The Economist EMBA ranking 2020

Henley EMBA ranked 21st best worldwide by The Economist’s Which MBA?

We’re proud to announce that Henley Business School’s Henley Executive MBA was ranked #21 in The Economist’s Which MBA? 2020 Executive MBA ranking.

The world ranking of Executive MBAprogrammes from the Economist shows the value and quality of our Executive MBA-programmepositioning our rogramme no.21 in the World, no.10 in Europe and no.1 in Denmark/Scandinavia, and highlighting strengths in a number of other areas including diversity, student quality, course content, careers, alumni network and salary increase.

Today’s MBA ranking follows our recent success in both the FT Global Masters in Finance ranking and the FT Executive Education ranking, with Henley securing a top ranking for all three programmes.

The Economist Executive MBA 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. Personal and professional development is a key area of focus on our global programme. We were one of the first pioneers to embed personal development in our Executive MBA. 50 years later it remains a cornerstone of our programme to this day. This is reflected in our position of no. 1 in Denmark/Scandinavia and no.9 in Europe for overall personal development and educational experience.

As well as being taught by our UK-based 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 UK top five for student quality criteria:

  • Years of work experience: No.2 in the World
  • Years of management experience: No.9 in the World
  • Quality of students: No.21 in the World
  • Culture and classmates: No.13 in the World

As a business school that champions women in leadership, we are also proud to see that we are no.1 in Scandinavia for gender balance of students in the cohort. Additionally we are no.1 in the World for the gender balance of our faculty.

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 80,000 alumni from 160 countries and the strength of this network provides programme members with a strong resource to help build their future as successful business leaders.

  • Ability to network: no.14 in the World
  • Number of business school alumni branches across the World: no.9 in the World
  • Student rating of the helpfulness of EMBA alumni: no.21 in the World

The quality of programme content and careers service is evident from our World top 20 position for programme content, and overall careers development results:

  • Student rating of programme content: no.17 in the World
  • Overall career development: no.19 in the world
  • Percentage increase in salary after one year compared to pre-MBA salary: no.19 in the World
  • Percentage of alumni who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation: no.9 in the World

Dr Anne Dibley, Programme Area Director for the Henley MBA, comments:

“We are proud to be ranked no.21 in the world for Executive MBA programmes. This is a clear reflection of Henley’s strong commitment to our students’ personal and professional development throughout the programme. Our MBA’s global perspective and focus on responsible leadership enable us to develop outstanding business leaders ready to take on challenges and shape opportunities in today’s fast-moving and complex world. Supported by Henley’s world class faculty and staff and an experienced and diverse group of peers, our programme members develop the skills, and competences needed to achieve their career aspirations, whatever they may be.” 

The Executive MBA is designed to develop outstanding business leaders ready to take on challenges in today’s fast-moving global economy. The programme includes a high level of face to face interaction with academics and peers, group collaboration, personal development, careers coaching and mentoring, to further enhance their management skills and prepare them for the challenges of senior leadership. We are committed to developing leaders with social and corporate responsibility and as part of the course we provide the opportunity to work with charities and NGOs in South Africa, an integral part of the Henley MBA experience. Alongside our learning modules, our multi-campus MBA programme also features a single international cohort with immersive overseas study experiences delivered in the UK, Europe, South Africa and the USA.

Full results of the ranking can be viewed on the Economist website.

Find out more about our Executive MBA-programme here.