Henley Business School
Henley Business School


Henley Business School Location

South England

Henley Business School



South England


Key Information
Location Reading, England
Established 1945
Famous For Masters in Management, Masters in Finance
Key Information
Location Reading, England
Established 1945
Famous For Masters in Management, Masters in Finance


Founded in 1945, Henley Business School was one of the first business schools to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.

It is consistently ranked among Europe’s top 50 business schools in the European Business School Rankings 2022 by the Financial Times and is also among an elite group worldwide to be triple-accredited for the quality and capability of its faculty and output. As part of the University of Reading, Henley operates within an academic institution that is placed within the top 30 UK universities in world rankings (QS World University Rankings 2023) and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Henley’s Finance Masters benefit from access to the ICMA Centre – pioneers in finance education and renowned for its strong links with the financial services industry. Across the fields of finance, business & management, accounting, real estate & planning and information management, Henley graduates are in demand and achieving great things.

As a Henley graduate, the School will equip you with the skills to handle major business challenges, lead as a confident manager and achieve your own career goals.

Courses at Henley

  • Accounting: As an accounting graduate at Henley, you will leave with a deep understanding of advanced accounting skills, business acumen and a foundation for a successful career.
  • Business and Management: Deeply practical and research-led, our Business and Management programmes use interactive teaching methods to enable you to handle advanced management and business challenges.
  • Finance at the ICMA Centre: Henley Finance graduates are some of the most sought-after business graduates in the UK and the world. Your thorough understanding and expertise will help you make an impact in the world of finance.
  • Information Management: Our Informatics Research Centre is renowned for its interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and knowledge transfer in information management – and it is this reputation that is helping our graduates make a real difference in industry.
  • Real Estate and Planning: The Real Estate & Planning programmes at Henley are recognised globally for their innovative and thorough approach. As a graduate you will benefit from the advanced learning and specialist understanding of this exciting sector.

Scholarships at Henley

Regardless of where you are in the world or the course you choose to study, there could be a place for you at Henley. Henley Business School is offering up to 150 scholarships from a £750,000 scholarship fund across the full range of postgraduate courses to help support Masters students in 2023. Learn more here.

Services for International Students

Reading is home to over 19,000 students from over 150 countries at any one time, yet individual support sessions are always available for students to discuss any problems they may have in confidence.

Through quality contact-time with faculty members, careers specialists, and peers, Henley will help you develop both personally and professionally to become a well-rounded graduate. You will leave with:

  • A broad understanding of industry
  • Confidence in your own ability
  • A path to achieving your career aspirations

Learn more here.


Financial Times Rankings

  • 35th in the European Business School Rankings of 2022
  • 38th in the Masters in Finance pre-experience for 2022
  • 65th for the Executive MBA programme for 2022
  • 18th in the Executive Education for Open Programmes in 2022
  • 28th in the Executive Education for Customised Programmes in 2022

QS World University Rankings

  • 101-110th in World University Rankings for Masters in Finance for 2023
  • 101-110th in World University Rankings for Masters in Management for 2023


Henley Business School has three campuses in the UK. The Whiteknights and London Road campuses are in the heart of the thriving Thames Valley town of Reading, while Greenlands is located on the Thames just outside the town of Henley-on-Thames.

Reading Town Centre has a friendly, diverse community and a lively student atmosphere, so there is always plenty to do in Reading. Between eating at the various riverside bars and restaurants, visiting live music and sports venues, and enjoying the many parks and green spaces, Reading provides everything that you will need from your home away from home.

It is the ideal location to travel in your spare time, both within the UK and beyond. Reading is well connected, with direct transport links to many of the UK’s largest cities and airports, and only a 25-minute train journey from central London.

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