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Why study at Bangor Business School


  • In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Accounting and Finance within the Business School has been rated as the best in the UK for the quality of research conducted by its staff. View Guardian League Table.
  • An impressive 93% satisfaction rating was given by Bangor Business School students in the most recent National Students Survey.
  • Established in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree-awarding institutions in the UK.
  • In 2011, Bangor University was placed amongst the world’s top 275 universities in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. Bangor has also been rated as the best University in Wales for its teaching, and is amongst the top 15 UK Universities for teaching excellence (Sunday Times University Guide for 2012).
  • Bangor Business School’s top researchers and senior staff, who were responsible for achieving the No 1 position in the UK for Finance and Accounting research, also teach on masters and bachelor programmes. Our students therefore benefit from receiving lectures by academic staff who are pushing back the frontiers of research and who will share in lectures their latest findings.
  • The school enjoys an International Reputation for research in Banking, Finance, Financial Economics and Econometrics.
  • Major text books and articles published in top academic journals have been written by staff at Bangor Business School. Further details on staff pages
  • During its 125th anniversary celebrations, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize joined Sir David Attenborough to receive Honorary Doctorates awarded by Bangor University at a special ceremony held at the University in June 2009.
  • Prince Charles is the Chancellor, and his most recent visit to Bangor was for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Main University Building.
  • Project and consultancy work of high level is conducted by Bangor Business School staff for business & industry e.g. World Bank, European Commission, UK Treasury.
  • The Institute of European Finance, housed within Bangor Business School, contains specialist research facilities used by students and staff alike and includes a specialist library, finance and banking online databases and journals.
  • World Banking Abstracts, The International Journal of the Financial Services Industry, is edited by two Bangor Business School Professors: E.P.M. Gardener and Philip Molyneux (Head of the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law). World Banking Abstracts is an invaluable reference source providing immediate access to all the important articles published internationally in over 400 banking and finance publications.
  • An innovative Business School, responsive to industry demands. The first UK university to offer MBA in Banking & Finance, and a pioneer in establishing a specialist Financial MBAs by distance learning, and now breaking new ground with the introduction of MBA, MSc and MA degrees in Islamic Banking and Finance.
  • Bangor Business School was the first Welsh university to establish a campus in London. The Bangor Business School London Centre delivers a suite of cutting-edge MBA and MSc programmes, taught by Bangor academics, in the heart of London’s financial district.


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