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University of Bath School of Management

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School of Management 10 East
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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School Data

Annual Tuition: £37,500

Full-Time Enrollment: 50

International: 93%

Average Age: 29

Female: 52%

Male: 48%

Application Deadlines: International/EU Applications - July 31 | UK Applications - August 31

It might not be the largest city in the world, but The University of Bath is 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 School of Management combines charm with an international feel — over 50% of the cohort typically hails from Asia, and each class averages around 20 nationalities. Bath might seem quaint, but it is just 15 minutes from bustling Bristol and a 90-minute train ride from London.

The program is designed to teach beyond traditional leadership and management, and specifically integrate responsible leadership and sustainable management with the purpose of benefiting future generations. Professional development and real-world experiences are at the core of everything the school has to offer.

This 12-month MBA welcomed a small group of 45 students this year, but as the school says, that means each student gets close and personalized attention. Their curriculum is set up to help graduates apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world.

The program is dedicated to eight core topics (business analytics, marketing, strategy and so on). These topics are applied through practice in a Multi-Project Suite, focusing on four key consulting projects. Students get to apply theoretical learning to solve real business challenges and take what they have learned back into the classroom. Around a quarter of the program is dedicated to electives such as risk management, sustainable business practice, and international finance which allows students to create their own pathway and specialisms, which is often in the form of paid internships to further develop their interests and experience.

Being part of a larger university means that Bath MBAs can also meet with recruiters who come to meet undergraduate and other master’s students. Graduates have the option of taking an internship with one of the university’s partner companies; recent site visits have included AKQA, Wimbledon Tennis and Thatcher’s. This program is known to be especially great for those who want to go into consulting. Their supportive alumni network includes more than 23,000 graduates living in more than 130 countries and working across a range of industries.

Dr. Jane Ellis Brush, MBA Director of Teaching:

The relatively small class size of The Bath MBA means that we can do things that are not possible on larger courses. We really do have a personal connection with every student and are invested in their success. We work closely with them to ensure that their business knowledge and beliefs are challenged and expanded, that they feel well-supported, and are inspired to go on to great things in their career. The program is complemented by a dedicated program of professional development and careers support, bringing focus and clarity to students’ career objectives and ambitions. It’s a transformative experience for many and helps our students to advance their career, whilst also growing as exceptional leaders.

Gilan Gustari, Class of ‘24

The program provides a perfect balance between modules, guest lectures, networking events, peer-to-peer learning, and career support – all of which are tailored to match your career aspirations. Bath offers an exhilarating place to study, allowing me to enjoy its captivating architecture, ambience, and diverse surroundings.