21 months, part time
(Includes £1,300 deposit)
October 2013 (part time)
For October 2013 intake, programme changes are being made and will be announced in May.
The Executive MBA can be studied part time over a period of 21 months.
This is the MBA at the heart of Henley in the UK. It is established, trusted and favoured by industry, adding a powerful dimension to you as a manager and leader.
The Executive MBA programme emphasises the importance of your personal development as a manager and includes personal support and business coaching. During the Executive MBA programme you will work on company-based projects in high-performance learning groups. This programme is ideal for those managers who aspire to senior roles and wish to maintain their career path, adding benefit to their organisations whilst studying for an Executive MBA. There is also one week international study trip on the programme, and a further optional study visit.
You don't need to stop work to do an MBA. In fact, most people don't. You continue in your job and come to Henley once a month for an intensive 3-4 day workshop where you will interact directly with our faculty and industry speakers as well as working collaboratively with your peers.
Our Executive MBA programme is designed for experienced practicing managers. Most already have 10 years postgraduate work experience. Sharing your experience with fellow programme members enriches your learning.
To join a Henley MBA programme you will need:
- Three years' management experience (PDF-53 KB)
- Good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification*
- Evidence of competence in English - English language requirements (PDF-66 KB)
- For the Flexible Learning/Executive programmes 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; for the Executive MBA normally a good first degree. However, we welcome applications from candidates with exceptional management experience who may not meet all the formal criteria for admission. If you have a minimum of three years' managerial experience at a senior and strategic level we would be happy to consider an application. Our Admission Panel reviews all non-standard applications for suitability.
For October 2013 intake, programme changes are being made and will be announced in May
The Executive MBA has three equal stages that build towards your final qualification. Together they cover business management from every practical and theoretical angle, giving you powerful tools and decision-making techniques for your career.
- Stage 1 - Managing in the organisation
- Stage 2 - Making choices: Context and Stakeholders
- Stage 3 - Making an impact
Personal development is a strong focus at Henley. Each stage has an assessed element to help you reflect and understand your personal development throughout your MBA journey.
Each module also offers an interesting range of specialist electives which are relevant to Henleys areas of research. This allows you to tailor your Executive MBA to meet your own needs and interests and keeps you up to date with the latest thinking.
Stage one - You will gain a better understanding of the changing reality of management and leadership in the 21st century and the role you play as a manager. There are three core modules in the first stage:
- Managing People and Performance
- Managing Projects, Systems and Processes
- Managing Financial Resources
Stage two - You will gain insight and knowledge into the strategic aspects of modern business. There are three core modules:
Stage three - has four elements. You will complete two core modules:
You will also complete a module on business research methods The Manager as Investigator which will prepare you for your final research-based project known as the Management Challenge. This final project will provide you with an opportunity to draw on and build on what you have learnt on your MBA and apply a range of knowledge and skills to a real organisational issue or problem.
Personal Development is a key aspect to the Henley MBA and is integrated throughout all three stages of the programme.
We understand that one of your key motivations for taking the Henley MBA is to develop yourself as an individual.
For those of you who are self-sponsored you are probably rethinking your career direction. So work starts from day one on career planning. It is so vital, we have placed it at the heart of the programme.
Personal development is weaved throughout the MBA which provides an integrated approach to 'careers'. Henleys career service provides a number of workshops to help develop the skills required to promote yourself during and after your MBA, including: networking opportunities, recruitment events and sector specific sessions from industry professionals.
For further information about our career services please see the Career Development Services web pages.