London, United Kingdom
Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a public university in the heart of London. It ranks at #351 in the QS Global World Ranking and #88 in Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2016. It focuses on business and the professions. There are about 18,997 students admitted in the university, having 32% international students with more than 160 nationalities. It has five schools: Cass Business School; School of Arts & Social Sciences; School of Health Sciences; School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering; and The City Law School. The university is famous for its Cass Business School.
The Cass Business School, named after Sir John Cass, is accredited with a ‘triple-crown’ of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The Financial Times ranks the school at a prestigious #46 in its Global MBA Ranking 2018. Cass provides business facilities as well as degree programmes, such as MBA, EMBA, Modular EMBA, MSc, PhD, Executive PhD, Executive Education, and undergraduate degrees. The MBA is available in a full time mode.
The university is located in the centre of London. The EMBA programme can be pursued from Dubai. Travelling in London is done via tubes and all the facilities in the city are available to students. The location is strategic as a quarter of the world’s largest companies have their headquarters here. This can aid students in building networks and getting hands on practice in these companies and future employers. You could visit theatres, museums, parks, clubs, and comedy and music events. The London nightlife is popular all over the world.
The university has 4 libraries, computer rooms, lecture theatres, learning rooms, breakout rooms and conference rooms.
The university offers guaranteed accommodation to international and first year undergraduate students. Some of the residences for postgraduate students include Alliance House in Newington Green, Wellen House in Clerkenwell, and Pure City, which is all off-campus.
The hottest months in London are from June to August, with temperatures reaching up to 25°C. The coldest months are from November to February, the temperatures dropping to 5°C. The wettest month is October with an average precipitation of 71 mm. The weather in London is said to be unpredictable. Therefore, one is recommended to pack clothes for all types of weather.
According to HEFCE, 84% of Cass research at Cass was classified as world leading or internationally excellent. The faculty consists of over 100 research-active experts. The school has a number of research centres, like the Centre for Banking Research, Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre, Centre for Research in Corporate Governance, etc. The programmes offered by the school are- MBA, EMBA, MSc, PhD, Executive PhD, Executive Education, and several undergraduate degrees. The Cass MBA has been ranked a prestigious #1 rank in London by Financial Times in its Global MBA Ranking 2018.
There are various awards and scholarships offered by Cass Business School. Only one scholarship is allowed per student, although one can apply for a maximum of 3 scholarships. Scholarships include Academic Distinction Scholarship, Cass Business School Women’s Scholarship, Cass Women in STEM Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship, and many more.
About 91% of graduates received an offer of employment within 3 months of graduation. About 22% of graduates were employed in Financial Services in 2016, 20% were employed in Consulting industry, and 15% were employed in Technology industry. Recruiters employing graduates include Accenture, Capco, Deloitte, Invesco, KPMG, etc.
The City, University of London is best known for its Cass Business School. It stands up to its reputation and rankings in quality education. The university has produced a number of great minds and leaders, both in business and politics. The location of the campus is unbeatable, all the facilities a student requires are available a stone’s throw away. The opportunity to work with top notch companies is also close to students. Living in London has a lot of perks. The Cass school has a number of research centres and research experts as faculty members, making it an apt school for research purposes. It is advised that students research some more about the university and its schools and take decisions in accordance to their preferences.
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