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Cass MBA

Course Description

The Cass Full-time MBA course is a challenging 12-month journey combining intensive learning and practical application that will sharpen your performance and give you the clarity to design the next decisive phase of your career.

An engrossing mix of lectures, workshops, live projects and overseas ventures make for an exhilarating and hugely rewarding year. At the end of your MBA journey you will emerge more capable, confident and most importantly, sought after. The programme attracts exceptional students from across the world to take their education to the next level.

Located in the City of London with unparalleled links with international businesses, the Cass Business School Full-time MBA programme is one of the most highly respected and prestigious MBAs in the UK and Europe.

Visit the website: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba

Course detail

The Full-time MBA course is designed to equip you with the skills and the knowledge to help you define your career. Throughout the course of the year you will encounter challenges and learning experiences that will prepare you for business leadership and enable you to become an effective decision maker. On this journey, you will be studying and collaborating alongside a talented international cohort of business professionals, each with their own experience. The Cass MBA is a journey of exploration and professional transformation.

As the world shrinks and boundaries fade, business needs a new generation of leaders with a global outlook. Our teaching is grounded in real world business and reflects the trends and changes that come with it.

You will be taught in a truly global context, your fellow cohort provides a key knowledge base of international business practices for you to tap into, you will also experience working abroad during the International Consultancy Week. And that’s not all, gain first-hand exposure to challenging environments such as China, Dubai, Silicon Valley, and South Africa and more through our International Electives offering. There's no better preparation for global management on the ground experience and valuable contact time with International businesses.


The MBA programme allows you to tailor your skills and learning around a Core General Management Programme. This will develop your core knowledge and skills in business and management giving you the base skill set to succeed for the remainder of the course.

The MBA has a large number of modules that will cover all areas of business and management.

Other MBAs

Information on the part-time Executive MBA: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/executive-mba

Information on the EMBA in Dubai: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/executive-mba-in-dubai

How to apply

Apply for Full-time MBA: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/full-time-mba/application
Apply for Executive MBA: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/executive-mba/application


For information on funding, please follow this link for Full-time: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/full-time-mba/fees-and-funding
and this link for Executive: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/executive-mba/fees-and-funding

Visit the Cass MBA page on the Cass Business School website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Caroline Jarvis

Before enrolling for the full-time MBA at Cass, I was the Director of Development at a charity and I thought a move into marketing would be the most natural step forward from my previous career. One of the best things about the Cass MBA is that - as a generalist qualification offering a great breadth of elective choice and a wide range of events, activities and travel throughout the year - it offers incredible opportunities to discover new interests and possibilities for your career.
It wasn't long before I decided that marketing wasn't for me and that finance would be my new calling. I used my electives to specialise in finance and strategy, while turning my attention to finding a career best suited to my abilities.

When a friend suggested private wealth management, I researched it and decided that this was the path for me. I would have to prove that my new and existing skills could be combined to meet the needs of a potential employer and, knowing that my best chance was to do so through my Business Mastery Project, I sought to build a bridge between the charity sector and private banking. A fellow student suggested I call a private bank in the West End and offer my services as an intern.

The team head was very interested in working with me on a project that would motivate the bankers to incorporate philanthropy into client discussions. After we met and discussed the parameters of the project and the resources he could provide - including making introductions to bankers, team heads, industry specialists and clients - I was off and running.

Soon I had a strategy drawn up and had created a primer that illustrated how strategic philanthropy and private banking were compatible strategies. At around the same time, I attended a presentation organised by Cass at a City private bank. There I met private bankers who put me in touch with the head of private wealth management and the head of the newly created charities team. Following several interviews, I was offered a position as a trainee private banker. I started the day after handing in my Business Mastery Project and today I'm a fully-fledged private banker and charity specialist.

(Student Profile)

Santiago Fontiveros

I am one of three people tasked with the day-to-day running of the Cass Investment Management and Private Equity Society. The idea behind this Special Interest Group (SIG) is to offer a real, practical understanding of what it takes to work in these industries and the skill set needed to thrive there.

