About the Executive MBA

Delivered mainly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings our Executive MBA gives you the flexibility to work full-time while developing new business skills, knowledge and expertise to transform your career. If you would prefer to study over long weekends, please look at our Modular Executive MBA.

The first year is designed to build on your current expertise and explore other key areas, you will gain a bigger picture of business as a whole which you can implement in your work immediately. During the second year, you have the opportunity to tailor the content learnt through a wide choice of electives, culminating with a major piece of self-managed consultancy.

We also place a strong emphasis on enhancing the soft skills needed for senior leadership through personalised workshops and one-to-one support. These run throughout the two years.


Pre-programme activities

Your journey at Bayes begins once you accept your place, with access to pre-programme activities and online community networks.

Year 1 - September


A general introduction to the Executive MBA programme, Course Director and cohort to prepare you for the two years ahead.


Core modules 1 & 2

An introduction to managing individual and group behaviours, the concepts and techniques of marketing and develop skills to improve organisational efficiency.

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Marketing


Core module 3

Taught across a weekend, develop skills to improve organisational efficiency.

  • Operations Management


Core modules 4 & 5

An exploration into micro- and macro-economics, whilst developing leadership techniques which are key to any successful business.

  • Business Economics
  • Strategic Leadership


Core module 6

Explore how businesses are strategically analysing their data.

  • Analytics for Business



Covering the topics from Core Modules 1 to 6 (excluding module 3), exams are a big proportion of your personal assessment.

January / February

Core modules 7 & 8

Focus on the management and development of people whilst gaining an introduction to accounting practices.

  • Human Resources Management
  • Accounting & Financial Reporting

Consulting to Management Skills, a prerequisite to the International Consultancy Week.

February / March

Core module 9

Develop further financial skills.

  • Financial Markets & Instruments


International Consultancy week

Placed in a fast-paced growing foreign market, you will provide consultancy and create viable business solutions to organisations.

March / April

Core modules 10, 11 & 12

Explore trends within technology, get an overview on how to develop a new venture and learn ethical theories and new initiatives.

  • Digital Technologies & Business Innovation
  • New Venture Creation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

May / June

Core modules 13 & 14

Build upon previous finance-based modules and focus on the importance of culture and identity of organisations.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategy



Like the January exams, these will cover what you have studied in Core Modules 7 to 14.


Core module 15

Delve deeper into the importance of leadership and how to become a successful leader.

  • Leadership & Performance

Year 2 - September to July

Achieving Your Potential Weekend

Held off-site at a location just outside of London, you will embark on a weekend focused on reflection and your future career goals aided by leading careers coaches.

September to July


Tailor your experience on the Executive MBA with options to concentrate your knowledge on specific areas or keep it general. There are also a number of international study tours which will immerse you in a particular global business environment. These are completed over the second year.

September - September

Business Mastery Project

The final piece of your Executive MBA is an individual research led piece of work which you can present as a research project, business plan or consultancy. Completed in the final year, you will deliver this project in August.



Upon successful completion of the Executive MBA you will celebrate with your cohort at a world-class centre, The Barbican.

Lifelong Learning

As a Bayes alumni, you are entitled to one free elective every year. If you missed a subject or need skills in a new area, return to classroom to keep upskilling.
We have now included international electives into lifelong learning, participation is subject to a fee and availability.

Download the Executive MBA programme specification