Admissions

Applications for the September 2022 programme are now closed and will reopen in October for the next intake.  If you’d like to find out more or would like to schedule a chat, please send an email to bayes-mba@city.ac.uk.

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            23 October 2022

Round 2            11 Decemeber 2022

Round 3            29 January 2023

Round 4            05 March 2023

Round 5            23 April 2023

Round 6            04 June 2023

Round 7            16 July 2023

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.

CV

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.

References

We require two references from suitable sources on our reference form in support of your application to the programme.

One reference should usually be from your current employer, and the other from a previous employer.  Referees must be senior to you and able to comment on your work and suitability for MBA study. If you work for a family business or are self-employed, a reference from a client will also be suitable. If you are not supplying the details of your current employer, please explain why in the extenuating circumstances section of the personal statement.

We cannot accept references from colleagues, personal friends or family members.

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

It is essential that all MBA students have an excellent command of English as we welcome students from around 100 different nations to study with us here at the Business School.  If English is not your first language, you will need to sit an IELTS, PTE or TOEFL exam (IELTS preferred).

In some cases the English requirement can be waived (eg if you have worked or studied in an English speaking country for over a year). Please contact our Admissions team for more information.

IELTS Academic and SELT (UKVI)

We require a minimum, well balanced score in IELTS Academic of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each individual section. We also accept the IELTS Indicator test with the same minimum scores.

Please note that we accept IELTS Academic tests taken at test centres that are not included on UKVI's SELT list.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

We require a minimum, well balanced overall score in Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic of 68, with a minimum of 60 in writing and no less than 59 in any other section.  We also accept the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Online test.

TOEFL iBT and TOEFL at home

We require a minimum, well-balanced overall score of at least 100 and no less than 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading and 25 in the Writing and Speaking sections in a TOEFL iBT test or the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test.

The School code for TOEFL is 0870.