Because of the complex nature of the sector, we think it's important to offer a clear, informative and in-depth introduction to its various branches, though we assume that most people come to us with a fair understanding of the ins and outs of private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and so on.

Our goal is to enhance understanding with real-world expertise by inviting practitioners to speak about their work and share their knowledge. This helps create a more rounded picture of the industry and often provides insight that can't be gained in class. We are constantly looking for speakers with relevant experience to come to Cass, organising events and working strategically to ensure that the Society makes an active contribution to the life of the School.
Uncertainty in the global financial markets makes for a challenging environment in which to operate and we've had one or two cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances, but 2012 started very well. We held our first Private Equity Forum, which was well attended and provided great networking opportunities.
We are also currently preparing one of the biggest events in Cass, bringing in four or five key speakers in the emerging markets private equity sector. It's still in the planning phase, but we hope to make it happen in early June. Social media plays a big part in the success of a SIG like ours. Our Facebook page has been a great success and is a vital tool for bringing people together around subjects that interest them.

My role in the Society has helped me to hone my social and networking skills, and also gives me a great ice-breaker with future contacts in the industry. I would encourage every Cass student to find a group that interests them and get involved. The old adage is true: "the more you put in, the more you get out".

(Student Profile)

Oded Mizrach

1753.jpg At the age of 32, after three years practising law in Israel, I realised that the hospitality industry was more appealing to me and decided to leave the firm I was working for and embark on a career in pastry making. I started at the bottom and made my way up the ladder, eventually working for top-end establishments in my home country. In 2010, I moved to London, and after working in world-class kitchens I realised that, if I want to open my own place, I would need deeper business knowledge.

I chose the Cass Full-time MBA after attending information events at three internationally renowned business schools, concluding that Cass would be the most appropriate for me in term of modules, electives, duration, location and tuition.

The work is intensive and challenging, but very satisfying. I really enjoyed the Integration Weeks, since it gave us the opportunity to think creatively and to use the knowledge we had recently gained. It also made some of the more complex concepts clearer by adding a practical dimension to my studies.

I chose two broad types of elective - those subjects that I find interesting (marketing, strategy and innovation) and those that I would only be able to study while in the MBA programme (corporate accounting, and mergers and acquisitions). I hope that, by striking a balance between areas that are new to me and ones in which I already have some knowledge, I will be able to build a solid platform of skills and expertise for the future.
The international electives are an excellent way to engage with modern business on a global scale, and I'm looking forward to the South Africa elective.

At present, I am deeply absorbed in my studies and aiming to make the most of this opportunity, but I also have to keep one eye on the future. I hope that the MBA will bridge gaps in my knowledge and will give me both the skills to build my own business and the confidence to keep developing commercially and creatively. In this regard, the Cass Career's Workshops are likely to play a big part in my progress.

From my experiences so far, I have found the Cass community to be friendly and refreshingly down-to-earth. Although everyone is driven to succeed, they strike me as rounded individuals who are motivated by modern, realistic definitions of success. I think that's why I feel so comfortable here.


Various scholarships available for Full-time and Executive MBA - No. of awards TBC

Cass Business School offers a number of scholarships to talented individuals with a strong potential for career advancement. Scholarships are awarded to exceptional candidates who demonstrate the passion and drive to lead and make a positive impact in today's diverse business environment.Scholarships for 2017 intake include the following, Academic Distinction Scholarship, Global Leader Scholarship, Professional Excellence Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship, Cass Business School Women's Scholarship
Cass Women in STEM Scholarship, Military Scholarship, Public/Third Sector Scholarship and STEM Scholarship

Value of Scholarship(s)



See our website for details and application deadlines

Application Procedure

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Further Information


Entry Requirements

A minimum of three years continuous relevant full-time work experience, a good undergraduate degree and a minimum GMAT of 600.

Last Updated

04 October 2016

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