Entry requirements - The Bath MBA - You better: valued, connected, future-proofed, accelerated.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Bath MBA is competitive and we take a holistic view when evaluating candidates.

We are looking for motivated candidates with drive, talent and potential, who will make a significant contribution both in the classroom and in the global community.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our entry requirements.

Application deadlines

Full-time MBA

  • UK/EU applications: admissions remain open for UK/EU students for 2020 entry
  • Overseas: admissions remain open for Overseas students

Executive part-time MBA

  • All applications: 8 January 2021

Entry criteria

Work experience

Full-time MBA

At least three years’ of full-time, post-graduation work experience with evidence of career progression.

GMAT
A GMAT score of 600+ may be required for candidates with fewer than four years’ experience. Find out more about GMAT.

Executive part-time MBA

At least five years’ full-time, post-graduation work experience with evidence of career progression.


Academic criteria

Full-time MBA

2:1 or above undergraduate degree or international equivalent.

We will consider candidates who don’t hold a degree but do have considerable work experience. If you want us to assess your experience, send us your CV.

Executive part-time MBA

At least one of:

  • 2:1 or above undergraduate degree or equivalent classification
  • a relevant postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate awarded by an approved institution

We will consider candidates who don’t hold a degree but do have considerable work experience. If you want us to assess your experience, send us your CV.


English language

If your first language is not English you may be required to provide evidence of your English language ability. Read more about the University’s English language requirements.

We accept a range of English tests including:

  • IELTS (academic): 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic (Pearson): 69 (at least 62 in each component)
  • TOEFL. iBT 100 overall (at least 24 in each component)

Your results must normally be no more than two years old from the start date of the MBA.

Find out more about English language requirements and additional tests accepted for 2020 entry.

Pre-sessional English courses

If you have already taken an English language test but do not meet our language requirements, you can apply to take a pre-sessional English course at the University of Bath. Read about these courses on the Academic Skills Centre website.

English language combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MBA. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MBA. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Benefits of the combined offer include:

  • you only need one Tier 4 visa and CAS
  • you can go straight from the pre-sessional English course onto the MBA
  • good preparation for your study
  • time to get to know Bath and the University

For details of other English language courses, email english@bath.ac.uk


Check your CV against our entry criteria

If you’re not sure if you meet our entry criteria, you can send us your CV. We will assess your skills, education and experience and let you know if you meet our requirements.

Find out more and send us your CV.

Funding your MBA

We offer support to the most talented students through scholarships. Scholarship awards are based on many factors, including academic achievement and professional track record.

Find out more about funding
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