MBA & Business Education Guide Autumn 2009: Cass Business School

A profile of Cass Business School.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Cass Business School
Address: 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ
Tel: +44(0) 20 7040 5277
Fax: +44(0) 20 7040 8898
Contact for admissions: MBA adviser: Viola Papiez
Status of establishment: Cass Business School is a registered
not-for-profit University
Date founded: 1968
Head/principal directors: Prof Veronica Hope-Halley
Business school ranking: 13th in the Global (Executive) FT rankings
Staff/student ratio: 1:5
Number of full-time employees/academic staff: 101
Numbers of students, full-time: 79
and part-time: 248
Proportion of female staff (%): -
and of female students (%): 27%
Proportion of overseas students (%): 58%
Proportion of MBA students: sponsored (%): -
self-funded (%): -
Typical course costs: Full-time £29,000; Executive £42,000


There is no business as usual. To stay competitive, all companies need to be structured around the global economy, capable of drawing on resources anywhere in the world, as well as moving quickly into new markets as opportunities arise. The technology that has made all this possible continues to evolve rapidly and radically, creating an environment of constant and turbulent change. In this environment, effective leadership depends on the ability to think beyond the obvious, to find answers from imperfect information. It requires strategic vision and practical wisdom, a mastery of core business disciplines but also the skills to communicate that vision, to drive a team forward and to manage conflict as it arises. This is the Cass MBA.


Business excellence in a range of areas, including finance, strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship. Popular electives include Leadership, Behavioural finance, Fast-track venturing, Innovation and Strategic thinking.

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