Economist Full-time MBA ranking 2014

09 October 2014

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Henley placed in world Top 40, 8th in Europe and 2nd in UK

Henley now holds the number 2 spot in the UK and is just one of only three UK business schools in the world Top 40.

The Economist ranks the world’s top 100 business schools based on two surveys: the composition and quality of students, faculty and programme; plus alumni and current participants’ evaluation of their experience on the MBA.

Highlights from the surveys include:

Top 3 in the world for personal development and educational experience

‘Personal development and educational experience’ is an important category in the overall ranking and comprises a number of key elements in which Henley excelled. In terms of ratio of faculty to students, Henley was rated 7th in the world. The quality of its faculty was ranked in the world Top 25, with 96% holding a PhD. These combined scores resulted in Henley ranking third in the world in the category, an improvement of 10 places since 2012. 

World number 1 for potential to network

With a global base of 66,000 alumni in 157 countries, Henley retained its position at the top of the rankings. Henley has built its alumni network over many decades. Its global reach now extends to campuses and offices in 16 countries and offers graduates and students an unrivalled opportunity to connect and develop personal and professional relationships. Alumni and students also recognised the effectiveness of the network on an international level.

Recognised for creating career opportunities

The Economist ranked Henley in the world’s Top 50 for post-MBA salaries. Furthermore, Henley’s graduates recorded great success in finding employment, with 94% of students securing jobs within three months of graduating. This high level of employment, together with student and graduate satisfaction with Henley’s Career Service, led to the School rising 10 places in the ‘new careers opportunities’ category. 

A diverse student cohort, third in the world for length of work experience 

The Henley Full-time MBA attracts a broad mix of nationalities and gender balance. 79% of its students are international, putting Henley in the world Top 25 for diversity. The programme was also ranked 25 in the world for the percentage of female students. In this category, Henley achieved a ranking of third in the world for student quality measured by length of work experience. The richness in quality of students is matched by the faculty who, across all programmes, are 49% international and 38% female.

These rankings reflect Henley’s focus on delivering world-class programmes to international audiences and confirms its reputation as one of the world’s leading players in global business education – something it has been providing for the last 70 years.

Further detail is available from The Economist website

UK Rank 2014 *Business school
1 London Business School
2 Henley Business School
3 Warwick Business School
4 University of Bath
5 University of Strathclyde
6 University of Cambridge (Judge)
7 Cranfield School of Management
8 City University (Cass)
9 University of Oxford (Saïd)
10 University of Nottingham
11 Durham University
12 Lancaster University
13 Aston University
14 University of Edinburgh Business School
15 University of Birmingham
* Source: Ranking of UK based business schools, Economist Which MBA Full-time MBA rankings 2014
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