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Cass MSc students go global

Cass MSc student electives in Buenos Aires, Dubai, Germany, Madrid and Singapore.

Cass MSc Management students will be learning in Buenos Aires, Dubai, Germany, Madrid and Singapore from April to June.

Although the core curriculum is based in London, Cass is increasingly adding overseas modules to its MSc programme.

"These international modules help students to experience different markets, different academic institutions and grow their global business network" - says Dr Joanna Zaleska, MSc in Management Course Director.

"Our students are looking for a programme that gives them mobility. The most important thing for them is that their course helps them develop the skills they need to secure their first job. The international experience students gain on these electives really benefits them in this area."

Cass international electives connect academic learning and the global business world. They address complex concepts and require the cohort to exhibit diverse skills and perspectives.

In April students will visit Buenos Aires, Argentina, to learn about startups in co-operation with incubator El Centro Metropolitano de Diseño.

Participants will directly interact with start-ups, gaining practical experience of entrepreneurial activity in this emerging market. They will deliver business development consultancy - taking their in-class learning and applying it to a real-world situation.

In May Cass students will travel to Singapore to study with their counterparts at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University.

The elective focuses on monetary policy operations and challenges across the globe. Activities will include a computer simulation in which students will play the role of an Asian monetary authority by making a series of interest rate decisions for their virtual economy.

Lectures will be blended with a series of seminars from top executives from two of Asia's leading financial institutions, OCBC Bank and UOB. Students will visit to the bank offices on Shenton Way, Singapore's equivalent of Wall Street.

In June it's off to Madrid for 'Project Finance & Infrastructure Investment' in cooperation with ESCP Europe. This module introduces students to project feasibility, evaluation, financial modelling and analysis and covers funding strategy.

The elective is aimed at students interested in a career in the financial sector, as a portfolio manager, or working in project and infrastructure financing at a bank or government institution.

Later in June students will travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to study energy markets in co-operation with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The Middle East plays a key role in the oil and gas market and this module will provide participants with an energy-specific 'toolkit'. This will help them understand the broader sector economic concepts and issues, as well as the function of energy markets, pricing and trading instruments.

Finally, Cass students will join their peers at leading German business school Mannheim Business School for a course on procurement.

This new international module will examine procurement and its best practices using data from the biggest procurement study ever conducted, as well as real-life case studies and real-life negotiation exercises.

More information on Cass's MSc in Management.

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