Entry requirements

Entry to this programme requires a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. 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 considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The overall aim of the course is to develop an integrated understanding of the role of banking and accounting for decision-making both inside and outside organisations. Students will undertake an advanced study of organisations, including financial institutions, their management, the role of accounting for internal and external users, and the changing external context in which they operate. Students will develop the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of accounting and banking to complex issues. Part 1 compulsory modules: accounting theory; international banking; research methods; financial analysis; advanced financial reporting; bank financial management. Optional modules (choose 2): corporate risk management; management accounting; international financial management; financial intermediation; financial institutions strategic management. Part 2: consists of either a supervised dissertation of around 10,000 words, or a structured Advanced Taught Programme of Summer Study that is specific to accounting and banking.

Information for international students

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) is required.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Debbie Pritchard
Email
business.pg@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1248 383023