Social and professional networking

Outside of the MBA curriculum, there are a number of opportunities throughout the year to increase your knowledge of current business issues and network with leading figures in business, government and academia. Although it is not compulsory to attend events, you are encouraged to make the most of these opportunities, which can contribute towards your learning, skills and career development.

Industry Events

With links to the financial district and the entrepreneurship scene, Bayes Business School holds regular events on campus on current topics with leading professionals. Not only are these great events to keep up to date with trends but an opportunity to expand your network further by meeting industry professionals. Recent guest speakers include Tom Blomfield (CEO of Monzo) and Mark Carney (Chairman of the Bank of England). You can register to attend our events here. Other speakers are below:

  • Axel Weber, President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Bob Kelly, CEO, BNY Mellon (and the Business School (formerly Cass) alumnus)
  • George Osborne MP, Ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Huw Pill, Chief European Economist, Goldman Sachs’s
  • Ian Stewart, Chief Economist, Deloitte
  • Muhtar Kent, CEO, Coca Cola
  • The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson
  • The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly

Careers Beers

Held twice a year in the City, the Careers & Professional Development and Alumni teams host a fantastic networking event for approximately 200 current Full-time, Executive and Modular Executive MBA students as well as alumni. It is a great opportunity to build new relationships across programmes and meet those that work in diverse careers across London – networking after all is the number one way our students find new roles! We hear many stories from our students about how the people they meet at this event have helped them in their future career.

Global Women’s Leadership Events

As part of the development of the Global Women’s Leadership Programme, the board decided to host events with inspiring speakers to equip and empower women. These events are typically organised by the Global Women’s Scholars as part of their programme. Previous events have been panels on female entrepreneurship, respect within the workplace and fireside chats with senior female leaders. Find out more about the events that they hold.


Students have previously worked with TEDx to host their own event called ‘Acceleration’ which focused on the latest digital trends in a fast-changing world. Topics included technological disruption from fintech and robotics, to artificial intelligence and virtual reality. They sourced speakers such as Ilyas Khan the Chairman of the Stephen Hawking Foundation and Khalia Newell who was nominated a Rising Star within the Financial Services sector. Bayes Business School Faculty and alumni also presented findings on the strategy and implementation of artificial intelligence for large financial institutions.