Chartered Banker MBA

A unique blend of knowledge

Why choose the Chartered Banker MBA


Bangor Business School is the only institution in the world able to offer the Chartered Banker MBA, the ‘Master in Business Administration (Chartered Banker)’ degree, which is a ground-breaking qualification that allows you to gain the dual award of a top MBA 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.

Key Benefits

  • A unique and innovative dual accreditation, ‘Master in Business Administration (Chartered Banker)’ degree 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
  • Responds directly to the increasing global demand to develop and sustain responsible professionalism in global banking
  • Accelerates  the professional route of holders of professional banking qualifications and recognised MBAs
  • Offers a blended learning experience, which allows flexibility to study around work commitments and the degree to be completed in 2 years.

Course Focus

The CBMBA is designed for ambitious individuals in banks and other financial services firms.

It is also ideal for those seeking to join the industry, looking to extend their knowledge and understanding as well as equipping themselves with the skills to cope with change, in the ever-evolving financial services industry.

This high-level and intensive learning experience combines generic MBA disciplines (such as marketing, human resources and strategic management) with more specialist ones (including risk management, credit and lending, and professional ethics and regulation) that reflect modern banking and finance.

All about the CBMBA

Course structure

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 and individual modules.

The route you choose 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.

Information on the structure and entry requirements of each study route, is given below.

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Blended learning

The Chartered Banker MBA is a blended learning programme that is a unique combination of online and face-to-face interaction. The study approach minimizes time away from the office and has less impact on the daily operation of the business making the programme highly accessible to students worldwide.


Blackboard is the virtual learning environment (VLE) used by Bangor University. Each module on the CBMBA programme benefits from a bespoke area within the platform where all study resources are held. Blackboard houses discussion forums where module interaction between students and tutors can take place and these are encouraged throughout the programme.

Online learning

The online learning element of the CBMBA programme is delivered by a combination of recorded lectures, live tutorials and Blackboard.


Studies are complemented by high quality study guides and textbooks which are sent by courier at the start of each semester.

Recorded lectures

Students are given access to recorded lectures hosted by Module Directors. These are supplemented by the live tutorials detailed next. These lectures are released via Blackboard.

Live tutorials (WebEx)

Live tutorials are part of the programme’s blended learning schedule. These are delivered via WebEx, an online video conferencing system. These tutorials are also recorded and made available via Blackboard for students whose work commitments mean that they cannot attend.

Face to face revision sessions

Each compulsory module benefits from an intensive one day workshop which is held on campus, and is also the UK’s examination centre. The revision sessions cater for an international audience and facilitates excellent networking opportunities with like-minded professionals from the global financial services industry. Overseas candidates unable to attend the revision sessions can request to sit at a local exam centre.

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Globaltraining is the exclusive partner of Bangor University for their Chartered Bankers MBA in Cyprus, Romania, and Eastern Europe.

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