Bangor Business School

Bangor University

Bangor Business School

The department

  • Consistently ranked as one of the top 20 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEc, as of November 2015).
  • Ranked amongst the top 25% business schools in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014).
  • January and September intakes 

Bangor Business School at Bangor University is a leading teaching and research focused business school offering a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level.

Students worldwide 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 top researchers and senior staff also teach on Masters programmes. This means that students will receive lectures 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’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.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) pathway

At Bangor Business School you will have the opportunity to follow the (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway as part of your Master’s programme and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination.

The Chartered Financial Analyst qualification is highly sought after both by industry professionals and ambitious students preparing for their careers. A CFA qualification is recognised globally as a mark of distinction for professionals in the investment industry.

Holders of the CFA charter typically go on to have careers in areas such as risk management, financial analysis and advisory, portfolio management and consultancy.

Partnering with Fitch Learning, who train over 3,000 CFA candidates each year, the unique blend of classroom, online and mobile learning will offer students the ideal preparation for the CFA Level 1 exam.

Key information

Bangor Business School
Bangor University
LL57 2DG
Telephone number: 
01248 382 085