Henley vs IE Business school Vs IESE


Hello everyone

I am an aspiring MBA applicant with 8 years of experience in management in the EU and aspiring to move from middle management to the leadership team. I am considering these 3 schools for my executive MBA. IESE is least preferred as their program structure is not very flexible for me.

I am leaning towards Henley as their program seems to be structured with a lot of exchange within the class. The only reason I am leaning towards IE is the ranking and online modules.

Also between IE and Henley, I noticed that Henley's Alumni are better placed than IE.

If theoretically I get accepted into both which school is better.



Regards

MBA newbie

[Edited by MBA newbie on Jun 08, 2022]

Hello everyone<br>
I am an aspiring MBA applicant with 8 years of experience in management in the EU and aspiring to move from middle management to the leadership team. I am considering these 3 schools for my executive MBA. IESE is least preferred as their program structure is not very flexible for me.<br>
I am leaning towards Henley as their program seems to be structured with a lot of exchange within the class. The only reason I am leaning towards IE is the ranking and online modules. <br>
Also between IE and Henley, I noticed that Henley's Alumni are better placed than IE. <br>
If theoretically I get accepted into both which school is better.<br>
<br>
Regards<br>
MBA newbie
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IE is among the top 10 schools as per FT EMBA ranking I suppose. Henley is somewhere in 30s, if I am not wrong 

IE is among the top 10 schools as per FT EMBA ranking I suppose. Henley is somewhere in 30s, if I am not wrong&nbsp;
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Duncan

IE is strong in the Spanish speaking world. Henley is better for the countries where it has locations. 

IE is strong in the Spanish speaking world. Henley is better for the countries where it has locations.&nbsp;
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Andy776

Hi, clearly IESE and by far. 

Hi, clearly IESE and by far.&nbsp;
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Hi, clearly IESE and by far. 


the program is not flexible enough for me

[quote]Hi, clearly IESE and by far.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>the program is not flexible enough for me
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IE is strong in the Spanish speaking world. Henley is better for the countries where it has locations. 


Hi Duncan, 
I am in Germany so both Henley and IE are out of my country. I will apply for Henley in the Greenlands campus and will attend the course there. for IE in the main campus in Madrid. I have over 8 years' experience and would like your overall opinion on the schools/courses. I see a lot of negative reviews on Henley but couldn't reach any alumni here or in linkedIn.

[quote]IE is strong in the Spanish speaking world. Henley is better for the countries where it has locations.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Duncan,&nbsp;<br>I am in Germany so both Henley and IE are out of my country. I will apply for Henley in the Greenlands campus and will attend the course there. for IE in the main campus in Madrid. I have over 8 years' experience and would like your overall opinion on the schools/courses. I see a lot of negative reviews on Henley but couldn't reach any alumni here or in linkedIn.<br><br>
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Duncan

I don't understand why you have excluded the German schools if you live there.  I assume Henley has the better network in your target market, since it has an established operation in Germany. 

I don't understand why you have excluded the German schools if you live there.&nbsp; I assume Henley has the better network in your target market, since it has an established operation in Germany.&nbsp;
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I don't understand why you have excluded the German schools if you live there.  I assume Henley has the better network in your target market, since it has an established operation in Germany. 


Hi Duncan, In terms of german schools I considered 2 options - Mannheim and ESMT. Mannheim has a 2year MBA program as I am 1 year short of their EMBA requirement but I cannot do 2 years. 

I am not looking to change jobs after my MBA as I am in a good role now. What I am hoping to achieve is to improve my business skills in the short term so that my long-term goal to move to C-suite is on track. 

I have not discounted ESMT but I believe an international experience might help so chose these 3 schools. 

[quote]I don't understand why you have excluded the German schools if you live there.&nbsp; I assume Henley has the better network in your target market, since it has an established operation in Germany.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Duncan, In terms of german schools I considered 2 options - Mannheim and ESMT. Mannheim has a 2year MBA program as I am 1 year short of their EMBA requirement but I cannot do 2 years.&nbsp;<br><br>I am not looking to change jobs after my MBA as I am in a good role now. What I am hoping to achieve is to improve my business skills in the short term so that my long-term goal to move to C-suite is on track.&nbsp;<br><br>I have not discounted ESMT but I believe an international experience might help so chose these 3 schools.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I think it's odd to not consider the schools with the best alumni networks in your target market. How is taking classes abroad more valuable than an MBA optimised for your national market? Maybe look at Koeln/RSM, WHU/Kellogg, HHL/EADA, WU/Minnesota? 

I think it's odd to not consider the schools with the best alumni networks in your target market. How is taking classes abroad more valuable than an MBA optimised for your national market? Maybe look at Koeln/RSM, WHU/Kellogg, HHL/EADA, WU/Minnesota?&nbsp;
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Duncan

Oh, and IESE in Munich or ESCP in Berlin.

Oh, and IESE in Munich or ESCP in Berlin.<br>
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