Henley Management College, based near London in England, was an innovative provider of university-level management education and an early adopter of e-learning on its distance learning programme. In 2008 it merged with the University of Reading Business School, to form the Henley Business School of the University of Reading, one of the largest business schools in Europe. See http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/career_and_jobs/mba/article3232118.ece for further information about its founding.
Prior to the merger Henley was 60 years old, and one of the oldest business schools in Europe. Indeed, it claimed to be the first to be established in the UK, and had a well-deserved reputation as one of the global thought-leaders in management. Henley supported around 6,000 management students across the globe, studying for a range of highly regarded masters degrees and doctorates. A further 3,000 each year were studying one or more of Henley's open and tailored executive development programmes.
Henley was one of the few business schools around the world who have achieved "triple accreditation" for quality from the leading professional bodies in the USA, Europe and the UK: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It had managers from 110 countries registered, covering every continent. Over 75% came from outside the UK, and of those 61% came from Europe, 15% from Africa and the Middle East, 13% from the Americas, and 11% from Asia Pacific.
Henley operated directly or through associates in 12 countries. The college's - and now business school's - scope is global.
The new Henley Business School web site is at http://www.henley.reading.ac.uk