Application information


The deadlines for applications for the 1 March 2023 start date are:

Round 1: 9 October 2022

Round 2: 13 November 2022

Round 3: 11 December 2022

Round 4: 29 January 2023 (final deadline)

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Fast-track applications are open for March 2023

As a potential Global MBA candidate, you will have many demands on your time. In light of this, if you would like a review decision for the Global MBA class starting on 1 March 2023, we can fast-track your application.

Please contact one of our course advisers so they can guide you through the application process and ensure you submit the best application possible for entry into the course.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible. 

Steps to apply

1. Check entry requirements

  • 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 evidence of substantial business or professional achievement.
  • A minimum of five years’ full-time relevant work experience gained after graduation.
  • If English isn’t your first language, a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. This may be waived if you’ve worked or studied in an English-speaking environment for at least a year.

2. Write your application essays

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

3. Select one professional referee

We require one reference from a suitable source on our online reference form in support of your application to the programme.

This should usually be from your current 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.

We also don't usually accept references using personal email addresses e.g. gmail.

Although your referee will receive an electronic request, it is our experience that referees respond more quickly if the candidate sends the reference form directly to them as well.

4. Update your CV

You'll need to submit your one or two page CV. Please see our recommended CV template.

5. Submit your application

This is completed via our online portal. If you'd like help with any stage of the application process, please get in touch with the course adviser team on +44 (0)20 3859 7193.

In many cases this is sufficient to make a decision for an interview or provide feedback on your candidacy. However, please note if we make you a conditional offer of a place, you will need to provide the following before we can make an unconditional offer:

  • Your degree certificate and transcript for each degree you have studied. Please note that if your degree transcript is not in English, we require certified translated copies of each transcript.
  • A second reference from a suitable source on our reference form.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of your English language ability (tests or evidence of working or studying in an English speaking environment).

After your application is reviewed, you’ll be invited to an online interview with a member of our faculty. During this, we’ll further assess your interpersonal skills and English language proficiency before formally accepting you onto the course.

If your English language proficiency is considered borderline, we may ask you to take an MBA Pre-sessional English programme before starting the course.