Henley Business School

Location Reading, England
Established 1945
Famous Courses Masters in Management, Masters in Finance
Key Information
Location Reading, England
Established 1945
Famous Courses Masters in Management, Masters in Finance

Overview

Founded in 1945, Henley Business School was one of the first business schools to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.

It is consistently ranked among Europe’s top 50 business schools by the Financial Times and is also among an elite group worldwide to be triple-accredited for the quality and capability of its faculty and output. As part of the University of Reading, Henley operates within an academic institution that is placed within the top 30 UK universities in world rankings (QS World University Rankings 2020), with 98% of research taking place at the University rated as being of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Henley’s Finance Masters benefit from access to the ICMA Centre – pioneers in finance education and renowned for its strong links with the financial services industry. Across the fields of finance, business & management, accounting, real estate & planning and information management, Henley graduates are in demand and achieving great things.

As a Henley graduate, the School will equip you with the skills to handle major business challenges, lead as a confident manager and achieve your own career goals.

Courses at Henley

  • Accounting: As an accounting graduate at Henley, you will leave with a deep understanding of advanced accounting skills, business acumen and a foundation for a successful career.
  • Business and Management: Deeply practical and research-led, our Business & Management programmes use interactive teaching methods to enable you to handle advanced management and business challenges.
  • Finance at the ICMA Centre: Henley Finance graduates are some of the most sought-after business graduates in the UK and the world. Your thorough understanding and expertise will help you make an impact in the world of finance.
  • Information Management: Our Informatics Research Centre is renowned for its interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and knowledge transfer in information management – and it is this reputation that is helping our graduates make a real difference in industry.
  • Real Estate and Planning: The Real Estate & Planning programmes at Henley are recognised globally for their innovative and thorough approach. As a graduate you will benefit from the advanced learning and specialist understanding of this exciting sector.

Scholarships at Henley

Regardless of where you are in the world, or the course you choose to study, there could be a place for you at Henley. To help you get here, there is up to £1million available in Masters scholarship funding to support high-potential candidates. Learn more here.

Services for International Students

Reading is home to over 19,000 students from over 150 countries at any one time, yet individual support sessions are always available for students to discuss any problems they may have in confidence.

Through quality contact-time with faculty members, careers specialists, and peers, Henley will help you develop both personally and professionally to become a well-rounded graduate. You will leave with:

  • A broad understanding of industry
  • Confidence in your own ability
  • A path to achieving your career aspirations

Ranking

Masters

  • 5th in the UK (36th in the world) for Masters in Finance programmes (Financial Times 2020)
  • 24th in the world (UK 6th) for careers progress in Masters in Finance (Financial Times 2020)
  • 4th for salary percentage increase in the Masters in Finance (Financial Times 2020)
  • 8th in the world for percentage of female students in the Masters in Finance (Financial Times 2020)

MBA

  • 21st in the World (no.3 in the UK) for the Executive MBA (Economist 2020)
  • 3rd (9th in Europe) for the Executive MBA salaries rank (Economist 2020)
  • 4th in Europe for % of female full-time faculty in the Executive MBA (Financial Times 2020)
  • Top 30 in Europe for aims achieved in the Executive MBA (Financial Times 2020)

Executive Education

  • UK top 5 of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes (Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools)
  • No.16 in Europe of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes (Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools)
  • World top 25 of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes (Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools)

Location

Henley Business School has three campuses in the UK. The Whiteknights and London Road campuses are in the heart of the thriving Thames Valley town of Reading, while Greenlands is located on the Thames just outside the town of Henley-on-Thames.

Reading Town Centre has a friendly, diverse community and a lively student atmosphere, so there is always plenty to do in Reading. Between eating at the various riverside bars and restaurants, visiting live music and sports venues, and enjoying the many parks and green spaces, Reading provides everything that you will need from your home away from home.

It is the ideal location to travel in your spare time, both within the UK and beyond. Reading is well connected, with direct transport links to many of the UK’s largest cities and airports, and only a 25-minute train journey from central London.

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