Course information

Global MBA

Entry requirements

Next start date

6 September 2023




Part-time, 24 months

What you'll learn

The Global MBA reflects the pedagogic philosophy of Bayes Business School (formerly Cass): an advanced, technically challenging, and integrated education to prepare business professionals and leaders to operate at decision-making levels.

As a part-time, blended programme you can look forward to experiencing the best of both online and face-to-face learning during your time as a student.

  • The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and the Integration Week are delivered face-to-face at our on-campus weeks
  • Global MBA core modules are taught online and choose up to six online elective modules to personalise your learning pathway

Programme structure

The Global MBA provides you with the fundamental skills for business during Year 1.

In Year 2 there is a wide range of elective modules to choose from, enabling you to specialise in the areas of most importance to your career. You will be able to choose six electives, including two on-campus electives and two international electives if you wish.

Our international electives provide you with a truly global MBA experience. You join with other cohorts of Bayes MBA students in a range of international locations for a unique opportunity to study industries in a completely new environment. This is your chance to develop an explorer’s mind-set, ready to respond to rapidly changing business environments. 

Preparatory modules

At the start of your programme, you will study three preparatory, online and self-paced modules. These will provide you with essential grounding in some of the more technical areas: 

  • Mathematics for Management and Finance
  • Data Analytics for Business
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting

Year 1

The first week of the course contains a series of live, interactive online events, focused on welcoming you to your programme, introducing you to peers and equipping you with the skills to be successful. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the goals of the MBA, attend masterclasses, and participate in careers and professional development workshops. 

After this, you will take on six online core modules. The first three will be:

Upon completion of these modules, we will look forward to welcoming you to our London campus for Professional Development Week.

During this time, you will get to develop and hone your key leadership communication skills and consider what it means for you to achieve your career potential.

You will then study the following three modules:

On completion of these core modules, you will take part in Integration Week in London.

You will work as part of a group on a practical business challenge that draws on the various perspectives and knowledge that you have developed throughout Year 1.

Year 2

The second year of your programme is when you will start to specialise and deepen the core knowledge that you have built during your first year.

You can choose six elective modules from the lists below. You have the flexibility to study all your electives online, or you can take up to two on-campus electives and two international electives as well.


Concentrations are an added benefit offered by this course that can help you establish yourself in your specialisation of choice.

These are private recognitions – entirely independent from your MBA qualification – that acknowledge your expertise if you decide to take at least 40 credits from electives belonging to a particular cluster.

Learn more about choosing your concentration.

The Bayes approach to learning

During your time on the programme, you will learn the theoretical foundations of various decision-making tools and how to apply them in practical, industry-based contexts.

This overarching ethos, as well as the breadth and structure of the programme, will be supported by a compatible breadth of learning strategies. For example, you will:

  • Engage with foundational theory using a variety of online resources; this element of your studies will involve both self-study and direct interaction with our academics during weekly webinars
  • Develop your skills in the practical application of theory through extensive use of case discussion, formal lectures in webinars, group work, workshops, formative exercises, and projects
  • Undertake an integrating exercise, which will bring together your theoretical learning and practical application gained during the core modules in a real-world environment

You will also undertake individual study and group work in virtual teams for the preparation of case studies, research tasks, and other assignments, assessed or not.

This will consolidate your acquired knowledge and build the interpersonal and communication skills that are essential for your further career development.