Cass Business School has been described as the "crown jewels" of City University. This is the story of how it progressed from humble beginnings in 1966 to its current world standing among business schools. This book is more than a well-researched historical study. It builds on established management knowledge to explain why events turned out as they did, drawing on concepts such as mission and strategies, open systems, mental models and organizational culture. It offers useful insights to those concerned in leading and changing business schools in order to survive in a competitive environment. Those who have been associated in one way or another with Cass Business School will enrich this association by learning more about the individuals, events and organizations contributing to its success.