Bangor University: Bangor Business School

Bangor University
Bangor Business School

Amongst the world’s top 25 institutions for research in the field of Banking (RePEc, as of November 2017) 

Bangor Business School offers a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level. It is currently ranked amongst the top 25 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEcas of November 2017), and within the top 25% of UK business schools for research (REF 2014 research "intensity" index).

Gold Standard Teaching
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which means our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Students are attracted by its reputation for high quality and expertise, particularly in the area of Banking and Financial Services, in which Bangor has an international name for excellence. Its lecturing staff are active researchers who have undertaken policy and consultancy work for organisations including the European Commission, the World Bank, the IMF and the UK Treasury, amongst others, with the products of this research fed into the teaching to deliver a curriculum which is contemporary and industry-focussed. Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading journals, and their books published to a worldwide audience. 

The School has a proven track record in producing highly skilled and highly employable postgraduates, with the broad range of abilities that employers require from new recruits. Bangor alumni have held senior positions in public and private organisations worldwide, from Deutsche Bank to No. 10 Downing Street.

“Bangor Business School provided me with a solid academic grounding in economics and business. What I learned at Bangor I still use today in my position as Chief UK Economist at Deutsche Bank in London. The standard of teaching was excellent. Bangor Business School set me up for life, and has helped me enormously in my subsequent studies and my career.”
Dr George Buckley, Chief UK Economist, Deutsche Bank, London  

Bangor Business SchoolBangor Business School’s excellent record in postgraduate teaching is reflected in the innovative nature of the degree programmes, and the performance of students at Masters and PhD levels. Bangor Business School established the first MA in Banking and Finance offered by any UK university in 1973, and more recently was the first to offer MBAs in Banking and Finance and Islamic Banking and Finance. 

Postgraduate students can choose between several types of higher degree programmes and subjects. These include taught MSc, MA and MBA degrees in the fields of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Islamic Banking and Finance, Business, Management, Marketing, Consumer Psychology and Law.  The School also runs a highly successful programme for students who wish to study for the research degrees of MPhil or PhD. View the Postgraduate Digital Prospectus.

A number of attractive Scholarships and Bursaries are offered to encourage well-qualified and talented students to reach their full potential. 

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) pathway
Bangor Business SchoolMany of Bangor Business School’s Masters programmes offer the opportunity to follow the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway alongside the degree, through which students can acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination. The CFA qualification is recognised globally as a mark of distinction for professionals in the investment industry.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation
The School’s Masters programmes in Business, Management and Marketing is accredited by the CMI – the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. This means that graduates of these programmes will attain a dual award – a Bangor University Masters, and a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.

January intake
Most of Bangor Business School’s MA, MSc and MBA programmes offer a January intake as well as the traditional September start date.

Bangor Business School
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