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Henley Business School

Executive MBA

For experienced managers looking to develop their international management competencies, undertaking an MBA part time offers an ideal solution. Structured in a way that allows you to continue to work, the Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time MBA that connects your learning to current global and relevant organisational issues.

We empower individuals to become great professionals and outstanding business leaders, who think with clarity and act with confidence and conviction. Whatever mode of learning chosen, the Henley MBA proves to be a life-changing experience for many. An enriching experience that provides new outlooks that will shape your decisions throughout your life. Intense, rewarding, challenging, stimulating and relevant.

The Henley MBA is a truly international experience, with a global focus to the syllabus and research, enriching study trips and a cohort drawn from the leading economies of the world.

The Executive and Flexible Executive MBA are taught at our Greenlands campus on the banks of the River Thames in Oxfordshire within 30 acres of beautiful conservation parkland. We are less than an hour’s drive from Heathrow Airport, within easy reach of London and close to many major motorway links. It is perfect for quiet reflection as well as stimulating debate with other leading business minds and provides an ideal learning environment for busy executives: you have the space and surroundings required to stretch your mind and think away from the pressures of the office.

Class sizes are deliberately small and delivered in board-room style seminar rooms to facilitate group work and discussion. Resources include the ARC (Academic Resource Centre) that holds books, journals, market research reports, dissertations, working papers and company information. The modern new space provides the perfect place for study, including a 24-hour Quiet Study Space.

Entry requirements

Designed for experienced practicing managers, most of which already have nine or more years of managerial experience. Sharing your experience with fellow programme members enriches your learning.

To join this Henley MBA programme you will need:

  • Five year's management experience;
  • Good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification*;
  • Evidence of competence in English - English language requirements (PDF)**; and
  • You must be able to gain access to company data for assignment purposes.

*A good degree or the equivalent professional or international qualification is normally required; However we do welcome applications from candidates with exceptional management experience who may not meet all the formal criteria for admission. If you have a minimum of 5 year’s experience at a senior or strategic level with no degree, we would be happy to consider an application. Our Admission Panel reviews all non-standard applications for suitability. 

**Please see the English language requirements (PDF) for a list of approved English language tests. We require applicants whose native language is not English or who did not complete their first degree in English to have taken one of the following tests and to have reached the minimum level indicated.

You are required to submit documentary evidence of your performance level with your application. Please indicate on your application form the qualification you have taken and the grade you obtained and attach the appropriate certificate.

Course modules

Stage 1

  • Managing Processes and Systems - MPS
  • Managing Financial Resources - MFR
  • Managing People - MP
  • Leadership and Personal Development - LPD

Stage 2

  • Strategy - STG
  • International Business - IB
  • Strategic Marketing - SM
  • Reputation & Responsibility with International Study Visit - RRIV

Stage 3

  • Leadership & Change - LC
  • Management Research Challenge - MC1

For the Management Research Challenge there is a choice between:

  • 1) a Dissertation; and
  • 2) an Integrated Business Project.

And a choice between the following:

  • Elective module - EM
  • International Study Visit - ISV

Sponsorship information

The University provides opportunities to students from a wide range of backgrounds, who have the desire and ability to succeed. There are a range of scholarships and bursaries on offer for postgraduate students, including the 30% Club Women in Leadership Scholarship. For further information see our website.

Fee reductions are available for some applicants. Please contact for information on qualified reductions. 


Please note that a non-refundable deposit is payable when confirming your acceptance of an offer of a place. This is part of your tuition fee and will be deducted from the total amount upon enrolment.

The programme fee does not include flights or Visas to South Africa.

Optional Stage 3 study visit not included within the above price. Please allow approximately £2,500 plus your flights and Visa costs.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Part-time £ 39,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 21 Months
MBA Part-time £ 39,500 (Whole course) International 21 Months

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