Entry requirements

At Bayes we look for ambitious people from culturally diverse backgrounds, who are intellectually curious with a high potential to succeed.

To be considered for our Global MBA programme, you’ll need to have:

Work experience

A minimum of five years’ full-time relevant work experience gained after graduation.

Academic requirement

A university degree or appropriate professional qualification. If you don't have a degree or a professional qualification, you may be considered based on evidence of your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level. This evidence may include Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) results, together with evidence of substantial business or professional achievement.

English language requirement

A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 if English isn’t your first language. This may be waived if you've worked or studied in an English-speaking environment for at least a year.

How to apply

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

You will also need to provide the following in support of your application:

Personal statement

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


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.

Professional 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.

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.

* A certified copy is a document that has been stamped and verified as a true copy by a legal authority (e.g. notary office). If you are having certified copies made, please ensure that you include any explanation of grades that may be printed on the reverse.

English language results (if applicable)

Your IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or LanguageCert score report, if English is not your first language. 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).