The programme will give you a sound interdisciplinary education that is particularly suitable for a career in management. Its broad base prepares you for a career in a range of areas including production, human resource management and management consultancy.
The programme also provides an ideal basis for a career in the financial world, for example, in chartered and management accountancy, finance, trading and broking.
Cass is one of only a few institutions, and the only one in London, to offer a systems-based management undergraduate degree programme.
The concepts that lie behind topics including systems thinking, learning organisations and problem-solving methods, relate to the study of complex systems and have formed the basis for this degree programme for the past 25 years.
The Management degree covers the following main areas: management and systems science; management of human resources; economics; marketing; quantitative methods; finance; and financial and management accounting. These areas are studied in the first and second years. The final year offers advanced study of management and systems science and decision making. There is also an opportunity to develop your own interests through a dissertation and the selection of electives.
Teaching and assessment
The programme has a reputation for its innovative approach to teaching, learning methods and assessment. As well as attending traditional lectures, you will work in small groups and undertake group-based project work. Work in seminars is used to develop subjects introduced in lectures and to provide an opportunity for discussion.
Assessment is by coursework, in the form of written reports or presentations, and by examination at the end of each term. You also complete a major project in the final year. The second and final years count towards the degree in the ratio 35:65. The emphasis is on examinations, which contribute about 70 per cent to your degree classification.
Professional placement and study abroad
You may take the programme over four years, with a professional placement year between the second and final years. This gives you practical experience working in an approved organisation in the UK or mainland Europe.