University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Entry requirements

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The Bath MBA is a rigorous, academic, postgraduate programme designed for mature individuals with several years’ relevant management experience. Taught within a high contact environment where critical analysis of case material and constructive debate underpins the lectures.

It is important that candidates have experience of business and the confidence to develop arguments and present business models as well as the ability to develop clear and reasoned arguments.

Entry Criteria

Work experience


English language

English proficiency

If your English proficiency falls below our minimum entry requirement, you are invited to explore the Pre-sessional Management courses (academic skills and English language) available from the University of Bath Academic Skills Centre with entry points in October, January, April, July and August. You may be eligible for a combined offer, which means the five or ten-week summer Pre-sessional Management course is combined with your degree, making a thirteen or fourteen-month course.

For the ten-week Pre-sessional combined offer, your English level must be at least Academic IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each skill.

For the five-week Pre-sessional combined offer, your English level must be at least Academic IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each skill.

Please note that IELTS results must have been achieved within the last two years.

Benefits include:

If you are interested in this option and require further guidance on eligibility, please contact MBA Applications.

For details of other English language courses please contact

We consider each case holistically and on an individual basis.

We look for evidence of: communication skills; interpersonal skills; leadership skills; team building skills; integrity and ethics; initiative; cross-cultural sensitivity; motivation and commitment.