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Henley Business School at the University of Reading


Henley Business School (HBS) is a world-renowned international business school based in the UK and operating in 17 countries. It is ranked among the top schools in Europe and being one of only 57 business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status. We are known for developing outstanding business professionals and leaders - and our distinctive approach is proven to deliver results.

Founded in 1945, by business for business, Henley Business School was the first business school in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.

Our impressive portfolio includes a range of undergraduate degrees and Postgraduate degrees in Accountancy, Business, Management, Finance, Real Estate, Planning, Informatics, and Coaching. We offer a world-class DBA and have a dynamic community of PhD students on postgraduate research degrees. Henley has an impressive track record of growing leaders and developing managers to make the right choices for their organisations and for the society they live in which are delivered through our executive education programme, the Henley Partnership and the Henley MBA.

  • One of only 57 business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB);
  • Home to students and programme members from more than 100 countries;
  • A global alumni network with more than 33,000 members worldwide;
  • A top 10 business school in the UK overall (FT European Business Schools ranking, 2011).
  • Year established
  • Location
    Central England, South West England, South East England
  • Registered students

Academic specialism

The School represents the largest unit within the University of Reading, rated among the UK's most research-intensive institutions and ranked among the world's top 200 universities (The Times, 2013).

Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting

We integrate socio-technical thinking and interdisciplinary expertise in many areas such as information management, business processes and systems, accounting and finance. We work closely with leading global industry and academic partners to deliver a wide range of programmes and have established an excellent record of knowledge transfer and commercialising research outcomes both in the UK and internationally.

ICMA Centre (Finance)

ICMA Centre is the product of the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department, we are now in our 21st year. One of Europe's leading providers of finance degrees and programmes specifically tailored for the capital markets industry, we are also internationally recognised for professional and policy development research and consultancy.

International Business and Strategy

For over 40 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in international business. We continue to help define the research agenda in the fields of international business and international business history.

Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour

For over 10 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in leadership, organisations and behaviour. We continue to help define the research agenda in the fields of leadership, knowledge management, human resources, organisation studies and entrepreneurship.

Marketing and Reputation

We have a strong heritage in the twin disciplines of strategic marketing and reputation management. Our faculty offer expertise across a diverse range of contemporary topics that challenge managers. Our aim is to provide both academic thought-leadership and, at the same time, practical application of our current thinking in order to provide relevance to management today.

Real Estate and Planning

Established in 1968, we are the largest school in the UK for teaching and research in real estate and planning and enjoy a worldwide reputation for teaching and research excellence. We are consistently ranked in the top three positions in all major league tables and the US-based Urban Land Institute ranks us as the leading Real Estate centre in Europe.

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Henley Business School at the University of Reading
University of Reading
Whiteknights Rd
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)1491 571454


Henley Business School of the University of Reading is located in the South-East of England and has excellent transport links. Reading's railway station is within only 25 minutes from London Paddington by high speed train, as well provides regular services to and from other cities around the UK. There are direct services to and from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.