I started my MBA recently at Cass Business School and already I have met some really great people and I really feel I have made the right decision choosing Cass.
This post is quick summary of why I chose to do an MBA and why I chose Cass.
Why do an MBA?
I have wanted to do an MBA for a long time, it has been on list of goals for a few years so this year I decided to go for it.
Everyone’s reasons for doing an MBA are different but here are my reasons:
- Develop a breadth of knowledge – to plug some gaps in my knowledge such as marketing, HR, statistics etc
- To build my network – having access to and networking with the alumni
- The fun of learning – I love learning and challenging my brain
- Opportunities – getting access to companies and insights from business leaders
- Build my professional value – having a qualification such as an MBA increases your value in the job market
Why did I choose Cass?
My criteria for a business school was:
- Must be in London (or very close to it)
- Must have a very good brand (top 10 university)
- Evening based learning (not day release)
- Strong Alumni
- Value for money
There are not that many business schools in London so at first I narrowed the search down to:
- Imperial business school
- London Business School
- Cass (City University)
I discounted London Business School as the fees are much higher than the rest due to it’s premium reputation. In the end I applied to Cass and Imperial. The decider for me when choosing Cass was the quality of the research, the size and quality of the alumni and a gut feel that I got from visiting both universities. The other really important factor was that a lot of the lecturers have been in industry and are not all purely academic.
Two weeks into my induction at Cass and I am totally certain that I made the right decision, the quality of my classmates is superb and the quality of the lecturers has been first rate.