Full-time MBA entry requirements

Find out about the entry requirements for our full-time MBA programme.


Entry to the Bath MBA is competitive. We will consider all aspects of your application when evaluating candidates.

We are looking for motivated candidates with drive, talent and potential. We want our students to take what they’ve learnt and use it to 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.

View entry requirements for our part-time Executive MBA.

Application deadlines

Find out the deadlines to apply for our full-time MBA programme and when to apply for scholarships.


Full-time MBA application deadlines

  • Overseas: 31 July 2022
  • UK/EU applications: 31 August 2022

Scholarship application deadlines

  • Round 1: apply by 31 December 2021 for a decision by 31 January 2022
  • Round 2: apply by 31 March 2022 for a decision by 30 April 2022
  • Round 3: apply by 30 June 2022 for a decision by 31 July 2022
  • Round 4: apply after 30 June 2022 for any additional scholarships available for a decision in September 2022

Entry criteria

Find out if you’re eligible to apply to the full-time MBA.


Work experience

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

Academic criteria

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.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

You do not need GMAT to study our MBA, but we welcome applicants with a GMAT score. Submit your GMAT score in your MBA application and we will consider it along with your other qualifications and experience. Find out more about GMAT.

English language

If your first language is not English you may be required to provide evidence of your English language ability.


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.

Read more about the University’s English language requirements.

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 student 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

Get your CV checked 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.

Funding your MBA


Scholarships are available for both our full-time and Executive MBA programmes.

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

Got a question about applying?

Ask us a question, arrange a meeting on campus or request a Teams call.


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