Bangor Business School
Bangor Business School is one of the major European university schools for financial and banking studies offering a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level. It is currently the No 1 Business School in the UK for research in Accounting, Banking and Finance following the most recent Research Assessment Exercise in 2008.
Students are attracted by its reputation for high quality and expertise, particularly in the area of Banking and Financial Services in which Bangor is a leading European centre which houses one of the largest PhD schools of any business school in the UK. Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading journals and their books published to a worldwide audience.
Bangor Business School's teaching and research have not only been highly rated by external agencies, but also by our students and the businesses that employ our former students. We have a proven track record in producing highly skilled and highly employable postgraduates, with the broad range of abilities that employers require from new recruits.
Postgraduate students at the Bangor Business School are able to apply for internships with a number of leading banking organisations, including a number of well-known international banks. Through these placements, students are offered the opportunity to experience the world of practical banking at first hand. Internships are normally undertaken at the end of the academic course at Bangor and details of the application process are supplied to students during the course of their studies at Bangor.
Bangor Business School is now delivering a limited number of MBA and MSc degrees at its centre in the city of London. The London Centre, which is located at Broadgate Tower in the heart of the financial district, enables the School to deliver its cutting edge financial services degrees to individuals who wish to live and study in London.
Bangor Business School's excellent record in postgraduate teaching is reflected in the innovative nature of our degree programmes, and the performance of our 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 at Bangor Business School 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, Computer Science and Law. The Business School also runs a highly successful programme for students who wish to study for the research degrees of MPhil or PhD.
Bangor Business School offers a number of attractive Scholarships and Bursaries to encourage well qualified and talented students to reach their full potential.
Staff and facilities
Bangor Business School's top researchers and senior staff who were responsible for achieving the No 1 position in the UK for Accounting, Banking and Finance research, also teach on Masters programmes. This means that students will receive lecturers by academic staff who are pushing back the frontiers of research. During recent years, Bangor Business School staff have undertaken policy work and consultancy linked to their research for organisations as diverse as the European Commission, World Bank, IMF, UK Treasury, European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Spanish Savings Bank Association, as well as many other national and international organisations.
Bangor Business School has one of the most impressive Advisory Boards of any UK Business School. Membership includes top professionals from business, industry, government and the business school sector who advise the school on strategic development issues.
In addition to the scholastic research for which it is respected worldwide, Bangor Business School's bespoke Management Centre undertakes market-facing research in conjunction with local businesses, as well as providing first-class professional training courses and conference facilities.