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MA (Hons) Business and Finance

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (DULN007(WP))
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees33100/Yr
Fees (International Student)36000/ Yr
FacultySchool of Management & Languages (SML)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

Business Management and Finance professionals work with executive and management teams to provide expert advice on the impacts and deployment of resources and processes throughout an organisation.

At Heriot-Watt, you will learn how to apply business management and finance knowledge and skills to a range of different managerial, business and problem-solving situations, management decisions, compliance issues and governance.

This undergraduate MA Honours degree* explores the interface between business and finance, in particular the management and business implications of financial decision-making. It is a specialist joint degree with equal emphasis given to the subject areas of business and finance. The degree is particularly suited to students who wish to gain a firm grounding in business and management, but with an insight into the finance and financial operations of businesses and organisations.

Key topics covered include accounting, business policy, corporate finance, economics, management and marketing.

*The degree of Master of Arts (MA) is an undergraduate Honours degree, awarded by the ancient universities in Scotland and the UK including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Cambridge and Oxford. At other universities in Scotland and the UK, undergraduate degrees in the arts, liberal arts, humanities or social sciences are awarded as Bachelor of Arts (BA).

 

Curriculum

Programme content

Core Courses

Students take a total of 8 courses per year including core, optional and elective courses/projects.

First Year

  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Organisational Behaviour

Second Year

  • International Bond and Currency Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managing Corporate Value
  • Strategic Management

Third Year

  • Management Dissertation OR
  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
Entry Requirements
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Business and Design: CCCC
  • A-Level: BBC
  • STPM: BBC
  • Minimum B in Mathematics
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

Intake Months

September 

Career Prospects

Our Business and Finance graduates have embarked on successful careers in the public and private sectors as accountants, actuaries, auditors, financial advisers, foreign exchange dealers, legal advisers, stockbrokers and tax associates.

Companies and organisations employing Business and Finance graduates from Heriot-Watt include Baillie Gifford, Deloitte, EY, HSBC, KPMG, Mazars, Nestlé and PwC.

 

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


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