Admissions

Applications for the Cass Business School Executive MBA September 2019 programme are now open.

As soon as you submit a fully completed application it will be processed so there is no need to wait.

Once your application is complete and meets our entry requirements, it will be reviewed by the admissions panel and if successful you will be invited for an interview with a member of faculty.

The whole process from complete application to final decision typically takes 3-4 weeks.

To complete your application for a fast track decision you will need to submit:

  • A fully completed online application form
  • Your application essays and supplementary questions on our template
  • A two-page CV preferably in this format
  • One reference on our reference form from a suitable source
  • Application fee of £100

In many cases this is sufficient to make a decision for an interview or provide feedback on your candidacy.   However, please note if we make you a conditional offer of a place, you will need to provide the following before we can make an unconditional offer:

  • Your degree certificate and transcript for each degree you have studied.  Please note that if your degree transcript is not in English, we require certified translated copies of each transcript.
  • A second reference from a suitable source on our reference form
  • If English is not your first language, proof of your English language ability (tests or evidence of working or studying in an English speaking environment)

Admissions criteria

A minimum of five years' full-time work experience, gained after graduation.

A good university degree (upper second class honours degree (2:1) or above) or appropriate professional qualification.  Alternatively, at least six years' relevant business experience if you do not have a degree.

A completed online application form

The application form is completed online as designed to allow you to complete it over several sessions allowing to submit when you are ready.

Application essays

Personal statement and supporting questions. Please note we have specific questions which are available in the online application.

CV

Your one or two page CV is uploaded as part of the online application form. Please provide reasons for significant gaps in employment history within the application. Please see our recommended CV template

References

Two supporting references: These can either be from your current employer, a previous employer or a client.

Please note that we will need to receive one reference initially and a second reference will be required in order that you are able to receive an an unconditional offer.

Although your referees will receive an electronic request, it is our experience that referees respond more quickly if the candidate also sends the link to the online reference form directly to them.

Application fee

An application processing fee of £100.  The fee is be waived for City, University of London or Cass Business School alumni.

You can pay your application fee online and we accept the following cards: MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Visa, Visa Delta and Visa Electron.

Pay the application fee online

You will be given a reference number upon payment; please make a note of this and enter it when prompted on the online application form. Please note that we cannot begin to process your application until we have received your application fee.

In many cases this is sufficient to make a decision for an interview or provide feedback on your candidacy.   However, please note if we make you a conditional offer of a place, you will need to provide the following before we can make an unconditional offer:

Copy of your university documents

Your degree certificate and transcript for each degree you have studied.  We require certified translated copies of each document if they are not in in English.

Proof of your English language ability

If English is not your first language you will need to submit a well- balanced IELTS score of 7.0.  For alternative tests please see here.

In some cases the English requirement can be waived, please contact our Admissions team for more information.