“Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labour. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.” – Robert J. Shiller
Money has infiltrated every facet of the modern world. From people’s individual finances to a healthy economy becoming the definitive benchmark for development, finance is big business in the 21st century world.
As the world progresses, the need for finance experts and industry analysists grows. Countries are getting richer, industries are becoming larger and people themselves are becoming more financially aware.
This means there’s growing demand for financially-minded professionals to manage incomes on both a personal-, corporate- and political-level. Whether it’s to offer foresight, to implement a saving plan or analyse market trends, the growing need for finance insight is set to expand in line with societal advancement.
The global finance sector is intrinsically linked with development. Changing consumer demands, developing cashless economies and progressing technologies promise to rewrite the traditional status quo of finance, transformed to suit the needs of today’s globalised world.
As these changes and growth reshape the sector, factors like job security and diversified industry roles make prospects look exciting.
Graduates can now decide whether they want to specialise in financial technology to pave the way to digital enhancements, whether they want to work within political budgeting and sustainable development to help nations grow fairly, or even work in data analytics to predict future financial models and analyse current market trends.
With all these options open to graduates in the finance sector, it can be hard to know exactly how to find your niche. A postgraduate qualification can hone your skills in these expanding areas, allowing you to guide the discipline towards new horizons.
At the Bangor Business School, finance students have the chance to deepen their knowledge in the subject through a range of tailored postgraduate courses, allowing them to specialise in one particular field and find their unique niche within the sector.
Students can choose from a range of Master of Arts or Master of Science programmes in accounting, business and finance, uncovering expertise beyond undergraduate-level and preparing them to drive the industry forward.
The Master’s in Banking and Finance programme is shaped to prepare graduates to deepen their knowledge of the inner working of banking, in terms of both theory and real-world implementation.
Designed to answer questions such as “What are the banking systems in different countries?”, “How do banks optimally allocate capital?” and “How do we measure the risks undertaken by banks?”, the course explores the fundamental theory behind banking practice, enabling graduates to analytically apply this knowledge throughout their careers.
Students wishing to combine accounting with finance studies can choose to study the MSc in Accounting and Finance, offered by Bangor Business School. During the course, students “undertake an advanced study of organisations, including financial institutions, their management, the role of accounting for internal and external users, and the changing external context in which they operate.”
This industry-focussed approach combined with the opportunity to follow the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst specialist pathway allows graduates to hit the ground running in their careers or further develop expertise in their chosen field.
Both these courses focus on developing analytical and comparative skills to interpret finance issues beyond their studies. Bangor Business School understands that the finance sector is now about much more than simply knowing market trends; experts must have the critical awareness and innovative mindsets needed to solve real-world issues based on their knowledge.
The university is committed to producing graduates with these professional skills, encouraging them to contribute to global finance strategies and individual spending habits through understanding and influencing the world on a local and global scale.
Blending academic excellence, assured by the gold standard rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, with world-acclaimed research acknowledged by the Research Excellence Framework, Bangor University offers a well-rounded finance education, helping students understand both banking and accounting theory and their application in progressing these fields.
Students here graduate with knowledge as deep and broad as the industry itself, equipped with the innovative creativity to become an integral part of the sector they choose, driving it on as it adapts to our ever-changing society and economy.
If you want to be a part of these dynamic changes in the finance world, begin your postgraduate journey at Bangor Business School today.