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Full-time MBA

1 year, starting in September 2021

The Bath MBA is an exciting and innovative programme providing you with a world-class learning experience and excellent career opportunities.

Professional. Practical. Personal.

Be part of one of the UK’s leading business schools, ranked in the top 100 for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject). Study for an MBA that is ranked among the world’s best by The Economist’s WhichMBA?

Give your career the boost it deserves with the Bath full-time MBA. We’ve designed our course to give you the practical experience and skills you need to push your career to new heights.

Work with our business connections, learn from our leading faculty and develop your transferable skills.

You'll never see business the same again.

Key features

A top business school at a top ten university

By studying at Bath, you will join one of the UK’s leading business schools and a top ten UK university (THE Table of Tables 2020).

Get practical business experience

We focus on practice-based learning. With our Multi-Project Suite, you’ll work on five very different projects and develop the skills employers are looking for.

Work with our business network

We have connections with over 300 organisations. During your MBA, you’ll have opportunities to meet companies and potential employers through:

  • project work
  • regular business speakers
  • the optional international business programme
  • an optional paid internship

A small and diverse class

We keep our class size smaller than some other top MBA programmes. A more intimate learning environment means more contact time with faculty and other students. Our 2019/20 class has 52 students.

Our MBA attracts a mix of nationalities and a diverse range of backgrounds. This means you’ll get a global classroom experience. Our 2019/20 class has students from 15 different countries.

Skills training

Employers want MBA graduates with well-developed leadership and management skills. Skills training forms an integral part of the Bath MBA. Our MBA Careers team offers lots of opportunities to help support your career development throughout your year.

Customise your MBA

One third of the programme is dedicated to optional units so you can tailor your MBA to your career goals. Make the Bath MBA your own by studying the subjects you want to from our range of options.

Learn from leading faculty

You’ll learn from leading experts in their fields. We incorporate the latest thinking and research into the programme and the classroom, keeping our MBA fresh and relevant.

Join our global network

Our supportive alumni network comprises over 20,000 graduates, living in more than 130 countries. Connect with and get advice from graduates working in every industry you can think of.

Maximise your career potential

We want to help you make the most of your potential and get a great job after your MBA. You’ll get a year full of events and one-to-one coaching, and guidance from the MBA Careers Team.

Whether you want to change or fast-track your career, relocate, or set up your own business, we can help you.

Find out about your career development

2023/24 Academic Year


Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2021 and ends in 2022. Welcome week starts on 27 September 2021.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

The Bath MBA combines the latest teaching techniques with practical projects. You’ll be able to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real business situations.

Leadership and personal development forms the backbone of the Bath MBA. You’ll do an individual leadership project, and develop your personal skills through our programme of workshops.

You’ll get great opportunities to meet business leaders, network and build relationships through:

  • our guest speaker series
  • company visits
  • optional international business experience activities
  • an optional paid internship

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Core modules

  • Strategy
  • Strategic marketing
  • Analysis for decision-making
  • Understanding finance
  • Managing people - strategy and practice
  • Managing operational processes

Multi-Project Suite

With our unique Multi-Project Suite, you’ll complete five different projects instead of doing a final project focusing on one topic.

The multi-project suite lets you work on a range of business problems with a variety of organisations. It includes individual and group work. Immerse yourself in topics like entrepreneurship, change management and consulting.

The multi–project suite lets you apply what you've learned from your core and optional modules, and think creatively about solving real business challenges. You will:
- improve your research and consultancy skills - get exposure to different types and sizes of organisation - have real-world project work to add to your CV

Projects

Entrepreneurship in action

Work as a team on a new business idea which you’ll pitch to a panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Consulting in action

A two-week real consulting project, usually for a small local business or third sector organisation.

Change in action

Work in groups on different aspects of a complex change initiative.

Individual project - leadership

Explore different perspectives on leadership. Includes:
- a series of skills workshops and masterclasses - one-to-one career coaching - a personal leadership development plan

Corporate group project

The culmination of the multi-project suite. Work in groups with a corporate client on a detailed business challenge.

Optional course units

With our unique Multi-Project Suite, you’ll complete five different projects instead of doing a final project focusing on one topic.

The multi-project suite lets you work on a range of business problems with a variety of organisations. It includes individual and group work. Immerse yourself in topics like entrepreneurship, change management and consulting.

The multi–project suite lets you apply what you've learned from your core and optional modules, and think creatively about solving real business challenges. You will:
- improve your research and consultancy skills - get exposure to different types and sizes of organisation - have real-world project work to add to your CV

Projects

Entrepreneurship in action

Work as a team on a new business idea which you’ll pitch to a panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Consulting in action

A two-week real consulting project, usually for a small local business or third sector organisation.

Change in action

Work in groups on different aspects of a complex change initiative.

Individual project - leadership

Explore different perspectives on leadership. Includes:
- a series of skills workshops and masterclasses - one-to-one career coaching - a personal leadership development plan

Corporate group project

The culmination of the multi-project suite. Work in groups with a corporate client on a detailed business challenge.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical work

Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

Application information


  • Course title
    Full-time
  • Final award
    MBA
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    MB18
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Home application deadline
    30 August 2021

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full.

  • Overseas application deadline
    31 July 2021

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full. We may consider late applications but if you need a Student Visa to study in the UK, you will need time to apply for and receive your visa to be in the UK by the start of the course.

  • Application eligibility
    Home and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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