MBA & Business Education Guide 2006

Name of establishment - Warwick Business School

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Address - The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

Tel - +44 (0)24 7652 4100

Fax - +44 (0)24 7657 4400

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Contact for admissions - Rachel Killian, marketing & recruitment manager

Status of establishment - Warwick Business School is part of the University of Warwick

Date founded - 1967

Head/principal directors - Professor Howard Thomas

Business school ranking - 17th in world, 4th in UK (Financial Times 2005)

Staff/student ratio - 1:15

Number of academic staff - 120

Number of students, full-time - Usual intake 50-70 on the full-time MBA

Number of students, part-time - Total Executive MBA students, 663; total Distance Learning students, 1,738

Proportion of female students - 23% averaged across all study modes

Proportion of female staff - 45%

Proportion of overseas students - 55% averaged across all study modes

Proportion of MBA students sponsored - 36% full-time MBAs scholarship-aided or employer sponsored; 72% Exec MBAs full or part employer sponsored; 37% Distance Learning MBAs part employer sponsored

Proportion of MBA students self-funded - 64% Full-time MBA; 28% ExecMBA; 63% Distance Learning MBA

Typical costs - 64% Full-time MBA; 28% ExecMBA; 63% Distance Learning MBA

Profile - WBS is a leading international business school, one of the largest in Europe, and first in the UK to gain accreditation from the leading management education associations in the US, Europe and the UK. WBS provides undergraduate, specialist Masters, MBA, MPA and doctoral research degrees, a growing executive short-course programme, and specialist research centres covering the major aspects of working life.

Today, WBS has more than 7,500 students from 111 countries and its active Alumni Association has over 20,000 members around the globe. Turnover for the past year was about £34 million.

WBS has active links with over 800 organisations across the spectrum of business activity, for teaching, research, and sponsorship purposes.

It works in partnership with organisations on global, national, and local projects.

WBS attributes its success to the close relationships it builds with its clients. Organisations from all sectors come to WBS for many reasons: to sponsor managers and directors on MBA and executive development programmes, to collaborate on and learn from leading-edge research, and to access the expertise of faculty in their sector and subject areas.

Name of establishment - Henley Management College

Address - Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 3AU, UK

Tel - + 44 (0)1491 418803

Fax - + 44 (0)1491 418899

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Contact for admissions - Kathy Jarvis

Status of establishment - Private educational charity

Date founded - 1945

Head/principal directors - Christopher Bones

Business school ranking - No. 2 in the UK-EIU Which MBA? Guide; no. 25 in the world in the FT Executive MBA ranking

Staff/student ratio - 1:25

Number of academic staff - 50 full-time

Number of students, full-time - 20

Number of students, part-time - 6,000

Proportion of female students - 30%

Proportion of female staff - 30% (full-time academic)

Proportion of overseas students - 60%

Proportion of MBA students sponsored - 50%

Proportion of MBA students self-funded - 50%

Typical costs - Range from £13,950 to £31,500

Profile - Henley Management College has an enviable reputation as an international business school. Henley is a thought leader in the practice of management and the process of management development. We enable managers and leaders to make the right choices by building expertise in the major themes that reflect the key dilemmas in management today. We offer the Executive MBA in various modes: full-time, modular, evening, distance learning and project management. The college enjoys triple accreditation - AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

Areas of specialisation - General management and project management

Name of establishment - London Business School

Address - Regent's Park, London, NW1 4SA, UK

Tel - + 44 (0)20 7000 7000

Fax - + 44 (0)20 7000 7001

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Contact for admissions - Full time MBA: Tamsin Shillitoe, admissions manager,

Executive MBA: Sara Strafino, admissions manager,

Status of establishment - Graduate School of the University of London

Date founded - 1965

Head/principal directors - Laura Tyson, dean; Julia Tyler, associate dean MBA; Lyn Hoffman, associate dean Sloan & Executive MBA programmes

Business school ranking - Full-time MBA 1st in Europe, 5th in the world (FT, Jan '06); Executive MBA 1st in Europe, 3rd in the world (FT, Dec '05)

Staff/student ratio - N/A

Number of academic staff - Approx 100

Number of students, full-time - Full time MBA students, 635

Number of students, part-time - Executive MBA students, 466

Proportion of female students - Full-time MBA 28%, Executive MBA 20%

Proportion of female staff - N/A

Proportion of overseas students - Full-time MBA 88%, Executive MBA 68%

Proportion of MBA students sponsored - Full-time MBA 5%, Executive MBA 57% (most recent intake)

Proportion of MBA students self-funded - Full-time MBA 95%, Executive MBA 43% (most recent intake)

Typical costs - Full-time MBA £43,490, Executive MBA £44,200, EMBA-Global US$130,000

Profile - At London Business School we provide our students and executive programme participants with the global business capabilities required for success.

We are consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, and are committed to becoming the pre-eminent global business school.

London Business School's 1,000 students and 6,000 executive education participants per year come from 124 countries.

Our 80-plus world-renowned faculty come from more than 20 countries and produce world-impacting research, including the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Global Investment Returns Yearbook.

We have more than 40 corporate partners and our students are employed by over 200 different companies each year. Our 25,500-plus international alumni lead big businesses, run governments, transform communities and start new businesses in over 100 countries around the world.

Areas of specialisation - Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Science and Operations, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and Strategic & International Management.

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