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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex & Investments

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 Years (6 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 87,000
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)
FacultySchool of Accounting & Finance
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Ability to analyse, assess, and trade foreign currency in the FOREX market and at the same time develop a quality, personalized trading methodology that best fit a style of trading to their personality, life style, and risk tolerance.
  • The necessary skills, key competencies and required knowledge for today’s fast-moving business world.
  • Maximum exemptions from the professional bodies.
  • Competency not only in preparing and analysing financial reports but also to successfully guide and lead their organisations.

ACCA Accelerate Programme also available

Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (with a specialism in Forex and Investments), students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.

Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every accounting and finance professional, and the basic understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, mathematical skill and entrepreneurial skills.

Common Modules

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Essential of FinTech

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which the students will gain a better understanding of the financial instruments and investment products as identified by statute, as well as technical analysis. They will also familiarise themselves with business processes through the SAP, the world-leading enterprise software. Students will have the hands-on training with the system. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Company Law

Specialised Modules

  • Regulatory Policy for Investment Markets
  • Advanced Auditing

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to learn about the practical aspect of forex trading techniques and practices in the forex and money markets, with aims to groom them as a leader in forex and investment. They will also expand their knowledge in the forex and investment world by learning to harness the power of the forex market through risk management. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

Common Modules

  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis

Specialised Modules

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Trading: Money and Capital Markets
  • The Foreign Exchange Trading in Practice
  • Investigation in Forex and Investment
  • Forex and Investment Project
  • Islamic Finance

Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Entry Requirements

General Requirements

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree

  1. STPM
  • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
A-Level
  • 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC
  • 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
Matriculation / Foundation
  • Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree

  1. Diploma in Accounting
  • Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE level.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

English Requirements

International Students

Programmes

General Requirements

Foundation Programme

·        IELTS: 4.0 

·        TOEFL PBT: 397

·        TOEFL IBT: 30-31

·        Pearson (PTE): 30

·        MUET: Band 2

Diploma and Accounting & Finance

Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

·        IELTS: 5.5

·        TOEFL PBT: 550

·        TOEFL IBT: 46-59

·        Pearson (PTE): 42

·        MUET: Band 4

Banking & Finance and Actuarial Studies

Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

·        IELTS: 6.0

·        TOEFL PBT: 550

·        TOEFL IBT: 60-78

·        Pearson (PTE): 50

·        MUET: Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months

02 Jun 2020 / 22 Sep 2020 / 10 Nov 2020

Career Prospects
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Advisor
  • Financial Planner
  • Stockbrokers
  • Financial Consultants
  • Forex Market Analyst
  • Currency Strategist
  • Exchange Operations Manager
  • Regulator
  • Portfolio Manager

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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