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Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance

Provided by: MDIS
Awarded by: Bangor University, UK

Course Introduction

The Bangor Business School aims to build on our long-established expertise in the area of postgraduate training in banking and finance by offering a one-year MBA Banking and Finance, which aims to develop participants’ academic and managerial skills in these areas. An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training to familiarise participants with the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in the financial services industry.

The MBA in Banking and Finance course provides a coherent analytical framework for the study of banking and financial developments from a management perspective. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the application of contemporary, financial, managerial and strategic developments that affect realworld decision-making in the global financial industry.

We recognise that a thorough understanding of recent developments in banking and financial firm strategies, financial management, risk management, international financial markets, marketing strategies and performance evaluation are essential requirements for all those involved in financial sector activities.
Bangor University
Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.
  • Ranked among the Top 2% of Global Higher Education Institutions in the World - The Times Higher Education World University 2018
  • Ranked 65th in the League Table by The Complete University Guide  2018
  • Ranked 61st in The Times Good UK University Ranking 2017
  • World ranking 107th for International Outlook - Times Higher Education World Ranking 2015/2016
  • Top 10 UK University for Teaching Quality - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2016
  • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction - National Student Survey 2015
  • Top 15 UK University for Student Experience - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2016
  • 90% of Bangor graduates progressed to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015/16 
  • A member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Bangor University is listed in Ministry of Manpower (MOM)* List of Acceptable Institutes for Training Employment Pass 


Curriculum Overview

Programme Curriculum
  • Organisations and People (15 credits)
  • Banking and Development(15 credits)
  • International Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Management Research (15 credits)
  • Bank Financial Management (15 credits)
  • International Banking (15 credits)
  • Merger and Acquisition (15 credits)
  • International Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Applied Business Projects (60 credits)

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
All applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following:
  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher OR
  • Overseas degree level qualification and grade OR
  • MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance OR
  • Mature Candidates of minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience
English Language Requirement
If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking OR
  • TOEFL iBT: 87 (Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23 & Writing 21) OR
  • Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51) OR
  • Cambridge English Test Advanced - 169 (no element below 162) OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

Study Mode & Duration

Part-time Programme: 12 months
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20 May 2014 to 19 May 2018