Entry requirements

This programme is designed for experienced practicing managers, most of which already have nine or more years of managerial experience. Sharing your experience with fellow programme members enriches your learning.

To join this Henley MBA programme you will need:

  • Three years' management experience
  • Good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification*
  • Evidence of competence in English - Certification of English proficiency at work (PDF)**
  • You must be able to gain access to company data for assignment purposes.

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  1. A completed online application form
  2. Up to date CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates
  5. Two professional references
  6. English language test results or an English Proficiency at Work form, if applicable.

Please see the entry requirements and application form notes before submitting your application.

Months of entry


Course content


For experienced managers looking to develop their management and leadership competencies, the Henley Flexible Executive MBA delivers a world-class education effectively and conveniently. The course is structured to allow you to continue to work full-time and to study your MBA part-time connecting your learning to current global and relevant organisational issues. It’s ideal if you are unable to take significant time out of the workplace to study and want greater flexibility over how, when and where you achieve your MBA.

Why study at Henley

The Flexible Executive MBA is delivered through a blend of face-to-face workshops, activities involving peer-group learning and self-study. The programme incorporates both on- and offline study. Over the 27 months, individuals study and share experiences with like-minded professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. The course has a number of aims for its programme members, including:

  • developing strategic, holistic and integrated perspectives on business, organisations and management
  • integrating theory and practice through an approach that combines academic rigour with practitioner relevance
  • providing personal development opportunities to support the development of individuals' management capability and capacity to work in and lead teams in different situations.
Who is the Flexible Executive MBA for?
  • Mid-level and senior executives, entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders from across all industries who are managing people, processes or projects and making strategic business decisions.
  • Those in, and aspiring to, senior leadership roles who want to broaden their technical and leadership skills and who perform well when studying at distance, online and with less face-to-face contact with staff and peers than on the more intensive Executive MBA – Global
  • With a minimum of three years of management experience.
Work while you study

This Executive MBA is ideal if you are unable to take significant time out of the workplace to study. You’re able to gain greater flexibility over how, when and where you achieve your MBA.

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, please consult the equivalent English Language Tests and scores.
  • 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
International students

Scholarships and bursaries

Flexible Executive MBA Bursaries 2023

MBA Accepting applications Applications for 2023 now open Open to students enrolled on: Award value A number of awards are available, typically 15% - 20% of the programme fee. Awards are decided based on both the strength of the applicant and the individual's circumstances. Bursaries cannot be transferred to another intake if a student chooses to defer their entry. Closing date TBC for the deadline of bursary application. Applicants will need to hold a full unconditional offer of a place on the Henley Flexible Executive MBA in order to be considered for a bursary and applicants are therefore advised to submit their full programme application with all supporting documents as soon as possible. Criteria:

Candidates must hold an unconditional offer for the Flexible Executive MBA programme. Applicants may apply based on one of the following categories:

  • Applicants who bring knowledge and experience regarding international business and management, in particular in emergent markets and/or in culturally diverse settings.
  • Applicants employed by an organisation within the non-profit/voluntary sector that makes a contribution to improve the personal or social experiences of communities or individuals.
  • Applicants who currently work in small- to medium-sized organisations or head their own organisation.
  • Applicants from any industry or background who are able to demonstrate highly valuable business or individual experience which would contribute to team learning.

Bursary applications are considered by a faculty panel at Henley Business School whose decision is final and not open to discussion or appeal by applicants.

How to apply:

To apply for this bursary candidates are required to complete the form which can be downloaded at the top of this page and return it to Anna Kite, anna.kite@henley.ac.uk, attaching a copy of your CV.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    27 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Henley MBA Recruitment Team