- Course content
- Teaching staff
- Entry requirements
- Tuition fees and term dates
- Career opportunities
- Most senior alumni careers in London (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016)
- Top 3 salary in the UK after graduation (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016)
- Strong international course experience, top 3 in the UK for 6 years running (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2011-2016)
- Strong international mobility, top 3 in the UK for 5 years running (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2012-2016)
Facts and figures
Intake: September only
Duration: 12 months full-time
Financial support: Please see our Scholarships page
Application deadline: None - rolling admissions
Applications: Will open in November 2016
Next Information Session: 26th October 2016
The course is based on an MBA style curriculum and is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied, practical aspects of management education. Students come from a variety of backgrounds to experience the unique Cass environment of learning, teamwork and collaboration.
The course equips you with both the foundations of business management and the most advanced tools and theories. These often come directly from the research carried out by Cass's world renowned faculty.
In 2013/14 the course features students from over 32 different countries from four continents. Course content reflects this international mobility, equipping students with the skills necessary to perform in the global business community.
We regularly review the MSc in Management to ensure it meets the needs of industry and is up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. An Advisory Board, made up of prominent members of the local business community, meets regulalry to provide expert guidance on course developments.
- Angela Antetomaso - Media Specialist, CNBC
- Michael Brotherston - Marketing Manager, Johnson & Johnson
- Rene Carayol - MD, Carayol Ltd
- Terry Durkin - PC Category Director, Hewlett Packard UK & Ireland
- Graham Hales - MD, Interbrand
- Ian Jones - Operations Transformation Director, RoyalMail
- Alan Leaman - CEO, Management Consultancy Association
- Per Larsen - Partner, Huddlebuy
- Philippe Marmara - VP Chief Marketing Officer, Global Praxis
- Asher Rickayzen - Director, Relume Ltd
- Alessandro Martinez - Finance Director, Stanley Black and Decker
- Niall Ryan - HR Director, Harrods
- Ozana Giusca - Managing Director, Bridge Europe Consulting
- Frehiwot Fisseha - Head of SAP Unit at the International Maritime Organization, UN
- Joss Tantram Partner - Corporate Sustainability, Terrafiniti LLP
- Alan Braithwaite - Partner Consultant , LCP
- John Lockton - Partner Consultant, LCP
- Richard Soloman - Deputy Group Head Accountant, RBS
- Stephen Warrington - Partner, PWC - Diamond Advisory Services
- Debbie Maitland - Director of Talent Development at Lubrizol
- Simon Feeney - Category Manager – Aircraft Cabins Procurement, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
Find out more, join us for an on-campus or online Information Session:
If you would like to arrange an individual appointment to discuss this course please email: Jessica Sprake
We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
eight core courses (15 credits each)
A Business Research Project (40 credits)
Three electives (10 credits each)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.
MSc Students on the Start Ups: International Field Trip elective in 2015*
MSc Research Project
All students on the Cass MSc in Management complete a Business Research Project. In some cases this may be completed in partnership with a sponsoring organisation.
The project will be of approximately 8,000 words. This offers an opportunity to specialise in a contemporary management topic related to students' future careers. The project should be based on independent research either in the context of a single organisation or using third-party sources.
Students are encouraged from the start of the course to think about a topic for their project. A member of academic staff supervises the project, and the student may choose with whom they would like to work. The project must be submitted by the end of August. Company sponsored projects are encouraged and a number of such projects may be available.
Many students use this opportunity to do a project with a company they might want to work for. This gets their foot in the door and can lead to permanent employment post programme, whilst earning course credit. Student research projects are processed and managed jointly by the MSc Course Office team and the student's Course Director.
Some recent projects:
- How could SONY catch up or overtake the first mover advantage of the Apple's iPod in the digital file player segment?
- An examination of the relationship between human values and brand values
- Money Laundering in Greece: A critical evaluation of the current situation
- How does a distributor add value? A Case of the Norwegian exclusive Caterpillar dealership PON Equipment AS
- The Roles of Causal Ambiguity and Management Perception on Firm Performance - A Case Study on Moet Hennessy
- The search for capital and its effect on the success or failure of new bioinformatics ventures in the UK Taiwanese luxury consumption: A study of possible factors and motivations affecting consumer's luxury-brand choice
- Foreign direct investment in Emerging markets: A catalyst for growth the case of India and China
- The Standardisation of Advertising and Marketing methods by multinationals'
- The Metrosexual Consumer - who is he? And how do you appeal to him?
