Online Programmes

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions at all about the Business School’s online courses, considering checking the FAQs below. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please get in touch with one of our Course Advisers, who’ll be able to assist you further.

About us

What’s your ranking?

We are proud to be ranked 3rd best in London, 6th in the UK and 25th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business School ranking 2020.

Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) is among a global elite group of business schools that hold the gold standard of Triple Crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Find out more about the benefits to you of our prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

Do you welcome international students?

Absolutely. Our community is made up of a global network of students from over 160 countries.

Through our online programmes we facilitate a global virtual classroom where professionals from around the world can learn, develop, and network together to get the most out of their learning experience and expand their career opportunities.

How you study

How will I learn?

You will learn online using our bespoke online portal that’s intuitive and easy to use – just log on and learn.

You can access the portal from any device with internet access (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone), meaning you can study from anywhere – even while you’re on the move.

The portal will provide you with information about accessing support and opportunities to network with other students. It will also show each of the modules you’re enrolled in or have completed to date.

You will receive a comprehensive induction session where you can take the time to familiarise yourself with the portal prior to your studies.

Can I complete my studies entirely online?

Yes. The course is delivered 100% online, and is designed so that you can manage your studies alongside your professional and personal commitments.

How many hours a week will I study?

This is a rigorous and demanding online course. You will therefore need to allocate sufficient time in your schedule to allow for viewing video lectures, completing learning activities, contributing to online discussions, communicating with your online tutors and independent study.  

The precise amount of time you will need to allocate to your studies will vary depending on your existing knowledge and the topic at-hand. But, in a typical week, you might study for between 10 and 20 hours.

What type of equipment/software will I need?

You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection.

Do I need to purchase any textbooks?

No. The core readings and further resources you will need are available through our online library portal.

What to expect as an online student at the Business School

Will my degree certificate state that the programme was studied online?

No. The certificate will simply state that you have achieved the qualification.

The method of programme delivery, whether it’s on-campus or online, is not mentioned on any degree certificate awarded by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass).

Does the degree carry the same academic weight as a campus-based master’s?

Yes. Our online courses are equivalent to our campus-based programmes in every way.

As an online student, you’ll be taught by the same world-renowned faculty that deliver our full range of programmes and receive the same levels of academic and practical support that helped build our reputation as one of the world’s leading business schools.

Will my degree be recognised by employers?

Yes. Our Triple Crown accreditation means that your degree will be recognised by organisations across the world as a qualification of exceptional merit.

Do I need to attend lessons or exams in London?

MSc Global Finance students don’t need to attend our campus in London at any point during the course. All assessments are completed via our online learning platform.

The Global MBA is a part-time blended programme, which means that while core modules and most elective modules are taught online; students will need to join us on campus for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, the Integration Week and some additional electives.

Can I use the Business School's facilities?

Yes. As an online student, you’re a full member of our community and therefore free to enjoy the same access to University facilities as any of your campus-based counterparts.

Fees and finance

Can I pay my tuitions fees through instalments?

Yes. MSc Global Finance students can choose between the payment options below:

Payment option 1 Payment option 2 Payment option 3
One payment of £24,000 Two annual payments Four payments over 2 years
  1st year payment £12,000 1st year payment of £12,000 in 2 instalments of £6,000
  2nd year payment £12,000 2nd year payment of £12,000 in 2 instalments of £6,000
Total payment £24,000 Total payment £24,000 Total payment £24,000

Global MBA students can choose between the following payment options:

Payment option 1 Payment option 2
One payment of £32,000 Four payments over 2 years (excluding a £3,000 deposit to secure your place)
  1st payment £5,000
  2nd payment £8,000
  3rd payment £8,000
  4th payment £8,000
Total payment £32,000 Total payment £32,000

Are there scholarships available?

Are there scholarships available for the MSc Global Finance course?

No, there are currently no scholarships available for this programme.

Are there scholarships available for the Global MBA course?

There are several scholarships available for this programme. To read more about them, please visit our Global MBA fees page.

Course eligibility

What are the entry requirements for the course?

To apply for our online MSc Global Finance programme, you need to have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area equivalent to a UK 2.1 or higher
  • Strong communication skills, including a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in writing if your first language isn’t English
  • A university transcript and confirmation of your professional qualifications
  • Good level of financial literacy and numeracy, as well as some knowledge of the finance industry

To apply for our online Global MBA programme, you need to have:

  • A university degree or appropriate professional qualification. If you don't have a degree or a professional qualification, you may be considered based on evidence of your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level. This evidence may include Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) results, together with evidence of substantial business or professional achievement
  • A minimum of five years’ full-time relevant work experience gained after graduation
  • A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 if English isn’t your first language. This may be waived if you've worked or studied in an English-speaking environment for at least a year
  • In addition to providing evidence that you meet the above entry requirements, you'll also need to submit a copy of your CV and share two professional referees when applying

    Once your application is reviewed by our admissions team, you’ll be invited to an online interview with a member of our faculty as the final stage of your application process

Are there any GMAT requirements for this course?

No, though you may be required to submit GMAT results if you’re unable to meet specific entry requirements for our Global MBA course (see above).

Admissions

How are applicants selected?

How are applicants selected for the MSc Global Finance course?

If you satisfy the entry requirements for your course, your application will be considered.

Your equivalent professional qualifications and practical experience will be accepted at the discretion of the programme director.

How are applicants selected for the Global MBA course?

If you satisfy the entry requirements for your course, your application will be considered.

Your equivalent professional qualifications and practical experience will be accepted at the discretion of the programme director.

Once your application is reviewed, you’ll be invited for an online or telephone interview. During the interview, we’ll assess your interpersonal skills and English language proficiency before sending you a formal, unconditional offer to join the course.

I want to check the progress of my application. Who should I contact?

Applications are usually processed within a few days. If you need to contact us regarding your application, you can contact: 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 7410
Email: please use our contact form

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