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Henley Business School – University of Reading - Executive MBA

University of Reading Executive MBA Program Structure

The University of Reading Executive MBA program at Henley Business School takes place over the course of 21-27 months, and students must attend three-to-four-day workshops once a month.


The University of Reading Executive MBA requires that all students take almost all the same courses in the same order. The first term is comprised of Managing Processes and Systems, Managing Financial Resources, and Managing People. Courses in the second term are Strategy, International Business, Strategic Marketing, Reputation & Responsibility. Reputation & Responsibility includes an International Study Visit. The final term comprises Leadership & Change, a Management Research Challenge (which requires a choice between a dissertation and an integrated business project), and a choice between an Elective and an International Study Visit. Each stage also includes a personal development module.

Executive MBA Rankings

• Financial Times: 58
• The Economist: 27

Class Profile

Students entering the University of Reading Executive MBA program generally have at least nine years of professional management experience before joining. The GMAT score average of the most recent class was 600.

Career Statistics

Henley Business School Executive MBA graduates typically enjoy a post-grad average salary around £97,971.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The University of Reading Executive MBA program’s tuition is £39,500 ($48,215.08 USD). Fee reductions directly from the institution are available, in addition to loans, grants, scholarships, and bursaries that vary in magnitude and are given to a varying range of qualified students.


To be admitted to Henley Business School, students are required to have three years of management experience, an advanced degree, competence in English, and access to company data for assignments.

Henley also welcomes applicants with exceptional management experience (a minimum of five years’ experience at a senior or strategic level) who may not meet all the formal criteria for admission, such as an undergraduate degree.

Operate a rolling admissions system and it is recommended that you apply early to secure your place. To allow time for us to process your application, we recommend that you apply at least 4 weeks before the program commences. Please note our Admissions team can take 10-14 days to respond to your application.

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