Bachelor of Finance (Hons.)

(R2/343/6/0105) 06/19 (A10480)

Finance professionals help organisations find and manage the resources needed to grow, make investments and acquisitions, plan for the future, and manage existing assets. This three-year programme is taught by highly qualified academics with industry experience and professional qualifications, e.g. CFA. Teaching is further enhanced with case studies and the active use of databases such as Bloomberg and Datastream and software such as Python and SPSS.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Foundation/Matriculation studies from a recognised institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 AND a Credit in Mathematics AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) in 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
  • Pass STAM with a minimum Grade Jayyid (Good) in 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematic AND a Pass in English at SPM Level* or its equivalent; OR
  • Any qualification equivalent to Diploma in Finance, Banking, Insurance or related field (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00; OR
  • Pass DKM /DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field.

Note:
*The Credit requirement for Mathematics and Pass in English at SPM Level for candidate can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent higher achievement.

**DKM /DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.

English Language Requirement for International Students

International students who wish to enrol into the Bachelor of Finance (Hons.) or Bachelor of Financial Engineering (Hons.) programme are required to possess a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or its equivalent.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Accounting for Decision Making
Critical Thinking and Applications in Management
Digital Transformation Technologies
English for Business Communication
English for Business Studies
Fundamentals of Economics
Management
Financial Markets and Institutions
Introduction to Fintech
Mathematics for Finance
Principles of Finance
Statistics for Finance
U1
U3 (Integrity and Leadership)
Character Building
Character Development

Analytical Programming
Basic Econometrics
Behavioural Finance
Business Law
Corporate Finance
Entrepreneurship
Ethics and Governance
Financial Statement Analysis
Investments
Public Finance
Research Methodology
Elective 1
U1
U2 or 3
U4

Financial Derivatives
Financial Modelling
Financial Statistical Analysis
International Finance
Personal Finance
Real Estate Finance
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5
Practical Training (Final Trimester)

Trimester 1:

  • Bank Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Retirement Planning

Trimester 2:

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Islamic Banking

Trimester 3:

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Tax Planning

U1:

  • Philosophy and Current Issues (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa) – both local and international students
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilizations (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban) – Local students only
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 – International students only

 

U2 or U3:

Bahasa Kebangsaan A* / Foreign Language (MPU32**) / Islamic Institutions in Malaysia (MPU3301) / Introduction to Multicultural Studies in Malaysia (MPU3302) / Stress and Well-Being Among Malaysian (MPU3303)

 

U4:
Any course with code MPU34** (e.g. MPU3401, MPU3403)

 

*Note: Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for any local student who did not obtain credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level.

Note: The above programme structure serves as a general guide.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES

This programme aims to produce graduates with the following quality after several years of graduation:

  1. Finance practitioners who apply complex financial and nonfinancial concepts, theories and technical knowledge in providing appropriate solutions to complex finance problems.
  2. Finance practitioners who display sound practical skills and effective communication skills in their interactions with both peers and stakeholders in the workplace.
  3. Finance practitioners who integrate sound digital and data analysis skills in carrying out their assigned responsibilities effectively in the workplace.
  4. Finance practitioners who uphold ethical and professional practices by demonstrating positive attitude, as well as entrepreneurial mind-set in their workplace environment.

Upon graduation, the graduates are expected to achieve or attain the following outcomes:

  1. Discuss and compare suitable finance concepts and theories.
  2. Apply complex financial and non-financial knowledge for the purpose of problem solving and decision making.
  3. Perform technical skills based on sound financial knowledge in providing basic finance-related solutions.
  4. Perform technical skills based on sound financial knowledge in providing basic finance-related solutions.
  5. Articulate financial and non-financial information clearly and responsibly to stakeholders.
  6. Display advanced digital literacy in utilizing relevant software and applications.
  7. Analyse financial and non-financial information by utilizing sound technical and numeracy skills in finance.
  8. Assume responsibility and leadership with autonomy in relevant financial contexts.
  9. Commit to principles of lifelong learning together with positive attitude in carrying out tasks.
  10. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills with innovation in performing relevant assigned tasks.
  11. Commit to ethical and professional conduct when dealing with finance-related issues.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION

  • Upon completing the ‘Business Analytics’ course, students shall obtain a professional KNIME Certificate.

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • Executives and managers for banking, insurance, finance, investment sector, manufacturing, education, consultancy, financial analyst, planners, adjustors and international trade.

TESTIMONIALS

STAFF

Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan

Head of Unit - Finance and Economics

Dr. Kwan Jing Hui

Programme Coordinator

INDUSTRIAL ADVISOR

RAVINDRAN SUKUMARAN

Corporate Banking Overseas Hong Leong Bank Berhad
Appointment duration: Trimester 1, 2021/22 until Trimester 3, 2022/23

EXTERNAL EXAMINER

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. NAZRUL HISYAM AB RAZAK

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Appointment duration: Trimester 1, 2021/22 until Trimester 3, 2023/24