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An innovative, flexible and global Executive MBA in Copenhagen

Today’s globally connected business world calls for a wider perspective, new skills and different ways of thinking. The Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) 21-month programme is designed to develop outstanding business leaders to take on the challenges and opportunities of operating in today’s complex and fast-moving global economy. It develops leaders who are competent, responsible and adaptable.


# 21 best MBA-programme world wide
Executive MBA Ranking, The Economist 2020.


# 1 for network world wide
Executive MBA Ranking, The Economist 2018.

# 80.000 alumnies world wide


Watch the video and uncover the value of an Executive MBA from Henley Business School. The Henley Executive MBA has been ranked #1 Executive MBA program in Denmark for more than 10 years in a row by the Economist. Taught over 21 month, the EMBA will reboot your career and global networking opportunities.

Lex Waldron - Dansk slutoutro


" It’s more than just an MBA; it’s a transformational experience. As a person you grow on so many levels. If you want a fulfilling personal growth experience where you’ll learn a lot about business but even more about yourself, then the Henley MBA is for you."
Geoff Brockway, Head of Learning and Development, AstraZeneca.


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The Henley MBA - Quick Facts

  • Duration: 21 or 27 months (with possibility for extension up to 7 years)
  • Workshops: 57 days
  • Workshop locations: Mostly in Denmark, selected workshops in Finland, Germany and the UK
  • Study visits: South Africa, and China or the US
  • Assignments: 11 practical assignments + final research project 
  • ECTS: 90
  • Language: English
  • Faculty: UK + International
  • Tutors: Subject area professors + Academic Tutor support
  • Fee: DKK 397,000 (VAT 0%), excluding flight costs in connection with study visits
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Personal Development on the Henley MBA




MBA Programme Overview

The Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time master’s degree programme providing a truly international experience, with a global focus to the syllabus and research, modules delivered across the Henley international campuses, enriching study trips and a multinational cohort drawn from a variety of sectors and industries.

The Henley EMBA consists of three key stages (90 ECTS) with an optional award structure on successful completion of each stage:

Stage 1: Fundamental Business Foundations (Certificate)

You will learn about the basic business aspects of managing an organisation, such as managing people, operations and finance. This stage is about developing a strong foundation across a range of business functions.

Stage 2: Strategy & Context – Managing Stakeholders (Diploma)

In this stage, you will gain a greater knowledge of stakeholder management and the context around the business choices needed to form a robust strategy.

Stage 3: Taking Leadership to a Higher Level (Master’s degree)

You will examine the complexities of change in organisations and how to influence and lead a company through them.

Personal development as well as career, leadership and professional development flow through all stages of the Henley EMBA allowing an integrated process towards personal and professional growth.

During your studies, you will write 11 practical assignments applying the knowledge and skills developed from the programme. The assignments are based on current relevant issues, showcasing your capabilities and creating a valuable contribution to your organisation.

The Henley EMBA is arranged around 14 core study modules that deliver a comprehensive and wide-ranging framework for your studies. In addition, the programme includes a number of elective modules that allow you to specialise and a research-based project.

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Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the March 2022 intake is:

Stage 1: Dkk 129,000*
Stage 2: Dkk 139,000**
Stage 3: Dkk 129,000*** 

397,000 Dkk (VAT 0%), including workshop tuition, study materials and online services

*Tuition fee includes all study materials, travel and accommodation in connection with workshops. All study materials are developed / written by Henley's professors and that the materials are online content and e-books.

** On study trips (2 mandatory on stage 2, 1 optional on stage 3) Students will be required to organize and finance their own flights, visas, airport transfers, some meals and spending money. All other costs are covered by the tuition fee.

*** On stage 3, it is possible to choose a study trip as an elective. The participant holds all the costs for the journey and the stay. The price is 2200 GBP (Study visit fee, 2019 prices). To this must be added personal expenses for travel, accommodation, transport, visa and spending money.

**** Henley Denmark reserves the right to make price adjustments.

About accommodation and travelling

Accommodation is included in 

  • Scheduled workshops of the intake abroad
  • Scheduled Global Immersion Studies of the intake abroad
  • One face-to-face elective module (1 night)

Some travel costs are excluded.

The cost for the optional International Study Visit elective module is not included within the above fee.

Please note that one of the best ways to learn more about Henley’s Executive MBA programme is by joining our information meetings or a one-to-one session with a Henley MBA programme leader. 

Flexible payment options

  • Full programme fee
  • Stage fee
  • Stage fee in two instalments

Company funding

We work with you to help you identify how the Henley EMBA can deliver benefits to your employer right from the start of your studies. We can also help you prepare a detailed business case with which you can approach your employer to request their support, both in terms of finance and time.


At Henley Denmark, we offer a  number of scholarships to help find the best talent around the globe and promote the diversity in class. In the link above you can find a list of our current scholarship offers and how you can apply. 

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How to apply

Entry requirements

To join the programme you need:

  • Three years of relevant experience in a managerial or senior specialist position
  • Bachelor or master’s degree, or equivalent professional or international qualification*
  • Evidence of competence in English, if English is not your native language

Application process

Start your application process by contacting us to receive further information about the Henley Executive MBA (EMBA) – programme and to discuss your career development plans.

Your application package must include:

  • A completed application form
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Certified copies of degree certificates
  • Two professional references
  • Evidence of competence in English**

A personal interview is a mandatory requirement for all applications.

The Henley EMBA programme starts twice a year, in March and October.

We are happy to assist you through the application process.

* We do welcome applications from candidates with exceptional management experience who may not meet all the formal criteria for admission (no degree). If you have a minimum of five years’ experience at a senior or strategic level, we would be happy to consider an application. Our Admission Panel reviews all non-standard applications for suitability.

** Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to meet one of the following conditions: Have successfully completed a degree taught in English language, take an English language test, provide a English proficiency at work form, undergo a face-to-face interview in English with an authorised staff from Henley Business School Finland.