Henley Business School Placed Highly in 2014 Rankings

13 November 2014

Henley Business School Placed Highly in 2014 Rankings

Henley Business School is delighted to report very strong results in both The Economist and Financial Times Rankings.

Henley Business School is delighted to report very strong results in both The Economist and Financial Times Rankings.

The Economist Full-time MBA ranking 2014 – published 9 October 2014

Henley ranked 2nd in the UK, 8th in Europe and in the top 40 worldwide.

Henley now holds the number 2 spot in the UK and is one of only three UK business schools in the world’s 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 excels. In terms of ratio of faculty to students, Henley is rated 7th in the world. The quality of its faculty is ranked in the Top 25 worldwide, with 96% holding a PhD. These combined scores result in Henley ranking 3rd in the world in this category, an improvement of ten places since 2012.

World number 1 for potential to network

With a global base of 66,000 alumni in 157 countries, Henley retains 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 recognise the effectiveness of the network on an international level.

Recognised for creating career opportunities

The Economist ranks Henley in the world’s Top 50 for post-MBA salaries. Furthermore, Henley’s graduates record 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, has led to the Business School rising ten places in the ‘opens new career opportunities’ category.

A diverse student cohort and 3rd in the world for length of work experience

The Henley Full-time MBA attracts a broad mix of nationalities and also scores well on gender balance. Almost 80% of its students are international, putting Henley in the Top 25 worldwide for diversity. The programme also ranks 25th in the world for the percentage of female students. Henley achieves a ranking of 3rd in the world for student quality, as 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.

Further details are available from The Economist.

Financial Times Executive MBA ranking 2014 – published 20 October 2014


Henley among the world’s best in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2014

The Henley Executive MBA has been ranked 7th in the UK, 20th in Europe and 53rd in the world.

This world-class positioning testifies to Henley’s ongoing commitment to deliver on its ambition: We empower individuals to become great professionals and outstanding business leaders.

Henley’s Executive MBA has risen on many key measures in the Financial Times rankings, including career progress, learning experience, research quality, faculty and diversity. This performance is positive recognition of the impact of our work.

Career progress – world top 10 for aims achieved (No. 1 in the UK), top 20 for salary increase (No. 3 in the UK)

Reflecting Henley’s focus on personal development and professional impact, the ‘aims achieved’ measure has improved in each ranking since 2008, rising 40 places in that time and resulting this year in the Executive MBA achieving top place in the UK.

Its graduates continue to pave their way to success, resulting in an improvement of five places for ‘career progress’ and a world top 20 position when comparing pre- and post-MBA salaries.

Internationalism – students, faculty and board achieve improved positions

Henley Business School has risen up the rankings in all three measures related to the breadth and depth of its international credentials. A truly international business school, Henley now has campuses and offices in 16 countries and an alumni network that spreads across 157 countries.

Research quality – advances made in all research/idea generation criteria

The FT measures the number of PhD and DBA graduates, the percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees, and the number of research papers published. Henley demonstrates significant progress in these areas, including a big jump to 33rd in the world for the number of its doctoral graduates.

Diversity – Henley ranks 5th in the world for female faculty and 11th for female students.

The Business School continues to achieve balance at the highest level, not just in terms of the percentage of female students and faculty, but also in representation on its governing board.

Top 10 in the UK

Given the progress made on the world stage, it’s not surprising that the UK results are equally positive:

  • number 1 for graduate aims achieved
  • number 1 for % of women faculty
  • number 2 for % of women students
  • number 3 for salary increase
  • number 4 for the number of PhD and DBA graduates

Further details are available from the Financial Times.

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.

Read more about Henley’s Rankings in The Times Good University Guide 2015 and The Guardian University League Table 2015.

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