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    Cass Business School International Admissions 2020-2021: Application Process, Deadlines & Requirements

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    City University of London Business School formerly known as Cass School of Business is a prestigious business school located in London, United Kingdom. Established in 1966, it is an elite business school with triple-crown accreditation. The school has over 4,000 students with more than 2,300 undergraduates enrolled in six B. Sc finance and management courses and more than 1,400 postgraduate students enrolled in 20 full-time, part-time and online master’s degree programs. The programs offered cover subject areas in finance, insurance, management, actuarial science, shipping, energy, marketing, entrepreneurship, supply chain and real estate. More than 400 students enroll in the MBA program and 100 doctoral students.

    Applicants must keep in mind the following before applying for admission at City University of London Business School:

    • On an average, the school receives 6,000 applications every year for 850 seats which makes the admission process highly competitive.
    • The university accepts graduate applications on a rolling basis.
    • Applicants are advised to submit the application package on time as seats for most programs get filled early especially for the fall intake as a major chunk of international students prefer applying in this intake.
    • GMAT scores are highly recommended for admission to graduate programs.
    • Students who do not have GMAT scores can apply but they will be asked to sit for GMAT and achieve the required score as a condition for entry at the discretion of the Admissions Panel.
    • The University has a diverse population of international students and therefore it is necessary to have an excellent command of English.
    • International students are advised to apply by mid-July due to the length of time taken to complete the Tier 4 visa process. Applications of students who apply after this date may be deferred for the next academic year.
    • Applicants can apply for up to 3 programs per academic year through one application using the same supporting materials.
    • More than one application submitted will be automatically withdrawn.

    COVID-19 Admission Updates

    • The Cass Business School has closed applications for the fall intake for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • Applicants who are not able to sit for the language proficiency tests such as IELTS can give the TOEFL iBT home edition.
    • Applicants who are not able to sit for the GRE/GMAT test due to closure of test centers can give the GRE General test at home in all countries except Iran and China.
    • International students who are not able to travel to the UK due to travel restrictions can begin their program online.

    Highlights

    Application Portal UG: UCAS
    PG: Official course website
    Application Fee UG: 25 GBP (non-refundable)
    PG: 100 GBP (for MBA applicants)
    Mode of Payment Online
    Acceptance Rate 14% (approx.)
    Accepted Language Proficiency IELTS, TOEFL or PTE
    Accepted Test Scores for Graduate Programs GMAT
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Session Autumn, Spring and Summer
    Financial Aid Grants, scholarships, loans, work-study

    Cass Business School Admission Deadlines

    The following table shows the deadline for application submission for undergraduate and graduate programs at Cass Business School:

    Program Deadline
    Undergraduate Program UK student: January 15
    International student: June 30
    Graduate Program Rolling Admission

    Cass Business School International Student Admissions

    The international student population at Cass Business School represents students from more than 100 countries. International students will have to meet the entry requirements according to their country of origin.

    Application Portal: UCAS Application

    Application Fee: Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 25 GBP.

    Basic Admission Requirements: International applicants are required to submit the following documents for admission:

    • Academic documents including degrees, diplomas and official transcripts.
    • English language proficiency test score
    • Personal Statement
    • Reference Letters
    • Copy of passport
    • Financial Statement
    • Entry requirements for students from South Asian countries are tabulated below:
    Country Entry Requirements
    India Qualification: Post Secondary Education
    B. Sc Accounting and Finance: Candidate must score 85% in Math and a minimum of 75% in all other subjects, including an English language qualification;
    B. Sc Actuarial Science and related degrees: Candidate must secure an overall grade of 90% with 90% in Math and a minimum grade of 80% in all other subjects, plus an English language qualification
    All other degrees: Candidate must secure 80% in Math and a minimum of 75% in all other subjects, including an English language qualification.
    Pakistan Higher secondary education certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate program;
    Applicants applying with the Higher secondary education certificate must pursue an international foundation course to pursue their undergraduate degree at Cass;
    International applicants can pursue foundation courses from partner institutes such as INTO City and Kaplan International College London.
    China Hui Kao and Senior Secondary School graduation certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate program;
    Applicants applying with the Hui Kao and Senior Secondary School graduation certificate must pursue an international foundation course to pursue their undergraduate degree at Cass;
    International applicants can pursue foundation courses from partner institutes such as INTO City and Kaplan International College London.
    Thailand The Certificate of Secondary Education is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate program;
    Applicants applying with the Certificate of Secondary Education must pursue an international foundation course to pursue their undergraduate degree at Cass;
    International applicants can pursue foundation courses from partner institutes such as INTO City and Kaplan International College London.
    Sri Lanka The Higher Secondary Education Board is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate program;
    Applicants applying with the Certificate of Secondary Education must pursue an international foundation course to pursue their undergraduate degree at Cass;
    International applicants can pursue foundation courses from partner institutes such as INTO City and Kaplan International College London.

