Frequently Asked Questions
- What programmes are available?
A comprehensive list of current Open Programmes, dates and fees is available here.
- Who attends Cass Executive Education programmes?
Our world-class management development programmes help organisations and the individuals inside them achieve their potential. We design our programmes to reflect real business needs. These programmes bring together participants from across industry sectors and disciplines. You can read more about about our participants and alumni here.
- What will I gain by attending a Cass Executive Education programme?
Our Open programmes are designed to equip individuals and organisations with the understanding, skills and confidence to address today’s pressing business issues. To respond to change, every business needs to be agile, flexible and innovative. And business leaders need the skills to make the right decisions, to drive their organisation and to inspire their people. To help you meet these demands we design learning solutions that are flexible, accessible, personalised and relevant to you and your organisation. An overview of the specific outcomes and benefits of each programme are available on the respective programme pages.
- Is work experience required?
Work experience is required for all our programmes. Our programmes attract participants ranging from those with a minimum of five years work experience to those in senior and executive positions.
- Is there a qualification at the end of the programme?
The programmes are not credit bearing. There is no formal academic qualification, although participants will receive a certificate of achievement for each executive education programme completed. Our ﬂexible approach to development means that you can mix and match our one to ﬁve-day programmes to focus on the key areas most critical to you. Participants who complete 15 days of Open Programmes will gain Cass Executive Education alumni status.
- Are there any exams?
No, the programmes are not assessed. Some programmes, however, have projects and/or assignments to submit in order to successfully complete the programme.
- How much self-study/work is there?
Participants are expected to ensure they are free from all other commitments during the programmes. The daily schedule includes lectures, group work and discussions, as well as review and preparation sessions. Formal sessions start at 9.00 am each day and there may be work scheduled for the evenings.
- What are the programme fees?
Our Open Programmes vary in duration and tuition range from £995 to £8,000 per programme. The tuition fee includes all meals, refreshments and programme materials. However, delegates are responsible for organising their own accommodation and transportation for the duration of the programme.
- Do I have to be sponsored by my employer?
Learning acquired from our programmes will enhance your current and future roles. Therefore, many organisations sponsor their employees to attend executive programmes. However, you do not have to be sponsored by your employer to apply for a place on Cass Executive Education programmes.
- Are there any scholarships available?
There are no scholarships available for individual applicants.
- Are any tuition fee reduction arrangements in place?
We do offer reduced tuition fees on Open Programmes in some instances. These are:
■ 15% reduction for Corporate Partners of City, university of London
■ 15% reduction for Cass Business School alumni
■ 15% reduction for existing Cass Executive Education clients and their employees
■ 15% reduction for Cass Executive Education alumni (those who have completed 15 days of
Open Programmes) and up to four colleagues
We also offer corporate purchase agreements when more than 2 participants from the same company or organisation attend the same programme within the same academic year. These are:
■ 3 will receive a total reduction of 5%
■ 5 participants will receive a total reduction of 10%
■ 7 participants will receive a total reduction of 15%
- What are the terms and conditions?
In order to be considered for a programme, all participants must complete the online application form. You may request a printed application form by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. When completing an application form, you will have to read our terms and conditions. These become binding once the formal offer to attend has been offered by us and accepted by or on behalf of participant. A copy of our full terms and conditions can be found here.
- Can I cancel or transfer my place to a different iteration?
All cancellation and transfer requests must be made in writing to email@example.com. All requests will be effective from the date of receipt. Any transfer or cancellation requests received less than 28 calendar days before the programme start date will incur either a cancellation or transfer charge and an administration fee. Details on the scale of cancellation and transfer charges can be found here.
- If I am not able to attend, can someone else come in my place?
A substitute candidate may attend at no additional cost up to 5 working days prior to the programme start date. All substitutions must be confirmed in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. All substitutions will be effective from the date of receipt.
- When and how do I pay?
Payment must be made in British Pounds Sterling (GBP) within 30 calendar days from invoice issue date or prior to the programme start date (whichever comes first). Cass Business School reserves the right to refuse participation if payment of the invoiced programme fee has not been completed in full. Payment can be made by BACS, credit card or on the e-store. For further details, please click here.
- What if a programme is cancelled or changed?
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a programme, delegates will be entitled to a full refund of their programme fee. We will make all reasonable efforts to deliver the programme as described in the brochure and on the Cass Business School website. However, the School must manage its resources efficiently and shall be entitled to alter the timetable, location, number of classes and method of delivery of the programme; and make reasonable variations to the content and syllabus of the programme where and when appropriate.
- Are there any other terms and conditions to be aware of?
The terms and conditions listed above are not exhaustive. For our full terms and conditions, please click here.
- How do I get to Cass Executive Education?
Cass Executive Education is conveniently located in the heart of the City of London. Cass Executive We are situated on the second floor of 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD. The building is opposite the Museum of London and close to St Paul’s, Barbican, Farringdon and Moorgate tube stations. You can download a copy of our joining instructions here.
- Where do I register when I arrive?
Please report to the North reception on the ground floor upon arrival at the building.
- Will Cass Business School pay for my transport to and from the airport?
Transfers from and to the airport are the responsibility of the individual.
- Is accommodation included in the programme fee?
Travel and accommodation is not included in the programme fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make the necessary travel and accommodation arrangements required to attend the selected programme.
- Can Cass assist with my accommodation search?
We can provide a list of local hotels at preferential rates if required.
- Do I need a Visa?
We receive applications from around the world. Each applicant's personal circumstances are different. If a visa is required, participants are responsible for ensuring they allow sufficient time for visa applications to avoid being subject to the Cass Transfer and Cancellation policies. All queries relating to visa applications should be directed to the participant’s local Embassy to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Once a participant has accepted our terms and conditions, a formal invitation letter may be requested from Cass Executive Education in support of a visa application. Cass Business School will not accept liability or responsibility for any financial loss or relating to visas, travel or accommodation. Our normal cancellation policy will apply.
- Can I get a work permit whilst on a programme?
No. Enrolling on one of our programmes will not entitle you to a UK work visa.
- Can I use Career Services during the programme?
Unfortunately, no. Career Services is only available to participants on degree programmes.
- What can I do in my spare time in London?
Almost anything you can imagine! One of the world's great cities, London is a wonderful backdrop for your learning experience. Located in the heart of the City of London, some of these attractions are on our doorstep. The following items represent only a handful of what London has to offer:
- Historical sites within a stone's throw (Tower of London; St. Paul's Cathedral; Houses of Parliament, Greenwich)
- Over 200 museums and galleries (including the Museum of London and London Wall on our doorstep)
- World-class music (5 symphony orchestras; 2 opera houses; countless outdoor and indoor music venues)
- 150 live-theatres (including Shakespeare's Globe)
- World-class shopping at some of the world's most famous (Regent Street, Harrods, etc.)
- Endless nightlife - restaurants, clubs and bars