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Accounting, Banking and Finance

UNDERGRADUATE SUBJECT AREA

Why Study Accounting, Banking and Finance?

We are very proud of the teaching and learning environment within 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 Accounting, Banking and Finance degree programmes provide highly valued knowledge and transferable skills which prepare our graduates for a wide range of potential careers. Our graduates progress to employment in the private and public sectors, in international financial markets and institutions or in local and multinational businesses. Students are exposed to a range of accounting and finance tools and techniques along with a stringent academic foundation.  The skills developed within these programmes are immediately applicable when a graduate embarks on their career. Graduates of these programmes enjoy opportunities for stimulating and rewarding future employment.

Top 10

in the UK for Graduate Prospects in Accounting and Finance

Complete University Guide 2020

92%

overall Student Satisfaction for Business Studies Courses

National Student Survey 2020

Career Opportunities in Accounting, Banking and Finance

Our Accounting and Finance programmes are professionally-oriented and accredited by all major accountancy bodies including the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA). These accreditations provide graduates with substantial exemptions from many of these bodies’ core examinations. This is a huge benefit as it will allow you to focus on developing your career. Our Banking and Finance programmes are oriented towards preparing students for the expectations of employers in the global banking sector and international financial markets.

Our Research in Accounting, Banking and Finance

Bangor has developed an international reputation and influence in 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. Our staff publish their research findings in many of the leading international journals in Accounting, Banking and Finance. 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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