1. 2015 Entry

Overview

Ranked 1st in London by the Guardian University Guide 2014, the BSc (Hons) Management degree focuses on developing the research, modelling and analysis skills required to make good decisions in contemporary organisations and businesses. This is the only undergraduate course in the UK to include modules in systems thinking and risk management at BSc level, which gives graduates a significant advantage in the employment market.

This course equips you with the skills to begin a career as a consultant or analyst with international management consultancies, banks and other global businesses. Many BSc (Hons) Management graduates progress to rewarding careers with internationally renowned organisations in the City of London and worldwide.

BSc (Hons) Management is available as a three-year degree or four-year degree for those who wish to take up a one-year work placement option or study abroad sandwich option.  These options offer excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience to prepare for your career or add an international dimension to your undergraduate study. Students on this degree also have the option to undertake the second year of a three-year degree on an international study exchange at one of our prestigious partner institutions.

I have enjoyed studying Management at Cass, there is a wide variety of modules we get to study, and the lectures and fun and interesting. We participated in a lot of group work and presentations which was exciting. I have met a lot of lovely people throughout my first and second year, and look forward to meeting many more.
Saana Hassanali (Year 3 student)

Course content

Year 1

Core modules provide a grounding in key business functions including economics, accounting and the theory and practice of management. Specialist elective modules introduce research methods, management modelling tools, problem-solving approaches and decision-making.

Seven modules (five core and two electives)

Core modules:

  • Financial Mathematics and Business Statistics
  • Management of Business Functions
  • Management Science
  • The Practice of Management
  • Systems Thinking and Action Research

Elective modules - choose two from:

  • International Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Management Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Professional Skills
  • The Reflective Practitioner

Read the full programme specification

Year 2

In year two, you will develop the qualitative and quantitative skills needed for effective organisational analysis.  Further core business functions are introduced to provide a holistic perspective on business and management and you can choose four elective modules from a wide range of options.

Eight modules (four core and four electives)

Core modules:

  • Business Statistics 2
  • Business Modelling and Simulation
  • Operations Management
  • Systems Thinking

Elective modules - choose four from:

  • Business and Industrial Economics
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Chinese Management
  • Creativity, Innovation & Design
  • European Business Culture
  • European Studies
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Introduction to Python
  • IT for Business
  • Management Accounting for Business
  • Management of Human Resources in a Global Context
  • New Venture Thinking
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Qualitative Market Research

Read the full programme specification

Final year

The focus for the final year is on consolidation of learning through selection and application of the most appropriate analytical tools. The Final Year Project allows the student scope to explore a topic of their choice and the electives provide the chance to explore contemporary and traditional issues.

Seven modules (four core and three electives)

Core modules:

  • Applied Systems Thinking 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility  Project or Final Year Project 
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Elective modules - choose three from:

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Climate Change & its impact on the World Economy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Decision Analysis Forecasting
  • Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • European Business Seminar
  • Financial Management
  • Integral Innovation and Practice
  • International Financial Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • New Product Development
  • Social Media Theory and Practice
  • Strategy for Business
  • Virtual Organisations

Read the full programme specification

Placements and internships

A key part of a Cass degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience. 
BSc Management students are eligible to undertake an optional one-year paid work placement during the 3rd year of a 4 year sandwich degree programme.

The experience of working for a leading institution can be invaluable in terms of your future career. It will enable you to acquire skills and competencies sought by graduate employers, and give you an edge over the competition.

BSc Management students enjoy a wide range of opportunities in business areas such as Consulting, Marketing, and Finance.  Students have recently taken up placements within many leading corporate organisations including IBM, PwC, Accenture, GlaxoSmithKline, and Microsoft. Our dedicated Placement team are in regular contact with these and many more companies, and will support students throughout the work experience process.

Our reputation, achievements and successful graduates have helped us to develop close relationships with a diverse range of companies, who recognise that Cass students can add significant value to their workforce.  Our dedicated Placement team are in regular contact with these and many more companies, and will support students throughout the work experience process.

Although this additional year is not credited and will not count towards your degree classification, it is a recognised part of the degree programme and will be endorsed on your final degree certificate.

