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Bangor University to take Business expertise to the City of London

Bangor University is set to be the only Welsh higher education institution to take its teaching into London as the University’s Bangor Business School, currently ranked as the leading institution in the UK for Accounting and Finance research, launches a new teaching base in the City.

As well as providing an excellent range of degree and postgraduate courses at Bangor, the Business School has decided to take some of its ‘products’ closer to the ‘marketplace’ by offering three specialist MBA degrees.

Professor Phil Molyneux, Head of Bangor Business School, says, “We have one of the leading Banking and Finance faculties in Europe and our research in the field is officially second to none.  By opening a new facility dedicated to our core strength in the City of London, we aim to bring our expertise directly to the financial capitol.”

The Bangor London Centre will aim to share the School’s excellence in Accountancy, Banking and Finance by delivering three specialist MBA degrees, covering Banking and Finance, Islamic Banking and Finance and a unique Chartered Banker MBA - the only qualification in the world to offer both an MBA qualification as well as the Scottish Institute of Bankers Chartered Banker status. All three programmes will be delivered at the London location and will be taught by the school’s current staff.

Lord Mervyn Davies, Chairman of Bangor University Council and former UK Trade Minister and Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank, will launch the Bangor London Centre on Thursday 25th November. He said: “London is one of the world's largest and most important financial centres.  It is only right that Bangor as a leader in its own field has a presence there.”

Professor Colyn Gardner, Chief Executive of the University’s Management Centre adds, “Bangor Business School offered the first Masters in Banking in the world in the 1970’s. We have continued to provide high quality programmes and produce notable alumni in the field of Banking and Finance ever since. Now is our opportunity to deliver three outstanding programmes that are extremely relevant to the challenges that banking faces today and from a truly international location.”

The venue for the launch will be the Centre’s new location in Broadgate Tower in the City of London.
The Chartered Banker MBA’s first intake will be January 2011, with the MBA Banking and Finance and MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance taking their first students in September 2011.

Publication date: 25 November 2010