Cass Business School


I have an offer from Cass Business School. The school is reasonably placed in ft ranking (41). I am told anything in top 50 is a great opportunity. However, I would like to know the current prospects of Indians getting a job in investment banking/consultancy role in London/UK after completing MBA from Cass. The school with its geographical location seems to provide some great networking opportunities and most of the students are from finance background. However, current UK visa rules are a bit of worry. With 9 years of banking experience an international MBA shall help me in getting global exposure. However, as I depend heavily on loan, repayment may be a worry if I end up in India. I invite some former students and pundits to provide their insight.
I have an offer from Cass Business School. The school is reasonably placed in ft ranking (41). I am told anything in top 50 is a great opportunity. However, I would like to know the current prospects of Indians getting a job in investment banking/consultancy role in London/UK after completing MBA from Cass. The school with its geographical location seems to provide some great networking opportunities and most of the students are from finance background. However, current UK visa rules are a bit of worry. With 9 years of banking experience an international MBA shall help me in getting global exposure. However, as I depend heavily on loan, repayment may be a worry if I end up in India. I invite some former students and pundits to provide their insight.
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Duncan
Cass has an interesting position: the FT ranks it sixth worldwide for careers, yet only three quarters of the students have roles within three months. It's a good school for finance.

For a safer option, read Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
Cass has an interesting position: the FT ranks it sixth worldwide for careers, yet only three quarters of the students have roles within three months. It's a good school for finance.

For a safer option, read Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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Interesting that you said interesting and I fully agree. Almost all the UK business school have fallen in ranking on placement etc and Cass is no exception. Fall is notable in case of some other schools such as Cranfield and Manchester. Further, I noticed placement success rank and Employed at three months (%), wherein figures in bracket provides the data for number of students for which school was able to furnish the data. For example, Strathclyde provides the data for 61% of students only and placement success rate is 94% among them which takes its placement success rank to 56. Durham provides the data for 93% of students with 89% success yet its ranking in placement success rank is a lowly 86. Cranfield scores very high in International Mobility (13) but with 86% success for those 87% students' data it could provide, it is placed 69 in placement success rank. Lancaster provides data for 98% students and is reasonably placed in International Mobility but with employment success %age of 61, its placement success rank is still 52!

There is a general dearth of information on discussion forums of this website about this school, though it has a full profile on FT.

Further, I wished to understand the prospects of career shift. I know that many students, including me, look for an MBA for a career shift but how practical it is to start from a relatively senior role after career shift? I feel it must have an impact on placement and salary after graduation though I don't have concrete data for or against that.
Interesting that you said interesting and I fully agree. Almost all the UK business school have fallen in ranking on placement etc and Cass is no exception. Fall is notable in case of some other schools such as Cranfield and Manchester. Further, I noticed placement success rank and Employed at three months (%), wherein figures in bracket provides the data for number of students for which school was able to furnish the data. For example, Strathclyde provides the data for 61% of students only and placement success rate is 94% among them which takes its placement success rank to 56. Durham provides the data for 93% of students with 89% success yet its ranking in placement success rank is a lowly 86. Cranfield scores very high in International Mobility (13) but with 86% success for those 87% students' data it could provide, it is placed 69 in placement success rank. Lancaster provides data for 98% students and is reasonably placed in International Mobility but with employment success %age of 61, its placement success rank is still 52!

There is a general dearth of information on discussion forums of this website about this school, though it has a full profile on FT.

Further, I wished to understand the prospects of career shift. I know that many students, including me, look for an MBA for a career shift but how practical it is to start from a relatively senior role after career shift? I feel it must have an impact on placement and salary after graduation though I don't have concrete data for or against that.
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Duncan
Yes, if you;re less useful in your first role in the new career, then you have to acce[t that you'll earn less. That's why it's so important to get into the best school for your goal.
Yes, if you;re less useful in your first role in the new career, then you have to acce[t that you'll earn less. That's why it's so important to get into the best school for your goal.
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Can you provide some insights into how this process of getting job works now? Say, as the date of completion of course comes near, I start applying to jobs in UK. Now, is it possible that some Company will recruit me and then sponsor my visa as the rule states? Isn't it a kind of chicken or egg situation where employers need a Visa to recruit and I need an employment to get a Visa? I have heard that the employer has to give a representation about why it can't hire a local talent for the same role? So, when in competition will the B School brand of Cass would help?
Can you provide some insights into how this process of getting job works now? Say, as the date of completion of course comes near, I start applying to jobs in UK. Now, is it possible that some Company will recruit me and then sponsor my visa as the rule states? Isn't it a kind of chicken or egg situation where employers need a Visa to recruit and I need an employment to get a Visa? I have heard that the employer has to give a representation about why it can't hire a local talent for the same role? So, when in competition will the B School brand of Cass would help?
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Duncan
That requires a longer answer than I have time for. You can get a visa only for jobs which have been advertised, and with companies that have registered as work visa sponsors. For MBA type roles it's key to show the role has been advertised. There's a page here with some insight http://www.bath.ac.uk/international/news/visanews.htm and a link to a good guide is on that page.
That requires a longer answer than I have time for. You can get a visa only for jobs which have been advertised, and with companies that have registered as work visa sponsors. For MBA type roles it's key to show the role has been advertised. There's a page here with some insight http://www.bath.ac.uk/international/news/visanews.htm and a link to a good guide is on that page.
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