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Ashridge is one of the world’s most stunning campuses. A former 13th century monastery and royal residence, the school is set in a country estate surrounded by National Trust woodland, just 30 minutes north-west of London. Ashridge works with over 500 organisations globally and develops around 6,000 managers each year. As a provider of Executive Education, we are constantly ranked as one of the world’s leading business schools (number 1 in the UK, Financial Times rankings May 2008).

Our MBA has been ranked #1 globally for salary increase for the past three years in the Economist Intelligence Unit MBA rankings. We are one of fewer than 30 of institutions worldwide to achieve triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Ashridge offers two MBA programmes: a one-year full-time MBA, which starts in January and a two-year Executive MBA which starts in September.

Both our MBA programmes go beyond theory by giving participants the opportunity to put into practice all they have learned via a ‘live’ consulting project. Participants work with a client organisation to deliver a major strategic consulting assignment. The Ashridge MBA includes an international study week, which is designed to consolidate learning by giving participants direct experience of the complex issues faced by businesses in an emerging market. Class sizes are deliberately kept small, which ensures that participants benefit from individual attention from faculty and an interactive learning style.

Ashridge MBA students have rich professional backgrounds (average professional experience 12 years), which makes it one of the most experienced participant cohorts in the business school world. Ashridge faculty are ex-industry, which means that they can work closely with MBA participants on the theory and practice of business. Outside of the classroom, MBA participants can make use of the on campus Lifestyle Centre, which boasts a fully equipped gym, heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and squash courts. In the Ashridge grounds there are tennis courts, cricket and football pitches, a nine hole ‘pitch and putt’ course and croquet on the lawn.

Free transport is provided between Ashridge and the nearby town of Berkhamsted, and for meals and refreshments (included in the programme fee during MBA modules), Ashridge has a sociable bar and award winning dining facilities.


Financial Times: 10 (UK), 20 (Europe), 70 (Global) - EMBA (October 2007), Which / Economist: 5 (UK), 9 (Europe), 19 (Global); Handelsblatt: 6 (UK), 15 (Europe); Report Ed: 9 (UK), 16 (Europe)



Program Types

Full-time MBA, Executive MBA

Program Fee

£ 29,500

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