The Rise of Cass Business School: The Journey to World Class by A. Williams

By A. Williams

This historical past of Cass company university, a part of urban collage within the united kingdom, contrasts its humble beginnings with its current excessive foreign status. the writer strains its upward thrust during the ranks of industrial faculties and identifies issues and components to proportion with these prime and altering comparable associations in a hugely aggressive global.

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The number of full-time academic staff had now expanded to 13; in addition there were 3 (part-time) consultant lecturers and 4 research students who did a limited amount of teaching (3 of whom were former students of the department). One of the consultant lecturers contributing to the Integrating Studies course on the MSc was David Glen – a future Dean. 1968 Developmental Appeal Lord Poole (Chairman of Lazard Brothers) was the Chairman of a distinguished Fund Raising Campaign Committee to help the University complete its development programme.

This led the University to rent property in Goswell Road near to the Barbican in 1970. The building was named after the first Chancellor of the University, Sir Lionel Denny. It was fully occupied when he returned to formally open it in May 1971. The Gresham College building continued to be used; the Dean’s office remained there, and the short courses run by the Post Experience Unit operated from there. By 1970 there were 67 students on the MSc Administrative Sciences, and it included a specialisation in Investment (Portfolio) Analysis – the first development in the degree specifically aimed at the City.

A model of the proposed new building for the School was on show for the 250 guests of leading businessmen and industrialists. g. 1968), the difficulties encountered in finding suitable and affordable premises for the GBC (to be expanded later on) meant that the Development Fund was largely used for other University projects not funded by the UGC. These included a large lecture theatre in the new building for the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments, the Saddlers Sports Centre and the Health Centre.

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