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Bayes Business School

Coordinates: 51°31′19″N 0°05′24″W / 51.5220°N 0.0900°W / 51.5220; -0.0900
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Bayes Business School
Former name
Cass Business School
City Business School
TypeUndergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, research
DeanAndré Spicer
Administrative staff
c. 500
Studentsc. 4,200
United Kingdom

51°31′19″N 0°05′24″W / 51.5220°N 0.0900°W / 51.5220; -0.0900

Bayes Business School, formerly known as Cass Business School,[1] is the business school of the City, University of London, located in St Luke's, just to the north of the City of London. It was established in 1966, and it is consistently ranked as one of the leading business schools in the United Kingdom.[2][3]

Bayes Business School is divided into the three faculties of actuarial science and insurance, finance, and management.[4] It awards BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, and PhD degrees and is one of around 100 schools globally to be triple accredited by the AMBA in the United Kingdom,[5] EQUIS in Europe,[6] and the AACSB in the United States.[7]



The City University Business School was founded in 1966 as part of City University, London. Its MSc in Administrative Sciences began in 1967 and became the MBA in 1979.

In 2002, following a donation from the Sir John Cass Foundation, the school moved to new premises in the London Borough of Islington and changed its name to Cass Business School.[8]

This was a component of a plan development by Lord Currie of Marylebone, the Dean since the previous year, 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 in funding for the new building came from the reserves of City University.

Due to John Cass's links to slavery, the school was renamed Bayes Business School on 6 September 2021, after Thomas Bayes, a nonconformist theologian and mathematician best known for his foundational work on conditional probability.[1]

Masters courses


The school teaches programmes including insurance and risk management, investment management, corporate finance, banking and International finance, quantitative finance, shipping, marketing, supply chain, energy, trade and finance, property valuation, mathematical trading, real estate, construction management, international accounting and finance, finance and investment, real estate investment, charity management, and business analytics.

The school's MBA is offered full-time through a one-year course, through a two-year part-time Executive MBA, or through a two-year modular Executive MBA.

In September 2007, the business school started the EMBA programme in collaboration with DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre).

School rankings


The school was in the top 10 in the UK under both "Accounting and Finance" and "Business and Management" in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by subjects.[9] In the 2017 Eduniversal BestMaster:[10]

  1. MSc International Accounting & Finance ranked 5th in the UK under Accounting & Audit.
  2. MSc Insurance & Risk Management ranked 12th in the world and 1st in the UK under Insurance category.

In 2017 the Times Higher Education world university rankings listed the school 8th in the UK under "Business and Economics".[11]

Notable alumni


The school's Alumni Association has more than 38,000 members in 160 countries.[12]


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