Ashridge Business School

Ashridge Business SchoolHistory
Ashridge is a leading international business school based in Hertfordshire, England. Founded in 1959, Ashridge works with individuals and organisations from around the world in its three core areas of executive education, research and consulting. It is consistently ranked as one of the world's leading business schools. Ashridge's activities and areas of expertise include open & tailored executive education programmes, MBA, MSc & Diploma qualifications, organisation consulting, applied research and online learning.

Courses Offered

The Ashridge MBA has developed a reputation for accelerating careers and widening opportunities for its graduates. To be accepted on the Ashridge MBA, participants must have at least five years' experience in a management position, and this, along with the international mix and the use of live assignments and projects creates a dynamic and stimulating development environment.

Ashridge Full-time MBA

The full time MBA is an accelerated learning experience, particularly suitable for people experiencing or anticipating a significant career transition and/or change in career direction. It is an opportunity to take a year out of work to invest in an international experience that will stretch your thinking and your horizons.

Ashridge two year Executive MBA programme

The EMBA course allows you to spread your MBA degree over two years so that you continue your career alongside the part time programme. A series of one-week modules in the knowledge-rich environment of Ashridge combine with remote access to the Virtual Learning Resource Centre (VLRC) to make this a practical way to work, study and take advantage of Ashridge’s tremendous networking potential.

Quick Facts

  • Ashridge is one the few business schools in the world to be triple accredited by the main executive education bodies: AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) AMBA (Association of MBAs) Ashridge is a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
  • Ashridge faculty members are not traditional business academics. All of them have extensive international business experience, enabling them to become truly involved with the everyday issues and challenges faced by clients and individual participants.
  • Ashridge is one of the only business schools in the world to have its own consulting business - Ashridge Consulting Limited.
  • It also has a number of specialised centres including the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, Ashridge Centre for Business and Society, Ashridge Leadership Centre and the Ashridge Public Leadership Centre.
  • Looking for diversity, interaction and experience in the classroom? The Ashridge MBA class typically comprises 14 nationalities among 30 participants with an average of 12 years' experience.
  • The Ashridge MBA is ranked 6th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 35th worldwide by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and first in the world for Salary Increase.The Financial Times ranks Ashridge in the top 2 in the UK for Customised Executive Education.

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