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Cass Business School – City University London - Full-Time MBA

Cass Business School Full-Time MBA Program Structure 

The Cass Business School full-time MBA at City University London is a 12 month program that is structured around Block Learning. Before the program begins, Cass trains and introduces students to the facilities during a week-long orientation.  Beginning in September, courses are divided into four consecutive blocks.

Each block contains three courses corresponding to the subject of that block. All blocks end with an “Integration Week” to consolidate the lessons from that session. The second half the of Cass Business School MBA starts in April and goes to the following September. In this time, students choose electives to take and work on a final Business Mastery Project.



During their first semester, City University London’s students take classes corresponding to four subjects. Subjects include Strategy and Organization, The Financial Environment, Creating Management Advantage, and Knowledge and Policy. Throughout this core general management program, students will also complete a “Strategy Project.” When students work on this project, they complete commercial assignments that integrate lessons from the different blocks. At the end of the semester, students will experience a “Consultancy Week,” which takes place in a foreign city elected each year by the school. Throughout this time, students get hands-on experience by carrying out a consultancy project with a company in the chosen location.

When they get to the second half of the Cass Business School full-time MBA program, students choose their electives and a begin a self-managed Business Mastery Project. They can also participate in the summer internship program offered by the school. In addition, students are able to utilize the Career and Professional Development Center and take part in various MBA networking events.


Full-Time MBA Rankings

  • Bloomberg: 112 (Global)
  • Forbes: 15 (Global)
  • Financial Times: 50 
  • The Economist: 77


Cass Business School Full-Time MBA Class Profile

Cass Business School’s MBA class consists of 64 students with an average GMAT score of 653. Students in the program are on average 32-years old. Fifteen percent are from Europe, 16 percent are from the UK, 52 percent are from Asia, and the remaining percentages are mixed from North America, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. 39 percent of students identify as female. The average student has eight years of work experience.


Career Statistics

Eight percent of MBA graduates from Cass Business School started their own business. Of the recent class 98 percent changed their job function, industry, or location. About 50 percent found work within the UK. Eighty-one percent of graduates received a job offer within 3 months of matriculation and some recent employers include HSBC, BlackRock and Barclays.


Tuition and Financial Aid

Total tuition for the City University London full-time MBA is £46,000. It also requires a £5,000 deposit, which is applied toward tuition. Students who are paying for their education on their own will pay for half of their fees (minus the deposit) when they first register for classes. They pay the second half of their fees in the January after they begin their studies. Additionally, there are a variety of scholarships and awards available to MBA students. Students may also choose to pay with loans.

Please note that fees are subject to change.


Cass Business School Admissions

An applicant to the City University London full-time MBA program must have a degree from a highly-regarded university or appropriate professional qualification. The applicant must have had at least three years’ work experience after graduation. If they don’t have an undergraduate degree, they’re required to have six years’ relevant experience.

Students must send results from their GMAT or GRE to apply. The minimum GMAT score for acceptance is 600; and students must get 75 percent on the verbal and quantitative section of the GRE. Cass stresses that a high GMAT or GRE score is not enough to guarantee admission. Non-native English speakers must have a well balanced score of 7.0 on the IELTS. 

The application itself has two essays and requires two references from: both an employer and a university tutor, or from a current and previous employer. Applicants are also required to complete a careers questionnaire.

Incoming students who do not possess an EEA passport might need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. A TOEFL score is not an accepted substitute for those that require a Tier 4 visa.


Application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1               26th September 2021                             Open

Round 2               7th November 2021

Round 3               9th January 2022

Round 4               13th February 2022

Round 5               27th March 2022

Round 6               8th May 2022

Round 7               12th June 2022

Round 8             Rolling applications

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