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Henley excels in FT Executive Education 2018 rankings

Henley excels in FT Executive Education 2018 rankings

16th May 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa. Henley Business School is now in 1st place in Africa for open and customised executive education for any business school accredited and based in Africa. It is also in the top 25 globally.

Henley is delighted to share its excellent achievements in the Financial Times (FT) Executive Education Ranking 2018. This ranking includes our South Africa, British and other European campuses.

Henley has achieved top five, top 20 and top 25 positions in the UK, Europe and World rankings respectively, achieving excellent results for its open programmes, custom programmes, faculty, course design, quality teaching methods, among other categories. 

Jonathan Foster-Pedley, Dean & Director of Henley Africa, says that for more than 70 years Henley’s focus has been to empower individuals to become consummate business professionals with sought-after business skills and acumen, professionals with heart and outstanding leaders who act with integrity and are focused on building businesses that contribute to the betterment of society. “At Henley Africa, we continue this focus by building the people, who build the businesses that build Africa. We strongly believe in creating a better world for future generations, by embracing sustainable solutions for business in Africa. Our executive education programmes are of the highest standard and are designed to ensure our students emerge as critical, creative thinkers and innovators.”

Henley Business School is part of the University of Reading, UK, and is renowned for its faculty, academic rigour, excellent course design, quality teaching and life and career-changing programmes.

Henley achieved outstanding results in the Executive Education Open Programmes rankings, coming in at number three in the UK and number eight in Europe. Its faculty attained top 10 positions, achieving 2nd place in the UK ranking, 4th in Europe and  10th in the world ranking.

Henley was also ranked 2nd in the UK, 5th in Europe and 10th in the world for skills and learning, and 2nd in the UK, 5th in Europe and 14th in the world for its teaching methods and materials.

Meeting its students’ education expectation and providing a platform for them to achieve their aims is a key element in the success of any business school and in this category Henley excelled as well, ranking 2nd in the UK, 7th in Europe and 15th in the world.

When it comes to offering programmes that achieve these expectations, course design is a critical element and Henley UK ranked 2nd for course design in the UK, 4th in Europe and 11th globally.

Henley also maintained its top 10, 25 and top 50 positions in the UK, Europe and world FT rankings respectively for its customised programmes. 

The FT rankings are largely determined by client ratings and are a useful resource for businesses and professionals looking to choose the best schools to develop their management skills and improve corporate performance.

These rankings place Henley in 1st place in Africa for a business school accredited and located in South Africa for customised and open programmes and in the top 25 worldwide.

Henley Africa has been lauded for its open and custom programmes and its fresh and transformational course designs that immerse students in real-life learning situations that promote learning with purpose and the gaining of practical experience.  Henley’s custom executive education programmes are customised to client needs. “We work closely with our custom clients to understand their organisation, opportunities and challenges and co-create programmes to meet their specific needs,” says Linda Buckley, Henley Africa’s Executive Education Director.

She adds that the key focus areas of Henley’s executive education programmes are transformational leadership and developing corporate executives and managers into critical thinkers and agents of change. “Our courses are designed to integrate the theory we teach with real-life practical examples from our clients’ work environments.”

There are many reasons why Henley Africa is the business school of choice in South Africa. The school is rated among the top business schools in the world. It's the only business school in Africa to offer a triple-accredited MBA, with accreditation from the leading UK, European and US accreditation bodies. It is also accredited by South Africa’s Council on Higher Education. In 2018 Henley’s alumni network ranked 1st in the world for its potential to network by the prestigious Economist magazine. Henley Africa believes it has the largest MBA scholarship programme in Africa, providing 19 MBA scholarships in 20 I8, equivalent to 15 full fee scholarships.

As an international institution, Henley has campuses, offices and partnerships around the world and 77 000 alumni in 50 countries. Its global reputation as a top business school is reflected in the international clients it attracts and the diversity of its faculty and student body. It was ranked 2nd in the UK, 4th in Europe and 5th in the world for international clients.

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