How to apply

Find out the steps to take and information you will need to apply for our MBA programmes.

We are looking for talented individuals with a strong record of achievement and ability, who are ready to make a significant contribution to the global community.
Entry to the Bath MBA is competitive. Before applying please check our entry requirements, including:

  • academic qualifications
  • managerial work experience
  • English language requirements

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

How to apply for the full-time Bath MBA

Head of MBA Recruitment and Admissions, Becky Gallagher, explains how to apply for our full-time MBA programme.

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Application process

The steps to apply for our Bath MBA programmes and how to accept your offer.

1 - Apply online

Complete our online application form. Applying will take you approximately 30 minutes.

You will need:

  • to create an account online
  • to nominate two professional referees. Your referees must:
    • be from your most recent employer
    • be from a person in a position of seniority
    • be submitted as a PDF and, where possible, be written on headed paper with a signature and official stamp
  • digital copies of your degree certificate and official transcripts
  • an up-to-date CV (maximum two pages)
  • your £100 application fee (full-time MBA only, payable at the point of application). Check your eligibility prior to application.
  • your supporting statement. Please answer these questions:
    • Explain why you feel that now is the right time for you to undertake an MBA programme; why have you chosen the Bath MBA? (250 words maximum)
    • Give an example from the last 12 months where you have had to use your leadership skills to resolve a dispute. What did you do, how did it make others feel? What have you learnt about your leadership style from this experience? (250 words maximum)
    • What strengths are you bringing to the MBA class? How will you use these in your future professional aspirations? (250 words maximum)
    • We are ambitious, and we expect you to be ambitious. How will the Bath MBA move your career forward? (50 words maximum)
    • What is your current annual salary in your local currency and in GBP (British Pounds)?
  • Your GMAT score (if applicable). Although you do not need GMAT to study our MBA, we welcome applicants with a GMAT score. You can submit it with your application and we will consider your score along with your other qualifications and experience.

If your official graduation documents are in a language other than English you must provide:

  • official copies of the original documents
  • official English translations of the original documents

Application form links

Start your full-time MBA application

Executive MBA applications

Our new Executive MBA is due to be unveiled in 2024, with registrations of interest now open for 2025 entry. Register your interest.

2 - Track your application

After you’ve submitted your application, you will be able to use our Application Tracker. We’ll email you a username and password within 24 hours.

You can use the Application Tracker to upload important documents, update your personal details and track your application.

Login to Application Tracker

3 - Interview

Your application will be reviewed by our selection committee.

If you are successfully shortlisted, we’ll invite you for a video interview or offer an interview in person on campus, if suitable. MBA interviews take 30 to 40 minutes.

Paying your application fee (full-time MBA only)

You will need to pay your £100 application fee before your interview. This applies to the full-time MBA only.

Pay your application fee using the University’s online payment system

4 - Accept your offer

After your interview, we’ll make a decision about your application. We aim to respond within seven working days.

If successful, you will receive an offer for a place on the Bath MBA.

You can use the Application Tracker to:

  • access your offer letter
  • accept or decline your offer
Login to Application Tracker

5 - Pay deposit

Once we offer you a place, you will need to pay a £3,750 deposit to secure it. Your place on the programme will not be secure until you have paid your deposit.

This will be deducted from your overall fees.

You will need:

  • £3,750 deposit
  • to pay this using the University’s online payment system
Pay your £3,750 deposit

6 - Next steps

 Once you have met all conditions set out in your offer letter, you will:

  • receive an unconditional offer
  • get further information about preparing to study the Bath MBA

Registering as a student

You will be able to register as a student in September. Find out more about registering with the University.

When you register as a student, you will need to tell us how you will pay your fees. Find out more about paying your tuition fees.


Find out more about scholarships and other ways to fund your MBA.

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Important information for international applicants

Additional requirements for overseas applicants.

Graduation documents

You must provide official digital copies of your degree certificate(s) and transcripts.

If the awarding university issues official documents in English, they will be acceptable for Confirmation of Studies (CAS)/visa purposes. Find out more about your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

If your official graduation documents are in a language other than English you must provide:

  • official copies of the original documents
  • official English translations of the original documents

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements

To meet UKVI requirements, each qualification listed on your application must meet the following criteria:

  • original certificate(s) must clearly show:
    • your name
    • title of the award
    • date of the award
    • name of the awarding institution
  • transcripts of results must clearly show:
    • your name
    • name of the academic institution
    • course title
    • confirmation of the award

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