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Application guide

Do your research

The application process for the Cass Full-time MBA programme is extremely competitive. To get the best out of your application it’s important that you reflect on why you want to do the MBA and what you want to achieve in your career. In addition, you should also research the school and the programme, not only to see if Cass is a good fit for you, but because this can also help you in the latter parts of the process.

Engage with the MBA team

One of the most useful ways to find out about the Full-time MBA is to talk with us or meet us in person if possible. There are many ways you engage with the team to get a better sense of how the MBA can benefit you and to get a feel for the space and our location in the city.

Prepare for the GMAT

The Full-time MBA requires you to have completed the GMAT. The Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardised test required by the vast majority of business schools to measure of an applicant’s academic ability.

It is important that you allow yourself enough time to prepare for your GMAT exam as we do require a minimum score of 600 in order to meet the entry. If you don’t achieve the minimum score on your first attempt you can choose to not submit your score and retake the test. There are a many tools and help guides available to help you prepare.

Consider your funding options

An MBA is a huge investment and being clear on how you plan to fund your MBA is something you will want to identify early on. There are a variety of scholarship available for the Full-time MBA as well as loans offered by high street banks and specialist loan providers. Find out more about funding your MBA,

Selecting your references

The references you provide will impact on your possible selection onto the programme. Your references need to relay key insights about you and communicate your credibility for the programme, for this reason be sure to select referees who know you personally in a work capacity. Recommended references are line managers, head of departments or previous clients.

Submitting your MBA application

Applications for the Full-time MBA are submitted via an online portal. You will be required to register your details in order to start the processes.

The MBA interview

If you are successful in securing an interview with us means that we’re interested in you. Just like any other interview it is in your interest to plan accordingly. Interviews are conducted in person, or via skype if you reside outside of the UK, and are an opportunity for you to really sell yourself. Interviews will be conducted by the course director or senior member of faculty.

It lasts about 45 minutes and will probably cover the following areas:

  • What have you learned from your professional experience so far that you can take into the next stage of your career?
  • What areas do you think you need to develop to meet your career goals?
  • Why is now the right time to do an MBA?

Receiving an offer

If your application is successful, you will receive an email from us offering you a place on the Full-time MBA. If you have made a scholarship application, you will also be informed as to whether you have been successful or shortlisted. You can also use the offer letter as to complete any loan application you may have started.

To accept your offer, you will need to confirm this by reply and pay the required deposit.