Bayes welcomes new MBA classes of 2022

The diverse intakes of 2022 includes financiers, marketers, consultants and telecoms experts.

The Full-time MBA and Global MBA classes of 2022 have begun their journey at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass).

The Full-time MBA international cohort features professionals from 26 countries, with an average of five years’ work experience behind them already.

Notably, this is the first Full-time MBA cohort with more than 50 per cent female participation and the first to welcome a Luxembourger.

One in five of the new cohort work in the finance sector, and there is additional representation from IT/telecoms (12 per cent), retail/fast-moving consumer goods (ten per cent), plus the sectors of consulting, engineering/manufacturing, pharma/healthcare, real estate, professional services, education/not for profit, hospitality/tourism, marketing/PR, media, legal and supply chain.

Professionals this intake include a tea and wine merchant, a founder of a Dubai-based marketing company, a travel vlogger, a professional dancer, a professional footballer, an award-winning photographer, an Intelligence Officer in the Hellenic Military, a trained Pharmacist and creative writers and published authors.

The September Online Global MBA cohort has 18 different nationalities, including a first from Zimbabwe, boasting an average of 11 years’ work experience.

The industries represented in the class including consulting (36 per cent), engineering/ manufacturing, finance, IT/ telecoms and legal (all 11 per cent), and education/ not-for-profit, energy, media and pharma/ healthcare.

While 44 per cent of the online class are based in the UK, other locations include Shanghai, Milan, Karachi, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.

Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos, Course Director of the Full-time MBA at Bayes, said: “It was my great pleasure to welcome our new Full-time MBA cohort to Bayes. It is a lively and diverse cohort in terms of academic backgrounds and working experience, interests and hobbies, gender, and cultures and nationalities. Diversity is an enabler of a great learning experience, and I am very excited for the year ahead.”