The Ashridge MBA

Rigorous. Relevant. Real. Different.

Ashridge Business School is ranked 23rd globally for executive education (Financial Times 2014) and is one of only 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). Offering a one-year Full-time and two-year Part-time Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Ashridge offers you an integrated view of business through live case studies, client-based projects and group work to enhance employability and your skills in leadership, strategy and management. With its corporate connections and faculty with in-depth industry experience, the Ashridge MBA qualification provides the next step in global strategic management for experienced professionals.

Who studies for the Ashridge MBA?

Who studies for the Ashridge MBA?

Ashridge students are diverse, both internationally and professionally. Many are looking for MBA courses that cover all aspects of management whilst integrating key themes and challenges affecting businesses today. They like the way Ashridge offers a very practical and applied degree and value the live case studies, highly interactive classroom sessions and peer group learning which enable them to develop powerful decision-making techniques that can drive business today. Our students also benefit from a high quality international alumni network from a variety of industry backgrounds. Find out more about what is covered in the Ashridge MBA programme.

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Full-Time, Part-Time or Executive MBA?

The Ashridge one-year Full time MBA is ideal for those looking for a career change, to develop entrepreneurial skills to set up their own business, or to quickly gain strategic management or consulting skills to achieve the next level in their career. Find out more

Our two-year part time Executive MBA (EMBA) is ideal for those aspiring to achieve the next level in their career but wish to continue working and applying their knowledge as they learn. Find out more.

If you are interested in company sponsorship then find out how to present a business case for sponsoring the Ashridge MBA to your employer.

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What makes a good MBA degree?

  • International experience provided within the programme
  • Practical application of knowledge throughout the programme
  • Professional status of faculty - are they well-connected with industry?
  • Credibility of the school - programme quality, accreditations
  • Diversity of students - professional and international
  • Currency of the qualification - future-proof
  • Relevance to business and your organisation.

    MBA ranking and accreditations may help you to discover which is the best MBA for you.

The Ashridge Difference

MBA in a day

Private visits to Ashridge

Visiting the campus can often help you to decide whether a school is right for you. We invite you to visit Ashridge to meet our staff, our Faculty and see for yourself why Ashridge is such a wonderful learning environment.

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Why gain an MBA?

Here are some reasons why you might be looking to gain an MBA qualification:


  1. Career progression in your organisation
  2. Change career
  3. Start your own business
  4. Consolidate your experience.


  1. To improve in a strategic role
  2. To move into a strategic role
  3. To move into general management from a specialist function
  4. To lead the business in a new direction.

Watch the videos from our participants to see why they chose to study for the Ashridge MBA.

How to apply

Finding out whether you are eligible and applying for the Ashridge MBA is straightforward. You can complete your application online and automatically email your referees a form to complete.

The next Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA classes will start 1 October 2015. We advise you to submit your application by  30 June 2015 (Non-EU) and 31 July 2015 (EU only).

Find out more about fees and funding including company sponsorship, loans and scholarships.

Find out more about entry criteria including the GMAT, TOEFL and IELTS requirements.


“Ashridge has an excellent track record of promoting its MBA alumni and as a result, I walked straight into a very well-paid risk-management job with Standard Chartered in Hong Kong.”

Grace Yang, Vice President (Investment Banking Audit) JP Morgan