1st in London, 9th in the UK for Business and Management  (Guardian University Guide 2017)

Management covers a range of skills concerned with

  • planning
  • organising
  • leading
  • controlling

It includes strategies for effective team working and sound communication, along with management science with involves techniques to support managers in decision analysis and risk evaluation.

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 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.


Group work is my favourite aspect of the course as it gives me the chance to interact with other students and improve my teamwork, leadership and communication skills.  One of the most enjoyable modules is Systems Thinking and Action Research - it includes solving real-world problems and looking at the world holistically. We applied this method to restaurants in order to make their customer flow management more efficient.

Lucie Repova, (BSc Management, first year)

Course content

Year 1

Core modules provide a grounding in key business functions, in the theory and practice of management, in research and problem-solving skills.

Core modules:

  • Financial mathematics and business statistics
  • Management science
  • The Practice of management
  • Systems thinking and action research (STAR)

Elective modules - choose two from:

  • International business environment
  • Introduction to business law
  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to financial and management accounting
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Professional skills
  • The reflective practitioner

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 five elective modules from a wide range of options.

Core modules

  • Business statistics
  • Operations management
  • Systems thinking

Elective modules - choose five from:

  • Business and industrial economics
  • Business modelling and simulation
  • Branding and consumer behaviour for management
  • Creativity, innovation and design
  • European business culture
  • European studies
  • Financial accounting for business
  • Human resources management
  • Intellectual property management
  • IT for business
  • Management accounting
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • New venture thinking
  • Personal finance
  • Principles of finance
  • Principles of marketing

Final year

The focus for the final year is on consolidation of learning through selection and application of the most appropriate analytical tools. The core module in applied systems thinking provides an opportunity to put concepts from the earlier years into practice through a consultancy assignment. A final year project allows you to explore a topic of your choice while elective modules provide the chance to explore comtemporary and traditional issues.

Core modules:

  • Applied systems thinking
  • Final year project or corporate responsibility project
  • Supply chain and logistics management

Elective modules - choose four from:

  • Advanced strategic management
  • Behavioural decision making
  • Climate change & its impact on the world economy
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate strategy
  • Decision analysis and 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
  • Strategy for business
  • Systems dynamic modelling
  • Virtual organisations

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

  • Accenture
  • O2
  • Ralph Lauren
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Microsoft
  • Warner Bros.

Our dedicated Placement team are in regular contact with these and many more companies, and will support you 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.

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.

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 studying at one of our partner institutions. Management 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:


Host institution (Replacement 2nd Year, Management)


Queenland University of Technology

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


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 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.


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.

Host institution (Sandwich Year, Management)

Universidad Agentina de la Empresa


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Teaching Style

We have more than 100 full time academic staff, complemented by over 25 visiting lecturers, who combine expertise with successful careers as business leaders, policy makers and/or government advisors. Our academic team works with businesses, alumni and leading thinkers to devise and update our course content so that is relevant and specific to market realities.

Our teaching style is based on encouraging you to think independently, to form your own opinions and critique relevant theory. We underpin your learning with the pertinent theories in your field embed with real life practices so you understand the way modern markets and businesses operate. Our courses offer numerous practical applications (or have a strong vocational element) without compromising their academic rigour. We use case studies, thought provoking scenarios and group work to give you a head start in the real world.

Each module will be a mix of lectures, seminars and group work. Most modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework. The first year of your programme contributes 10% to your final degree classification, the second year 30% and the final year 60%.

Entry requirements

'A' level AAA
Tariff144 UCAS tariff points (typically AA or AAB with a relevant EPQ)
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Distinction Distinction Distinction
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in
our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.
IB 36 points overall with 5 minimum in each subject.

In addition we also ask for the following GCSE requirement:

  • A minimum of grade 5 on GCSE English and grade 6 ('A' Level and Access to Higher Education applicants) or grade 7 (all other qualification combinations) in GCSE Mathematics

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, there are several partners that offer preparatory internation foundation courses for students seeking entry to undergraduate degrees. These include:

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Business and Economics with Accounting.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London
Additionally, City works in partnership with KIC London to provide a range of preparatory courses for international students. KIC London courses offer comprehensive support to students - including regular one-to-one tuition. Students who successfully complete the KIC London Foundation course at the required level are able to progress to City, University of London degree courses.

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:

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit
PTE Academic 58 overall with a minimum of 50 in each component
GCSE English Language grade 5

English Language Programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses. Learn more about INTO’s English for University Study programme.

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 of London)
Course code: N200

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

More information about applying to Cass

Fees 2017/18

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year (fees in subsequent years may be subject to increases (limited to the Retail Prices Index) dependent on governmental policy)
  • Non-EU international students: £16,500 per annum (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

Your career after Cass

Typical jobs for first-time employment include working as an account manager, consultant or 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, or independent start-ups.

Our graduates are increasingly joining their family businesses and starting up their own companies. Current employers of graduates include:

  • Xerox
  • Prudential
  • Ford Motors
  • Esso
  • IBM.

Graduates can expect a starting salary of £29,000 (Unistats)