When does the programme start?
The Full-time MBA programme is a challenging 12-month journey combining intensive learning and practical application that starts in the beginning of September each year. There is only one intake of the Full-time MBA programme per year.
How is the programme taught?
The programme is split into two sections. September to March is 'Fundamentals of Business' which are core modules. April to August is an opportunity to discover electives and begin 'Tailored Learning'. Further details can be found here.
Is there a part-time or online option?
The Full-time MBA is a 1-year immersive programme taught in-person. If you are looking for an online option, we also offer a 24-month part-time online Global MBA.
We have a part-time options in London with our Evening Executive MBA programme and the Modular Executive MBA programme. However, the entry requirements and the level and type of experience required are different.
Is the MBA programme accredited?
Yes, Bayes Business School is among the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
How much of the programme is case-study based?
Case studies are increasingly used throughout the Full-time MBA programme. There is also a strong focus on ‘live’ cases with practical consulting projects both in the UK and internationally.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a number of diverse, but complementary, methods, including examinations, coursework, assessed group-work (for example case studies and business plans), class presentations and practical projects.
Are there internships available?
The 12-month programme is highly intensive, it is difficult to include a full time internship. However, the Full-time MBA at Bayes is very practical and the final ‘Business Mastery Project’ along with the consulting projects in the UK and abroad provide similar benefits. Students can also choose to complete an internship once the programme has finished.
Do I have to choose one stream when selecting electives?
At Bayes you have the freedom to choose across all subject areas and tailor your programme as you wish. You can also sit in on additional electives that you don’t want to take for credit.
What percentage of classes do I need to attend?
We would expect students to attend every class due to the intensive learning and too much will be missed if classes are not attended. There is not an option for distance learning. If students are unable to make the class, they are expected to let the Course Office and Faculty know in advance.
What materials do I need for the programme?
It is recommended that you have your own laptop. The key text book for each of your core modules is included in your tuition fees. Additional texts and those required for electives will need to be purchased or loaned from the library.
Teaching and faculty
Who will be teaching on the programme and how accessible are the faculty to the students?
The programme is taught by leading faculty, policymakers, entrepreneurs and world-renowned practitioners working with the latest insights and imparting best practice.
Due to the relatively small cohort size, it allows faculty and students to have a closer and more personal working relationship. A member of faculty will also supervise student’s final project.
Does the teaching have a practical orientation?
Applied knowledge is a key component of the programme. What begins in the lecture theatre is rapidly reinforced and tested in real-world practical applications through the Strategy Project, International Consulting Week and Business Mastery Project.
What form does the teaching take?
Core theory is taught through textbooks, handbooks and self-study. Understanding and application of theory is developed through case teaching, formal lectures, group work, seminars, discussions, workshops, exercises and projects.
How many hours a week will I need to study?
It will vary depending on which stage of the programme you are at. However, a typical week will include approximately 42 hours of combined contact hours and self-study.
Are there areas on campus for self-study?
Bayes is proud to have syndicate rooms that students can book out for individual and group study. They contain a screen for presentations and easy access power boards for multiple laptops.
Entry requirements and application process
What are the entry requirements for the Full-time MBA?
The key requirements for the Full-time MBA programme are a minimum of three years’ full-time post-graduation professional experience, a good university degree (or at least six years' relevant business experience for those without a degree), a well-balanced minimum GMAT score of 600 (or an equivalent score in GRE) and an excellent command of English.
Please see our admissions page for more details and for a full list of entry requirements.
When is the application deadline?
We have application rounds throughout the year. As soon as you submit a fully completed application it will be processed so there is no need to wait until the next deadline.
I don't have everything to submit an application right now, can I submit with some of the documents?
You are able to start an application and return at a later date but when you submit we ask candidates to submit all entry requirements at once so not to hold up the admissions process. If items are missing, our admissions team will be in contact.
Can my credits be transferred to the Full-time MBA?
No. Due to the structure of our programme, we do not accept credit transfer from other programmes.
Can you tell me if my experience is relevant?
Yes, we have recruitment managers who are able to provide CV reviews for potential candidates. If you would like to receive personalised feedback on your eligibility for the Full-time MBA please submit a CV for review.
Can I apply as an international candidate?
We welcome students from all across the globe to apply for our programme. Diversity is an essential aspect of our programme as collaboration is a must. By having a diverse cohort you are able to learn different business techniques used around the world. You will need to apply early if you require a Student visa.
If I have 10+ years of work experience, can I still apply for the Full-time MBA?
Successful MBA applications typically have an average of 5-6 years of work experience. However, we occasionally have candidates with 10+ years of work experience joining our programme. Please submit your CV and our recruitment managers would provide personalised feedback on your eligibility for the programme.
As mentioned above, GMAT is a requirement for all applicants for the Full-time MBA.
I have an MSc/PhD, do I need to take GMAT?
Yes, GMAT is a requirement for all applicants for the Full-time MBA as we need to ensure the verbal and quants ability as the programme is intensive.
