About This Course
A unique and innovative dual accreditation of an MBA from Bangor University and Chartered Banker Designation from the Chartered Banker Institute - The only banking qualification in the World combining an MBA and Chartered Banker status.
The Chartered Banker MBA is aimed at senior individuals in banks and other financial services firms, or those seeking to join the industry, who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding and to acquire the skills to cope with the change in the ever-evolving financial services industry.
This high-level and intensive learning experience combines generic MBA disciplines (such as marketing, human resources, and strategic management) with more specialist subjects such as Financial Institutions Risk Management, Credit and Lending & Financial Crises and Regulation that reflect modern banking and finance.
The diverse Chartered Banker MBA experience for bankers also makes this dual award of wider interest to any professional concerned with or interested in global banking and financial services.
Designed for busy professionals, this part time distance learning programme allows flexibility to study around work commitments. Accelerated routes are available for holders of professional banking qualifications and congruent approved master's programmes, allowing the degree to be completed in as little as 12 months in some cases.
Start Dates and Programme Length
This course starts in April or October. The course is taken over 12-60 months depending on route. Visit the webpage for information.
What will you study on this course?
When undertaking the Chartered Banker MBA you study eight Compulsory Modules and four Electives to gain the 180 credits needed for the full degree and dual award of ‘Chartered Banker MBA’.
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Strategy
- Credit and Lending *
- Financial Institutions Risk Management *
- Human Resources / Organisational Behaviour
- Managerial Economics
- Professional Ethics and Regulation *
- Research Methods
* Core Modules - these modules must be passed
Each Compulsory Module is assessed by examination and assignment. Assignments are submitted at set points throughout the semester with the examinations taking place towards the end of each semester. The assessments weighting is 40% by assignment and 60% by examination.
- Banking Technology & FinTech
- Capital Markets and Treasury Management
- Financial Analysis
- Financial Crime
- Financial Crises and Regulation
- Financial Services Compliance
- Islamic Banking and Finance
- Marketing Strategy
- New Venture Creation
- Private Banking and Wealth Management
- Retail Banking
Each module is assessed via a 3500 word research project. These research projects apply the skills that you acquire earlier in your ‘Research Methods’ module (one of the eight Compulsory Modules). Each of these four research projects (one for each of your chosen four Elective Modules) is essentially a ‘mini consultancy project’.
Candidates are assessed on an individual basis. As an example, entry to the full programme would require a good first degree or possession of an approved professional qualification and practical experience. Candidates who do not have a formal degree or professional qualification, but have several years of approved management experience will also be considered. Candidates may wish to submit their CV for assessment to confirm eligibility for a specific route.
Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years practical experience at a relevant level.
Applicants must have a high level of fluency in the English language. English Language requirements:
The English language tests we normally refer to are as follows;
- IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
- Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51)
- Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)
Given that Recognition of Prior Learning is offered on the Chartered Banker MBA, the application is therefore made directly to the department by simply completing this online form.