Frequently Asked Questions
We have tried to answer the most commonly asked questions, however if there is anything you would like to know more about, please contact us.
Q. How long is the Henley MBA programme?
A. The Henley MBA programme is 3 years long, and each year is called a Stage.
Q. What does a Stage mean?
A. A stage implies a 12 month period of work. The Henley MBA Stages are split as follows:
First Stage – Post Graduate Certificate Level
Second Stage – Post Graduate Diploma Level
Third Stage – Masters in Business Administration Level
Q. Who is a Programme Member?
A. A programme member (PM) is a student following the Henley MBA programme.
Q. How does the Flexible Learning system work?
A. Each Stage (year) is composed of three modules. Each module takes approximately three months to complete. A module kicks off with an intensive 2-day workshop delivered by a Henley approved tutor. This is followed up by tutor led synchronous and a-synchronous discussions on the Henley on-line learning platform, team meetings, personal reading and note taking. For each and every module a detailed study guide is provided with a selection of core and supplementary readings. This Flexible Learning system ensures that you manage your different commitments like work and family with your studies. Read more ...
Q. What do you mean by a Henley workshop?
A. A Henley workshop usually runs over 2 or 3 days, and these are usually held on (Thursday), Friday and Saturday. A workshop is an intensive full day commitment including group work and experiential learning delivered by a Henley approved tutor. Read more ...
Q. What are the admissions criteria?
A. For entry onto the Henley MBA programme you will need a good first degree plus at least three years of relevant experience. Should you not be in possession of a first degree entry onto the programme is still possible if you have five or more years of relevant work experience. Individual cases can be considered on merit and this is why your CV is requested. Read more ...
Q. Will I be interviewed?
A. A meeting is usually requested prior to commencing the application process. This meeting is an opportunity for you to ask us questions and find out more about what the course entails, and for us to find out more about you and your academic potential. Read more ...
Q. It’s been a while since I last studied ... do you offer any help?
A. The very first workshop aims to introduce key intellectual and academic skills that are essential for effective learning and progression on the programme. These will include a range of tools to help you tackle key areas of studying such as: identifying, sourcing and using literature; linking theoretical thinking with its application; fundamentals of research methodology; analytical exploration of context and situation; descriptive versus analytical writing skills. The starter workshop will also include a practical introduction to HenleyConnect, which is Henley’s virtual learning environment, read more... and the Academic Resource Centre (ARC) which is Henley’s e-library. Read more ...
Q. Do I need to have expert IT skills?
A. Access to internet and email is expected, however a basic knowhow of computer skills is more than sufficient.
Q. What other support is offered?
A. Each programme member is assigned a Personal Tutor who guides and supports programme members to progress through the stages. Read more ...
Q. Apart from the tutoring, what else is included in the fee?
A. All study material; virtual learning environment access; synchronous and asynchronous tutor- led study forums; access to premium research databases including EPSCO, Emerald and ProQuest; tutorial advice; feedback on assigned work; workshops; examinations and project work; lifelong membership with the International Henley Alumni Association.
Q. What will be my commitment?
A. Make no mistake, undertaking the Henley MBA is a challenging experience. Some would say that it is the most arduous way of attaining your MBA, requiring dedication, self-discipline and application in order to achieve success. We are here to help you achieve your ambition - but you must be prepared to commit yourself to the programme. These are the things we ask of you:
• An average of 10 hours' study a week over 3 years.
• Prompt submission of assignments and written work.
• Access to computer and internet facilities to take full advantage of online material.
• Commitment to a programme which includes workshops, tutorials and study groups.
Q. How is Payment effected?
A. Payment is effected at the beginning of each Stage of the Henley MBA. Please note that there is a Registration fee of Euro 250 which is refundable on completion of the application process. For more information Contact Us