Degree programme

EMBA - Executive MBA



Next intake

October 2024


24 months

#1 EMBA-programme in the Nordics

Henley's unique transformative global EMBA is made for engaged, experienced managers and leaders who have the desire to shape the business and society around them. 

This two-year degree supports your growth as an influential leader, who can make a greater impact on the challenges of our fast pace global economy.

The combination of your abilities, knowledge and skills with resilience, responsibility and proactivity will give you a foundation for impactful leadership.

Henley is ranked as the #1 EMBA-programme in the Nordic countries by both Financial Times and the Economist.

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Ready to shape your future and transform your career?


#1 EMBA in the Nordics

The more self-aware you are, the better you are able to connect with other people. Henley EMBA was life-changing.

- Annaleena Heikkilä, Medical Doctor PhD

EMBA at a Glance

  • Strengthen your business performance by applying practical learnings to your organisation
  • Increase your leadership capability and personal growth
  • Solve real life business challenges in global immersion study visits
  • Receive a university-level master's degree from a triple-accredited, international business school 

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Key facts

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Course lenght

24 months


Helsinki, workshops in UK, study trips to South Africa and US

ECTS Credits



€53,000 (+VAT), Early Bird*€51,000 (+ALV) 10.7.24 mennessä

Suitable for

managers, leaders, executives and entrepreneurs

Content & Schedule

Henley EMBA is a part-time master's degree that offers a truly international experience. 

Most of the classes and workshops are held in Helsinki, however, some workshops are organised at our UK campus. In addition, you will get to participate in immersion trips to other countries (South Africa and USA), experiences that will develop your global outlook and expand your knowledge of other markets. 

You will study with an international diverse group of leaders, who represent different sectors and industries. The degree is studied over a period of 2 years and it includes 50 workshop days altogether. You can download the schedule for our October EMBA intake here:


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Henley EMBA consists of three stages:

Stage 1

Managing the Organisation

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

Stage 2

Making Choices – Context & Stakeholders

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

Stage 3

Making an Impact 

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

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Learning Experience

The emphasis is on practical applied learning with the aim to make business concepts come alive whilst ensuring a thorough and well-rounded learning experience. 

The learning journey involves

  • a high level of face-to-face interaction with academics and peers
  • individual contribution
  • group collaboration
  • personal development
  • leadership and professional development
  • coaching.

The knowledge and skills you develop in our highly practical programme can be immediately applied in the workplace. 

During your studies, you will be supported by our Academic Tutors. Your tutor can support you in every aspect of your learning and personal development efforts, and help you progress through the programme.

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Our Executive MBA programme provides multiple benefits for you and your organisation:

Benefits for you

  • Tranformative journey designed to help you reach your career goals
  • University-level master’s degree from #1 EMBA provider in the Nordics
  • Highly international experience, including study content, teaching faculty and students as well as workshops and study visits to UK, US and South-Africa
  • Access to a worldwide alumni network with more than 87,000 people in over 170 countries from day one of your studies

For your organisation

  • Assignments creating a valuable contribution to your organisation 
  • Highly practical programme, enabling you to apply the developed knowledge and skills immediately in the workplace
  • Improved leadership and management skills giving tools, frameworks and practical knowledge of leading both operational and strategical changes in the organisation

Executive MBA experiences

Learn from our graduates how they experienced the Henley EMBA

The knowledge and skills to reflect have been the most powerful things I faced during EMBA studies. Who I am as a leader, my personality, my strengths and weaknesses. Leaders tend to forget these.

Executive MBA

Jouni Heinonen Senior Advisor & Co-founder, Rohjeta Advisors

The Professional Development curriculum is excellent and unique part of the MBA journey, and for that alone I encourage my friends to choose Henley Business School Finland.

Executive MBA

Annaleena Heikkilä Medical Doctor, PhD

The EMBA degree really helped me to understand how the business operates, and creates value and money from good innovation.

Executive MBA

Erik Østreng CEO, Searunner Shipping AS

Tuition Fee

An MBA is a major investment in yourself and your career. The Henley EMBA is designed to help you achieve the best possible outcomes in business and in life. The benefits can be clearly measured, offering a substantial ROI to you personally and, more broadly, to your company.

We work with you to help you identify how the degree can deliver benefits to your employer. 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.


Stage 1: 18,000€
Stage 2: 19,000€
Stage 3: 16,000€

In total: 53,000€ (+ VAT) 1, including tuition, assessments, and coaching, two Global Immersion Study visits abroad, two workshops at Henley Campus UK, study materials and online services.

Early bird fees are 51,000 € (+ VAT) 2  if applied before 10.7.2024.

Henley alumni are eligible for a 10% discount for the EMBA tuition fee.2 

1Section 40 of the Finnish Value Added Tax Act will be amended as of 1 May 2022 so that education services provided by a foreign university in Finland will be subject to VAT 24%. Following the amendment, Henley Business School Finland must alongside with other foreign universities operating in Finland add a VAT 24% on its sales invoices.
2 This offer is only valid for applications to the Henley Executive MBA – Global in Finland and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or discount.

Entry requirements

Please consider our minimum entry requirements:

  • Relevant leadership or management work experience
  • Bachelor or master’s degree*
  • Evidence of competence in English, if English is not your native language

* 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.

Application process

 Start your application process by contacting us to receive further information about the Henley EMBA programme and to discuss your career development plans. We are happy to assist you through the application process.

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Difficulties in choosing the right programme?

Hopefully these insights help you.


An Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a graduate-level business degree program designed for experienced professionals and executives who are already working in the business world.

Although both MBA and EMBA programs provide advanced business education, their primary distinction lies in the target audience and program adaptability to individuals at varying career stages. The MBA attracts a more diverse group in terms of participant backgrounds and work experience, whereas the EMBA is specifically designed for experienced professionals aiming to strengthen their leadership skills while concurrently managing their professional responsibilities.

Various different aspects affect the prestige of an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme. These factors include the reputation of the business school offering the program, the expertise of the faculty, the success achieved by programme alumni, the global recognition and rankings of the programme, the incorporation of innovative features in the curriculum, and accreditation from respected bodies such as AACSB or EQUIS. 

MBA Executive stands for "Master of Business Administration Executive." It is a graduate-level business degree programme designed for experienced professionals and executives who are already working in the business world. The "Executive" designation indicates that the programme is tailored to individuals with significant work experience and is often offered in a format that allows participants to continue working while pursuing advanced education. The programme typically focuses on advanced leadership, strategic management, and executive-level skills.

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is unequivocally worth pursuing for seasoned professionals aiming for leadership roles. Tailored for extensive work experience, it accelerates career growth and builds adept leaders. Exclusive networking opportunities, a global perspective, and a focus on personal development ensure a measurable return on investment through increased earning potential and rapid career advancement. With a flexible structure for working professionals, the EMBA is an invaluable investment in executive excellence, offering transformative experiences and a powerful network of accomplished peers, faculty, and alumni.

Are you interested in our EMBA degree? Reach out!

Matti Katara

Matti Katara

Business Director EMBA and Open Programmes & Executive Coach
Mobile: +358 46 850 5858