Henley Business School at the University of Reading is a world's top leading business school based in the UK. It was formed by merging the previously Henley Management College with the existing business school of the University of Reading. The University itself is placed among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings.

Henley is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the very few business schools globally to hold triple accredited status from EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. It is the world's largest triple accredited provider of MBA programmes. It has five distinctive schools: School of Economics, School of Management, ICMA Centre, School of Real Estate & Planning, and Executive Education.

The Distance Learning MBA is a 3-year part time programme that allows students to study at any time and anywhere. The programme has three equal stages: Stage 1 (Managing the organisation), Stage 2 (Making choices), and Stage 3 (Making a difference). The programme is also delivered through its international facilities in Cyprus and the Middle East, Scandinavia, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa and the Caribbean region. It also offers the MBA (Project Management) and Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management by Distance Learning.


- Henley's Distance Learning MBA is ranked 2nd in the UK and 6th in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Distance Learning MBA Rankings (January 2008).

- Ranked 5th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 44th in the world, according to the Financial Times Executive MBA rankings 2008. It is also rated 5th globally for Career progression, and 15th globally for Percent salary increase.

- The Full-Time MBA programme is ranked No. 1 in the world based on student and faculty quality (EIU 2008)

- The full time MBA is placed No 2 in the UK, No 5 in Europe and No 10 in the world (EIU 2007).

-  1st in the UK and 5th in Europe for new skills and learning in the Financial Times rankings of Executive Education 2007.

- Winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category (2006).

- 21st in the world for its full time MBA programme (EIU 2005).

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