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Cass MBA London Symposium 2015

Cass Business School hosted its second MBA London Symposium this May following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

by Kyla Jardine (Senior Communications Officer)

The London Symposium is an elective bringing together more than 100 students from Cass's Full Time, Executive and Dubai Executive MBA programmes and guests MBAs from partner schools.

The Symposium gave students the opportunity to sit and talk face-to-face with industry leaders and experience the reality of business from across a range of industries including business, finance, media, culture and sport.

The MBA London Symposium 2015 key stats:

  • 4 days
  • 4 host venues
  • 14 external speakers
  • 22 individual site visits
  • More than 100 MBA students

Day One was hosted at Cass Business School and the focus of the day’s lectures was London. Talks were given by Dame Fiona Woolf (former Lord Mayor of London), Chris Gottlieb (London & Partners) and Graeme Craig (Transport for London).

Day Two was hosted at the iconic British Museum. With talks focusing on ‘Getting Creative’. Speakers included Andrew Daw (Universal Music), Sir William Sargent (Framstore), British jewellery designer Dinny Hall and Dr Sionade Robinson (Cass Business School).

Day Three was hosted at the London Transport Museum and the day’s focus was on ‘Leading Change’. Speakers included Rohan Silva (Second Home), Alejandro Agag (FIA Formula E), Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey (Metropolitan Police) and Anne Boden (Starling Bank).

Day Four was hosted at the Museum of London. The focus was on ‘Disruptive Innovation’ and talks were led by Vernon Hill (MetroBank), Faisal Galaria (W!ldBrain), Mark Sherwin (Accenture Interactive) and David Phillips (SR One)

Dr Sionade Robinson, Associate Dean of MBA Programmes at Cass Business School and faculty lead of the London Symposium said:

“After the success of our inaugural year we knew the expectations for 2015 were high, and I have been delighted with way the programme has been received this week. This is all thanks, of course, to the brilliant speakers and hosts who joined us, who also tell me they have really enjoyed the lively Q&A sessions with our students very much.

“The Cass MBA London Symposium is like a backstage pass to places and people in London who are thought leaders and value creators across so many dynamic sectors. It also symbolises and delivers the creative collisions that lead to innovation and change. Our momentum is building and it will continue we are already drafting out plans for 2016.”

For a detailed summary of each day please visit: https://storify.com/NewsfromCity/cass-mba-london-symposium-2015

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