Entry requirements

Entry to the course requires a good undergraduate degree 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. A two-year programme, with the first year as a "qualifying year", is also available for students whose backgrounds are different from those outlined above in order to prepare them more fully for their MA studies.

Months of entry


Course content

The ever-changing nature of business firms and the markets in which they operate, has made it increasingly important for corporate managers to have a clear understanding of the theory and practice relating to strategic management and the interrelationships between the firm, its employees and its markets, and the implications for corporate financial strategy.
Part 1 - Compulsory modules: International Financial Markets; Strategic Management; Human Resource Management; Management and Organisational Behaviour; Marketing Strategy; Research Methods.
Optional modules (choose 2): International Financial Management; Financial Analysis; Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management; Management Research; Islamic Finance.
Part 2 - Dissertation of around 10,000 words.

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 and TOEFL test scores of no less than 6.0 or 560, respectively, are usually acceptable.

Fees and funding

Successful applicants may apply for the Bangor Business School Gold Scholarships valued at £5,000 and Silver Scholarships valued at £2,000. Every successful applicant is invited to apply.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment17
Dissertation33 (8000 words)

Course contact details

Prof Jonathan Williams
01248 382644
01248 383228