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International students must submit one of the following test scores to demonstrate proficiency in English language:

    Test Minimum Requirements
    IELTS Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 6.0
    Reading: 6.0
    Listening: 6.0
    An overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no band less than 6 in speaking, reading and English
    TOEFL 104
    PTE 68

    Visa Process for International Students

    International applicants can apply for the Tier 4 general student visa if they meet the following requirements:

    • Applicants must be 16 years or above.
    • Received an acceptance letter from Cass Business School.
    • Proof proficiency in the English language
    • Provide proof of financial statement to study in the UK
    • Country of origin is not Switzerland or in the EU and EEA

    Fee: The application fee is 348 GBP.

    Following is the checklist of documents required to apply for a visa:

    • Valid passport
    • A blank page in the passport
    • Proof of financial statement
    • Proof of parental consent if you are under 18
    • Proof of relationship with your guardian and parent if under 18
    • A copy of your tuberculosis test results from your country of origin if you have taken the test.

    Once you have the necessary documents, you must apply online for a Tier 4 general visa and give biometrics at a visa application centre. The application will be processed once the biometrics has been submitted and you will receive a decision about your application within 3-4 weeks of application submission.

    Cass Business School Undergraduate Admissions

    City University of London Business Schools offers a wide range of degree programs to students applying for the undergraduate programs. International applicants must submit their applications via UCAS and are required to meet the eligibility requirement of the program they are applying for

    Where to Apply: UCAS

    Application Fee: The application fee is 25 GBP

    Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following document to complete their application package:

    • Applicants are required to hold a higher school secondary certificate upon completion of Grade 12
    • A copy of their official transcripts, degree or diploma.
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    • Personal Statement
    • Two letters of recommendation from your mentor, professor or counselor must be submitted highlighting personality traits and achievements

    Cass Business School Graduate Admissions

    The City University of London Business Schools offers several graduate programs to prospective applicants. International students must submit their applications via the official course website and are required to meet the eligibility requirement of the program they are applying for.

    Where to Apply: Respective program application

    Application Fees: Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 100 GBP if applying for the MBA program. There is no application fee for any of our M. Sc programs.

    Admission Requirements: The admission requirements for graduate programs are as follows:

    • A good bachelor’s degree is usually UK 2.1 or above from an overseas institution.
    • Interim transcripts showing marks achieved and list of modules for applicants currently studying.
    • English language proficiency test scores.
    • Two references from a tutor and current or previous employer.
    • Minimum GMAT score of 600 and at least 50% in each section.
    • Work experience

    The following table shows entry requirements for various graduate programs offered at Cass Business School:

    Requirement Full-Time MBA Actuarial Management M. Sc Business Analytics M. Sc Corporate Finance M. Sc Entrepreneurship M. Sc
    Application Fee 100 GBP N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Application Deadline Round 1: September 27;
    Round 2: November 8;
    Round 3: January 10;
    Round 4: February 14;
    Round 5: March 28;
    Round 6*: May 9;
    Round 7: June 13;
    Round 8: Rolling
    August 17 August 17 August 17 August 17
    Academic Qualifications A good honors degree upper second class (2:1 or above) A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent covering the fundamentals of actuarial science A UK upper second class degree or above in relevant subjects covering quantitative topics like computer science, business, economics, actuarial science, psychology, etc. A UK upper second class degree or above from an overseas institution. A UK upper second class degree or above from an overseas institution with previous study of business, management or finance.
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    GMAT/ GRE scores Required, minimum GMAT score of 600 Required, minimum GMAT score of 600 Required, minimum GMAT score of 600 Required, minimum GMAT score of 600 Required, minimum GMAT score of 600
    References Required, 2 references Required, 2 references Required, 2 references Required, 2 references Required, 2 references
    Personal Statement Required Required Required Required Required
    Resume Required Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience Minimum three-year work experience after graduation, 6-year work experience required in business for those who do not have a degree in business Not required Not required Not required Not required
    Additional Requirements None Confirmation of professional qualification exam, final year module list, A-Level certificates None Confirmation of professional qualification exam None

    * International applicants must submit applications for the MBA program by Round 6.

    Cass Business School is one of the leading business schools in the UK making it highly competitive for international applicants to secure admissions. The University reviews each application critically and examines each aspect before taking an admission decision. The University does not conduct any interview and eligibility is determined solely on the basis of information provided in the UCAS. Students applying through the UCAS portal can keep a track of the status of their application using UCAS track.

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