Executive MBA or MBA – what should I consider?

What do you need to keep in mind before applying for an MBA/EMBA?

Executive MBA or MBA – what should I consider?

Commitment to and costs of the programmes

This is the second part of a mini-series in which we take a closer look at the Executive MBA and MBA. After showing the differences between the programmes, we now come to factors that should be considered when studying one of the programmes.

What to consider when studying the Henley Executive MBA Global?

As always, it is important to inform yourself before studying a programme with any school. Henley’s tradition in developing the leadership of the future, both with academic rigour as well as insightful personal development has proven to be one of the best programmes in the world and the reputation of the Henley MBA is recognised world-wide.

Potential candidates to the Henley Executive MBA Global are often concerned about adding to their busy full-time work schedules. The programme certainly is challenging and will require commitment. At the same time and with the necessary motivation, the Henley Executive MBA Global is designed to fit into a working schedule. With its on-point applicability, the curriculum can and should be integrated into work projects. Programme participants are asked to use the theory learned during the workshops and apply it into their working routines, where they experience first-hand the transformative aspects of the programme.

The workshops on the Global programme follow a 6-week module rhythm, starting with some pre-workshop tasks, working through the workshop (the German programme runs its workshops usually from Thursdays to Sundays to limit time away from work), and then blend the learning with online resources to write personal assignments.

What does it cost?

The Henley Executive MBA Global costs €46.500 for the full period. This includes all tuition, as well as accommodation and meals during workshop days.

While we see many participants paying for the programme themselves, in many cases participants’ employers participate in supporting their employees, either financially, by giving extra time or providing specific case-studies within the organization to work on. Henley works with many employers on a regular basis to bring newest learning into the organisations. In some cases, such employers also book entire intakes (8 – 15 participants) for themselves exclusively to further educate their management teams.

Next week we will answer one of the most important questions regarding the MBA and EMBA – how do you profit from that? For any further questions and information, please contact Christoph.Raudonat@henleybschool.de

Christoph Raudonat

Managing Director, Business School Germany


Chris Raudonat is responsible for the business operations of Henley Business School in Germany. He centres his energy on the strategic direction and development of the organisation, programme sales and recruitment, communication as well as leadership learning / coaching. In the past he worked with a number of international non-profit and civil society organisations to manage their projects and increase their potential by assisting them in the development and implementation of their business strategies.

He is furthermore an executive coach, focusing on cognitive behaviour and positive psychology approaches and helps clients to become the best they can be by exploring innovative approaches to management learning both in practice and academics.

Chris is currently researching the specifics of interim leadership in the gig-economy and gig-leadership while engaging in a MSc/DBA programme at Henley Business School. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds degrees in Sociology, Social/Organisational Psychology, Law and Economics as well as an MBA from Henley Business School.