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Five reasons to study the Full-time MBA

Studying an MBA is an investment in yourself and your future.

Choosing the right programme for you is complex— the programme you select should match up with your personal goals and priorities.

As a career accelerator, it’s important to consider the career support offered both during and after your MBA studies. Each business school offers unique specialisms which will help you shape your career.

Thinking about the location you would like to live, study and work after your studies is key. You may be wondering what the networking opportunities are like—and who are your future classmates?

Here are our top 5 reasons as to why the Full-time MBA at the Business School (formerly Cass) is right for you:

1. Academic excellence

You'll be taught by the best in the industry. Our faculty use their leading research and first-hand industry knowledge in their teaching.

The programme Course Director is Dr Paolo Aversa, expert in strategy, who has published high profile research into the hyper-competitive Formula 1 motor industry.

2. Career support

The programme gives you the skills, network and knowledge to accelerate your career. Underpinned by a comprehensive Careers Service offering, professional development is embedded into the curriculum and continues post-graduation.

3. Real-world learning

Our Business Mastery Project (BMP) is a consultancy project our students carry out at the end of their studies with a company in order to solve a real-world business problem. Our dedicated Postgraduate Careers and Professional Development Team sources many BMP projects each year.

Bringing in the wealth of new knowledge you have acquired throughout your year of study, it is an excellent springboard into the next stage of your career. You can use it to get to understand a new industry, a new role, or to create a business plan for your own company.

4. Diversify your professional network

Your fellow classmates are a resource for your career. A diverse class offers you new perspectives and insights into different issues and the possibility to network and pool skills together.

The Full-time MBA class of 2021 is represented by 19 nationalities and women make up 40% of the cohort. Students have an average 6 years' experience and work in a range of industries including finance, retail, education and not-for-profit and consulting among others.

Students in the MBA lounge at the Bunhill Row campus

At the Business School, we appreciate candidates with an unusual background. This year’s cohort includes a Forbes 30 Under 30 award winner, a professional wine sommelier, a former TV presenter, and even a restorer of classic cars and a white-collar boxer.

5. Lifelong learning

Your MBA is just the start of lifelong learning with the Business School. We offer one free elective module per year to our alumni forever – allowing you to stay connected with our community and keep your knowledge and skills sharp throughout your career.