Course summary
Length: 2 years
Price: 13,750 GBP excl. VAT
Study Pace: Part time
Location: Bangor
Last application: Rolling application deadlines

Chartered Banker MBA

Chartered Banker MBA - Bangor Business SchoolA Unique Dual Award of  MBA + Chartered Banker Status with Bangor Business School

A one-of-a-kind degree, the Chartered Banker MBA is the only dual MBA with Chartered Banker status in the UK and globally. In providing candidates with more than just a business education, the Chartered Banker MBA offers a curriculum that is flexible, hands-on and tailored to professionals in the global banking industry.

Advantages of the Dual Chartered Banker MBA (CBMBA) - Details at a Glance

  • A unique, one-of-a-kind programme in the World
  • Dual accreditation from Bangor Business School and the Chartered Banker Institute
  • Reduced time away from the workplace with flexible, blended learning
  • Study a programme that suits you with tailorable elective modules
  • Content that is practical, relevant and current to bank management.

Flexible, Blended Learning for Working Professionals

The Chartered Banker MBA has been specifically designed for experienced and working professionals in banking and as such, is based on the principles of flexibility and real-life relevance. The entire programme is taught via a combination of face-to-face and online learning, therefore minimising the amount of time that candidates must attend class and take off work, the Chartered Banker MBA can be tailored to the busy schedule of each student.

  • Blackboard: Blackboard is Bangor Business School's virtual learning platform where students can connect with their peers, download course materials and additional resources and communicate with instructors. 
  • Live Online Seminars: Via WebEx, students can log in for live video lectures online. These lectures are also recorded in real time and posted for later viewing, enabling students to tune in when it suits them.
  • Recorded Lectures: In addition to live lectures, students will also engage with recorded lectures hosted by instructors.
  • Face-to-Face Learning: each module comes to an end with a face-to-face revision sessions hosted in the UK.

Excellence at Bangor Business School

Bangor Business School has been rated No. 1 in the UK for research in Accounting, Banking and Finance. As the only business school worldwide to offer the dual MBA and Chartered Banker qualification, Bangor Business School has been recognised for excellence in banking & financial services research, high-quality teaching and for setting the standard of professionalism in banking.

  • Bangor Business School is consistently amongst the world’s Top 15 for Banking research, according to the RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) survey, hosted by the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. 
  • Bangor Business School has been placed 15th in the table – the highest placed UK institution.
  • In recent years, faculty at the Business School have designed and participated in high-level consultancy work in major policy studies for many leading organisations such as the European Commission, The World Bank and the UK Treasury.

In 2011, The Chartered Banker Institute led the creation of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board [CB:PSB], a voluntary organisation holding support of leading UK banks. Since 2011, the CB:PSB has developed the Code of Professional Conduct for the UK banking industry. This code of ethics embodies the highest standards of professional, ethical and technical standards.

Application and Admission Requirements

Requisites for Admission

For admission to the Bangor Business School Chartered Banker MBA, candidates are assessed based on their academic and professional accomplishments. In order to qualify, candidates must have achieved the following:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent or significant professional experience
  • A minimum of 3 years' practical experience in a relevant field or position
  • English proficiency IELTS 6.0 (with no individual score below 5.5) or TOEFL internet based 80 (with no individual score below 16).
    • Applicants whose first language is English or Welsh are exempt.

Accelerated Route

Potential candidates with recognised professional banking or accounting qualifications may qualify for the accelerated route alternatives to the Chartered Banker MBA, exempting them from certain modules. 

Super Accelerated Route

Applicants already holding an MBA may be admitted to the super accelerated route, which requires four modules and results in the dual Chartered Banker MBA. Qualified bankers with appropriate executive experience may also be considered for this route. 

Degree and diploma etc.

Chartered Banker MBA - Bangor Business SchoolDepending on each candidate's entry route and number of modules completed, this programme can lead the following corresponding qualifications from Bangor Business School, Bangor University.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (Chartered Banker) (4 modules)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Chartered banker) (8 modules)
  • Master of Business Administration, Chartered Banker Status from the Chartered Banker Institute.

Bangor Business School has received the No. 1 ranking for UK business schools in Accounting, Banking and Finance in the (2008) UK Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

Programme Structure

Programme Requirements

As the only dual Chartered Banker MBA in the UK, candidates of the programme will work through a curriculum that incorporates both key business and management topics as well as courses and skills leading to Chartered Banker status. In full, the curriculum is made up of 8 mandatory core courses and a choice of 4 elective courses.

Core Modules (120 credits)

  • Financial Institutions Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Credit and Lending (15 credits)
  • Professional Ethics and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Corporate Strategy (15 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Human Resources / Organisational Behavior (15 credits)

Elective Modules (60 credits)

  • Marketing Strategy (15 credits)
  • International Banking (15 credits)
  • Financial Analysis (15 credits)
  • New Venture Creation (15 credits)
  • Financial Crises and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Islamic Banking and Finance (15 credits)
  • Capital Markets and treasury Management (15 credits)
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management (15 credits)
  • Global Monetary and Macroeconomic Policy (15 credits)
  • Financial Services Compliance (15 credits)
  • Retail Banking (15 credits)


  • Each of the core modules is assessed by examination and the completion of project work.
  • Elective modules are assessed based on a 5,000-word research project, resembling a mini consultancy project.

Sample Schedule

Full Programme

  • Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance
  • Elective Module
  • Professional Ethics and regulation
  • Credit and Lending
  • Elective Module
  • Human Resources / Organisational Behavior
  • Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Elective Module
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective Module

Accelerated Route for Qualified Bankers

  • Research Methods
  • Professional Ethics and Regulation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Elective Module
  • Human Resources (Organisation Behavior
  • Elective Module
  • Elective Module

Accelerated Route for Qualified Accountants

  • Research Methods
  • Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Professional Ethics and Regulation
  • Credit and Lending
  • Elective Module
  • Elective Module
  • Elective Module
  • Elective Module

Super Accelerated Route (MBA Route)

  • Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Financial Crises and Regulation
  • Professional Ethics and Regulation
  • Credit and Lending

Super Accelerated Route for Senior Qualified Bankers

  • Financial Crises and Regulation
  • Human Resources / Organisational Behavior
  • Professional Ethics and Regulation
  • Corporate Strategy

Expenses / Tuition Fees

Total program fees are as follows:

  • Full Chartered Banker MBA: £13,750*
  • Accelerated Programme
    • Qualified Non-Banking professionals (e.g. ACCA): £10,500*
    • Qualified Banking Professionals: £9,500*
  • Super Accelerated Programme: £8,500*
  • Chartered Banker Certificate: £4,500*
  • Chartered Banker Diploma: £9,500*
  • Chartered Banker Single Module:£1,600*

Total fees include:

  • Online seminars, discussion group and faculty support
  • All course materials
  • Access to Bangor University's online library and learning portal
  • All assessments
  • Student membership to the Chartered Banker Institute

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, scholarships are awarded to Bangor Business School candidates based on merit. 

*Monthly payment plans are available.

*Price as quoted and applicable at Autumn 2014 and subject to change.

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