As of today, September 7th, 2021, Cass Business School of City University of London is to be called Bayes Business School.
The school previously announced that it will stop using the Cass name following consultations about the historic links of Sir John Cass to the slave trade. The decision was taken by City’s Council on 3rd July, following a broad consultation about the fact that some of Sir John Cass’ wealth was obtained through his links to the slave trade and taking account of the views expressed by a wide range of stakeholders. The decision, which was unanimous, was taken on the basis that continued use of the Cass name was incompatible with City’s values of diversity and inclusion.
Professor Paolo Volpin, Dean of the Bayes Business School, said:
“In Bayes Business School, we believe we now have a name that reflects who we are and the values we hold. Even though Bayes lived a long time ago, his ideas and his name are very much connected to the future rather than the past.”
“More than 8,000 staff, Business School students and alumni contributed to the consultation process to help us find our new name. We are very grateful for their passionate contribution. We have listened to all of our stakeholders carefully and taken their concerns seriously.
“I am proud of the new name and the steps we are taking to build a truly inclusive environment for all of our students, staff and alumni.”
About section of the school’s website now reads this description: “Bayes Business School is a leading education institution in London, providing education services at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We provide highly educated instructors with extensive career experience to deliver outstanding education in business, finance, and operations. What more is there to say? Our reputation speaks for itself.”