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ca 4200

Doctoral students

Undergraduate tuition and fees
9,000 GBP (2016)


Administrative staff
ca 500


Marianne W. Lewis

+44 20 7040 8600


Cass Business School

Undergraduate, postgraduate, executive Education, research

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK

Parent organization
City, University of London

Notable alumni
Stelios Haji‑Ioannou, Muhtar Kent, Winston Set Aung, Eddie Obeng, Durmuş Yılmaz

City - University of London, London Metropolitan University, London Business School, London School of Economic, Warwick Business School


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Cass Business School (short for the Sir John Cass Business School) was established in 1966, and is the Business School for City, University of London. 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.


Business school rankings from the Financial Times ranked Cass Business School 2nd in London and top 40 globally.

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 City 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 of London. 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). This places Cass in the top six in the UK, out of the 101 institutions to have entered research in this category.

In 2015, The Financial Times ranked Cass Business School's MSc in Finance 20th in the world, and fourth in the United Kingdom. The MSc in Management was ranked 24th in the world and fourth in the United Kingdom. The FT in 2016 ranked the Full Time MBA programme 37th in the world and sixth in the United Kingdom.

In the annual ranking of 'the best UK schools for working in Finance' created by EfinancialCareers, Cass Business School was ranked second.

Masters courses

Cass 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, 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).

Notable alumni

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

  • William Castell – Chairman of the Wellcome Trust and a Director of General Electric and BP, former CEO of Amersham plc
  • Peter Cullum – British entrepreneur
  • Demetra Kalogerou – Chairwoman of CySEC and CSE
  • 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
  • Martin Wheatley – Former Chief Executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority
  • Winston Set Aung – Politician, economist and management consultant, incumbent Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar
  • References

    Cass Business School Wikipedia

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