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Why study at Bangor Business School

  • Bangor Business School is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEc, as of December 2017).
  • In the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2017), Bangor Business School were ranked No. 1 in Wales for student satisfaction in the subject area of Finance.
  • Bangor Business School are one of only 4 UK universities to hold Chartered Banker Institute ‘Centre of Excellence’ status.
  • 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 University was awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) – the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.
  • 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 our staff. See our individual staff pages for further details.
  • 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.

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