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 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 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 an MBA that covers all aspects of management whilst integrating key themes and challenges affecting businesses today. They like the way Ashridge offers a very practical and applied MBA 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?

  • 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.

The Ashridge Difference

MBA in a day

‘MBA in a Day’ at Ashridge

Don’t miss out on our next MBA Open Day which includes a programme overview, sample classroom sessions, campus tour, and the opportunity to have lunch and chat with faculty, current students and alumni.

Our next open day is 24 January 2015.

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Why gain an MBA?

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


  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 class will start in March 2015. We advise you to submit your application by 31 January 2015.

The next Full-Time MBA class 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.


“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