Testimonial 

Usman Khan, a final year BSc Management student tells of his placement experience at Morgan Stanley.

Study abroad

International study opportunities

In today's global business environment, international exposure gives you a vital edge in the employment market. A period of study abroad is an excellent opportunity to enhance your education with an international dimension.

Cass Business School gives you the opportunity to spend a year or a term studying at one of our partner institutions.  Banking and International Finance students have the option of selecting a Replacement 2nd Year or Sandwich Year Abroad in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Available study abroad programme structures and partner institutions

Replacement 2nd Year Abroad

You can spend the second year of your three year degree course studying abroad at one of our partner institutions.

During your time abroad you will cover all core material of your second year Cass programme, taking equivalent courses at the host institution. Teaching is in English, but subjects are taught from a different perspective. Elective modules will enable you to focus on the specialist areas of the partner institution, or the business practice of the country in which you are studying. You can study at one of our partner universities listed below:


Country

Host institution (Replacement 2nd Year, Management)

Australia

Queenland University of Technology

Based in Brisbane, QUT Business School has held triple crown accreditation since 2005. Courses combine theory with practical experience.

Canada

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

UBC is one of Canada's leading research universities and is consistently ranked in the top 40 of the world. Located 30 minutes from the heart of down-town Vancouver it attracts students from more than 140 countries world-wide.

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

CUHK is ranked seventh in the QS Asian University Rankings 2013.The 137 hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour houses a range of facilities such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, a water sports centre and gymnasiums.

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

HKU is ranked second in the QS Asian University Rankings 2013 and is ranked 43rd in the world ranked universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12).

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

HKUST is ranked first in the QS Asian University Rankings 2011. HKUST Business School was the first school in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. It offers 10 undergraduate business programmes.

Singapore

Singapore Management University

SMU was founded in 2000 by the government of Singapore, modelling itself on an American style university structure. SMU has over 180 exchange partner universities around the world.

Spain

IE Business School (Madrid and Segovia)

Situated in the heart of Madrid's financial district, IE Business School is ranked 1st in Europe (FT European Business School rankings 2013)

United States

Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta

Located in Atlanta, Emory University Goizueta Business School's BBA programme is currently ranked No. 7 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and No. 13 in U.S. News & World Report.

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Located in College Park, eight miles from The White House and downtown Washington, D.C. you will be studying at the Robert H. Smith School of Business whose undergraduate programme was ranked number 18 in the USA (2014 U.S. News & Report, 2013).

Sandwich Year Abroad

You can spend a year of your degree course studying at one of our partner institutions, between your 2nd and 3rd year of study. This would add a year to your degree and you would complete your degree in four years.

Teaching here can be in the relevant native language which would require appropriate foreign language skills. However most host universities are now offering an increasing number of courses taught in English and in Singapore all teaching will be in English.

You can also choose to combine your study overseas with a work placement, which involves spending six months studying and the remaining six months working. You would be expected to organise your own placement, although some of our partner schools may be able to help you.

This additional year of study does not form a part of your degree, however you will need to spend the full year studying and pass all assessments. Your degree certificate will state 'with Study Abroad'. The partner university will also provide you with a transcript of the modules you have studied there.

Country
Host institution (Sandwich Year, Banking and International Finance)
Argentina

Universidad Agentina de la Empresa

Australia

Queensland University of Technology

Based in Brisbane, QUT Business School has held triple crown accreditation since 2005. Courses combine theory with practical experience.

RMIT, Melbourne

RMIT is based in Melbourne city, Australia. It is a QS 5-star university, which is the highest possible rating.

Canada

HEC, Montreal

Like Cass, HEC is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) and was the first school in North America to achieve this. There are opportunities to study in French or English.

Queen's University

Queen's School of Business has a rich history dating back to 1841 and is consistently ranked as one of Canada's leading universities. It welcomes over 300 exchange students every year from more than 40 countries.

Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Ranked in the top 100 for Financial Times MBA Rankings, Ivey provides a competitive combination of world-class teaching and modern facilities.

