Executive part-time MBA




Accelerate your career with the Bath Executive MBA.

Our part-time Executive MBA is the perfect opportunity for busy professionals to push their career forward.

Designed for senior executives, our Executive MBA lets you:

  • study part-time, with just three days a month on campus
  • access a challenging programme designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need
  • develop knowledge of the latest industry research and how to apply it to different areas
  • gain fresh perspectives on issues affecting your company and how to overcome them
  • access valuable knowledge and experience from a network of academics, peers and other organisations
  • develop yourself as a confident and ambitious leader

Executive MBA fast facts

Key entry requirements

  • Minimum five years’ experience at management level
  • 2:1 or above undergraduate degree
  • We’ll consider candidates who don’t hold a degree but do have considerable work experience
  • International applicants may need to pass an English language test

Read more about our entry requirements.

Application deadline

1 October 2023

Title of award

Master of Business Administration

Length of course

Two years

Mode of attendance


Start date

19 October 2023



Read more about tuition fees.

Push your career to new heights with The Bath Executive MBA

Find out about our Executive MBA programme

Key features and benefits of the Executive MBA

Study while you work

An MBA built for busy professionals. Our Executive MBA lets you study part-time, with just three days a month on campus (two weekdays and a Saturday). Find out more about the programme and structure.

Capstone consulting project

Taking on the role of a professional consultant at your own organisation, you’ll explore a real business issue that’s of interest to you and your employer. You’ll enhance your learning by applying it to your chosen issue and developing practical solutions.

Worth 33% of your final degree, the project takes place once you have completed the taught modules.

Leadership Development Programme

Our Leadership Development Programme runs alongside the taught EMBA components. You’ll spend one day every two months exploring a range of themes designed to build up your leadership toolkit, enabling you to make the journey from manager to leader.

Your new network

Our Executive MBA attracts students from a range of backgrounds. They will build your new professional network. Gain insights from people from a mix of industries by studying with executives who are at different stages of their MBA.

Dedicated career support during and after your MBA

Our MBA Careers Team and personal and professional development programme help give you the tools and knowledge to accelerate your career. From executive coaching to individual support tailored to your career ambitions, we can help you push your career to new heights.

Your career support continues after you graduate. Our MBA Careers Team will be available to you for three years after you finish to help you as your career grows.

Find out more about career development and support.

Join our global network

Our supportive alumni network comprises over 22,500 graduates, living in more than 140 countries. Connect with and get advice from graduates working in every industry you can think of. Find out more about Bath Connection.

Executive MBA programme format

You’ll study one module at a time. Each module will run for two consecutive months.

We’ve designed the programme to be both employer and employee friendly: you will only spend three days a month on campus (Thursday to Saturday). This will give you time to engage and network with your tutors and classmates.

The programme will require around ten hours of study each week. It combines:

  • active learning and reflection
  • both theory and practical work
  • group project work
  • personal development
  • individual study

How it works

Duration: two years.

Programme format: three days a month in the classroom (Thursday to Saturday), plus some independent study.

Total days away from work: 40 (assumes Saturday is not a working day).

Curriculum: ten core modules and a consulting project with your own organisation. Read more about the Executive MBA programme content.

We’re looking for motivated people with:

  • minimum five years’ work experience at management level
  • 2:1 or above undergraduate degree
  • the confidence to offer and question ideas
  • the ability to develop clear and reasoned arguments

We will consider candidates who don’t hold a degree but do have considerable work experience.

Find out more about our entry requirements.

Information about the recognition of professional qualifications.

2022/23 class profile

We keep our class size smaller to create a more intimate learning experience. You'll get to know your classmates well and enjoy more contact time with faculty.


Class size


Average years’ work experience


Average age


Different employment sectors


  • Male - 62%
  • Female - 38%

We’re an inclusive business school and students can choose to select a gender identity other than ‘male’ and ‘female’ when they register. 62% of our Executive MBA students identify as male, 38% as female.

The transformative impact of the Executive MBA

Portrait of Thiago Narisawa
‘The outcomes of the course and everything I have been able to apply since starting has been visible and PepsiCo can now see the benefits and understand that they made the right choice.’
Thiago Narisawa Executive MBA

Scholarships available

We have a range of corporate partnership opportunities, scholarships and bursaries to support talented and ambitious MBA students. These can cover all or part of the fees and are available to organisations from across our local region and the UK.


Find out more about funding and scholarships
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Corporate Partnerships

The Bath MBA gives organisations access to top teaching and the latest research to help develop their aspiring leaders.

Our MBA corporate partnerships encourage organisations to consider their long-term strategy for growth. We work with you to help identify future leaders and deliver practical education that meets your operational and strategic needs.

Our Executive MBA is particularly beneficial to firms in the South West of the UK who may qualify for Corporate Partner discounts.

Driving success through collaboration and partnership

Having already seen significant early success in her career, Alessandra Del Centina, Principal Consultant at Vendigital, was keen to explore new opportunities to accelerate to a more senior level within her organisation. Watch the video to hear about her journey and how an Executive MBA is helping to develop her as a senior leader.

Talk to our team about how we can help accelerate your career

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Accelerate your career with the Bath Executive MBA.