Entry year
Start date
September 2019
3 years
Duration with placement
4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2019
Northampton Square
N102 / N121 with professional placement


Who is it for?

You should consider this course if you want to gain a broad understanding of the way organisations work. Not just considering individual business functions as “silos” but seeing they are interdependent. It is perfect if you’re thinking about a career as a consultant or corporate troubleshooter.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the academic theory that exists around management. But that’s just the start. You will also learn to apply the theory to the actual business of running an organisation.


Prepare for a four-dimensional journey through the world of business management. You’ll approach the subject from practical, vocational, creative and entrepreneurial directions, giving you a fully rounded exposure to the disciplines inherent in contemporary business.

As a student on this course, you’ll gain from the latest Cass research in areas such as finance, marketing, innovation, and responsible management. Beyond the course materials, we’ll encourage you to pursue your own interests in business. Thinking about starting your own business? Going into a family firm? Forging a corporate career? All those paths start here.

You are more than your degree

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Simon playing chess

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Martin Rich

Senior Lecturer


What will I learn?

  • Gain an overview of the concepts, theories and techniques that contribute to an understanding of business management
  • Learn a range of practical skills that you will be able to apply as a manager within a range of organisations
  • Understand analytical and problem-solving techniques that you will be able to use in a management context
  • Learn about a range of management functions and understand how these are interconnected within an organisation
  • Appreciate the implications of future changes in the business landscape
  • Prepare to work in an environment that could change in fundamental and unforeseeable ways
  • Recognise the ethical issues surrounding business and be able to practise responsible management.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework.

The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

The first year of your programme contributes 10% to your final degree classification, the second year 30% and the final year 60%.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment is estimated as follows:

Year 1

80% written, 0% practical, 20% coursework

Year 2

70% written, 0% practical, 30% coursework

Year 3

53% written, 0% practical, 47% coursework.

Overall workload

Most contact hours will take the form of lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and small group classes, supported by a personal tutorial system. The number will decrease as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning.

Approximate study time is estimated as follows:

Year 1

21% scheduled learning, 79% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 2

18% scheduled learning, 82% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 3

11% scheduled learning, 89% independent learning, 0% placement.


How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

UCAS Institution code: C60 (Cass Business School and City, University of London)
UCAS Course code: N102 / N121 with professional placement

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

More information about applying to Cass

Entry requirements

A-Level: AAA

BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD

For candidates taking a combination of A Level/BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications we accept the following:

  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma with one A-Level
  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma with two A-levels

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.

IB: 35 points overall with 5 minimum in each subject

In addition we also ask for the following GCSE requirement:

  • A minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) ('A' Level and Access to Higher Education applicants) or grade 7 (A) (all other qualification combinations) in GCSE Mathematics.

If you are studying General Studies, Critical Thinking or a native language 'A' level, these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.

International students

We accept a wide range of international and other UK qualifications at Cass.

If you do not qualify for direct entry, there are several partners that offer preparatory international foundation courses for students seeking entry to undergraduate degrees. These include:

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Business and Economics with Accounting.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, City works in partnership with KIC London to provide a range of preparatory courses for international students. KIC London courses offer comprehensive support to students - including regular one-to-one tuition. Students who successfully complete the KIC London Foundation course at the required level are guaranteed progression to City, University of London degree courses.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit

PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 50

GCSE: English language grade 5

View further information about the minimum acceptable English language requirements for Tier 4 students.

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Study abroad

Cass Business School gives you the opportunity to spend a year our partner institutions. Business Management students have the option of Sandwich Year Abroad in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Sandwich year

You can spend a year of your degree course studying at one of our partner institutions, between your second and third year of study. This would add a year to your degree so you would complete your degree in four years.

Above is a full list of our partner universities. The options available to you from the full list of partner institutions will depend on the study abroad programme you select. For more detailed information on this, please contact the Student Exchange Team.

Student Exchange Team

Our dedicated Student Exchange Team are available to offer advice to students who wish to explore their study abroad options. They will also support students throughout the application process and during their study abroad year or term. To contact them, email: cass-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk.


Students are eligible to apply for a one-year paid work placement which takes place during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. Students enjoy a wide range of opportunities in business areas such as finance, marketing and human resource management.

Cass students have recently taken up placements within many leading corporate organisations including

  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • L’Oreal
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS
  • Unicef UK
  • Universal Pictures

Students who are looking for work experience without devoting a whole year to a business placement can apply for a summer internship.  Many employers offer these, and students who successfully complete an internship will be awarded a certificate.


UK/EU £9,250 (2017/2018 fee, 2019/20 fee TBC) Tuition fees are subject to annual change
International £17,000 for the first year of study (2018/2019 fee) Tuition fees are subject to annual change

UK/EU students

The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2019/20 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited by the All Items Retail Prices Index.

Non-EU international students

The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students for the first year of study in 2019/20 has yet to be confirmed. Each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.


Career pathways

BSc (Hons) Business Management provides a sound basis for a career in business management, management consultancy, or in areas including finance, stockbroking, marketing and IT. It also provides a firm grounding for students setting out as entrepreneurs.