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Accounting, Banking and Finance


Find out about the course options in Accounting, Banking and Finance

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 you 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.  We offer a range of alternative summer projects within the taught programmes, which provides the potential for you to tailor your dissertation work towards your specific career aims. The skills developed within these programmes are immediately applicable when you resume your career path.


of all UK universities for research in the field of Banking, 25th globally

RePEc, August 2021

Career Opportunities in Accounting, Banking and Finance

Our graduates progress to employment in the private and public sectors, in international financial markets and central banks or in local and multinational businesses. On leaving Bangor, our graduates are well prepared for opportunities of stimulating and rewarding future employment.

Our postgraduate taught programmes in Accounting, Banking and Finance are recognised by highly respected institutes including the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Our Chartered Banker MBA is a unique global qualification combining academic rigour with professional recognition. We also offer pathways to prepare graduates for the globally recognised Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. These relationships with the professional world of finance involve huge benefits that will allow you to leap ahead in your career. Our programmes are oriented towards preparing students for the expectations of employers in the global accounting and banking sectors and in international financial markets.

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.

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