Bangor Business School is the only institution in the World to offer the Chartered Banker MBA, a ground-breaking qualification that allows you to gain the dual award of a top MBA in Banking and Finance and the coveted ‘Chartered Banker’ status – the highest professional award available to bankers worldwide.
‘Chartered Banker’ status is awarded by the Chartered Banker Institute, the only banking institute in the World which can confer this designation. It is committed to raising the standards of professionalism at all levels in banking and financial services, and to rebuilding public confidence and trust in banks and bankers.

Designed for busy professionals, this blended learning programme can be studied from wherever you are and at your own pace. The Chartered Banker MBA emphasises professional and vocational development, enhancing the understanding and application of skills required in 21st century banking. This MBA experience brings together high level skills and knowledge from an internationally recognised university and centre of research excellence with the professional and managerial competencies of a world-leading professional institute dedicated to the profession of banking.

In short the Chartered Banker MBA (CBMBA) provides a qualification that combines everything demanded in the new, post-crisis banking environment.

Key Features of the Chartered Banker MBA:

  • A unique and innovative dual accreditation from Bangor Business School and the Chartered Banker Institute
  • The only banking qualification in the World combining an MBA and Chartered Banker status
  • Delivers practical and contemporary content to aid executives and managers to make sense of the holistic nature of bank management
  • It responds directly to the increasing global demand to develop and sustain responsible professionalism in global banking
  • Accelerated route available for holders of professional banking qualifications and recognised MBAs
  • Blended learning delivery allows flexibility to study around work commitments and the degree can be completed in 2 years

Post-qualification employment options

When you choose to pursue this highly rewarding experience, opportunities for employment can vary between:

  • Commercial or Consumer Banker
  • International Banker
  • Loan Facilitator
  • Branch Manager
  • AML Specialist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Trust Operator
  • Operation and Development Manager
  • CFO
  • Chief Accountant

There are a limited number of scholarships available to applicants of the Chartered Banker MBA Programme. If granted, these scholarships will reduce the amount of your required investment to achieve this ground breaking qualification.

Who can get a scholarship?

Part funded scholarships are available for the Full and Accelerated routes. Scholarships are awarded on the strength of applications received. Whilst academic achievement is a key criteria, a broad view of each candidate’s academic, work experience and life achievements will be considered. Click here to see some of the people who have been awarded scholarships previously.

Apply for a Scholarship

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants are asked to answer the following question which appears in section 9 of the application form.

“How will the knowledge you gain from the CBMBA course benefit the Banking & Financial industry within your country or region?”

Scholarships are considered one month after the intake has closed and for candidates who have enrolled onto the intake.

Early Enrolment Discounts

Early Enrolment discounts are available to candidates who apply early for an intake. You may also be able to secure the fees for future intakes through applying early and paying a securing deposit.

Early Enrolment Discount for Autumn 2016

A discount off the headline fees may be available to individuals who apply for any route of the programme and pay their deposit prior to the Early Enrolment Deadline. Contact us for more information!

Study Routes

Which route is best for you?

There are many routes to study The Chartered Banker MBA. As well as the full programme it can be studied as an Accelerated, Super Accelerated, Certificate, Diploma and even individual modules. The route you study will be determined by your level of qualification and work experience. Get in touch with the Team to find out which route is best for you.

Standard time for completion: 24 months

Students study eight compulsory and four elective modules, as detailed below:

Compulsory Modules Elective Modules
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets & Treasury Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Services Compliance
  • Credit & Lending
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • Human Resources/ Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Monetary & Macroeconomic Policy
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Banking
  • Professional Ethics & Regulation
  • Islamic Banking & Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Venture Creation
  • Retail Banking

Standard time for completion: 18 months

Students study four compulsory and three elective modules:

Compulsory Modules Elective Modules
  • Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Capital Markets & Treasury Management
  • Management
  • Financial Services Compliance
  • Professional Ethics & Regulation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • Financial Crises & Regulation
  • Global Monetary & Macroeconomic Policy
  • International Banking
  • Islamic Banking & Finance
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Venture Creation
  • Retail Banking

Standard time for completion: 18 months

Students study five compulsory and three elective modules:

Compulsory Modules Elective Modules
  • Coporate Strategy
  • Capital Markets & Treasury Management
  • Human Resources/Organisational Behaviour
  • Financial Services Compliance
  • Credit & Lending
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Crises & Regulation
  • Professional Ethics & Regulation
  • Global Monetary & Macroeconomic Policy
  • International Banking
  • Islamic Banking & Finance
  • New Venture Creation
  • Retail Banking

Standard time for completion: 12 months

This is a set route where students study four modules, set out below:

 

Compulsory Modules Elective Modules
  • Financial Crises & Regulation
  • Credit & Lending
  • Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Professional Ethics & Regulation

Standard time for completion: 12 months

This is a set route where students study four modules, set out below:

Compulsory Modules Elective Modules
  • Financial Crises & Regulation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Human Resources / Organisational Behaviour
  • Professional Ethics & Regulation