Cass MSc Admissions

Advice and Information from the MSc Admissions team

October 11, 2019
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Applicants for 2020 intake – sign up for the MSc Information Session!

Calling all prospective Master’s degree applicants for Cass Business School’s 2020 intake! We are currently getting ready for the next admissions cycle, and we are sure that you are also busy making preparations. We anticipate that we will be accepting applications for 2020 intake from around November onwards. To help you decide which course is right for you, and to get advice on how to submit an application, we invite you to our on-campus MSc Information Session on Thursday 24th October at 18:30.

You will discover what it’s like to study at Cass, before attending a break-out session to learn more about the content and structure of the degree course(s) you are most interested in. You will also get a chance to speak to lecturers, admissions staff, our careers team and current students.

In order to attend the on-campus Information Session, please sign up online here.

All of our MSc courses will be covered, with the exception of MSc Entrepreneurship and MSc Global Supply Chain Management, which will have individual online sessions in November. We are also running online information sessions for other courses, so if you can’t make it to the on-campus session please sign up for an online session.

We look forward to welcoming you!

February 10, 2017
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How to apply for a Cass MSc

Are you interested in applying for one of our MSc courses and want to get a head-start on preparing your application? We have lots of advice in our new ‘How to apply’ video, covering everything from how to gather information about our courses, to submitting the application and what steps to take after receiving an offer.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but recommend that you apply as early as possible to maximise your chances. To see how you could benefit from submitting an early application, see our previous post.

As always, if you have any questions please get in contact!

January 11, 2017
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Spotlight on our Quants courses

Are you interested in studying one of our Quants courses, but not sure which one to apply for? There is increasing demand from employers for recruits with strong quantitative skills, so earning a Masters in one of our quantitative courses could be your key to success if you have the right background. Read on, as we focus on our quantitative courses, and what we are looking for in successful candidates.

The three quantitative programmes (MSc Financial Mathematics, MSc Quantitative Finance and MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance) share many similarities. To be specific, they share some of the same modules in Term one and Term two, such as ‘Asset Pricing’ ‘Derivatives’, ‘Fixed Income’, ‘Stochastic Modelling in Finance’ and ‘Risk Analysis.’ All programmes enable students to acquire the sophisticated mathematics and computer-modelling skills required to employ newly developed investment products and financial strategies for pricing, hedging, trading and portfolio management decisions.

Each programme has its own specialism and career prospects associated with it. These differences are summarised below, in brief, along with the academic entry requirements: Continue Reading →

January 27, 2016
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Spotlight on Actuarial MSc Degrees

Interested in MSc Actuarial Science or MSc Actuarial Management but unsure which is the best fit for you? Read on, as we focus on our MSc actuarial degrees at Cass Business School…

Why choose MSc Actuarial Science/MSc Actuarial Management at Cass Business School?

The MSc Actuarial Science and MSc Actuarial Management courses are accredited by the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries – http://www.actuaries.org.uk/. Cass Business School was the first institution in the UK to have both undergraduate and postgraduate actuarial programmes fully accredited and is also recognised by other actuarial professional bodies around the world.

The programmes are delivered via face-to-face lectures from qualified actuaries, academics and other subject-specialists, complemented by dedicated online support, easy access to faculty members, and advice on study and exam techniques. Lecturers use their commercial experience and research expertise to deliver a challenging, relevant and intellectually stimulating course.

What employment opportunities are there?

Actuaries are experts in risk management. They use their mathematical skills to help measure the probability and risk of future events. There is a continuous demand for capable postgraduate level executives in the actuarial profession, whose members are among the highest paid in the UK. They work in fields such as insurance (life/non-life departments), consulting, government departments, banks and investment firms, teaching and research. Continue Reading →

December 14, 2015
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Spotlight on MSc Finance

Wondering what you might expect as an MSc Finance student at Cass Business School? Read on…

Why choose MSc Finance ?

Founded more than 20 years ago, the MSc in Finance provides a solid background in the principles and applications of finance. By the end of the course, students will have a broad-ranging experience of quantitative techniques relevant to finance with a focus on financial issues in all industry sectors. There is a genuinely international, multicultural perspective with a global focus. It is a highly flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of career openings in the financial sector.

In 2016 the Financial Times ranked the course 5th in the UK for pre-experience Masters in Finance.

Take a look at the core modules and typical electives that are on offer. Some of our electives are taught in a block format overseas, which is a great way to make the most of travel opportunities whilst studying.

 

What employment opportunities are there?

The course sets students up with a strong foundation to gain employment in roles including investment banking, securities sales and trading, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private banking, credit products, financial and credit risk management and consultancy. However, the course does not limit graduates to those roles – in fact, the breadth of the course and flexibility of the qualification allow students to perform a wide variety of functions. Typical companies that our graduates go on to work for are Nomura, Lazard Asset Management, PwC, Renaissance Capita, HSBC, JP Morgan, and RBS. Continue Reading →

March 6, 2015
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Spotlight on MSc Investment Management

Welcome to the first of a new series of blog posts focussing on our Specialist Masters degree courses. Over the coming months the Admissions Officers will be profiling all our courses, giving you more information about the content, typical career progression, teaching staff and life on each course.

We kick-start with the MSc in Investment Management. Read on…

Why choose MSc Investment Management?

Founded more than 20 years ago, the MSc in Investment Management provides a solid background in the principles of investment and risk management. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the modern portfolio theory and investment management process, and be able to identify and analyse the complex investment or risk management problems of multinational institutions; measure and manage various risk related to investment management and banking; apply modern strategies to enhance the risk-return profile of large financial corporations; and contribute to the shaping and implementation of a corporation’s investment management strategy.