France

ESCP Europe, Paris

Like Cass, ESCP is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) The Paris campus is located in the centre of the city. The Masters in Management, from which you will take classes, is currently ranked 3rd in the Financial Times rankings.

Grenoble School of Management

Grenoble holds the triple crown of business accreditation. You will study modules from their Bachelor in International Business (taught in English).

ESSEC Business School

Established in 1907, ESSEC is one of the leading institutions in Europe for business education. Their BBA was the first programme in France to receive the prestigious AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.

ESC Rennes School of Business

Located in the capital of Britanny, ESC Rennes has both AACSB and AMBA accreditation. You can study business modules in English or French.

Germany

University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim - The University of Mannheim Business School is highly ranked and has an excellent reputation. You will be studying modules from their Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Business Education in either German or English.

Technische Universität Münchcn, Munich

TU Munich is ranked in the top 100 world universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/14).

Italy

LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

LUISS Guido Carli is a private Italian university located in the heart of Rome. You are able to study in either Italian or English and there is an intensive Italian language course available before the start of term.

The Netherlands

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

RSM is consistently ranked in the top 10 business schools in Europe and has 'triple crown' accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). You will study all modules in English.

Norway

BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo

Located in the business district in Oslo, BI is EQUIS accredited. It is a self-owned, not-for-profit foundation whose sole focus is education and research.

Singapore

National University of Singapore

NUS is ranked 2nd in the QS Asian University Rankings 2013 and is one of the top 50 world ranked universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/14). More than 1,000 exchange students visit NUS each year.

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang is ranked 76th in the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings. You will have the chance to study at one of Asia's most prestigious universities in the heart of Singapore.

Spain

Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

The UPF campus is located in the heart of Barcelona. You would be taking classes from the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences where delivery is in English, Spanish or Catalan.

Korea

Seoul National University

Ranked 44 in the World University Rankings 2013/14, SNU was founded in 1946 as the first national university of Korea. SNU Business School was also the first business school in Korea to be certified by the Associate to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

CUHK is ranked seventh in the QS Asian University Rankings 2013. The 137 hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour houses a range of facilities such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, a water sports centre and gymnasiums.

USA

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, College of Business

Set amidst the rural Midwest a couple of hours from Chicago, UIUC's College of Business is ranked amongst the top 10 of public institutions of higher education in the US.

Entry requirements

Qualification Requirement
'A' level AAA
BTEC NND Distinction Distinction Distinction
IB 35 points overall including 6 in all Higher Level subjects and 5 in all Standard Level subjects. Consideration will be given to 1 bonus point.

In addition we also ask for the following GCSE requirement:

  • GCSE Mathematics (grade A) or
  • GCSE Mathematics (grade B) only if you are studying Chemistry, Physics, Accounting or Economics at A level.
  • English Language (grade C) or equivalent

If you are studying General Studies, Critical Thinking or a native language 'A' level, these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.

International students

We accept a wide range of international and other UK qualifications at Cass.

If you do not qualify for direct entry, INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme. Successful completion to the required standard of the International Foundation Programme in Business and Economics with Accounting at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree. Please note, there are limitations on the number of places available on undergraduate courses offered by Cass Business School at City University London.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. You should have (as a minimum) one of the following:

Qualification Requirement
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit
TOEFL 100 internet-based total with a minimum of 23 in all sub-tests
GCSE English Language grade C

English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Application and fees

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

Institution code: C60 (Cass Business School and City University London)
Course code: N200

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

More information about applying to Cass

Fees 2015/16

  • UK/EU students: £9,000 per annum
  • Non-EU international students: £15,300 per annum


Your career after Cass

BSc (Hons) Management graduates seek rich and diverse roles in a wide range of industries.  Typical jobs for first-time employment include working as an analyst or management consultant, project work involving data analysis and trends and the implementation of planning and control within a business context. The course also provides a sound basis for any career where research and analysis skills are required to support management decision making. This could be in any large organisation whether business, not-for profit or public sector.

However our graduates are increasingly joining their family businesses and starting up their own companies. Current employers of graduates include Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Accenture, Xerox, Esso and IBM.

See what our BSc (Hons) Management graduates are doing six months after completion of the course.