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University of Bath School of Management

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Class Size 47
Women 47%
Mean GMAT n/a
International 94%

The University of Bath is located just 90 minutes from London by train and set in the rolling green hills of South-West England. Famous for its natural hot springs and Georgian architecture, it is the only entire city in the UK awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, making it a truly special place to live and learn. The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

The Bath MBA provides a distinctive offering for MBA students seeking to balance academic excellence with real business experience and employer-backed knowledge. Practical learning is key to the Bath MBA and exams are avoided in favor of applied practice. Students are assessed through a combination of essays, coursework, presentations, in-class participation and portfolios.

Bath’s full-time MBA is delivered on campus over 12 months. It has a vibrant, international network of students, academics, staff and alumni. Bath’s Executive MBA program is being crafted to be fit for the leaders of the future, it will be unveiled in summer 2024.


What is the tuition for Bath's MBA program?

The tuition for Bath’s MBA program is £37,500.

What is the average GMAT score for admission to Bath’s MBA program?

Bath does not require a GMAT score for admission and does not publish an average GMAT score for its incoming class.

Does the Bath MBA program accept the GRE?

No, the Bath MBA program does not accept the GRE. The GMAT is optional and not required for admission to Bath.

How long is Bath’s full-time MBA program?

The Bath full-time MBA program lasts 12 months, or one year.

What are the application deadlines for Bath’s MBA program?

For overseas and EU applicants, the application deadline is July 31, 2024. England-based applicants have an application deadline of August 31, 2024.

What percent of Bath MBA students are women?

Forty-seven percent of Bath MBA students are women.

What type of interview does Bath use for MBA admissions?

Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis.


The Class Profile

Forty-seven students enrolled at Bath for the MBA Class of 2024. Forty-seven percent are women and 94% are international. At matriculation, new students averaged an age of 30. Bath requires candidates to have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience, with evidence of career progression, and the latest class averaged six years of work experience.

Application Procedures

Applications open in the autumn and close for international applications on July 31st. Places are limited and therefore highly competitive, so early applications are advised.

Applications consist of a completed online form, submission of a CV, supporting personal statement, details of two professional referees, degree certificates and official transcripts. Bath does not require the GMAT. The program does require proof of English language skills through such tests as the IELTS, PTE Academic, or TOEFL, if English is not an applicant’s first language. Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis.

The cost of an application is £100. A free CV checking service is provided in advance of submitting an application for candidates who wish to pre-check their eligibility.

Application Checklist

  • Application form
  • Two professional referees
  • Degree certificates and official transcripts
  • CV
  • Supporting personal statement
  • GMAT score
  • Application fee – £100

Bath LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA DecisionWire

April 4, 2024 8:29am ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua $ , IESE , Northwestern / Kellogg
Applied: Duke / Fuqua, IESE, London Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds, Other Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Blackrock, Fidelity, JP Morgan Asset Management
GRE: 319
GPA: 3.85
Location: Perú

EU citizenship + 1 dependant (wife)
EU citizenship is a huge plus for IESE, because I could work anywhere in Europe without visa concerns and wife could work too (making about $28k/year).

Now, it is true that European base salaries tend to be way lower, and my potential base salary in the US going to Duke/Kellogg (+$150k) would be much higher.

April 3, 2024 9:37pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson $
Dartmouth / Tuck $ , Duke / Fuqua , UVA / Darden $
Applied: Cornell / Johnson, Yale SOM, UVA / Darden, Duke / Fuqua, Dartmouth / Tuck, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey
GRE: 318
GPA: 3.7

Tuck is my dream program, but struggling with the thought of spending 2 years in hanover, especially since my wife can't find a good paying job there. While I do not love Duke as much as Tuck, I can perfectly see my family and I living in the Durham-Raleigh area and staying there longterm after school. Help!

April 3, 2024 7:16pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson $
NYU Stern $
UCLA Anderson $
Applied: Dartmouth / Tuck, UPenn / Wharton, UCLA Anderson, NYU Stern, Northwestern / Kellogg, Harvard Business School, Duke / Fuqua, Cornell / Johnson, Yale SOM
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Accenture, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, McKinsey
GMAT: 750
GPA: 3.499
Location: Philadelphia

Also on WL at Tuck and Fuqua. Made Interview cut, but not admitted, at Kellogg.

