About Henley Business School

Engaging with business
Engaging with you

Founded in 1945, Henley was the first business school to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.

We are consistently ranked among the world’s top 50 business schools by the Financial Times and The Economist.

We are also among an elite group of business schools - the top 1% in the world – to be triple-accredited for the quality and capability of our faculty and output.

As part of the University of Reading, Henley operates within an academic institution that is placed within the top 1% of all global universities.

Our ambition

We aim to empower individuals to become great professionals and outstanding business leaders who think with clarity and act with confidence and conviction.

We always seek to improve upon everything we do and be recognised for:

  • Being a truly international business school
  • The excellence of our learning experience
  • World-class research and thinking
  • Our sense of community and responsibility
  • The strength of our networks
  • The breadth and depth of our relationships with industry
  • We will be an engaging, focused and distinctive business school

Our unique approach

What we do

We equip our students with a deeper and broader understanding of what is current, relevant and right in business – and in doing so, enable them to become highly capable, responsible leaders.

How we do it

By combining the latest theories, knowledge and practices with a passionate determination to help our students be the best they can be. We are all about business but even more so, we are all about you.

Each and every one of us has different motivations and a unique set of abilities. At Henley we make it our business to help you fulfil your potential by unlocking the real and even more capable person within.  We will engage with you on every level to give you the confidence, skills and focus to tackle your challenges and attain your goals.

We are with you for every stage of your career

Our programmes and qualifications

Henley is a full-service business school. We deliver programmes to students and professionals at every stage of their life in the business world.

Our programmes are enriched by our knowledge, research and commercial experience - and are continually revised to ensure they remain as relevant as they can be.

Our programmes:

Known the world over for excellence

Our international reputation

Henley is widely recognised for its diversity and international reach:

  • 150 faculty from 18 countries, widely published
  • Over 5,000 students from more than 100 countries
  • 2 UK campuses
  • 17 international campuses and offices in:
    • Canada
    • Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Finland & Estonia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Malaysia
    • Malta
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • Sweden
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • USA

Our industry connections

Our industry connections bring learning and career opportunities with leading organisations such as:

  • Aviva
  • BBC
  • British Airways
  • BNP Paribas
  • Deloitte
  • DTZ
  • BskyB
  • First Direct
  • Lastminute.com
  • Telefónica
  • O2
  • Vodafone
  • GE Healthcare
  • PwC
  • Barclays
  • J Sainsbury
  • Virgin Galactic
  • Microsoft
  • Pfizer
  • Savills
  • The Royal Town Planning Institute

Connect to an exclusive global business community

Our alumni network

Our alumni association has 56,000 members in over 150 countries offering networking potential and the chance to keep up-to-date with latest thinking.

The Henley MBA was rated by the Economist as No1 in the world for potential to network.

Research and expertise

Many of our faculty are internationally-renowned and widely published in their respective fields and are engaged in academic and applied research.  A large number of our academics draw upon their experiences as leaders and consultants to international organisations at the highest level.

Research at Henley is both pure and applied and is driven through six academic areas and 14 internationally-recognised research centres. We work closely with governments and organisations internationally and help to drive the global research agenda across a uniquely broad range of fields.

With 150 research-led faculty members, widely published academics and cited experts regularly featuring in the national media, the faculty members at Henley Business School are world-leading. Some are practitioners in the industries they teach, giving our students real-time access to business insights and expertise.

Contact Us

Greenlands campus, Henley-on-Thames

T: +44 (0) 1491 571454

Whiteknights campus, Reading

T: +44 (0) 118 378 5044