- Restructuring of a travel company in Montenegro in order to become competitive, globally and regionally. Case Study: "HTP Onogost"
- Effective Leadership Development in Japanese Companies - A Case of Canon
- Synergies from M&A A Case of Maersk Line
- Survival of the Newspaper Industry: Making the Most of the Internet
- Foreign Direct Investment in Albania
- The Impact of the Digital Transformation on the Publishing Value Chain
- Do profitable companies grow different: A cross-cultural analysis
- Does macro superiority translate into micro dominance? India Vs China
- Managing the Social Dimension of the Windmill
- The Push and Pull Strategies in Value Management
- Human Resource Management in Thailand: Hidden Differences and Diverging Values
The teaching staff on the MSc in Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields
This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Management.
Other Module Leaders include:
Teaching staff on Cass Talks
Some of the lecturing staff on the MSc in Management have taken part in recent editions of Cass Talks.
Dr Caroline Wiertz explains why the Twitter effect is no Hollywood myth
The MSc in Management was ranked in the UK's top four by The Financial Times Masters in Management ranking September 2015.
- 4th in the UK, 21st in Europe (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015)
- 2nd best salary in the UK after graduation (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015)
- Best gender balance in the UK (Students and advisory board, Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015)
- Most student aims achieved in the UK (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2013)
- Strong international course experience, top 3 in the UK for 5 years running (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2011-2015)
- Strong international mobility, top 3 in the UK for 4 years running (Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2012-2015)
The FT ranking complements the course's accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) under their Masters in Business Management (MBM) accreditation scheme.
These two distinctions demonstrate that the MSc in Management is academically rigorous yet also highly relevant to the needs of employers, helping Cass graduates into successful careers around the world.
Documents required for decision-making
- Transcript/interim transcript
- Personal statement (500-600 words)
Documents also required (may follow at later date)
- IELTS/GMAT, if reports available
- Two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference
- Work experience is not a requirement of this course, applicants with in excess of three years of experience should consider the MBA programme
- For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK
Please note the GMAT is not compulsory for MSc Management, but it is highly recommended and may be requested as a condition of your offer if you are accepted.
We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.
The entry requirements for the MSc Management are as follows:
- A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
- Previous study of business, management or finance is not required
Applicants will need to submit two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference.
- If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test
- If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.
The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
- Highly recommended, especially for students without a quantitative background
- A well-balanced score in the range of 600-800 will significantly strengthen your application
Work experience is not a requirement, but please provide details of relevant experience that might enhance your profile. This information will be included in your CV which is required with all applications. There is a work experience cap of three years, after which we would recommend you consider our MBA programme.
Tuition fees and term dates
Tuition fees 2017/18
Application fee: Nil
Tuition fees: £23,000 Currency Converter
Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)
First installment: Half fees less deposit (to be paid at registration)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)
Term dates 2017/18
In-Person Registration (all students must attend): Commences 18 September 2017
Compulsory Induction: 18 - 29 September 2017
2 October 2017 - 8 December 2017
Term I exams
8 January 2018 - 19 January 2018
22 January 2018 - 30 March 2018
Term II exams
23 April 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 May 2018 - 22 June 2018
Term III exams
2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test will do so in the period:
13 - 31 August 2018
Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project
1 September 2018
Official Course End Date
30 September 2018
Graduates from the MSc in Management move into a diverse range of careers: consulting, marketing, advertising, luxury goods, wealth management, working for a family business or even setting up their own business.
MSc in Management Employability
Our Graduate Destination Survey of the MSc in Management class of 2014 shows that 70.3% of graduates are now either in work (66.7%) or not job seeking as they are in further study, military service etc. (3.6%)
Some examples of where graduates from the MSc in Management class of 2014 are working are:
- Amazon - Investigation Specialist
- Applied Value - Analyst
- CI Radar - Research Analyst
You can also view data from our Graduate Destination Survey (pdf) from 2014.