Next steps

Now that you have paid your deposit, there are a few tasks you must complete before starting your Global MBA journey in February.

  1. Email a scanned passport / portrait photo to the Global MBA Course Officer, so we can produce your Cass ID cards.
  2. Email any dietary requirements to the Global MBA Course Officer (as there are several catered receptions and other events as part of the MBA).
  3. Register as a student - details will be sent by City, University of London in February 2020.
  4. Complete your entry for the Class Directory (below).
  5. Complete Preparatory Modules (below).

Global MBA Class Directory

The Class Directory is an opportunity to summarise your expertise and skills which is used by the Careers and Professional Development team when engaging with employers and internally at Cass. It will also be shared with the Cass Community such as Course Office and alumni as well as used for recruitment purposes when engaging with prospective MBA candidates.

The deadline to complete your entry is Wednesday 12th February.

Submit your entry here

Once submitted, we will work with our marketing team to ensure there is consistency across the profiles and you will be asked to sign off for your final entry. A PDF will be shared with you for final comments before they are printed.

Preparatory Modules

You will be provided with access to three preparatory modules during the first part of the course. These modules are fully online and self-paced and are designed to provide you with a foundation level of knowledge for the later core modules of Finance and Strategy. They will also provide you with essential knowledge for some of the more technical elective modules that you may choose to take in Year 2. The preparatory modules are:

  • Data Analytics for Business: available early February 2020
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting: available March 2020
  • Mathematics for Finance: available April 2020

These modules are assessed by a short online exam in multiple-choice format. The pass mark is 50% and you can attempt the assessment multiple times. If you already have experience in the topics covered by one or more of the modules, then you can attempt the relevant assessment straightaway, however, we recommend that you work through the content to ensure you have covered all areas to a sufficient depth.

Completion of the assessments for these modules is a compulsory part of the Global MBA programme and it is recommended that you aim to complete them by the end of Core Module 4.

Recommended Activities

These activities are not mandatory, but are recommended to ensure you are prepared for the year ahead.


There is no compulsory reading you need to do ahead of your MBA. However, we do recommend that you stay up to date with journals such as the Financial Times, Business Week and The Economist.

If you would like to read something more academic, we can recommend the following text books:

  • Taking the Fear out of Data Analysis.  A. Diamantopoulos and B B Schlegelmilch
  • Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics.  Neil J Salkind
  • Statistical Analysis with Excel for Dummies Joseph Schmuller
  • Management: An Introduction by David Boddy

Discussion Forum

Join our LinkedIn group where you can talk to your future classmates. The recruitment, admissions and careers teams will also be posting interesting articles and webinars for you to read through and enjoy.

A link to this group will be emailed to all students who have formally accepted their place on the Global MBA.