland

Webinar: Executive MBA information meeting

  •   31.8.2022 โ€“ 16:30 to 17:30
  • Online ๐ŸŒ
The Henley Executive MBA โ€“ Global (EMBA) uniquely delivers proven leadership teaching with international insight. The programme will empower you to become an exceptional leader who thinks and acts with clarity, confidence and conviction. Personal and professional development are woven into the fabric of our EMBA degree.

Executive MBA breakfast session: Leading with purpose

  •   26.9.2022 โ€“ 08:30 to 10:00
  • Henley Business School
Join us for an interactive and thought-provoking session with Dr Chris Dalton to explore the topic of leading with purpose. Purpose is belief in what you are doing. Connecting with and maintaining this belief is one of the most challenging and important tasks in leadership.

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The intensity of everything in New York

  • 21 Jun 2022
During our recent Global Immersion Study Visit as part of the Henley EMBA โ€“ Global, we spent a week in New York City, consulting our case companies and learning about how business works in Manhattan. This was a great opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences between the US and Finland on the approach to business and work life.
Calculations or courage โ€“ which is more important for internationalisation? - Henley Business School Finland

Calculations or courage โ€“ which is more important for internationalisation?

  • 20 May 2022
Internationalisation and entering new markets is usually preceded by diligent analysis of available information and weighing of options. My own experience of working with small and medium-sized enterprises is that the final decision to expand internationally is often more a mental or emotional question.
Henley EMBA students - Henley Business School Finland

How to choose the right Executive MBA programme?

  • 28 Apr 2022
An Executive MBA is a big investment of both time and money. Therefore, it is essential to choose the programme that best fits your needs. Here are four tips on how to decide whether a programme is suitable for you!
The social aspect of learning - Henley Business School Finland

The social aspect of learning

  • 19 Apr 2022
One of the most interesting personal developments during my Executive MBA journey so far is how the focus of learning changes from accumulating knowledge to the social nature of knowledge and meaning. You could say that an individual can know something but this piece of knowledge only becomes meaningful in a particular social context.