Full-time MBA




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 unlock your potential.

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

Find out if you are eligible for the Bath MBA.

Full-time MBA fast facts

Application deadlines

Overseas/EU: 31 July 2023
Home: 31 August 2023

Key entry requirements

  • At least three years(at the point of application) of full-time, post-graduation work experience with evidence of career progression
  • 2:1 or above undergraduate degree
  • International applicants may need to pass an English language test

Title of award

Master of Business Administration

Length of course

One year

Mode of attendance


Course start date

25 September 2023

Unlock your potential with The Bath MBA

Find out about our full-time MBA programme

Key features and benefits of the Bath full-time MBA

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. Find out more about our rankings and reputation.

Get practical business experience with our Multi-Project Suite

A lot of MBA programmes finish with a dissertation. We focus on practice-based learning. With our Multi-Project Suite, you’ll work on four very different projects instead of a dissertation. Immerse yourself in topics like entrepreneurship and change management while developing the skills that employers look 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 average class size is 45 students.

Our MBA attracts a mix of nationalities and a diverse range of backgrounds. This means you’ll get a global classroom experience. Our 2021/22 class has students from 16 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

Almost a quarter 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 22,000 graduates, living in more than 130 countries. Connect with and get advice from former students working in almost every industry you can think of. 

Find out more about Bath Connection.

Discover a different you

Whether you know what path you want to take or not, we know you want to be a leader. We can help you get there. You’ll get a year full of events and one-to-one coaching, and guidance from the MBA Careers Team.

And we’ll be there for you for three years after you graduate.


Add more work experience to your CV with an optional internship of up to six months at the end of your course.

Meet the world on the Bath MBA

You’ll share ideas and develop relationships with people from all over the world. Our MBA typically has students from around 15 different countries and a range of backgrounds.

Our alumni network spans the globe. Map shows alumni network from MBA classes 1989 to 2021 (percentage of those for who we have data).

East Asia
South Asia
South East Asia
South America
North America
Middle East

2021/22 class profile

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’ 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. 38% of our full-time MBA students identify as female, and 62% as male.

Scholarships available

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

Career development

We know you want to accelerate your career to new heights and maximise your potential. We can help you get there. And we’ll be there for you for three years after you graduate.