BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Finance

MBA  |  Placement Year:   No

The course will develop knowledgeable and capable executives, who will move quickly into key positions in the financial sector. The degree focuses on the operation of financial markets and the strategic management of financial entities. You will gain practical insight and skills in a range of financial and strategic management topics in financial services and markets. You will develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors. Case studies and contemporary issues figure prominently in the programme.

Programme description

The course will develop knowledgeable and capable executives, who will move quickly into key positions in the financial sector. The degree focuses on the operation of financial markets and the strategic management of financial entities. You will gain practical insight and skills in a range of financial and strategic management topics in financial services and markets. You will develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors. Case studies and contemporary issues figure prominently in the programme.

Key Modules
Module & Subject

Organisations and People: This module examines key issues arising from contemporary research in organisational behaviour and human resource management.
Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management: This module evaluates the development of investment strategies for bonds, equities and derivatives that are designed to achieve optimal risk-return outcomes, and examines the measurement and evaluation of the performance of a portfolio of investments.
Management Research: This module analyses the philosophical basis for research in the management sciences, and examines a number of key methodological issues and approaches.
International Financial Management: In this module the financial management of multinational companies and the influence of macroeconomic, fiscal, currency and political environments on business and financial decision making are examined in an international and global context.
International Financial Markets: This module provides an overview of financial instruments in a multi-currency world.

Plus choose 1 of the following:

  • MBA Dissertation
  • Applied Business Projects
  • Applied Financial Projects*
  • Financial Research & CFA Series (CFA pathway only)

*Students on the 10 month programme must take this option.

Optional Modules (MBA) – choose 3:

  • International Strategic Management#
  • Financial Modelling#
  • Merger and Acquisition#
  • Current Issues - International Finance
  • Financial Ethics & Regulation
  • Financial Analysis

*Students on the 10 month programme must take these options, plus a further two

Modules for the current academic year

0 to 75 credits from:
September start must take:

ASB-4115: Management Research (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4125: Invstmt Strat & Portfolio Mgmt (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4403: Int'l Financial Markets (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4405: Int'l Financial Management (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4431: Organisations and People (15) (Semester 1)
The above modules are compulsory for September intake students. This means that students arriving in September must take all of the above modules.
0 to 75 credits from:
January start must take:

ASB-4103: Int'l Financial Markets (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4115: Management Research (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4125: Invstmt Strat & Portfolio Mgmt (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4431: Organisations and People (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4446: Financial Ethics & Regulation (15) (Semester 2)

The above modules are compulsory for January intake students. This means that students arriving in January must take all of the above modules.
60 credits from:

ASB-4901: MBA Dissertation (60) (Semester 3)
ASB-4904: Applied Business Projects (60) (Semester 3)
ASB-4910: Finc'l Research & CFA Series (60) (Semester 3)

Optional Modules
0 to 45 credits from:

September start choose 3 from:
ASB-4008: Financial Technology (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4413: Int'l Strategic Management (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4416: Credit Risk Analytics (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4437: Merger and Acquisition (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4441: Current Issues - Int'l Finance (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4446: Financial Ethics & Regulation (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4527: Executive Compensation (15) (Semester 2)

The above optional modules are available to students arriving in September.
0 to 45 credits from:

January start choose 3 from:
ASB-4413: Int'l Strategic Management (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4414: Corporate Risk Management (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4416: Credit Risk Analytics (15) (Semester 1)
ASB-4437: Merger and Acquisition (15) (Semester 2)
ASB-4441: Current Issues - Int'l Finance (15) (Semester 2)
The above optional modules are available to students arriving in January.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the MBA Finance programme requires a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management), or a similar qualification from any other institution.

A good degree from a reputable university is required, or equivalent overseas qualification and grade. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits, and age, work experience and other factors are also taken in to consideration. Whilst work experience is desirable, it is not essential. 

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)
Foundation Campus

Oxford International Education Group

Pre - Sessional English

6 Month

Valid Agreement with NE

Yes

Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  15000.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)-(15,November)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
JANUARY
SEPTEMBER