Take a look at the core modules and typical electives that are on offer. Some of our electives are taught in a block format overseas, which is a great way to make the most of travel opportunities whilst studying. Continue Reading →

September 10, 2014
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Preparing for Successful Registration

With just under a week to go until in-person registration kicks off at Cass, the MSc Programme Office is busy making final preparations for your arrival. We are sure that you, too, have a lot to think about prior to starting the course. To help you along, here are some pointers:

  • If you have not already done so, please complete online registration as soon as possible. The email with the link to register will have been sent to you from our Registry team. The first instalment of tuition fees must have cleared in our account before you can complete online registration so please keep this in mind if you are paying by bank transfer. For details of payment methods please see our finance page. When you have completed online registration please print off the Certificate of Completed Registration and keep it safe. You will need this when you attend in-person registration – we cannot accept documents presented to us on a mobile device.

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August 27, 2014
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Park Life

I was recently asked by an applicant if there were any ‘green spaces’ near Cass, or whether being in the heart of the City meant that we were situated in a forest of tall buildings rather than foliage. They certainly had a point – at first glance it might not seem that there are many open spaces around the building, but a look at a map will prove that there are numerous parks and squares around the City that are open to the public. In this blog post we show you some of the places you may wish to visit if you have a break between lectures, or if you fancy an al-fresco lunch (weather permitting!)

Fortune Street Park – Situated just a couple of streets away from Cass, this is one of our closest parks. This is a great place to come if you’ve bought lunch from the foodie-heaven Whitecross Street Food Market, and is popular with office workers in the area.

Bunhill Fields – If you don’t mind being in a cemetery, this is the closest green space to Cass. Look out for the graves of William Blake and Daniel Defoe in this peaceful corner of the City.

Barbican Centre – Behind the concrete façade of the Barbican are a number of gardens within the Barbican estate. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables, and the Lakeside Terrace becomes a bit of a suntrap during the summer (accessible via the Silk Street entrance).

Postman’s Park – Located just south of London Wall, and near the Museum of London, Postman’s Park is one of the larger parks in the City of London. It is known for its area dedicated to the memory of people who died whilst rescuing others. You can see their plaques in the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice.

St Dunstan-in-the-East – A bit further away (between Monument and Tower Hill tube stations) is a hidden gem. Destroyed during the Second World War, the church of St Dunstan was left to the will of nature before being turned into a park. Vines and creepers now wind their way across the ruins, making the area a spectacular site.

You can find more parks in the City listed on the City of London website.

As for the rest of London, there’s no shortage of green spaces, ranging from the Royal Parks to less well-known, but equally attractive, parks and gardens. For the best of the rest, check out Time Out’s guide to Secret Parks and Gardens in London and Major Parks of London. We hope that you will find time during your study to make the most of these beautiful areas!

August 8, 2014
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Get Active at Cass!

No doubt you are aware of the benefits of regular exercise. Not only does it help to keep your body healthy, studies show that it also reduces stress and can improve concentration and memory. What more could you want when studying for your Masters?!

There are many opportunities to continue with your favourite sports whilst at Cass Business School, and with so much on offer, why not take up something new? Joining a sports club or exercise class is a great way of making new friends and socialising outside of class. You can see some of the sports clubs available at Cass on our website. Aside from these, CitySport at City University London has a wide range of activities, including American football, climbing, cricket, football, tennis, rugby and squash. If team sports are not your thing, there are plenty of exercise classes to take your fancy, such as Box Fit, Pilates, Spinning and a running club.

If you are joining us for September 2014 intake you will benefit from our brand new sports centre, due to open on Goswell Road in late 2014. Check out the video below, giving a virtual tour of the facilities. Boasting an Olympic quality six-court sports hall, a 100-station fitness area and four multi-purpose studios, we hope you agree that these are cutting edge facilities.

Of course, if you can’t find what you are looking for within the University, you could join one of the many clubs throughout London. An advantage of living in the capital is that whatever sport you are into, chances are there will be a club to join – you name it, we’ve got it! Some gyms require a membership, but you can often find stand-alone classes that you pay for on a pay-as-you-go basis. Here are some websites to help you with your search: Get Active London, Totally Sporty London. You can also keep in touch with CitySport through their Facebook page.

So take a break from your studies and get active!

July 23, 2014
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Virtual Tour of Cass

Summer is now in full swing, and with it degree Graduation ceremonies will be taking place the world over. We hope that you enjoyed the experience, threw your mortar board in the air and took lots of photos with your classmates! We wish to congratulate you on the successful completion of your studies.

Now that you have your final degree results, please share them with us. If you have not already done so, you will need to send your final degree transcript to your admissions officer as soon as possible, along with any other documents needed to upgrade your offer to unconditional. Please see our previous post if you are unsure of how to upgrade your offer.

As you celebrate the success of one student experience, we hope that you are looking forward to your next one at Cass Business School! To start off, why not check out our video giving you a virtual tour of the facilities at our Bunhill Row campus? The video was created by one of our colleagues in the Course Office, and not only gives you a guided tour of the building and its facilities, but also shows the location of our building in relation to our nearest London Underground stations, London landmarks and the main City University London campus at Northampton Square.

We understand that starting at a new institution can sometimes feel a little daunting, and we hope that the video will help you to familiarise yourself with the building and our facilities before you arrive.

Over the coming months we will be posting more information about Cass and its surroundings to help your student experience at Cass get off to a successful start. Enjoy the summer period and, as always, let us know if you have any questions!

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