AMBA-ACCREDITED

Henley Business School


Age: 66

History: Originally Henley Management College, it was the first business school to be established in the UK and one of the first in Europe. Henley Business School launched in August 2008 after a merger between Henley Management College and the Business School of the University of Reading.

Address: The Henley MBA is delivered at the Greenlands campus between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The other campus is at Whiteknights, at the University of Reading.

Ambience: Henley campus is picturesque and distinguished, where the school is housed in a large, white, 19th-century stately home surrounded by 30 acres of parkland. The campus has a recently upgraded library with e-library service, conference rooms, study rooms, study bedrooms, computer and sports facilities, including fitness centre and heated open-air pool. The brand new high-tech ICMA centre, the business school for financial markets, was opened at the Reading campus in 2009.

Vital statistics: Henley is the world's third-largest provider of MBA education. At any one time, more than 4,000 people are studying for the Henley MBA in over 140 countries. Teaching is organised around real-world dilemmas and business choices, rather than traditional academic disciplines. The Henley MBA is offered as a full-time programme over one year or part-time via two-year executives, or three-year distance learning programmes.

Added value: Limited class numbers ensure individual attention and highly interactive sessions, with face-to-face and online group work being a central feature of each course.

Easy to get into? Aimed at experienced managers, you'll need a good degree or equivalent and at least three years of relevant management experience.

Glittering alumni: Sir Geoffrey Holland, former vice-chancellor, Exeter University; Alan Hughes, former chief executive, First Direct.

Student profile: The average age of current MBA programme members across all modes is 38; most have seven years of management experience. The male to female ratio is 70:30.

Cost: It's £33,000 for the full-time MBA (one year); or £20,000 by distance learning (over three years). The executive MBA costs £39,950 over two years.

Return on investment: All the usual salary upgrades, as well as the experience of applying learning to real organisational issues.

Who's the boss? The Dean of Henley Business School is Professor John Board.

Prospectus: +44 (0)1491 418803; www.henley.com/mba

PROMOTED VIDEO
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Student

Ashdown Group: Junior Developer - Cirencester - £29,000

£25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: The Ashdown Group have be...

Ashdown Group: Graduate Data Analyst - Essex - £25,000

£23500 - £25000 per annum + Training: Ashdown Group: Graduate Data analyst/Sys...

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Account Manager

£16000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Graduate Account Manager is r...

Guru Careers: Graduate Account Manager / Sales Executive

£18k + Uncapped Commission (£60k Y1 OTE): Guru Careers: A Graduate Account Man...

Day In a Page

Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project