MBA Concentrations

During your Full-time MBA at Cass, you can choose to focus your studies around a series of concentrations. Concentrations are a private recognition from the MBA that a student has taken at least 40 credits from electives belonging to a particular cluster of electives.

How to choose your concentration?

MBA students can take any elective in any format after they complete their core modules. Students will also have an opportunity to follow the majority of the concentrations if they are flexible enough to sign up for electives in different formats and there are no clashes in their timetable.

Concentrations for 2017/18*

Corporate Finance

Module titleWeekdaysEvenings
Extended Weekends
Advanced Corporate Finance    
Mergers and Acquisitions    
Applied Financial Analysis for Managers and Investors    
Corporate Restructuring    
Islamic Finance, Banking and Law (Dubai)    
International Financial Management    

Note: Students can achieve a concentration in Finance with any combination of the modules listed under Corporate Finance and Investment Management.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Module titleWeekdaysEveningsWeekends Extended Weekends International Elective
Innovation and entrepreneurship     
Leading Digital Transformations     
Silicon Valley - Digital Innovation in Action    
Innovation & Technology Study Tour - Israel    
At the Core of Entrepreneurship: Silicon Valley    
New Venture Creation     
Capturing Value from Technological Innovation     

Investment Management

Module TitleWeekdaysEveningWeekend Extended Weekend International Electives
Private Equity     
Investment Strategy and Practice     
Behavioural Finance     
Topics in Derivatives     


Module TitleWeekdaysEveningWeekend Extended Weekend International Electives
Branding and Advertising     
Storytelling in Business     
Strategic Marketing in Action: Exploring Location Brands (Las Vegas)   
Strategic Valuation and Management of Customer Relationships     
Digital Marketing and Social Media     

Corporate Strategy

Module TitleWeekdaysEveningWeekend Extended Weekend International Electives
Managerial Decision Making     
Consulting to Management     
Managing Strategic Change     
Corporate Strategy for a Globalising World     

Additional Information

This list of electives is an indication of the range of modules that can be on offer and is subject to change due to circumstances such as: enhancing or updating the quality and content of educational provision; responding to student feedback; academic staffing changes; the number of students in each programme; a lack of student demand for certain modules; or factors beyond the institution’s reasonable control, such as meeting the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body. For these reasons, not all the electives listed will be offered every year. New (additional or replacement) modules may also be added for these reasons.

The list of electives offered in a given year (September to July) will be confirmed by the first week of June of the preceding academic year. Electives can be offered to MBAs in a different format and timetable to the core modules of the programme chosen. In order to have access to a wider array of electives, students should be prepared to adapt their personal agenda to the schedule of the modules, which can vary every year for the reasons mentioned above. The MBA will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that at least the required number of credits are delivered in the basic format and location of the core courses of the programme chosen.

*These concentrations and electives are only for 2017/18. Announcements for next year will be made available in due course.