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Aton Buense studied on the MSc in Management at Cass Business School. In this video he tells us about his passion for the Japanese culture and his dream to start a business in Japan. The MSc in Management has provided opportunities to help him realise his ambitions.

Overview

Who is it for?

Your interests span a wide range of management topics and disciplines, from hard skills like problem analysis, critical thinking, finance and strategy to soft skills including teamwork influencing, leadership, negotiating and managing people.

You are looking to make that crucial first step into management or may already be working as a manager or entrepreneur.

Either way, this course will develop both your skills-base and your confidence as a manager able to take on any challenge in today’s fast-moving global business environment.

Objectives

The Management master's course is based on an MBA style curriculum and is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied, practical aspects of your management education. Academic rigour is balanced with practical relevance.

The curriculum is enriched by opportunities for individualised course of learning and personal development as from term two you are encouraged to choose the subjects which you wish to study depending on your interests and professional goals to build your confidence and leadership qualities.

You’ll study the foundations of business management and be able to create a more individualised course of study by tailoring your learning and take advantage of our diverse portfolio of optional modules, studying at Cass and in our sister institutions around the world.

We hope to empower you to make conscious choices about business issues and your own future.

Our challenging electives from the portfolio of master's programme are either London based or held in international locations and invite our students to deepen their knowledge of current management practices and to sharpen their skills required of future global leaders. Some electives will take you beyond the classroom experience and act as capstones to your educational and practical experiences.

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Structure

What will you learn

On the Management master’s course, you will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of management
  • Develop your range of hard and soft skills as a manager and entrepreneur
  • Develop your understanding of a wide range of management issues that affect all industry sectors as well as different type of organisations from big multinationals, SMEs, family businesses and small start ups
  • Network with your peers and senior managers from industry
  • Gain a highly valuable international, perspective on the challenges of management in every size of business
  • Acquire a flexibility suitable for a wide range of roles in global management, from operations to strategy.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eight core courses (15 credits each)
  • a Business Research Project (30 credit)
  • three electives (10 credits each).

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination.

Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Term dates

Term dates 2020/21

In-Person ID Checks (all students must attend): Commences 14 September 2020

Compulsory Induction: 14 - 25 September 2020

Term I
28 September 2020 - 11 December 2020
Term I exams
11 January 2021 - 22 January 2021

Term II
25 January 2021 - 09 April 2021
Term II exams
26 April 2021 - 07 May 2021

Term III
10 May 2021 - 09 July 2021
Term III exams
12 July 2021 - 23 July 2021

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test will do so in the period:
09 - 21 August 2021

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
30 August 2021

Official Course End Date
30 September 2021

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Joanna Zaleska

Senior Teaching Fellow

The teaching staff on the MSc in Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Management.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • CV
  • Personal statement (500-600 words)

Documents also required (may follow at later date)

  • IELTS/GMAT result
  • Two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

Please note the GMAT is not compulsory for MSc Management, but it is highly recommended and may be requested as a condition of your offer if you are accepted.

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to visit us to discuss your application please do arrange an individual appointment.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Cass Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.

Previous study of business, management or finance is not required

Please note that this programme is designed for recent graduates with limited work experience. If you have in excess of three years of full-time experience, you should consider the MBA programme.

GMAT

Highly recommended, especially for students without a quantitative background

A well-balanced score in the range of 600-800 will significantly strengthen your application

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test

If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS

The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

Read more about English requirements

Fees

UK/EU/International £25,500 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Class of 2018 profile

Graduates from the MSc in Management programme secure postistions in companies including:

  • Consultant – Management Consulting – Accenture
  • Research Analyst – McKinsey Global Institute – McKinsey
  • Analyst - Deal Strategy and Restructuring – KPMG
  • Relationship Manager Assistant – Entrepreneurs and Executives – Credit Suisse
  • Investment Banking Analyst – Global Advisory – Rothschild & Co
  • Account Manager – Branding – Katana
  • Business Partner – Finance – Unilever
  • Business Development Representative – Sales – Oracle NetSuite
  • Management Trainee – Retail – Louis Vuitton
  • Project Manager – Development Services - JLL

Where they are working now

  • UK: 43%
  • EU/ EEA: 19%
  • Other European: 1%
  • Africa and Middle East: 1%
  • Asia: 36%

Industry post-master's

15% Consulting - Management
8% Financial Services - Other
8% Consulting - Other
8% FMCG
5% Business Services

Data provided from alumni who completed the annual destination data survey 2017/18.

Course information and statistics

Diploma/ certificate
4th
in the UK (FT Masters in Management Ranking 2019)
Diploma/ certificate
24th
globally (FT Masters in Management Ranking 2019)
Man
22
average age of student body (2019/20 cohort)
Woman
27
nationalties represented (2019/20 cohort)

Accreditation

The MSc Management is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) under their Masters in Business Management (MBM) accreditation scheme.