The Financial Crime & Compliance MBA is a distance learning programme, offered on a part time basis and provides a rich combination of resources through an array of platforms to aid the learning. The study approach minimises time away from the office and has less impact on the daily operation of the business making the programme highly accessible to students worldwide.
Blackboard is the virtual learning environment (VLE) used by Bangor University. Each module on the FCCMBA programme benefits from a bespoke area within the platform where all study resources are held.
Blackboard houses discussion forums designed to encourage student and tutor interaction where discussion of the study materials and module aims can take place and these are encouraged throughout the programme. ManchesterCF computer exercises are available for students to test their knowledge but these MCQs do not contribute towards the assessment of the module.
The online learning element of the FCCMBA programme is delivered by a combination of recorded lectures, live tutorials, and Blackboard.
IT Inductions are held at the beginning of each semester to explain how to use the various platforms that we use.
Materials are available in the Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard and include a study guide, and digital textbook(s) with the subject specific course materials accessed through the ManchesterCF portal include multiple choice questions to aid learning.
Students are also directed to the relevant literature, including book chapters, journal articles (theoretical and empirical), books and internet sources that they are expected to read during their private study time. Private study is supported by interactive materials delivered via Blackboard online discussions and email contact with staff.
A combination of recorded and live interactive lectures take place during set times in the semester, all are recorded, giving students the ability to study at their own pace.
The FCCMBA includes a combination of four broad-MBA focused 15 credit modules, and four subject specific 30 credit modules.
The four management modules are assessed by a written assignment of 2000 words with a 2-hour computer-based examination. The financial crime and compliance focused modules are worth 30 credit each and are assessed with two pieces of assessments of 5500 and 1500 words per module. By exception, the Introduction to Financial Crime & Compliance course includes a recorded presentation.
The designation of Financial Intelligence Specialist (FIS) will be bestowed by ManchesterCF on successful completion of the programme.