We have a range of entry requirements to ensure our classrooms are filled by high quality students.

As soon as you submit a fully completed application it will be processed so there is no need to wait until the next deadline.

Strong candidates can submit an initial application without a second reference and university degree/transcript which may be sufficient enough to invite for an interview and receive a conditional offer. However, if we make you a conditional offer of a place, you will need to provide all documents before we can make an unconditional offer.

The whole process from complete application to final decision typically takes 3-4 weeks.

If you experience issues with the application form, please contact our IT team.

Application deadlines

Round              Deadline Date                                Status

Round 1            24 October 2021                          Open

Round 2            28 November 2021

Round 3            16 January 2022

Round 4             20 February 2022

Round 5             10 April 2022

Round 6             15 May 2022

Round 7             19 June 2022

Round 8*          Rolling Admissions

* Rolling applications will only run if there are still places available.

Entry Requirements

Admissions criteria

A minimum of five years' full-time work experience, gained after graduation.

A good university degree (upper second class honours degree (2:1) or above) or appropriate professional qualification.  Alternatively, at least six years' relevant business experience if you do not have a degree.

A completed online application form

The application form is completed online as designed to allow you to complete it over several sessions allowing to submit when you are ready.

Application essays

This is your opportunity to provide further information about your experience, why you want to undertake the Bayes Executive MBA and your aspirations post-EMBA. Please note we have specific questions which are available in the online application.


Your one or two page CV is uploaded as part of the online application form. Please provide reasons for significant gaps in employment history within the application. Please see our recommended CV template.


Two supporting references: These can either be from your current employer, a previous employer or a client.

Please note that we will need to receive one reference initially and a second reference will be required in order that you are able to receive an an unconditional offer.

Although your referees will receive an electronic request, it is our experience that referees respond more quickly if the candidate also sends the link to the online reference form directly to them.

Application fee

An application processing fee of £100.  The fee is be waived for City, University of London or Bayes Business School alumni.

You can pay your application fee online and we accept the following cards: MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Visa, Visa Delta and Visa Electron.

Pay the application fee online

You will be given a reference number upon payment; please make a note of this and enter it when prompted on the online application form. Please note that we cannot begin to process your application until we have received your application fee.

Copy of your university documents

Your degree certificate and transcript for each degree you have studied. We require certified translated copies of each document if they are not in in English.

Please note that you may be able to submit these documents at a later date to receive an an unconditional offer.

Proof of your English language ability

If English is not your first language you will need to submit a well-balanced IELTS score of 7.0.  For alternative tests please see here.

In some cases the English requirement can be waived, please contact our Admissions team for more information.