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Ranked 1st in London and 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2013), the Cass Business School 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 over those unfamiliar with these advanced concepts. The BSc (Hons) Management degree will equip you with the skills to begin a career as a consultant or analyst with international management consultancies, banks and other global businesses.

Our BSc (Hons) Management degree course will equip you with the skills and competencies to begin a career as a consultant or analyst with international management consultancies, banks and other global businesses. It will also equip you with the skills to start and manage your own business or give the edge to a smaller business by providing a better informed view of the consequences and implications of change. It also provides a good grounding for postgraduate studies in a range of areas.

Course content

Year 1

Core modules provide grounding in the key business functions including economics, accounting and the theory and practice of management. These run in parallel with specialist modules, which are rooted in systems thinking and management science, and focus on problem solving and decision making techniques.

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

Combines further study of core management functions, with specialist modules that provide students with techniques for analysing complex issues in depth. Students also have the opportunity to tailor this year to their own interests through their choice of elective modules.

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 
  • Decision Analysis and Forecasting
  • 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
  • Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • European Business Seminar
  • Financial Management
  • Integral Innovation and Practice
  • International Financial Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Social Media Theory and Practice
  • Strategy for Business
  • System Dynamic Modelling
  • Virtual Organisations

Read the full programme specification

Placements and internships

Each year, BSc (Hons) Management students secure placements with a variety of financial firms, business-to-business companies and consultancies, including Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline and Xerox.

During their placements, Cass Business Studies students are typically involved with real-world projects, undertaking a variety of roles including business analysis, marketing, operations and research & development.

Study abroad

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)


University of British Columbia, Vancouver

UBC was ranked 22nd in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2012. Their Sauder School of Business is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB.

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

CUHK is ranked fifth in the QS Asian University Rankings 2011.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 2011 and is one of the top 40 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.

United States

Emory University, Atlanta

Located in Atlanta, Emory University Goizueta Business School's BBA programme is currently ranked No. 3 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and No. 12 in U.S. News & World Report.

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)


Universität Wien, Vienna

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. You will be studying classes in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.


HEC, Montréal

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.


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.


Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin

Located in the capital of Germany, you will need appropriate German language skills to study here and will take classes from the School of Economics and Management.

Technische Universität München, Munich

TU Munich is ranked in the top 100 world universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12).


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 3rd in the QS Asian University Rankings 2011 and is one of the top 40 world ranked universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12). More than 1,000 exchange students visit NUS each year.


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.

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 2012)

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 2014/15

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

Start date

Pre-sessional Mathematics: 10 September 2014

Induction / Welcome Week: 22 September 2014

Autumn term: 29 September 2014

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. Some graduates secure places as part of graduate trainee programmes with banks and leading organisations such as IBM, Barclays Capital, Esso and Morgan Stanley. Others enter postgraduate study.

Average starting salaries for first-time management students are £26,000 (accurate as of January 2013).