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About Cass Business School

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Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School has been at the forefront of business education for over 50 years. Ranked 2nd in London, 4th in the UK and 15th in Europe (Financial Times European Business School ranking 2017), Cass is part of an elite group of business schools to have been awarded triple accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Our London home is the beating heart of a community spanning 160 countries. Its proximity to the Square Mile and Tech City offers unrivalled access to the best of global business intelligence and innovation. Cass students benefit from our contacts with numerous City firms, moving into positions in those firms every year.

Postgraduate study

We offer over 20 master’s degrees including full-time, part-time and online study options. There is a real-world focus at Cass as our faculties maintain close links to industry. In fact, many of our academic staff have worked, or still work, in their specialist sectors.

Industry bodies accredit many of our courses, offering you a quick route into professional qualifications. Wider recognition of our teaching excellence helps you stand out in a competitive employment market – for example, our MSc in Management and MSc in Finance are both highly ranked by the Financial Times.

Our master’s are popular with students fresh from undergraduate study and with those already in work who want to develop their specialist knowledge. Whatever your background, we help you understand your subject from a deep academic perspective. We also make sure you know how to apply the advanced practical tools and key soft skills.


Cass fosters thought leadership with impact, serving as an intellectual resource for London and our global Cass community. Our research shapes business practice, informs government policy and inspires learning.

The research Cass’s academics publish in leading journals is reflected in the education we deliver across our highly ranked degrees and is applied to the problems we solve for business clients. The Faculty of Finance is one of the largest and most respected in Europe. The Faculty of Management conducts research in all of the main areas of management, placing great emphasis on relating theories to real-world practice. The Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance is one of the world’s leading academic actuarial departments.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 rated 84 per cent of the research submitted by Cass as within the top two categories of ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). This placed Cass in the top six in the UK.


Our Bunhill Row building is a flexible space designed to encourage the free flow of people and ideas. At its heart, the Cyril Kleinwort Learning Resource Centre offers access to books, journals and specialist databases, including sources for company data and economic information. Our Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg trading rooms complement classroom-based study by simulating trading in ‘real time’.

Our Careers team is committed to your professional development, working with you to increase your employability and enabling you to stand out in the job market by helping you to hone your CV and prepare for interviews and presentations.

We encourage students to create and participate in a range of clubs and societies spanning business, sport and culture.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of students: 1400+