Entry requirements

To join this Henley MBA programme you will need:
  • Three year's management experience
  • Good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification*
  • Evidence of competence in English**
  • You must be able to gain access to company data for assignment purposes.
  • You may be required to attend, via Skype, in person or telephone, a skills based interview with a senior member of Henley staff focusing on the following behaviours and competencies:
    • Motivation
    • Commercial and business awareness
    • Team working
    • Multitasking and time management
    • Resilience and flexibility
    • Communication

For application support or clarification, please contact our MBA Team.

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • Application form
  • CV (please see example template, please note CV review is available)
  • Personal statement
  • Two professional references
  • Degree transcript and certificate
  • Proof of English language ability (if applicable)

Please see the entry requirements and application form notes before submitting your application. We are currently reviewing applications for the next intake. Please contact mba@henley.ac.uk if you would like to be considered for a place.

Months of entry

March, October

Course content

Our Global Executive MBA is Henley’s flagship, ranked programme. It has a focus on interactive in-person workshops and gives you the international outlook, insights and knowledge to achieve your personal and professional goals.

The Global Executive MBA uniquely delivers proven leadership teaching with international insight. It builds on our flagship Executive MBA which has been running for over 50 years.

The programme will empower you to become an exceptional leader who thinks and acts with clarity, confidence and conviction. Personal and professional development are woven into the fabric of our MBA degree.

You’ll gain a profound understanding of yourself as well as clarity on your future career direction and goals. Our experienced and inspiring tutors will support and challenge you every step of the way.

The Global Executive MBA is a part-time programme that runs for 21 months (with flexibility to extend to 27 months).

You will take part in two Global Immersion Study trips. First, you’ll carry out a consultancy-style, team-based project with an emerging international business or start-up, in locations such as the USA or other suitable locations. Next, you will travel to South Africa, where you will work on a team-based project for an NGO, to directly impact organisations grappling with critical social issues.

At Henley, we place great importance on building a community of peers that stretches beyond the length of the MBA. This flexible MBA is a truly international experience, with a global focus to its syllabus and research projects.

Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be required to meet one of the following conditions:

  • Take an IELTS test and achieve an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each element. The University also accepts a number of other tests instead of IELTS. A full list of equivalent tests and scores can be found on here.
  • Provide a satisfactorily completed declaration from a current employer (confirmation from a previous employer can be accepted if the applicant left that employer within 12 months of the programme application), confirming that they are required to work in English to a high level on a daily basis.
  • Obtain a confirmation of satisfactory level of English language proficiency.

You are required to submit documentary evidence of your performance level with your application. Please indicate on your application form the qualification you have taken and the grade you obtained and attach the appropriate certificate.

Fees and funding

UK students
£44,500 (discounts for Early Bird Programme and Alumni)
International students
£44,500 (discounts for Early Bird Programme and Alumni)

Fees for the Executive MBA – Global are £44,500.

  • This includes tuition, assessments and coaching, all lunches and refreshments during Greenlands residential modules, accommodation at Greenlands for all UK in-person workshops, and the majority of overseas study visit costs
  • Fees do not include flights or visas for the overseas workshops and study visits, or any individual travel to modules at Greenlands campus, Henley Business School, UK
  • Any costs for the additional, optional overseas study visit (elective module) are extra to the programme fee above.
Or 25% fee discount for alumni in 2023

UK-based University of Reading and Henley Business School alumni benefit from a 25% discount on fees for the Executive MBA - Global in 2023. We look forward to welcoming our outstanding alumni back to campus.

Please see below for information on scholarships and bursaries for excellent candidates. For a discussion about your Executive MBA application, funding and support with creating a business case for company sponsorship, contact the Henley team on mba@henley.ac.uk or call +44 (0)118 378 4520.

Fee breakdown

Tuition will be invoiced to twice a year. For more information, please contact the Henley team on mba@henley.ac.uk or call +44 (0)118 378 4520.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    21-27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

MBA Recruitment Team