Henley MBA

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The Henley MBA knows no geographical boundaries, wherever you go it is instantly recognised as a world-leading qualification of the highest standard. Over 7,000 experienced managers, working at an executive level, studying for a Henley MBA in more than 140 countries can’t be wrong! Added to that, there is a growing alumni network, featuring more than 30,000 members worldwide. Henley Business School is the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education and one of Europe’s largest full-service business schools. Henley was the first business school in the UK, and one of the oldest in Europe. It is one of the few global business schools to hold triple accreditation:

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Symbols of Accreditation

  • AACSB (the international association for management education in the US)
  • EQUIS (the quality assurance standard of the European Foundation for Management Development)
  • AMBA (the Association of MBAs)

Henley comprises five distinct Schools: Economics, Management, the ICMA Centre, Real Estate & Planning, and Executive Education Henley received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category in 2006. While there are many different teaching modes, there is only one Henley MBA which is an internationally recognised post experience qualification. In 2003, IMI launched their support and delivery of the full Henley MBA programme in Ireland. Since 2003, the programme has attracted over 300 participants representing managers from a broad range of industry sectors including financial services, ICT, pharmaceuticals and a range of public sector organisations. The Henley MBA, in partnership with IMI, is a practical and solutions focused programme that addresses the fundamental needs of today?s busy manager. Application Documents Henley MBA Application Form: Word or PDF Henley MBA Reference Form: Word or PDF

  • Duration: 30 Months
  • Location: IMI and UK
  • Next Programme: 24.10.2014
Fee (IMI member) Fee (Non member)
Stage 1: €9,250 Stage 1: €9,250
Stage 2: €9,250 Stage 2: €9,250
Stage 3: €9,000 Stage 3: €9,000
Total: €27,500  Total: €27,500 

Email us today at programmeadvisors@imi.ie

Next programme start dates: 24 October 2014

Stage 1 24/25/26 October 2014 – Attendance required at Henley Business School – UK

08 November 2014, 15 November 2014,

10 January 2015, 17 January 2015

07 March 2015, 21 March 2015

18 April 2015

03 June 2015

Stage 2 10 & 11 July 2015 25 July 2015

05 September 2015, 12 September 2015

05 December 2015, 12 December 2015

06 February 2016, 20 February 2016

05 March 2016

Stage 3 13 & 14 May 2016

10 & 11 June 2016 25 June 2016

The Henley MBA incorporating the Henley Diploma in Management is delivered through blended learning at the IMI. This mode comprises: self-study, tutorial support and residential workshops supplemented with access to the Henley e-Learning and e-Library environments, on-line support, a dedicated personal tutor and skills based workshops. It is ideal for those who cannot, for work or personal reasons, commit to a full-time programme. Overall duration 30 months.

Overview of the programme structure here

Stage 1: Managing the organisation
The Henley Starter Workshop and Personal Development (Staged in Henley Business School Henley, UK)
  • springboard into your successful and rewarding MBA journey
  •  two parallel streams that lay the foundations of your academic and personal development throughout the programme
  • key study skills techniques will be introduced which will be important for your successful completion of the programme
  • introduce you to a number of themes around leadership and leadership skills that you will continue to develop throughout the whole MBA
  • an introduction to the Personal Development process, the second element of this module, which will continue throughout the MBA
  •  the Personal Development process seeks to support and challenge you in all aspects of you growth whilst studying
  • the module aims to enable each student to: take control of their future direction, to pursue life and career goals, obtain maximum benefit for you and you organisations, reflect upon your own learning, performance and achievement and plan for personal, educational and career development

 

Managing People
  • develop an appreciation that people management is a key line manager activity
  • develop an awareness of the issues and practices that support and hinder the management and development of people and performance in organisations
  •  consider the impact of context on managing people and performance, particularly in national, international and multinational contexts; public and private sectors; large, medium and small enterprises
  • you will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify issues and dilemmas in your own workplace based on your understanding of the people and performance management, philosophies and approaches.
  • focuses on the key principles that underpin the delivery of goods and services by organisations
  • takes a systems and processes approach, integrating elements of operations management, information systems management and project management
  • processes are viewed as key enablers of business strategy, the module emphasises the need to understand such processes in a systemic way
  • key topics cover the design, implementation and on-going operation of goods and service delivery in a variety of organisational contexts
  • you will be expected to critically evaluate the applicability of the module concepts to specific organisational contexts
  • covers the topics of financial accounting, management accounting, finance and microeconomics
  • designed for you to recognise that every aspect of your business has an impact on the bottom line
  • Organisations that do not effectively plan, control and monitor their finances are unlikely to achieve their operational targets and strategic business objectives
  • you will be in a position to analyse critically the relevance and appropriateness of financial techniques and economic issues within your organisation.
Managing Processes and Systems
  • focuses on the key principles that underpin the delivery of goods and services by organisations
  • takes a systems and processes approach, integrating elements of operations management, information systems management and project management
  • processes are viewed as key enablers of business strategy, the module emphasises the need to understand such processes in a systemic way
  • key topics cover the design, implementation and on-going operation of goods and service delivery in a variety of organisational contexts
  • you will be expected to critically evaluate the applicability of the module concepts to specific organisational contexts
Managing Financial Resources
  • covers the topics of financial accounting, management accounting, finance and microeconomics
  • designed for you to recognise that every aspect of your business has an impact on the bottom line
  • Organisations that do not effectively plan, control and monitor their finances are unlikely to achieve their operational targets and strategic business objectives
  • you will be in a position to analyse critically the relevance and appropriateness of financial techniques and economic issues within your organisation.

