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Financial Crime and Compliance MBA

Bangor University
2 years
Part time
Online / Distance

About this program

Financial Crime and Compliance MBA

Bangor Business School is the only institution globally that can offer the Financial Crime & Compliance MBA, a ‘Master in Business Administration (Financial Intelligence Specialist).’ This ground-breaking new qualification allows you to gain an MBA together with the professional designation of Financial Intelligence Specialist (FIS).

Awarded in partnership with ManchesterCF, global providers of financial intelligence training, the Financial Intelligence Specialist (FIS) designation sets a new standard in the world of financial intelligence.

The Financial Crime & Compliance MBA (FCCMBA) is delivered through distance learning on a part-time basis and can be studied from any location with a good internet connection. The programme emphasises areas of anti-money laundering in different contexts, anti-corruption and compliance with sanctions. Informed by the UN Principles for Sustainable Banking, the programme focuses on constraining crime and terrorism through the diligence of financial institutions.

The FCCMBA experience brings together high-level skills and knowledge from an internationally recognised university and centre of research excellence with global specialists in international banking, financial intelligence and compliance.

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Program content

Management Modules

The MBA-focused modules are:

  • Corporate Strategy (CS)
  • Research Methods (RM)
  • Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour (HROB)
  • Managerial Economics (ME)

Subject-Specific Modules

The subject-specific modules are:

  • Introduction to Financial Crime & Compliance (IFC)
  • Financial Crime in the Banking Industry (FCB)
  • Human Aspects of Global Financial Crime (HAG)
  • Institutional Perspectives of Global Financial Crime (IPG)

Program delivery

The Financial Crime & Compliance MBA is a distance learning programme, offered on a part-time basis and provides a rich combination of resources through an array of platforms to aid the learning. The study approach minimises time away from the office and has less impact on the daily operation of the business making the programme highly accessible to students worldwide.

The Financial Crime & Compliance MBA comprises eight modules, four broad-MBA focused, and four subject-specific modules which are studied over a 24-month period. 

This high-level and intensive learning experience also combines generic MBA modules in Human Resources, Managerial Economics, Research Methods, and Corporate Strategy with more specialist ones, equipping participants to aspire for senior positions within the industry.

Education Aims of FCCMBA

  • To develop advanced comprehension of the causes and methods of combating financial crimes and associated wrongdoing in the financial sector.
  • To foster a developed understanding of the managerial, professional, ethical, legal, and regulatory framework in which financial services institutions operate, focusing on mitigating money laundering and other financial crimes.
  • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development of transferable intellectual and study skills. These traits are highly appropriate to a career in banking and finance, yet not exclusive to those career choices.
  • To embed a deep appreciation of issues of sustainability and compliance within the provision of financial services.


Standard Fee: £18,000

Career paths

The Financial Crime & Compliance MBA is specifically designed for working professional and is delivered through distance learning on a part-time basis.

FCCMBA aims to develop career prospects for Financial Regulation and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance specialists as well as those interested in entering this field. Financial regulatory compliance is a major area of growth and employment in global financial services. This programme looks at on-going concerns as to how crime and terrorism can be constrained through the diligence of financial institutions.

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A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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