Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blelow88)
    Anyone else considering any other universities apart from Warwick/ucl?

    I got an offer from Bristol for Finance and Investment and I'm waiting on Durham, Bath, Kings and St Andrews.

    Would any of those be better than cass? The only thing that is making me doubt Cass is that it is not very well known overseas and some of those more "traditional" universities above surpass in terms of global reputation. Its important to me as I'm from Hong Kong, that being said I do want to get a graduate job first in London.
    I don't know that any of these are better than Cass for finance in London. Perhaps Durham (domestic reputation) or Kings (London location + global reputation).
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    London will give you the opportunity to network and stay plugged in like no other.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blelow88)
    I got an offer from Cass for Investment Management in 5 days which was very surprising. Condition on achieving a 2.1 and didn't do the GMAT.
    Do you have a great profile? Any relevant work experience?
    (Original post by karan.n)
    Sent my application for Investment Management at CASS last Tuesday. Got it last Thursday (so 2 days) but they require me to complete the GMAT. Just asked for a waiver, not too sure if I will get it. However, applying to other universities.
    If they require me to complete the GMAT, then I wouldn't bother, because I know I will suck at it. Will you graduate with a 1st or 2.1?

    I think I am going to struggle with the reference letter, as they are very specific about how the reference letter is being written, as I do not know any of the lecturers personally, even though I have got some good marks in many of my courses.
    I already have one reference letter from another lecturer, but I do not think she would want to write another one for me.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SeamanDemon)
    Do you have a great profile? Any relevant work experience?

    If they require me to complete the GMAT, then I wouldn't bother, because I know I will suck at it. Will you graduate with a 1st or 2.1?

    I think I am going to struggle with the reference letter, as they are very specific about how the reference letter is being written, as I do not know any of the lecturers personally, even though I have got some good marks in many of my courses.
    I already have one reference letter from another lecturer, but I do not think she would want to write another one for me.
    I just got a waiver for the GMAT and i graduated with a 1st from UCL. Still waiting for other universities though. In case of reference, they will subject that to a conditional offer. You can send in the reference later, once you have decided who you would like to write one for you.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SeamanDemon)
    Do you have a great profile? Any relevant work experience?

    If they require me to complete the GMAT, then I wouldn't bother, because I know I will suck at it. Will you graduate with a 1st or 2.1?

    I think I am going to struggle with the reference letter, as they are very specific about how the reference letter is being written, as I do not know any of the lecturers personally, even though I have got some good marks in many of my courses.
    I already have one reference letter from another lecturer, but I do not think she would want to write another one for me.
    I've mainly had experience within the accounting industry in big4 and 2nd tier firms. So i think that helped. Another thing I did was talk a lot about experience in investment and trading society which I've been active in during my university and that was a big influence in making me want pursue a career in finance and investment related fields.

    In your case if you dont know the lecturers personally. Ask them if they can find some time to sit down with you after hours and you can show them your experience i.e CV and any other relevant experience. So this way you can give the lecturer a better and more clear idea of your capabilities and basically know you better.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I have an offer for MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School.Is CASS worth the money? I also have offers for MSc Finance from Lancaster and Strathclyde. Confused.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I just got my offer today, two working days after submitting the application, with the deadline of 30 April.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Hasan Mathar)
    I have an offer for MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School.Is CASS worth the money? I also have offers for MSc Finance from Lancaster and Strathclyde. Confused.
    I am going to Cass for the MSc Finance programme. I think it depends on the students themselves whether they can maximize the value of Cass' degree. From little linkedin research I did, I saw many Cass finance masters students currently working in great firms. However, try applying to LSE or LBS (MSc FinAnalysis) for better London finance master programme. As for Lancaster and Strathclyde, I think Cass edges them both out. My $0.02.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by minerdigger)
    I am going to Cass for the MSc Finance programme. I think it depends on the students themselves whether they can maximize the value of Cass' degree. From little linkedin research I did, I saw many Cass finance masters students currently working in great firms. However, try applying to LSE or LBS (MSc FinAnalysis) for better London finance master programme. As for Lancaster and Strathclyde, I think Cass edges them both out. My $0.02.
    What is your undergraduate degree? Is it relate to Finance/Business?

    I feel like their MSc Finance is for undergrads who have graduated with degrees outside of finance and business, and some the modules in the course content is very similar to my undergraduate degree.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I have a big question that needs to be answered ASAP. I will really appreciate if anyone can help me with this

    Basically I have an offer for Cass- MSc Investment Management, which I have to reply by today. The problem is that the deposit is GBP 2000. I am also waiting for other universities, which if I get any of those in the waiting list, I will go for them.

    However, I also have Warwick - MSc Business (Accounting and Finance). The deposit is GBP 500 and I have another week to wait for other offers.

    Now the problem is, if I do not reply to either universities, and I do not get the universities I am waiting for, I will not have a university to go to this year. If I do reply and get the other universities, I will lose my deposit (which is alot more for Cass).

    I would like to know which university have a better reputation (post-graduate jobs and international reputation). I have studied in London for 3 years, and would love to stay in London. But since masters is just 1 year, I do not mind staying in Coventry too. My main concern is the reputation. I've never been to Coventry or Warwick itself. So any comments/suggestions will really be appreciated. Thank you so much.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Warwick over Cass; that's how reputation sees it. I have been rejected at Warwick for the MSc in Finance; will be going for the MSc in Investment Management at Cass starting this September.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by karan.n)
    I have a big question that needs to be answered ASAP. I will really appreciate if anyone can help me with this

    Basically I have an offer for Cass- MSc Investment Management, which I have to reply by today. The problem is that the deposit is GBP 2000. I am also waiting for other universities, which if I get any of those in the waiting list, I will go for them.

    However, I also have Warwick - MSc Business (Accounting and Finance). The deposit is GBP 500 and I have another week to wait for other offers.

    Now the problem is, if I do not reply to either universities, and I do not get the universities I am waiting for, I will not have a university to go to this year. If I do reply and get the other universities, I will lose my deposit (which is alot more for Cass).

    I would like to know which university have a better reputation (post-graduate jobs and international reputation). I have studied in London for 3 years, and would love to stay in London. But since masters is just 1 year, I do not mind staying in Coventry too. My main concern is the reputation. I've never been to Coventry or Warwick itself. So any comments/suggestions will really be appreciated. Thank you so much.
    If you're worried about the deadline you can ask for it to be postponed. I did that and they extended it by a month because I told them I was waiting for enough funds to be able to pay the deposit. Which allowed me to wait on my other applications.

    Though as someone commented, Warwick would be a better choice if you get the option.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Cass Sucks. go to Warwick, Durham or LSE
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.