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

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         29th May 2022                        Closed

Round 2         24th July 2022                        Open

Round 3         18th September 2022

Round 4         20th November 2022

Round 5         22nd January 2023

Round 6         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 and is designed to allow you to complete it over several sessions, meaning you can 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 Modular 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

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.

Visa Routes

There are two visa routes available for MEMBA students, depending on your personal circumstances.

1) Visitor Visa Route

The visitor visa is suitable if you have a full-time job in your home country and will be travelling regularly to the UK to study over long-weekends.

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2)  Student Visa Route (Part-time studies)

The Student Visa Route is only for those students who wish to remain in the UK during the entire duration of the programme and attend classes in-person. In order to apply for a Student visa, you must obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which will be issued by City, University of London. The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you start your course.

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