Student life

Exhilarating. Exhausting. Inspirational. Intense.

Everyone's experience of the Cass MBA is different but we make sure that there are plenty of opportunities to integrate with students across all programmes, our alumni network as well as faculty and working professionals.

Societies and clubs

Our Clubs and Societies offer students the chance to meet and network informally with each other, with academics and with professionals from across the financial world. Some are professional, such as finance and entrepreneurial clubs and some, like the chess and football clubs, focus on sports and culture. A list of clubs are available on our website.

Events at Cass

Cass run regular events which are open to students and prospective students. Recent guest speakers include Tom Blomfield (CEO of Monzo) and Mark Carney (Chairman of the Bank of England). You can register to attend events here.

If you have not already done so, you may also want to attend one of our MBA information sessions where you can meet the MBA staff, faculty and current students.

Cass Alumni Network

Being a Cass MBA will give you invaluable access to a network of over 45,000 alumni from all over the world during and after your studies. The alumni team run many local and international events allowing you to tap into the network from day one. Once you graduate you can also attend one specialist MBA elective per year, free of charge. Further information about our dedicated alumni department is on our website.

MBA Student Blog and Cass Social Media

Keep up to date with the latest news at Cass on our website and read real Cass MBA students experiences on the programmes on our MBA student blog. You can also find us on the following social media:

Student Discounts

Being a student will give you access to a wide range of discounts including travel, Microsoft and Apple products, cinema tickets, restaurants, cosmetics and clothing. Most discounts can be obtained via an NUS (National Union of Students) membership card or by joining the Unidays website.

Please note that you will first need to formally register as a student before taking advantage of these discounts.

The Dubai MBA Experience

Exhilarating. Exhausting. Inspirational. Intense. Everyone's experience of Dubai MBA student life is different.

Location

Dubai has swiftly emerged as one of the key business hubs of the region. Specialising in Aviation, Tourism, Real Estate and Financial Services, it is made up of a cosmopolitan mix of people, all drawn to its successful, modern economy. Our location at the Dubai International Financial Centre puts you at the heart of Middle Eastern commerce, with state of the art facilities and world-class networking opportunities.

Events in Dubai

Both the DIFC and the Cass reputation attract the worldclass business speakers. Respected figures in the business world come to the DIFC or our exclusive and convivial Capital Club Talk Series to impart wisdom and meet up with the next generation of business leaders. As anywhere, but especially in this part of the world, these events are all about networking. Everyone is looking for an opportunity to increase their connections and create mutually beneficial situations.

Cross-campus networking

Dubai-based Executives will have the opportunity to integrate with our City of London networks by taking electives at our London campus or international electives (NB additional costs for flights and accommodation will be incurred).

Cass's London-based Executives will also have the opportunity to take electives offered in Dubai. These cross-learning opportunities between the EMBA programme in Dubai and the UK MBA further increase the Cass MBA network and its networking benefits for everyone.

London Life

With over 30 nationalities represented on our Full-time MBA programme it is an exciting time to move to a new diverse, bustling city like London.

Getting around

All Cass locations are in central London at the gateway to one of the world's most dynamic financial and commercial centres. Our location is a physical expression of a fundamental belief - that business is both a practical and theoretical discipline.

We are perfectly positioned to be the intellectual hub of the City of London, which means contributing to and benefiting from the intellectual life of The City. We've forged links with everyone from the financial and multinational giants, to innovative start-ups. They provide direct input into our programmes, as well as sponsoring and employing many of our students and alumni.

Local attractions

Doing your MBA in London offers unrivaled networking opportunities and access to potential employers. In addition to banking / financial services, London is home to world-leading arts, fashion, creative media, government and legal sectors (75% of Fortune 500 companies have offices here).

Local attractions (within a short walk from Cass):

  • Located in the financial district, Cass is also less than five minutes from the emerging Tech City based around the Old Street roundabout.
  • Shoreditch – Located next door to the financial district and spiritual home of London’s hipster community, Shoreditch has become famous for its independent shops, food stalls, art galleries, bars, night clubs and live music venues.
  • Museum of London - Documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times. Next to the Cass Aldersgate campus.
  • Whitecross Street Market – a two-minute walk from our Bunhill Row campus, this street food market has over 30 stalls offering food from all over the world.
  • Barbican Centre - Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra 
  • Spittalfields Market – An eclectic range of restaurants, bars, shops and stalls selling vintage clothes, records, jewellery, furniture and anything else you can think of. Spittalfields indoor market has been on this site for over 350 years.
  • St Paul’s Cathedral – Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673 after the Great Fire, St Pauls is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Only 5 minute walk from our Aldersgate campus.
  • Islington Angel and Upper Street – Just a short walk from the City University main campus, Upper Street has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs anywhere in Europe.
  • Regent’s Canal – Loved by boaters, walkers, joggers and cyclists, Regent’s Canal is one of London’s best kept secrets. The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city – you can walk as far as Victoria Park, the Olympic stadium or Limehouse Marina on the River Thames
  • Brick Lane – As a hub of London’s Bangladeshi community, Brick Lane has long been famous for its authentic curry restaurants. It also has a reputation for art galleries, trendy clubs and bars.