The Henley Executive MBA in Denmark

An innovative, flexible and global Excecutive MBA in Copenhagen

Today’s globally business world calls for a wider perspective, new skills and different ways of thinking. The Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) 21-month programme is designed to develop outstanding business leaders to take on the challenges and opportunities of operating in today’s complex and fast-moving global economy. It develops leaders who are competent, responsible and adaptable.

MBA Programme Overview

The Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time master’s degree programme providing a truly international experience, with a global focus to the syllabus and research, modules delivered across the Henley international campuses, enriching study trips and a multinational cohort drawn from a variety of sectors and industries.

The latest theoretical and practical business thinking enables you to apply your learning to
your own business, exposing you to a range of organisations, including cutting edge start-ups and NGOs, across emerging and advancing markets 
in international contexts.

The Henley EMBA consists of three key stages (90 ECTS) with an optional award structure on successful completion of each stage:

Stage 1: Managing the Organisation (Certificate of Management)

You will learn about the basic business aspects of managing an organisation, such as managing people, operations and finance. This stage is about developing a strong foundation across a range of business functions.

Stage 2: Career, Leadership and Professional Development (Diploma in Management)

Stakeholders (Diploma in Management)
In this stage, you will gain a greater knowledge of stakeholder management and the context around the business choices needed to form a robust strategy.

Stage 3: Making an Impact (Master of Business Administration) 

You will examine the complexities of change in organisations and how to influence and lead a company through them.

Personal development as well as career, leadership and professional development flow through all stages of the Henley EMBA allowing an integrated process towards personal and professional growth.

During your studies, you will write 11 practical assignments applying the knowledge and skills developed from the programme. The assignments are based on current relevant issues, showcasing your capabilities and creating a valuable contribution to your organisation.

The Henley EMBA is arranged around 14 core study modules that deliver a comprehensive and wide-ranging framework for your studies. In addition, the programme includes a number of elective modules that allow you to specialise and a research-based project.

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Next start - October 2024

The Henley EMBA (Executive MBA) offers a part-time master's degree program that provides a comprehensive international experience. With a strong emphasis on global perspectives in the curriculum and research, the program delivers modules across Henley's international campuses. Additionally, students can benefit from enriching study trips and a diverse cohort of professionals from various sectors and industries.

Programme format

The Henley EMBA consists of three key stages (90 ECTS) with an optional award structure on successful completion of each stage:.

The Henley MBA - Quick Facts
  • Duration: 21 or 27 months (with possibility for extension up to 7 years)
  • Workshops: 43 days
  • Workshop locations: Mostly in Denmark, selected workshops in Finland and the UK
  • Study visits: South Africa and the US
  • Assignments: 11 practical assignments + final research project
  • ECTS: 90
  • Language: English
    Faculty: UK + International
    Tutors: Subject area professors + Academic Tutor support
  • Fee: DKK 425,000 (VAT 0%), excluding flight costs in connection with international study visits and workshops. 



In the very top

Top business school in the Nordics for open programmes. In addition, Henley Business School and University of Reading are placed in numerous other ranking concerning the business school, university and many other degree programmes.


Triple Crown Accredited

Henley's Executive MBA is accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB, and is better known as "the Triple Crown," a recognition and quality assurance that less than one percent of all business schools in the world have achieved.

Among the best

Among the top business schools
in the world for executive education programmes (Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2023). With this position, Henley Business School remains the leading Executive Education provider located in Denmark.

An inspiring community

You will learn alongside peers from diverse backgrounds. Don’t underestimate the soft skills you cultivate in this environment, which will deepen your insights, sharpen your employment credentials and boost your interpersonal flair.

Graduation brings exciting opportunities to reach out and link up with Henley’s worldwide alumni community of more than 87,000 members. Meanwhile our events programme presents unique encounters with top industry minds and academic thought leaders who tackle the global issues of today.

It’s more than an MBA, it’s a transformational experience where you’ll learn a lot about business but even more about yourself.

Geoff Brockway, Flexible Executive MBA, 2018.
Head of Learning and Development, Finance and Global Business Services, AstraZeneca.

“The Executive MBA at Henley has been amazing. The focus on leadership, personal development and interactive workshops have made the learnings so much more meaningful than just the academics.”
Sonia Jenkins Women in Leadership scholarship winner 2019 


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Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the October 2023 intake is:

Stage 1: Dkk 135,000*
Stage 2: Dkk 155,000**
Stage 3: Dkk 135,000***

425,000 Dkk (VAT 0%), including workshop tuition, study materials and online services

*Tuition fee includes all study materials and accommodation in connection with workshops. All study materials are developed / written by Henley's professors and that the materials are books, online content and e-books.

** On study trips (2 mandatory on stage 2) and international workshops students will be required to organize and finance their own flights, visas, airport transfers, some meals and spending money. All other costs are covered by the tuition fee.

*** Henley Denmark reserves the right to make price adjustments.

About accommodation and travelling

Accommodation is included in

  • Scheduled workshops of the intake abroad
  • Scheduled Global Immersion Studies of the intake abroad, and
  • One face-to-face elective module (1 night)

Some travel costs are excluded.

Please note that one of the best ways to learn more about Henley’s Executive MBA programme is by joining our information meetings or a one-to-one session with a Henley MBA programme leader.


How to apply

Entry requirements

To join the programme you need:

  • Three years of relevant experience in a managerial or senior specialist position
  • Bachelor or master’s degree, or equivalent professional or international qualification*
  • Evidence of competence in English, if English is not your native language
Application process

Start your application process by contacting us to receive further information about the Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) – programme and to discuss your career development plans.

Your application package must include:

  • A completed application form
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Certified copies of degree certificates
  • Two professional references
  • Evidence of competence in English**

A personal interview is a mandatory requirement for all applications.

The Henley EMBA programme starts twice a year, in March and October.

We are happy to assist you through the application process.

* We do welcome applications from candidates with exceptional management experience who may not meet all the formal criteria for admission (no degree). If you have a minimum of five years’ experience at a senior or strategic level, we would be happy to consider an application. Our Admission Panel reviews all non-standard applications for suitability.

** Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to meet one of the following conditions: Have successfully completed a degree taught in English language, take an English language test, provide a English proficiency at work form, undergo a face-to-face interview in English with an authorised staff from Henley Business School Finland.

Flexible payment options

  • Full programme fee
  • Stage fee
  • Stage fee in two instalments
Company funding

We work with you to help you identify how the Henley EMBA can deliver benefits to your employer right from the start of your studies. We can also help you prepare a detailed business case with which you can approach your employer to request their support, both in terms of finance and time.



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