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Management and Finance

The course covers the key strategic management problems facing organizations; organisational complexity; how to recognise effective approaches to HRM; do contemporary employment practices lessen conflicts, and tensions in the employment relationship; which factors are most likely to influence the evaluation, and implementation of investment projects; how can we calculate a suitable cost of capital to appraise the capital investment decision; how can financial forecasts be used in business valuation, and what techniques should be used to improve trend analysis, and interfirm comparison.

Entry requirements

Entry to the MA/Diploma Management and Finance course requires a 2(ii) first 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. Bangor University also offers International Incorporated Masters Degrees for International students whose academic credentials are different from those outlined above. The first year is studied at the Bangor International College , an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.

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)

It may be necessary for applicants falling short of this minimum standard to attend an intensive English Language course before registering for the academic programme. Such a course is available at Bangor, and full details and an application form may be obtained here.

The course will be of interest to the following people:

  • Graduates who wish to develop advanced analytical skills in the business and finance areas
  • Employees in public and private organisations who wish to develop their business and financial management skills
  • Managers employed in the financial services industry
  • Graduates contemplating a career in the financial sector and other businesses
  • Graduates who have relevant practical experience and wish to enhance their skills in the areas of business and finance.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: research methods; organisations, and people; strategic management; international financial management; new venture creation; financial econometrics; plus 2 from: Islamic finance; financial modelling; knowledge management; contemporary issues in management; international business; investment strategy; portfolio management; financial analysis; behavioural finance.

Assessment methods

Dissertation (approximately 10,000 words), or a structured advanced taught programme of summer study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 30 Weeks
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 8,700 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2018 GBP 8,700 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,700 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,700 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time January 2018 30 Weeks

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