Johnson $$$ vs. Stern $$$$ - need to see if NYC cost of living cancels out additional $. Attending admitted students day at both schools.

April 3, 2024 4:03pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta $
Georgetown / McDonough $
Rice / Jones $
UNC Kenan-Flagler $
UVA / Darden $
U. Washington / Foster $
Applied: U. Washington / Foster, UVA / Darden, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UCLA Anderson, Rice / Jones, Georgetown / McDonough, Emory / Goizueta, Duke / Fuqua, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Pharmaceutical
GMAT: 720
GPA: 3.26
Location: Los Angeles

Super excited to have received acceptances with scholarship. Having a hard time deciding where to go. Goal post-MBA is to be in biotech/pharma, or healthcare consulting. Not sure if I need a dual degree to specialize myself in healthcare beyond my current WE.



The Bath MBA combines the latest teaching techniques with practical projects. MBA students learn from academics who are experts in their fields, providing a firm grounding in the fundamental areas of leadership and business. Their leading research keeps the content fresh and relevant, enriching the learning experience.

Prior to the start of the academic year, a specialist international Student Advice Team provide an international orientation program and mentoring scheme. This is designed to help students relax into UK life, as nearly a third of students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.

Teaching commences in September with The Big Team Challenge, an opportunity to get hands-on straight away with a challenge presented by a corporate partner.

Core and optional modules intertwine with four projects:

Consulting in Action project – a real consulting project to draw on existing and taught business knowledge
Change in Action Project – focusing on different aspects of a complex change initiative
Entrepreneurship Project – pitching a new initiative to an expert panel
Integrated Project – a group or individual consulting project with a corporate client

Core modules include:

  • Business analytics
  • Contemporary marketing: theory and application
  • Economics of contemporary business issues
  • Leadership: self, others and the enterprise
  • Managing operations and supply networks
  • Managing people; strategy and practice
  • Strategy
  • Understanding finance

Almost a quarter of the program is dedicated to optional units, letting students personalize their learning journey to fit career aspirations. Availability and topics are subject to change, but have in the past included examples such as:

  • Advanced business analytics
  • Giving voice to values
  • Leadership mindset
  • Negotiation
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Venture capital

Structured career and professional development support complements the taught modules throughout the program.

Other MBA Degree Options

Designed for senior executives, the School of Management also offers a part-time Executive MBA allowing students to balance a busy professional life with advanced career progression. Their new Executive MBA program will be unveiled in 2024.

Degree Options at Bath

Full-time MBA

Executive Part-time MBA

Campus Life

Student Life

Bath offers its students many opportunities for extracurricular involvement, including over 190 student-led groups, clubs and societies.

MBA students will have access to:

  • Students’ Union (The SU), offering more than 190 student-led groups, clubs and societies
  • Outstanding Sports Training Village (STV) including an Olympic-legacy swimming pool, and a gym and fitness centre expanded across three floors
  • Creativity and well-being hub, The Edge, for performances, classes and wellbeing activities
  • Business and alumni events to support learning and expand networks

Campus Spaces

The University of Bath’s campus is located right on the edge of the city of Bath, offering sporting, social and cultural opportunities. It is ranked as one of the safest campus sites in the UK and one of the first universities in the country to win a national police-approved security award.

Building on over half a century of experience, the new £70 million School of Management building was opened in 2023 and is home to the Bath MBA. This outstanding facility includes:

  • Employability Hub
  • Pavilion Cafe
  • Behavioral Research Laboratory
  • Nine new lecture theatres
  • 250-seat auditorium
  • The Executive Suite – a shared MBA teaching and community space

Accommodation is available specifically for postgraduate students. Living in a University-managed building means that everything is included in the rental charge and accommodation is looked after by an experienced house-keeping team.

MBA Careers


The tuition for Bath’s MBA program for 2024 entry is £37,500.

Scholarships and bursaries that cover all or part of the cost of the MBA are available to full-time students from the UK and abroad. Candidates invited to interview will be advised on how to apply for a scholarship. The scholarships offered by Bath center around the program’s values. They include: the Social Impact Scholarship, Challenging Change Scholarship, Entrepreneurship for Business Scholarship, and Leadership Scholarship. Additional scholarship opportunities are available thanks to alumni and key partners.

UK students may be eligible for loans from the government, while Bath also notes the availability of loans from Prodigy Finance.



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