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Bangor Business School

Banking and Finance MBA

Programme Features

  • The MBA Banking and Finance is designed for candidates with degrees or relevant business backgrounds, who wish to develop their expertise and further their professional careers.
  • A primary objective of the MBA Banking and Finance is to develop knowledgeable and capable executives who will move quickly to key positions in the financial services sector. The programme will provide executive training at an advanced level covering the latest developments in the management of banks and financial services firms.
  • The main aim of the programme is to introduce a much stronger practical emphasis focusing on the strategies and financial management of financial firms. Students will acquire practical insight and skills in a range of strategic and management areas in financial services. Case studies and contemporary issues figure highly.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Pathway: at no extra cost, this degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and to acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination – the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

Banking and Law MBA

Programme Features

  • The Banking and Law MBA focuses on the financial and strategic management of banks and other financial institutions as well as the increasingly complex legal and regulatory structures within which banks and their executives have to operate.
  • The legal issues will cover a wide range of topics at UK, EU and international level, with which a modern banker needs to be familiar.
  • As well as the general principles of international banking law, students will choose from a wide range of law and business options to gain practical insight and skills in a range of financial, legal and strategic management topics in the supply of international financial services, as well as key law subjects which have a direct impact on banking practice. 
  • Case studies and contemporary issues figure prominently in the programme, particularly focusing on the lessons to be learnt from the recent 'credit crunch’.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

Environmental Management MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • The role of the corporate environmental manager is becoming increasingly complex and strategic. Corporate social and environmental responsibility is becoming prominent in consumer demand and a pre-requisite for tender eligibility. This necessitates a more sophisticated environmental manager who can interpret legislative and audit requirements and deliver them in a manner conducive to continued economic development, whilst recognising the market trends.
  • The aim of this programme is to develop skills in the delivery of economic activities related to environment, green technology and sustainability. It includes highly topical case studies from across these sectors, reflecting changing strategies and alternative approaches.
  • The course is suitable for graduates in a wide range of disciplines, including environment, engineering, finance, social sciences and other subjects.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

Finance MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Programme Features

  • This MBA focuses on the operation of financial markets and the strategic management of financial entities. Students will gain practical insight and skills in a range of financial and strategic management topics in financial services and markets, and develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors. Case studies and contemporary issues figure prominently in the programme.
  • Graduates who have successfully completed the compulsory module Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management will be eligible for 60 non-unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level in the CII Financial Services qualification framework.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Pathway: at no extra cost, this degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and to acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination – the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).
  • The programme also offers a ten-month, full-time version (September intake only).

Information Management MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • Effective information management is key to the success of any organisation. The MBA Information Management develops knowledgeable and capable executives who will become managers in the IT / computing industry, or in companies in other sectors.
  • The aim of the programme is to provide graduates with a range of management knowledge and skills, together with a thorough foundation in information management, information technology, and its commercial applications. The programme includes topical case studies, and reflects contemporary developments within the sector.
  • The course is suitable for graduates in a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, finance, social sciences and other subjects.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time; three years part-time.

International Business MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • The aim of the course is to provide students with an international outlook on business and an understanding of the particular demands and restrictions of conducting and managing business globally.
  • Students will develop advanced, specialised knowledge and skills across a broad range of business and management subjects, developing knowledge and understanding of international organisations, their management and the changing global external environment in which they operate; thus developing a strategic overview of business and organisational issues. 
  • Students will also develop advanced theoretical knowledge of international business and management subjects including finance, marketing and entrepreneurship, and how these are affected by culture.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

International Marketing MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • This degree is designed for graduates wishing to start, or further develop, careers in marketing. It explores the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of marketing within the context of business and management, and will focus on developing academic and applied skills in marketing including advertising, brand management and loyalty, customer service, public relations and market research.
  • An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training in the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in marketing both the public and private sectors. Students will look at marketing at local, national and global levels, developing skills in strategic analysis, problem-solving and decision making.
  • Graduates of this programme will be eligible for exemptions from some modules of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Certificate and Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

Islamic Banking and Finance MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI).

Programme Features

  • Over the past two to three decades, Islamic banking and finance has emerged as another viable way of financial intermediation. It has gained credibility, spreading worldwide, and is now the preferred way of banking for one fifth of the world’s population.
  • This taught MBA offers an opportunity to study the structure of the Islamic banking and finance industry, including its theoretical foundations, products, performance, Islamic financial instruments and risk management issues. These and other topics will be studied within the wider context of the banking and finance industry worldwide. The MBA aims to develop executives who will progress quickly to senior management positions in institutions that transact banking business on Islamic principles.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Pathway: at no extra cost, this degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and to acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination – the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world.
  • Graduates of the MSc Islamic Banking and Finance will be eligible to take CISI’s Level 3 Certificate in Islamic Finance without the need for additional tuition.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

Law and Management MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • In today’s global competitive marketplace, the successful corporate executive needs to understand how the legal system and legal regulation can impact on their own area of expertise.
  • The MBA in Law and Management emphasises both professional and vocational development, as well as an awareness of the key legal and regulatory issues that play a central role in the successful management of modern enterprises of all types and sizes. Students will develop an understanding of higher-level managerial skills and concepts, and their application in practical situations. Students will also have the opportunity to examine the law and regulation that affects business in a wide range of key areas.
  • An important objective of the programme is to provide relevant analytical training in the latest strategic, managerial, legal and commercial developments in both public and private sectors.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, three years part-time (January and September intakes).

Management MBA

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • The MBA in Management focuses on developing participants' academic and managerial skills in areas such as organisational behaviour, marketing strategy, e-business and new venture creation. An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training to familiarise participants with the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in both the public and private sectors.
  • The programme provides a coherent analytical framework for the study of business and enterprise from a management perspective. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the application of contemporary financial, managerial and strategic developments that affect real-world decision-making in the global market place.

Course Duration

  • 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time (January and September intakes).

Fees

  • UK/EU student fees £11,500 (2016–17)
  • International student fees £14,300 (2016–17)

Availability of scholarships and bursaries

  • Bangor Business School offers a number of attractive Scholarships and Bursaries to encourage well-qualified and talented students to reach their full potential.
  • Each successful international applicant will be automatically considered for a scholarship of £2,000 or higher. UK/EU applicants are invited to apply for Gold or Silver scholarship, worth £5,000 or £2,000, respectively.

MBA Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for MBA students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Student Origin MBA (£)
Home/EU 12,000–16,000
Overseas 15,700–16,000

Address

Marketing & Admissions Office, CBLESS Administration Centre, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG , UK