Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics

(A10245) (R2/314/6/0017)04/24

Course Information

Duration: 3 years

Jan, Jun, October

Campus: Kampar Campus
Full Time
Conducted in Malaysia: Yes
Level of Study: Bachelor's Degree Level
Field of Study: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Finance
Awarding Country: Malaysia
Exam Body: UTAR, Malaysia
Fees: 47550 / 64650 (international)

Course Overview

This programme aims to prepare students with both sound theoretical understanding and empirical ability with respect to economic and finance issue. It aims to cultivate the critical thinking and analytical skills of the students in analysing economic issue and phenomenon. The programme provides opportunities for undergraduate to "do economics".

The learning outcomes of the programme emphasise largely on the ability of the undergraduates to comprehend the fundamentals concepts of economics and to scientifically apply the theories of economics and finance in understanding real-world economic issues. To attain this goal, the curriculum is thus designed to motivate active participation of students in teaching-learning interaction, and academic writing.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics are eligible for certain exemptions from the professional examinations of  MACS. Besides, UTAR also entered the partnership with CIMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) to enable the Financial Economics students to access the CIMA Professional Qualification. Students will only need to complete 3 Case Studies exam to complete the professional qualification concurrently with the UTAR Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics degree.


The UTAR Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics is recognised by the following organisation


Year 1

  • Academic Writing ​
  • Business Accounting I
  • Business Accounting II
  • English for Business
  • Information Systems
  • Macroeconomics I​
  • Management Principles
  • Microeconomics I​
  • MPU1*
  • MPU1**
  • National Language/Other Languages
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Techniques I
  • Quantitative Techniques II
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategy​

Year 2

  • Basic Econometrics
  • Business Finance​
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Corporate and Business Law​
  • Current Issue in Economics and Finance​
  • Econometrics
  • Industrial Training​
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Microeconomics II
  • Money and Banking Management
  • Money and Financial Technology​
  • Personal Financial Planning And Management​
  • Research Method​

Year 3

  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective I​II
  • English for Management​
  • Industrial Economics​
  • International Finance​
  • International Trade​
  • Malaysian Economy​
  • Portfolio Management
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Undergraduate Project

Elective I - Choose 1 course (s)

  • Applied Ecommerce​
  • Banking Operations and Treasury Management
  • Financial and Monetary Systems
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Technology​
  • Introduction to Financial Prediction with Machine Learning in Phyton​

Elective II - Choose 1 course (s)

  • Advanced Financial Prediction with Deep Learning in Phyton​
  • Business Analytics​
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing​
  • Fundamentals of Digital Media Technology​
  • Introduction to Internet of Things and It’s Applications​
  • Islamic Banking
  • Microeconomic Foundation For Financial Analysis​
  • Positive Psychology​
  • Risk Management

Elective III - Choose 1 course (s)

  • Business and Society
  • Confucianism and Modern Society

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

    • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa - For Local Students 
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 

  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

      • Philosophy and Current Issues - For International Students 
      • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban  - For Local Students 

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 course (s)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Introduction to Chinese Language I
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Tamil Language

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ

Entry Requirements

  • UTAR Foundation Programme
  • STPM: Grade C/C+ in 2 relevant subjects depending on the programmes (except M.B.B.S. and Quantity Surveying)
  • A-Level: Grade D in 2 or 3 relevant subjects
  • UEC: Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
  • SAM: ATAR 70 and Grade B in at least 2 relevant subjects
  • CPU: An average of 70% in 6 relevant subjects (depending on programmes)
  • Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education
  • Foundation/Diploma in the relevant fields
  • Other recognized equivalent qualifications

Career Prospects

  • Financial Economist
  • Financial Controller
  • Consumer Loan Officer
  • Investment Strategies Researcher
  • Derivatives Expert
  • Economy Analyst

Study Abroad Pathway


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

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