The Henley MBA-rankings 2019/2020
We know that quality of faculty, networking opportunities, potential to increase your salary and personal development are vital to you in selecting your MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA) or executive education provider.
There are thousands of business schools and MBA programmes in the world, but only few of them are ranked high on a regular basis. In the Nordic region, there is no other school than Henley Business School to break its way into high places in global rankings with so many management education programmes.
Henley Business School has once again achieved excellent results in the following categories and been awarded world-class rankings.
Henley EMBA ranked 27th best worldwide by The Economist’s Which MBA?
The world ranking of Executive MBA programmes from the Economist shows the value and quality of our Executive MBA programme, positioning our course in the top 30 overall and highlighting strengths in a number of other areas including diversity, student quality, course content, careers, alumni network and salary increase. In addition, Henley Business School is the only business school located in the Nordics ranked by the Economist.
This ranking broadly measures two areas, personal development/educational experience and career development, and is an important guide for helping prospective MBA students in assessing and selecting the right educational provider for their future study.
In a competitive job market, it is vital that our MBA programme members are provided with an experience that helps with their chosen career path, and professional and personal development. Our MBA is designed to help students understand key business issues and emerging trends and, alongside our learning modules, our Careers Team provide ongoing support to our students to further enhance their management skills and prepare them for the challenges of senior leadership.
In key subcategories the Henley EMBA was ranked:
The quality of our teaching and careers service is evident from our top 25 in the world careers, salary and programme content results:
- Percentage increase in salary after 2 years*: No.6
- Career development: No.18
- Student rating of the programme content: No.21
- Percentage of alumni who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation: No.24
As well as being taught by our expert academics and practitioners, students can feel assured that they will also learn from, and alongside, a strong and varied cohort of experienced executive peers, with our programme ranked in the top 5, top 20 and top 25 in the world for student quality criteria:
- Percentage of women students: No 4
- Years of work experience: No.5
- Years of management experience: No.11
- Quality of students: Top 25
As a business school that champions women in leadership, we are also proud to see that we are no.4 in the world for gender balance of student cohorts.
Exposure and connections across the globe and a variety of industries are an important part of any education and our strength in this area is noted in our world top 20 ranking for networking. We have campuses and offices around the world and 70,000 alumni in over 170 countries and the strength of this network provides programme members with a strong resource to help build their future as successful business leaders.
Full results of the ranking can be viewed on the Economist website.
Financial Times Executive MBA ranking 2018
Highest ranked Executive MBA programme available in Denmark
In this year’s Financial Times ranking, the Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) was again the highest ranked EMBA programme available in Denmark. The competition among the world’s highest-ranking Executive MBAs is intense and we are proud to be continuously ranked among the best hundred EMBA programmes in the world. The Henley EMBA is now ranked 58th in the world and 22nd in Europe.
The Financial Times ranking is a comprehensive guide for prospective MBA students that lists the world’s top 100 business schools. It covers a range of criteria on careers progress, teaching and content quality to enable comparison of potential institutions and courses.
Alongside learning the foundations of managing a business, dealing with change and further developing leadership skills, personal and professional development is a key area of focus on our EMBA programme and continues as a theme throughout the length of study. Our investment and support for students in this area is reflected in these results:
Careers progress: 21st in Europe
Aims achieved: 14th in Europe
Percentage salary increase: 18th in Europe
Salary increase (pre-MBA to 3 years post-study): Average 56%
Our deliberately small class sizes enable programme members to share their own work experience, challenges and learning which provides a more relevant study experience to each individual. In addition, different assignments focus on developing current organisational issues and challenges, allowing students to take away contextually relevant knowledge and solutions.
As champions of diversity and helping women to develop their leadership potential, we are also particularly proud to see strong results in this area:
Percentage of female faculty: No. 2 in Europe
Percentage of women students: No. 1 in Europe
We are renowned for our academic and student diversity, which provides our learners with access to a range of insights and knowledge from across the world, different cultures and genders, and adds to the quality of their overall learning experience.
The Financial Times ranking is based on data collected from business schools and their alumni.
The full Financial Times 2018 ranking.
Henley in world top 25 of Executive Education providers
Henley places at no.24 in the world, no.16 in Europe and no.5 in the UK in the combined ranking which is based on programmes delivered in both our UK campus and overseas campuses in South Africa, Finland and Germany.
Our open programmes are designed to empower individuals to increase their personal impact and organisational performance. They cover four core areas: strategic management, leadership, coaching and people and organisational change.
Henley rose five places in this year’s world ranking, ranking at no.22 in the world, no.12 in Europe and no.4 in the UK.
Henley’s open programmes topped the table in the UK and ranked in the world top 10 for percentage of women course participants (52%), reflecting our commitment to championing women in leadership.
Participants rated Henley in the world top 20 for course design, and new skills and learning (both no.2 in the UK). We are rated in the world top 25 for participants’ aims achieved (no.2 in the UK) and teaching methods and materials (no.3 in the UK).
Custom programmes are tailored learning solutions for organisations to support their strategic development and are co-designed with our clients. Henley works with public and private sector organisations around the world.
Our ranking this year is no.32 in the world, no.19 in Europe and no.6 in the UK.
We are pleased to retain a world top 10 position for international clients (no.7, and no.2 in the UK), reflecting our standing as a truly international business school.
Henley’s custom programmes place in the world top 20 for faculty diversity – of the full-time faculty who taught custom programmes, 72% were women and 44% were international. We also place in the world top 25 for growth in revenue and repeat business (UK no.3).
Steve Ludlow, Head of Executive Education, comments:
“I am pleased that Henley has retained its world class ranking. This recognition of the quality of our work is an important encouragement for our clients, participants, staff and faculty during these challenging times. We expect that the world for executive education will look different post-COVID19, but we are well positioned to realign our programmes and services to meet the new challenges and opportunities that will emerge over the coming months.”
The open and custom programme ranking details can be found on the Financial Times website here.