The Bath MBA


Qualifications and durations

  • Full-time Bath MBA 1 year
  • Part-time Executive Bath MBA 2  - 5 years (average completion 3 years)

The Bath MBA

Designed for mature individuals with several years’ relevant, postgraduate management experience, The Bath MBA will challenge you to consider the complexity of the organisational context and reflect upon the links between business and society. The ethos of the Bath MBA is to look beyond business processes and techniques to emphasise self-awareness, intuition, cross-cultural sensitivity and entrepreneurship well as a socially responsible and ethical approach to business and management. 

Our outstanding research leadership coupled with extensive corporate relationships enable the creation of unique research-to-practice links. We adopt a careers and personal development approach to our curriculum to meet the needs of employers looking for added value. Critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, as well as individual and organisational development, are key differentiators. This, combined with being part of one of Britain’s leading universities on the edge of one of England’s most beautiful cities, makes the Bath MBA hard to match.

The programme's high contact teaching approach provides a stimulating, interactive and supportive learning environment. Students share knowledge from their diverse experiences which fosters the cross-fertilisation of ideas and debate on current business themes. The principles of action learning are applied within the teaching philosophy for the degree.

There is heavy emphasis on the output of the degree ensuring personal effectiveness and powerful outcomes for both individuals and sponsoring employers and creating well rounded, critical-thinking managers. The programme has been designed to ensure graduates have the skills to manage in a complex, rapidly changing world while also benefiting from the internationally respected research expertise of Bath’s faculty.

Academic entry requirements

A degree at First or Second Class Honours level, or equivalent classification/GPA, awarded by an approved institution or a final qualification of a professional body accepted to the University. For individuals whose academic background does not meet our minimum criteria or who are at the margins of 3 years' relevant, post graduate, management experience, we require a GMAT score in excess of 600.

English requirements

Candidates whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each of the components.

Unique funding opportunities

A range of funding opportunities are available to applicants of the Bath MBA ranging from staged payments to full scholarship.  Self-funded candidates can be considered for School of Management scholarships on the strength of their application documents.  Externally supported scholarships may have their own requirements. Applications for funding are considered in the order received and decisions are made promptly to enable candidates to plan for their study. 

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Emma Winter, MBA Programme Recruitment Manager

Tel +44 (0) 1225 383431


See the Tuition Fees Schedule.

Research at the School of Management

We are a leading international centre for management research. This is reflected in our rating in the REF2014 which places us 8th in the UK. We have been consistently ranked in the top ten in Europe for research in the Financial Times MBA rankings.

The School of Management provides a strongly supportive, vibrant research culture, developed through the provision of internal resources, research grants and awards. We are committed to growth in order to embrace new areas of management research and to reinforce existing strengths.

Our research culture

Our research is structured around four issue-based research Divisions, which span functional disciplines. These groupings contain cross-functional Research Centres, which focus and formalise our major research initiatives. Teaching is organised within functional or disciplinary divisions.

Our four research Divisions are:

Accounting, Finance & Law (AFL)
Marketing, Business & Society (MBS)
Information, Decision & Operations (IDO)
Strategy & Organisation (SO)

Our research programmes are:

A highly ranked business school

We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.

The Bath Advantage

Our combination of world-class research combined with a unique emphasis on real-world learning makes Bath an outstanding place to study. We are an elite institution, but also friendly and caring. We take pride in our heritage as one of the UK’s oldest business schools set in a beautiful historic city and we value the quality of life enjoyed by students and staff in a small, safe but vibrant university.

You will be taught by people who are discovering the new ideas that have not yet reached the textbooks, and then you can test these theories out in organisations around the world.

All our programmes provide far more than a valuable business qualification. They give you a recognised and proven head start in an increasingly competitive job market.

Graduates in Demand

Our graduates have an excellent track record of getting jobs. Recent statistics show that 92% of our graduates are in emplyment six months after graduating.   

Our emphasis on education for the real world ensures that our graduates are consistently targeted by leading companies. Some of the many organisations which employ our graduates in the UK and overseas include:

Abercrombie and Fitch, Accenture, Analysis Mason, BAE Systems, Bank of China, Bloomberg, BMW Germany, BP, Caterpillar, China Merchant’s Bank, Citibank, Colgate Palmolive, Commercial Bank of China, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst and Young, European Investment Bank, Facebook, FlieshmanHillard, Ford Motor Car, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Google, Grant Thornton, Henkel, Hewlett Packard, HJ Heinz, Honda Automobile, HSBC, HSBC China, IBM, ICBC China, Jinfan Investment Co Ltd, KPMG, L’Oréal, Mars (China), National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Nielsen Company Ltd, Oscar GmbH, Paypal, PineBridge Investments Middle East, PTS, Consulting, PwC, RBS, Renishaw Plc, Research global, RWE, npower, Satellite Applications Catapult, Shanghai Yongxin Financial Information Service, St James Place Wealth Management, Telefónica UK, Tieto, UBS, UNICEF, Unilever, Volkswagen Group China, World Health Organisation, Zurich Insurance.