Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology
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|Exam Body||APU Malaysia Degree|
|Course Duration||3 Years (6 Semesters)|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees (International Student)||RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)|
|Faculty||School of Accounting & Finance|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Accounting & Finance|
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Finance is always at the heart of commerce that no one could get rid of. However, the advent of financial technology has disrupted the delivery of financial services. In order to remain competitive in digital banking sphere, banks have started to employ more staffing resources in the digitisation initiatives. Thus, our Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology (one of the first industry-driven FinTech curriculum in Malaysia) will prepare the graduates to meet the needs of a rapidly disrupted Financial Services industry in Malaysia and internationally with the ability to develop innovative ideas and to employ state-of-the art technologies.
APU is also working together with SuperCharger (the leading FinTech accelerator in Asia) to deliver high quality content in this area and to undertake out high impact research and development in FinTech.
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.
29 Nov 2018 - Fintech modules offered as part of bachelor’s degree - Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2018/11/29/fintech-module-offered-as-part-of-bachelors-degree/
DEGREE LEVEL 1
Students will learn fundamental skills required for every banking and finance professional, the basic understanding of business management and finance as well as the fundamentals of Financial Technology. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, accounting skills and management skills.
DEGREE LEVEL 2
A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of banking instruments, procedures, regulatory framework as well as overall financial system environment. Students will be introduced to hands-on training on the underlying technologies enabling FinTech solutions. They will also be exposed to the new FinTech solutions namely digital currencies, peer to peer lending and etc. In addition, they will also familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of data mining techniques. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.
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 governance, risk management and compliance of financial technology and theories as well as the globalization of banking and finance in International Banking. Concept of empirical application of Robo Advisor and Entrepreneurial Finance will also be target with aims to groom them as a leader in financial technology. 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.
Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.
MQA Compulsory Subjects*
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)
Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree
Matriculation / Foundation
Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree
Diploma in Accounting
Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
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).
02 Jun 2020 / 22 Sep 2020 / 10 Nov 2020
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.