Fri, Dec 18, 2009
By Signe Hansen | Photos: Magnus Arrevad
If you are considering an MBA but are afraid of losing touch with the professional world, Cass Business School may be the perfect solution. Offering a one-year MBA the school ensuresminimumabsence fromthe job market and its location right on the doorstep of the City of London and professional lecturers ensure that you can network all the way through your studies.
Danish Kenneth Refshauge, a previous Financial Planning Manager at Barclay’s Bank, has just finished his MBA at Cass. “I had many reasons to do this; most of all I felt that it was necessary to break into the next level of my career,” he says, adding, “I thrived on the dynamic nature of the banking industry, but it was time for change and for doing something else and that is probably why most people do it; because they want change and want to further their careers.
Professors with connections
Apart from being located in Bunhill Row right next to London’s professional heart, Cass also has a staff with continuing connections to the top of the UK’s financial world. “One of the reasons I chose Cass was that it was in the heart of the city where all the action is and it offered the opportunity to network with professors renowned in the financial industry,” says Refshauge. “One of them was Peter Hahn, whom I knew from his many appearances as a financial commentator on the BBC.”
A school for individuals
Cass Business School has what some may call a Scandinavian approach to learning, paying time and attention to every student. “I found Cass much better than other schools I visited because Cass is very focused on treating everybody as individuals. They have time to go through everything on a one-to-one basis.”
Refshauge is now hoping to find a job which can bridge his previous role in the financial industry with the kind of management consulting role which he took the MBA to attain.
For more information visit: www.cass.city.ac.uk