Ashridge Business School

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The Ashridge Business School Ashridge Park, Berkhamsted near London, is a British private university.


The origins go back to 1283, founded the monastery school of Bonhomme in Ashridge in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

1959 Ashridge Business School was founded with the help of the company Shell, Unilever and Guinness in a castle-like building of the 19th century, surrounded by a large park.


The Ashridge Business School offers open and company specific study programs, especially training programs for managers. The classes consist of 25 to 40 participants; approved students with at least five years of professional experience.

The university is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. According to the annual rankings by the Financial Times, she is one of the ten best European business schools. Ashridge has a worldwide alumni network of over 3,000 members. Of these, 600 MBA graduates, including 165 German, who meet once a month in Frankfurt and Hamburg in the "First Thursday Club". Also a Master Class will be held in Germany.

The Ashridge Business School has about 400 employees, including 100 professors and lecturers, of which about 30 percent came from abroad. President since 2003, the German -Canadian Kai Peters. Well-known professors Andrew Campbell and Michael Goold from " Ashridge Strategic Management Centre in London " and George Binney, Gerhard Wilke and Colin Williams.

The attached Ashridge Management College offers an MBA degree as "European Partnership MBA". The university cooperates in particular with the German company Bosch, German Bank, Merck KGaA and Lufthansa. The university is " Ashridge Leadership Centre " affiliated also the " Ashridge Centre for Business and Society ," " Ashridge Strategic Management Centre " and.

The main building of the castle ambience in Ashridge was a template for movies like The Dirty Dozen and Harry Potter.

Study Guide (selection)

  • MBA ( one-year full-time program )
  • EMBA - Executive MBA (two- year program part-time)
  • EMBA - MBA European Partnership ( part-time)
  • Master of Science ( MSc) in Organization Consulting ( Two -year program )
  • Master of Science ( MSc) in Executive Coaching
  • Diploma in General Management ( three-year program part-time)
  • Doctorate in Organisation Consulting

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