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Accounting, Banking and Finance

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Why Study Accounting, Banking and Finance?

We are very proud of the teaching and learning environment at Bangor Business School. We have invested heavily in teaching innovation, technological support, pastoral care and the student experience. Our strong performance on the global stage is testament to our commitment to providing a challenging and rigorous experience for all our students. Our postgraduate programmes in Accounting, Banking and Finance deliver highly valued knowledge and transferable skills which prepare our graduates for a very wide range of potential careers. You are exposed to a range of Accounting and Finance tools and techniques along with a rigorous academic foundation. 


of all UK universities for research in the field of Banking

RePEc, August 2022

Career Opportunities in Accounting, Banking and Finance

Our postgraduate research programmes in Accounting, Banking and Finance are long established and globally recognised. For example, banking research at Bangor is consistently rated among the top 50 institutions in the world according to RePEc. Graduates of our MPhil and PhD programmes have progressed to varied careers, including very senior academic roles at universities around the world. Many of our research graduates have distinguished records of publications in high level academic journals. Other PhD graduates have been recruited directly by research units in central banks, investment banks and international financial institutions. We are very proud of our achievements in supporting PhD graduates into the next phase of their careers.

Our Research in Accounting, Banking and Finance

Bangor has developed an international reputation and influence in Accounting, Banking and Finance research over several decades. Staff have active links with international institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Current research themes explored by our staff include European Banking Union, negative interest rate policy, executive compensation, financial ethics and credit ratings. Accounting students benefit from our research-led academics who are experts in financial and management accounting, taxation, auditing and financial analysis. Academic staff regularly undertake high-level research work for external organisations, which has included the European Commission, the World Bank and the UK Treasury. Research-led teaching flourishes within the School and has led to innovative programme design and delivery in Accounting, Banking and Finance.

You will benefit from supervision by staff who have published their research findings in many of the leading international journals in Accounting, Banking and Finance. We offer a stimulating and supportive research environment, and research students play a central and highly valued role in the School’s research culture. Our group of academic staff is hugely experienced in PhD supervision, with some staff members having supervised over twenty students to completion. We are home to the Institute of European Finance, which provides an additional profile for the School’s research graduates. The opportunity to participate in our research clusters in Corporate Communication, Credit & Uncertainty and Financial Services: Competition, Conduct & Consumer Protection is highly beneficial for research students. We offer a lively series of regular visiting research speakers.

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