 

Assessment

Each module is assessed through the completion of a work based assignment.

Examination

A case study based examination is held upon completion of the three main modules. The Henley starter workshop content is not examined.

Duration

Approximately 10 months

Stage 2: Making choices
Strategy
  • enable participants to understand and apply the fundamental principles of the strategic thinking process and also to gain insight into the variety of issues and challenges faced by managers
  • you will be able to demonstrate a high level of ability and skill in strategic thinking, strategic analysis, synthesis and decision-making
  • be able to analyse and understand an organisation and its external competitive environment, assess an organisation’s internal value-creating activities and processes, and identify and evaluate appropriate strategic options for an organisation, assessing impact on competitive position and future performance.

 

International Business
  • provide insights into the variety of issues and challenges faced by managers of international firms in the global business environment
  • participants will develop an ability to understand the complexity of international markets and the capacity to successfully manage issues related to international business and strategy
  • key frameworks will be introduced and applied in developing strategies for international expansion as well as strategies for managing complex operations across national, regional and global markets
  • examines the most recent developments in international business.
  • designed to raise your awareness of marketing as both a strategic and tactical function
  • develop your understanding of strategic marketing and the relevance of key marketing concepts and the importance of ethically and socially responsible marketing strategies
  • will enable you to critically analyse theoretical explanations of marketing situations and assess their relevance
  • identify factors that drive and influence the development of market structures and the comparative differences across various business contexts
  • recognise the nature of relationships and partnerships that are vital to the creation of customer value
Strategic Marketing
  • designed to raise your awareness of marketing as both a strategic and tactical function
  • develop your understanding of strategic marketing and the relevance of key marketing concepts and the importance of ethically and socially responsible marketing strategies
  • will enable you to critically analyse theoretical explanations of marketing situations and assess their relevance
  • identify factors that drive and influence the development of market structures and the comparative differences across various business contexts
  • recognise the nature of relationships and partnerships that are vital to the creation of customer value

 

Reputation and Responsibility
  • develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic reputation and responsibility management
  • engage in debate and discussion around issues of corporate responsibility, sustainability and governance and learn about key concepts of how relationships are built and stakeholder management
  • Participants will be exposed to a range of tools for the analysis of perceptions related to reputation.
Personal Development

This module examines how work, employment and career are rapidly changing. It looks at the participant’s priorities and examines their career anchors in the context of global citizenship. It also helps to place the participant’s career in context and develop a strategy for the future.

Assessment

Each core module is assessed through the completion of a work-based assignment.

Duration

Approximately 10 months

Stage 3: Making a difference
Leadership and Change
  • is designed to introduce participants to key concepts, theories and models of leadership, change, culture and values, capabilities and approaches that bind these together
  • will prepare you to become a business leader so that you can make appropriate and effective use of different approaches in leadership and change.
  • be able to identify your development goals as change leaders and practice the core skills of leading change.
Elective Topic
  • Choose a topic from a list below and complete an assignment on it:
  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Corporate Finance and Governance
  • Sustainability: Critical issues in global development
  • Social Enterprise
  • Managing the Brand
  • Digital Marketing
  • Designing organisations
  • Social Enterprise
  • Strategic Information Management
The Management Research Challenge
  • a major research-based project investigating a significant management or business problem/issue which leads to actionable recommendations
  • requires you to develop and build on key elements of your learning throughout the Masters programme and apply it within a practical context
  • you are required to undertake a critical and in-depth review of current thinking in your chosen topic area which forms the basis for an empirical investigation leading to conclusions and recommendations grounded in appropriate evidence
  • you are expected to develop and apply a research design and techniques that are appropriate to the problem or issue
Assessment

Leadership and Change and Elective topic are assessed through assignments. 1 Management Challenge

Duration

Approximately 10 months

Applicants must have a minimum of three years managerial experience and a primary degree or equivalent qualification. For the programme you are required to have a minimum of 3 years managerial experience.

For whom

The Henley MBA is a post-experience qualification programme for experienced and practicing managers, normally with a primary degree or equivalent and at least 3 years’ management experience. The typical participant has several years’ professional experience and often works as a manager or senior functional specialist or exercises more general responsibility within a small organisation or business unit.

Application Documents

Henley MBA Application Form: Word or PDF Henley MBA Reference Form: Word or PDF

The programme is accredited by the University of Reading.

Email us today at programmeadvisors@imi.ie Stage 1 24/25/26 October 2014 – Attendance required at Henley Business School – UK 08 November 2014 15 November 2014 10 January 2015 17 January 2015 07 March 2015 21 March 2015 18 April 2015 03 June 2015 Stage 2 10 & 11 July 2015 25 July 2015 05 September 2015 12 September 2015 05 December 2015 12 December 2015 06 February 2016 20 February 2016 05 March 2016 Stage 3 13 & 14 May 2016 10 & 11 June 2016 25 June 2016

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