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Cass Business School and LUISS Guido Carli announce dual degree programme

Cass Business School, part of City University London, is delighted to announce a new dual degree programme with leading Italian university LUISS, based in Rome.

Two students from each Institution will have the opportunity to study on a dual degree programme which includes LUISS’s MSc in General Management and Cass’s MSc in Investment Management or Corporate Finance.

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The students will graduate with both an MSc in General Management from LUISS and an MSc in Corporate Finance or Investment Management from Cass.  Students will have to meet entry criteria for both programmes.

Participants will not pay any additional fees for the extra qualification.

Cass and LUISS have a longstanding relationship as Erasmus partners (since the late 1990s). An undergraduate semester abroad programme between the Institutions has also been recently set up.

Cass Deputy Dean Professor Lucio Sarno commented: “LUISS has produced some of the best finance, economics and business students in Italy for decades and has a superb alumni community comprising influential policy makers, practitioners and researchers. I am delighted to embark on this joint venture with them”.

LUISS Business and Management Deputy Dean Professor Paolo Boccardelli commented: “Cass Business School is a great partner and the efforts made to integrate the knowledge provided by the two different programs resulted in a unique combination. LUISS students will benefit from a deeper and specialised track in corporate finance and investment management directly from one of the main Institutions of the global financial sector, while Cass students will benefit from the knowledge and commitment to entrepreneurship and business management of the University of Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industries”.

Chris Johnson, Press Officer, Cass Business School
Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 5210



About Cass Business School

Cass Business School, which is part of City University London, delivers innovative, relevant and forward-looking education, consultancy and research. Located in the heart of one of the world’s leading financial centres, Cass is the business school for the City of London.

Our MBA, specialist Masters and undergraduate degrees have a global reputation for excellence, and the School supports nearly 100 PhD students.

Cass offers one of the widest portfolio of specialist Masters programmes in Europe.  It also has the largest faculties of Finance and Actuarial Science and Insurance in the region.  It is ranked in the top 10 UK business schools for business, management and finance research and 90% of the research output is internationally significant.

Cass is a place where students, academics, industry experts, business leaders and policy makers can enrich each other’s thinking. For further information visit:


2012/13 marks 10 years since City University Business School became Cass Business School – new premises, name, and brand – the business school for the City of London.

This followed a generous donation from the Sir John Cass’s Foundation.  Founded in 1748 by philanthropist Sir John Cass, the Foundation is one of London’s oldest and largest education charities.  Sir John Cass was born in the City of London in 1661 served as Alderman, Sheriff and MP for the City, receiving a knighthood in 1712.

Cass is marking this anniversary with a year of activities and events. The celebration will start in September 2012, which marks 10 years since Cass’s contemporary premises on Bunhill Row opened for business.

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LUISS Guido Carli is an independent University, based in Rome. Its acronym “LUISS” stands for Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, that is Independent International University for Social Studies.  Founded in 1974 by Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industries, when the President was Gianni Agnelli.

In 1977 the Board of Directors renamed the University in the memory of its former President, Guido Carli: LUISS Guido Carli (also Governor of Bank of Italy from 1960 to 1975).

The University is specialized in Social Sciences and it has been recently restructured in four Departments, following the requirements established by the Italian Ministry of Education: Economics and Finance; Business and Management; Political Science; Law.

Languages of instruction are both Italian and English.


The LUISS network also includes Schools offering post-graduate professional and executive programs, as the Business School and  the School of Government.

LUISS Business School relies on know-how and experience of a professionals’ vast network from the worlds of business, consulting and finance, in order to offer Post-graduate management training and executive education in addition to “tailored” courses structured case by case with the clients to suit their specific needs. Its MBA Program started in 1991 and the current class includes more than 50% of international students.

Founded in 2009, LUISS School of Government, inspired by Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University offers high-level programmes directed to graduate students aiming at managing national and international public policy processes.


LUISS is located in a green area in the heart of Rome: students participating to the CASS-LUISS Double Degree will attend courses in a beautiful historical building, completely restored in 2007.

Through its affiliation with Confindustria, LUISS Guido Carli holds a privileged position in the business environment. Over 200 public, private, and multinational corporations cooperate with the University to provide undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students with solid career opportunities.

The LUISS system is characterized by a highly competitive selection process, a relatively small size (7.800 students in total), a focus on student services and an extensive network of international partnerships.

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