MBA & Business Education Guide Autumn 2009: Henley Business School

A profile of the Henley Business School.

Name of establishment: Henley Business School
Address: Greenlands, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 3AU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 418 803
Contact for admissions: Ashley Arnold
Status of establishment: Henley Business School represents the largest
unit within the University of Reading
Date founded: Henley Management College founded 1945, merged with
Business School of University of Reading in 2008
Head/principal directors: Professor Chris Bones, Dean of Henley Business
Business school ranking: The Henley Full-time MBA, EIU ranking 2008 -
No. 1 in the world for educational experience, for personal development,
for faculty quality, for potential to network, for student quality, and
for breadth of alumni networks; overall, 20th MBA in the world. The
Henley Executive MBA, FT 2008 - 5th in UK; ranked no. 1 in the UK for
career progression, fifth in the world. The Henley MBA by Distance
Learning, EIU ranking 2008 - No. 2 in UK and sixth in the world
Staff/student ratio: c 1:3
Number of full-time employees/academic staff: 115
Numbers of students. full-time: 45
and part-time: 40 for Executive; approx 180 per year for Distance
Proportion of female staff (%): 31%
and of female students (%): approx 33%
Proportion of overseas students (%): 30%-50%, depending on mode of study
Proportion of MBA students: sponsored (%): Executive 60%
self-funded (%): Full-time 99%
Typical course costs: Henley Executive MBA £39,950, Henley
Full-time MBA £33,000, Henley MBA by Distance Learning £16,795


Henley was the first business school in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected in Europe. One of the few business schools worldwide to hold triple accredited status from the major UK, European and US awarding bodies (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB), Henley is also the world's largest provider of MBA education. We develop managers and leaders to make the right choices - for themselves, for their organisations and for their communities. Our approach is underpinned by core values: the central importance of the learners and their continued development; the importance of character and integrity in a manager, alongside capability; and the building of leadership as a contribution to the wealth and welfare of society. The Henley MBA is a world-renowned qualification and internationally respected career passport, specifically designed for practising senior managers and executives. With an average programme member age of 38, there's high-quality interaction and peer group learning. For many, it offers new opportunities; for others it hones fitness for leadership roles. But for everyone it challenges thinking about business and the practical art of management. The Henley MBA is offered by three modes of study: Full-time MBA (one-year), Executive MBA (two-year part-time), and Distance Learning (three-year flexible). The school's Greenlands campus, on the banks of the river near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, is amongst 30 acres of parkland and near the Henley Royal Regatta course.

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