An Individually Compiled and Tested Management Toolbox

To shape the 21st century together, we at Henley Business School are convinced that successful executives should be in a position to say the following:

“I have at my disposal an individually compiled business toolbox of theories, methodologies and models, like business modelling, reflection and agile leadership, that I have compiled based on my practical experience. Thereby, I account for the integration of theory and practice.”

The 70/20/10 principle of integrating theory & practice

The Henley Executive MBA is practice-oriented based on the understanding that learning optimally happens in three contexts:

  • 70% of learning happens through challenging assignments in the real business environment of the
  • 20% of learning takes place in developmental relationships between students during and between
  • 10% of learning is done in formal workshops led by internationally leading faculty; these workshops
    usually take place in Munich every eight to nine weeks on Fridays and Saturdays, supplemented by Personal
    Development days and workshops in the UK and Finland.

This 70/20/10 principle allows our students to combine their studies with their often busy schedules as international managers and leaders and their commitments to spouses and families.

The programme structure over 30 months

In the Henley Executive MBA, the toolbox is developed in three stages:

Stage One is about the tools for the basic operations of an organisation: Processes, Systems, People and Financial Resources;

In Stage Two, strategic tools like Strategy, Strategic Marketing, International Business and Reputation & Responsibility are added;

Stage Three completes the programme with Leadership & Change and the ‘Management Research Challenge’ as final project.
The three stages are complemented by workshops on Personal Development and Reflection, Coaching and Mentoring.ibus leo.

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Your benefit at a glance

The Henley Executive MBA enables you to identify the suitable tool for a specific management and leadership situation. Based on your own experience, you have a good command of the tool; this confidence is passed on to the people around you. You know when you lack a tool and decide if you want to learn the tool yourself or find a partner. You only add new tools to your toolbox of which you know from your own experience how to use them. Thereby, you assure the integration of theory and practice.