The Full Wiki

Cass Business School: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cass Business School
Motto Cass means business
Established 1967
Type Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Executive Education, Research
Dean Richard Gillingwater
Staff ca 500
Students 3495
Undergraduates 1405
Postgraduates 2007
Doctoral students 83
Location London, United Kingdom
Affiliations The Association of MBAs (AMBA) The European Quality Improvement Scheme (EQUIS)

Cass Business School (short for the Sir John Cass Business School, City of London) is a co-educational business school of City University London. Established in 1967, it was formerly known as City University Business School (CUBS) but changed its name in August 2002 following a donation from the Sir John Cass Foundation, an educational charity.[1] The MSc in administrative sciences began in 1967, and became the MBA in 1979. The university's roots can be traced back to 1894.

The School is divided into three faculties: the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance, the Faculty of Finance and the Faculty of Management.[2] It awards BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA and Phd degrees and is accredited by AMBA [3] and EQUIS;[4] it is the largest European provider of specialist MSc degrees in financial services. The Alumni Association at Cass has more than 31,000 members in 154 countries[5].



In 2009, the Financial Times ranked the full-time MBA 9th in the UK and 41st in the world, and the Executive MBA is ranked 21st in the World.

The MSc in Management was ranked 2nd in the UK by the Financial Times in 2008 and the The Guardian Good University Guide 2009 ranks Cass as 1st in London and 3rd in the UK for undergraduate courses in business, management and finance.[6]

Undergraduate BSc Courses

Cass Business School offers a range of undergraduate courses:

  • BSc Accounting & Finance
  • BSc Actuarial Science
  • BSc Banking and International Finance
  • BSc Business Studies
  • BSc Investment Analysis and Insurance
  • BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management (IFRM)
  • BSc Management
  • BSc Real Estate Finance and Investment

Cass Business School's undergraduate programme is ranked first in London and third in the UK, according to The Guardian Good University Guide 2009. Each year Cass Business School grants scholarships to first year undergraduate students, which in year 2009/10 were 18, worth 805 pounds. This can be renewed in the following years if a first-class average mark is obtained each year.

Specialist Masters Courses

Cass is currently the largest provider in Europe of specialist masters courses[1] geared towards the global financial services industry, with more than 20 programmes on offer ranging from Banking (retail, central and investment) Asset Management and Quantitative finance, Property valuation and Investment and Management in financial services, shipping, energy and the charity sector.

A key feature of all courses is that they set the theory of finance, management and the specialist discipline in a wider practical perspective, through the use of case studies, state of the art technology and visiting staff who are senior City practitioners.

The MSc in Management has been ranked 2nd in the UK and 15th in the world by The Financial Times Masters in Management ranking 2010.

5 Finance related Specialist Masters have been awarded the CFA Program Partner Status in 2009.[7]

Cass MBA

The Cass MBA is offered full-time through a one year course, or through two years part-time Executive MBA, or two years through the modular Executive MBA. The EMBA was ranked 13th in the world by the Financial Times in 2009.[8] The full-time MBA was 41st (world rankings) in 2008, 2009, and 2010 by the Financial Times.[9]

The Higher Education Funding Council of England and Wales gives Cass's business and management teaching the highest rating of ‘excellent’. The Cass MBA is recognised and accredited by both the Association of MBAs (AMBA[3]) and the European Quality Improvement Scheme (EQUIS[4]).

Executive MBA Dubai:In September 2007 Cass Business School started EMBA in collaboration with DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre). This programme is delivered through e-learning and intensive work shops taught by visiting Cass academia once in a month over long weekends.

Alumni: more than 31,000 alumni in business globally, in 154 countries[5]. The Cass postgraduate programs draw students from more than 90 countries worldwide.

SII Centre of Excellence: Cass Business School is the first of a select group of UK universities to be designated a Securities & Investment Institute (SII) Centre of Excellence. The designation aims to give Cass graduates a significant head-start when progressing their financial services careers. The Centre of Excellence designation means that Cass graduates who complete the MSc in Finance or the MSc in Investment Management will also be eligible for the award of the SII Diploma (which will become formally known as the "SII Masters" programme) without having to take any of the SII exams. Cass will be the only London based Centre of Excellence.[10]

International Partners

Internationalism is encouraged by their membership of the Alliance of Management Schools in European Capitals (AMSEC), which provides opportunities for research collaboration with fellow schools in Paris, Brussels, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Oslo

The school works with the following international partners[11], these are:

(* Denotes members of Alliance of Management Schools in European Capitals (AMSEC), of which Cass is a founding member)

Research Centres

Research centres at Cass Business School include:

  • The Actuarial Research Centre
  • Alternative Investments Research Centre (AIRC)
  • Asian Business Research Centre
  • Centre for Banking Research
  • Centre for Charity Effectiveness
  • Centre for Econometric Analysis (CEA@Cass)
  • Centre for Financial Regulation and Crime (CFRC)
  • Centre for Leadership, Learning and Change (CLLC)
  • Centre for New Technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CENTIVE)
  • Centre for Research in Corporate Governance
  • Centre for Research on European Financial Markets and Institutions (CREFMI)
  • Emerging Markets Group (EMG)
  • Film Business Research Centre
  • International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance
  • Pensions Institute
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Research Centre (PERC)
  • Research Centre for Real Estate Finance
  • Risk Institute

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b "Fact Sheet". Cass Business School. Archived from the original on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  2. ^ "The Faculties". Cass Business School. Archived from the original on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Cass in new world rankings and re-accredited by AMBA". Association of MBAs. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  4. ^ a b "EQUIS Accredited Schools". EFMD. 2009-11. Archived from the original on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Cass Alumni Statistics". Cass Business School. Archived from the original on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  6. ^ "European Business school rankings". Financial Times. 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  7. ^ "CFA Program Partners in Europe". CFA Institute. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  8. ^ "Business school rankings and MBA rankings". Financial Times. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  9. ^ "Business school rankings and MBA rankings". Financial Times. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Cass Business School first of select few to receive SII "Centre of Excellence" designation". Chartered Institute ofor Securities and Investment. 07-05-17. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ "Study Abroad". Cass Business School. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  12. ^ a b "Cass Alumni are everywhere". Cass Business School. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 

Coordinates: 51°31′19.50″N 0°05′24.70″W / 51.522083°N 0.090194°W / 51.522083; -0.090194

External links

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address