Can I study for the Bayes Full-time MBA if I already have an MBA from another institute (UK and/or international)?
If you require a Student visa to study in the UK, and had already attained an MBA from another university or institution within the UK, you may not be eligible to study for another MBA due to UK Visas and Immigration regulations for extending your Student visa.
You may study for the Bayes Full-time MBA if you hold another international MBA degree gained outside the UK.
If you have any questions regarding your MBA application, please contact us.
Tuition fees and funding
How much does the Full-time MBA cost and can I pay in instalments?
To find out more about the tuition fees for the programme, what the fee does and doesn't include - please see here.
The programme can either be paid in full upfront or in 2 instalments – the first one due before the programme is due to start (before September) and a second instalment in January.
Candidates are highly advised to think about how they intend to pay the cost beforehand and make the necessary arrangements in due time.
What scholarships do you have?
We have a wide range of scholarships and awards on offer. All applications which have successfully been offered a place on the programme will be considered for an award.
In order to be considered for a scholarship for our MBA you must send in a full application and complete the scholarship essay. Scholarships are discussed by our Admissions Panel after the formal interview stage and some require a separate application. Scholarships generally can make up to 50% of fees, however these are very competitive and are looked at on a case by case basis with a focus on professional experience.
Details of our available scholarships can be found here.
What sources of funding are available?
Aside from scholarships there are various different loans available. Further details can be found here
Do you accept Chevening Scholars?
We welcome applications from candidates who have applied for Chevening scholarships. For further information please visit:
If you have any questions regarding your MBA application please contact us.
Location and accommodation
Where is Bayes Business School?
Bayes Business School is located in the heart of the financial district neighbouring tech city in London. We have two campuses; Bunhill Row at 106 Bunhill Row and our Finsbury Square Campus at 33 Finsbury Square less than a five minutes walk apart.
You can find us here.
How can I travel to the campuses via public transport?
The nearest underground stations to both the Bunhill Row campus and Finsbury Square campus are:
- Moorgate and Old Street on the Northern Line (Bank branch)
- Barbican, Liverpool Street and Moorgate on the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines
- Liverpool Street on the Elizabeth Line and Central Lines
Bus routes: 4, 8, 21, 25, 43, 55, 56, 76, 100, 133, 141, 153, 172, 214, 243, 501 and 521.
Can I visit the campus?
Yes, we run on-campus recruitment events which give you the opportunity to learn more about the MBA programmes within the space you would be taught in.
Alternatively, our recruitment managers are available to meet candidates on site to discuss eligibility and find out if Bayes is the fit for you. To schedule a meeting on campus, please either submit your CV online or email across a copy of your CV to [email protected].
Is accommodation available to MBA students?
A limited allocation of accommodation places is reserved for MBA students who meet certain requirements. These places are allocated on a first come, first served basis to MBA candidates who have:
- Firmly accepted an unconditional offer
- Paid a deposit to secure their place on the MBA by the deadline specified, and
- Sent an accommodation application form directly to the MBA Admissions office.
Do I need to live in London to study the Full-time MBA?
It is advisable that you live in central London or within a commutable distance to study the Full-time MBA. Classes can start as early as 9am and you will be expected to arrive on time for any of your classes.
Clubs, societies and networking
What societies/clubs are available to MBA students?
Bayes has a range of societies that you are able to join and meet like-minded current students and alumni. There are opportunities for leadership roles within the societies as well as setting up new ones.
- The Entrepreneurs Network (CEN)
- The Women in Business (CWIB)
- The Actuarial Network (TANC)
- Executive MBA Club
- The Shipping Society
- Real Estate Club
- The Consultancy Society
- M&A / Private Equity Club
- Chinese Careers Society
Will I have time to attend events and societies?
Yes, however, it is a personal decision whether you have enough time to take up any extra curricular activities and societies as you may have other personal matters that require more attention. Each student is different with their work and life balance but we would hope students are able to join a club or society.
What networking opportunities are available at Bayes for students and alumni?
Our location on the doorstep of the City of London puts you at the heart of one of the world's leading business centres. Senior managers from many international businesses contribute to our Corporate Speakers Programme.
Past guests include:
- Axel Weber, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
- Rt Hon Lord Mandelson
- Bob Kelly, CEO of BNY Mellon (and Bayes alumnus)
- George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
More than 12,500 MBAs work in senior positions around the globe, and they are part of a network of over 48,000 Bayes alumni. We have 45 overseas associations - from India to China to the US, Greece, Germany and Dubai - who exchange knowledge and experience, and discuss industry trends and business opportunities. Our Special Interest Groups will also help you to cultivate the contacts that will advance your career development.
Can I come back and study at Bayes once I’ve graduated?
Yes, as a member of the Bayes Business School Alumni you can return and complete one free elective each year.
Can I work part-time during the programme?
Due to the intensive nature of the programme it is not recommended that you work part-time.
I’m an international student, can I work in the UK after graduation?
You may be able to switch to a Graduate visa to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successfully completing the MBA. For further information, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.