Executive part-time MBA




Push your career forward 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
  • incorporate your organisation’s issues into your project work
  • apply academic theory to real problems to consolidate your learning
  • provide real benefits to your organisation

Corporate Partnerships

Our Executive MBA is particularly beneficial to UK South West firms whose employees may qualify for Corporate Partner discounts. Find out if you qualify for this.

Find out if you are eligible for the Bath MBA.

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

2 September 2022

Title of award

Master of Business Administration

Length of course

Two years

Mode of attendance


Start date

12 September 2022



Read more about tuition fees.

Push your career to new heights with The Bath Executive MBA

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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. Find out more about the programme and structure.

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.

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 development support during and after your MBA

Our MBA Careers Team and personal and professional development programme help give you the tools and knowledge to boost 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 22,000 graduates, living in more than 130 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
  • individual study

How it works

Duration: two years.

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

Total days away from work: 45 (two days a month, for each two-month module; five days for the optional international business programme).

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. If you want us to assess your experience, send us your CV.

Find out more about our entry requirements.

Contact us if you want to know more.

Information about the recognition of professional qualifications.

2021/22 class profile (spring and autumn intake)

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


Class size


Average years’ managerial experience


Average years’ work experience


Average age


Different employment sectors


  • Male - 66%
  • Female - 34%

We’re an inclusive business school and students can choose to select a gender identity other than ‘male’ and ‘female’ when they register. 66% of our Executive MBA students identify as male, 34% as female.

Powering up my business knowledge with the Executive MBA

Executive MBA student Jane Phillips stands in front of a white studio backdrop wearing a dark green silk blouse with her arms crossed.
‘I particularly like that the course material combines academic learning with the opportunity to take the learning directly into the workplace.’
Jane Phillips Executive MBA

Scholarships available

We have funding available to support talented MBA candidates from around the world.

Find out more about funding and scholarships
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Corporate Partnerships

We’re committed to our community. Your organisation may qualify for a substantial University-funded bursary if:

  • your organisation is active in the South West of the UK
  • you enrol two or more MBA students in one academic year

Your employees are your most valuable asset. Investing in the development of your most promising leaders can help you retain talent and boost company performance.

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Accelerate your career with the Bath Executive MBA.