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Henley Management College launches new Distance Learning MBA programme


Henley Management College, one of the world’s top management education providers, has launched a new Distance Learning MBA programme that challenges the way managers think. The programme also features work-based assignments enabling programme members to gain recognition and rewards from the learning before the completion of the MBA.

As the world’s third largest suppler of Distance Learning MBAs the Henley Management College Distance Learning MBA programme develops critical thinking capability, offers intense personal development and focuses on the practical application of the learning back in the workplace via organisation based assignments.

Henley Management College’s Distance Learning MBA Degree is aimed at experienced managers, typically in their mid to late thirties, who have experience of managing teams and projects and want to develop into global managers. The programme recognises that as a manager’s level of seniority increases in an organisation they will be exposed to greater levels of ambiguity, complexity and uncertainty. The MBA programme equips managers to manage effectively given these conflicting circumstances. In essence, Henley’s Distance Learning MBA programme develops cognitive capability for decision-making.

Another area that the Distance Learning MBA programme focuses on is reflection - a key skill for 21st century managers and a key element of the learning cycle. Henley is tapping into the rise of ‘social media’ to assist students with aspects of reflection. Students are encouraged to reflect, record and share their learning experiences with their cohort. Social media is one of the ways that Henley assists students with this activity.

The Distance Learning MBA is a blended learning experience, an ideal mode of study to balance the increasing demands of career, family life and study. Henley, a triple accredited school, leads the field with a high number of face to face taught days, compared with other providers. As well as the face to face teaching, the programme also consists of group interaction via on line workshops and discussion, assignment work, personal study and readings. All these methods of learning are complementary to ensure an effective learning process, enabling programme members to quickly apply their learning back in the workplace.

Professor Jane McKenzie, Director of Studies Executive MBA commented ‘The Henley Executive Distance Learning MBA is an intense and rewarding experience. It will offer new opportunities for some; it will hone fitness for senior leadership roles for others; but for everyone it will challenge thinking about business and the practical art of management. Programme members work alongside leading international faculty and talented international managers to understand the dynamics of management and business choices. These areas are underpinned with a continuous theme of personal development. Known for our supportive culture, Henley offers maximum support for distance learners, through personal and subject tutors, online discussion, team work and networking’.

The next Executive Distance Learning MBA programme starts on 15 June 07.

About Henley Management College

Henley Management College is one of the top-ranked business schools in the world and, founded in 1945, one of the longest established. It is the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education and delivers business education to managers in over 100 countries with in excess of 5,400 people worldwide studying for a Henley MBA at any one time.

Henley Management College was one of the first UK business schools to become triple accredited, with accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, and is one of only 26 schools worldwide to have this.

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