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Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management

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 78,000
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:

  • Knowledge and skills in handling financial products, product development and working within the rapidly changing Global Banking and Finance Industry.
  • Opportunities to develop into highly competent managers, who are well qualified not only in Banking and Finance but also other professional areas required for successful business administration and management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of investment, financial analysis, and risk management that underpin sound decision-making.

 

Did You Know?

APU Banking and Finance Degree programmes are accredited by Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), upon completion of the programme, students with CGPA more than 3.0 will be awarded with Executive Banker certificate.

Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every banking and finance professional, and the basic understanding of business management and finance. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, accounting skills and management skills.

Common Modules

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Business Economics
  • Introduction to Banking & Finance
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Essential of FinTech
  • Business Law
  • Marketing

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which the students will gain a better understanding of the management and appraisal of financial risk as well as theories of securities and options. They will also be exposed to other areas of knowledge of banking, finance, economics and investment analysis, and credit risk in banking and finance. In addition, they will be introduced to the tool and test for various financial markets through Econometric software. They will also familiarise yourselves 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

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • The Financial System
  • Banking Instruments & Procedures
  • Time Series and Forecasting
  • Management of Financial Services
  • Integrated Business processes with SAP ERP System
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Financial Management
  • Law of Banking & Finance

Specialised Modules

  • Financial Economics
  • Equity and Fixed Income Investment

 

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 risk management practices and theories as well as the globalization of banking and finance in International Banking and Investments. Concept and empirical applications of Technical Analysis & Trading will also be target with aims to groom them as a leader in investment and 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

  • Risk Management in Banking
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Banking & Investment
  • Investigations in Investment and Risk Management
  • Building Customers Relationships
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment and Risk Management Project

Specialised Modules

  • Capital Investment Analysis
  • Technical Analysis and Trading
  • Global 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
  • Planning and Budgeting Consultant
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Executive
  • Risk Manager
  • Investment and Wealth Manager
  • Insurance Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Compliance Manager
  • Portfolio Risk Advisor
  • Data Scientist (Finserv)

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


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