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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
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FeesRM 76,600
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:

  • Knowledge and understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of investment and risk management.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to analyse complex situations that occur in financial decision-making.
  • Exposure to a more in-depth understanding of financial risk management and undertake project which explores this area in a more analytical way.
Curriculum

LEVEL 1

The first year provides the basis and foundation in banking and finance necessary to understanding the more focused modules studied in the second and final year of the programme. Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds are all taught a common set of modules during the first year. This enables APU to accept students without specific pre - requisites. The students will study modules covering a range of subjects fundamental to the understanding of business management and finance.
Students will also undertake the Introduction to Banking and Finance module to allow early exposure to this areas of study.

Common Modules

  • Quantitative and Statistical Methods
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Business Economics
  • Introduction to Banking & Finance
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Accounting for Bankers
  • Business Law
  • Marketing

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.


LEVEL 2

The second year will focus on the management and appraisal of financial risk as well as theories of securities & options, understanding of the characteristics of fixed income securities and the tools and techniques for analysis and management of fixed income portfolios.

Students will also be exposed to other areas of knowledge of banking, finance, economics, and investment analysis which as supplementary modules to produce wholesome graduates equipped with knowledge in investment and risk management as well as credit risk in banking and finance.

The Financial econometrics modules will introduce students to the tools and test for various financial market hypotheses. Students will be requested to work through a number of questions and projects with a broad range of financial data sets using Econometric software.

The programme also offers the benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.

Business Research Methods which exposes students on how to write research proposals and conduct research will also be taught at this level.

Common Modules

  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • 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

At APU, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. After the completion of Level 2, students will undertake a short internship/industrial training of a minimum of 16 weeks. This will provide our students opportunities to engage with realworld business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.

LEVEL 3

In the final year, students will learn more about the practical aspects of risk management practices and theory especially in banks and corporate firms. Students will also learn about the globalization of banking and finance in International Banking and Investment including strategies of risk management adopted by firms in practice. Concept and empirical applications of Technical Analysis and Trading will also be taught at this level.

The Project in Investment and Risk Management further develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen area of study and reinforces your independent learning skills.

Courses such as Capital Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management provide the necessary closure to the programme.

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.

Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.33 and completion of SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.
  • Successful completion of A-Level with 2 full passes or equivalent and completion of O-Level/SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics.
  • Credit passes (Grade B) in 5 Subjects including Mathematics.
  • Successful Completion of APU Foundation / Matriculation with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and completion of SPM/O-Level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.
Intake Months25 Feb 2020 / 28 Apr 2020 / 22 Sep 2020
Career ProspectsPlanning and Budgeting Consultant
Portfolio Manager
Investment Executive
Risk Manager
Investment and Wealth Manager
Insurance Manager
Risk Analyst
Compliance Manager
Portfolio Risk Advisor

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


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