Cass Business School
|Cass Business School|
|Type||Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Executive Education, Research|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Affiliations||The Association of MBAs (AMBA) The European Quality Improvement Scheme (EQUIS) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) City University London|
Cass Business School (short for the Sir John Cass Business School, City of London) Established in 1966 as the City University Business School, the school changed its name in August 2002 following a donation from the Sir John Cass Foundation, and was officially opened under its new name by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.
The school is divided into the three faculties of Actuarial Science and Insurance, Finance, and Management. It awards BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA and PhD degrees and is one of under 70 schools globally to be accredited by all of the AMBA in the United Kingdom, EQUIS in Europe, and the AACSB in the United States. The school’s Alumni Association has more than 35,000 members in 154 countries.
The School's programmes are ranked highly in world comparisons.
The City University Business School was founded in 1966. The school’s MSc in Administrative Sciences began in 1967 and became the MBA in 1979.
In 2002 the school moved to new premises in the London Borough of Islington, and changed its name as part of a strategy formed by Lord Currie of Marylebone, who had become Dean the year before, to compete as an international business school in a market dominated by US universities.
The school had previously been spread out across the City of London’s mainly residential Barbican Centre development. Half of the £40 million funding for the new building came from the reserves of City University. The school also received a gift from Sir John Cass’s Foundation, founded in 1748 to educate children in the City of London. The school changed its name to reflect the support of the Foundation. Sir John Cass, whose bequest formed the basis of the Foundation’s funds, was a Sheriff of the City of London and Member of Parliament for the City in the early eighteenth century.
In 2014, the Research Excellence Framework . rated 84% of Cass Business and Management research as within the top two categories of ‘world-leading’ (4-star) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3-star). In 2014, the Financial Times ranked Cass 4th in the UK and 19th in Europe in its Business Schools ranking.
Specialist masters courses
Cass teaches programmes including insurance and risk management, investment management, corporate finance, banking and International finance, quantitative finance, shipping, supply chain, energy, trade and finance, property valuation, mathematical trading, real estate, construction management, international accounting and finance, finance and investment, and real estate investment.
The Cass MBA is offered full-time through a one year course, or through two years part-time Executive MBA, or two years through the modular Executive MBA.
In September 2007 Cass Business School started EMBA in collaboration with DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre).
Expansion of Executive Education
In 2012, Cass announced plans to considerably expand its Executive Education programmes. In 2013, Cass opened a new site for its Executive Education and Executive MBA programmes at 200 Aldersgate Street, London.
Resources for entrepreneurs
The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund was created in 2010 with the support of Peter Cullum CBE, a Cass MBA alumnus and the founder and Non-Executive Chairman of insurance group Towergate. The £10 million Fund forms part of the Peter Cullum Centre for Entrepreneurship which provides a focal point for entrepreneurs at Cass, offering access to entrepreneurship teaching programmes and venture capital expertise, as well as the opportunity to apply for investment and incubation support.
- William Castell – Chairman of the Wellcome Trust and a Director of General Electric and BP, former CEO of Amersham plc
- Peter Cullum – British entrepreneur
- Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou – Founder of easyGroup
- Bob Kelly – former CEO of Bank of New York Mellon, former CFO of Mellon Financial Corporation and Wachovia Corporation
- Muhtar Kent – CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Formerly, President and COO of Coca-Cola International and Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company
- Professor Barrie Pettman, Baron of Bombie, co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Emerald Group Publishing; President Emeritus of Burke's Peerage.
- Syed Ali Raza – President and Chairman of the National Bank of Pakistan
- Liu Mingkang - Former Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission
- Gregory Clarke – Chairman of the UK Football League
- Geoffrey Cooper - Former Chief Executive Officer of Travis Perkins Plc
- Shelley Doorey-Williams - Head of Wealth Planning and Banking products (UK and Jersey), UBS Wealth Management
- Tom Ilube – Founder, Garlik, and Founder and CEO, The Africa Gifted Association
- Archie Kane – Governor, Bank of Ireland
- Tae-Shin Kwon – President and CEO of the Korean Economic Research Institute
- Niall MacArthur – founder and co-owner of EAT
- Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela – Founder and Chief Executive of Alva
- Hilton Nathanson – Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Marble Bar Asset Management
- Sally Scutt – Deputy Chief Executive, British Bankers’ Association
- Andrew Tunnicliffe – COO EMEA, Aon Risk Solutions Consulting
- Dr Roberto Westenberger – Superintendent and Head of Brazilian Insurance Regulatory Authority
- Martin Wheatley – Chief Executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority
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