Master of Finance | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Finance

Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
Part time (2-3 years)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
Full-time:
06 Apr 2020
03 Aug 2020
23 Nov 2020


Part-time:
10 Jan 2020
06 Mar 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • A solid in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of decision making needed to face the challenges in the financial world of today.
  • An understanding of the demanding financial environment and its key areas at a global level.
  • Specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed for a graduate to be on the forefront of the financial world.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

Master of Technology Management
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Euro Asia Business)
Master of Science in Global Marketing Management
Master of Science in International Business
Communications
Master of Project Management
Master of Philosophy in Engineering #

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.0

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0 #

(Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required for entry to Master of Philosophy in Engineering)

MSc in Information Technology Management
MSc in Software Engineering
Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence*
Master of Science in Cyber Security *°
MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics*Δ
Master of Philosophy in Management #

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 #

Notes :
Δ Fundamental skills in programming, database, mathematics and statistics would be an added advantage.
° Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Cyber Security or Forensic Computing must pass the perquisite modules in Cyber Security
 and Digital Forensics to continue with the Master’s degree.
* Applicants without a Computing-related Bachelor’s degree must pass the pre-requisite modules to continue with the Master’s Degree.

Master of Science in Computing

(Bachelor’s Degree must be in an area of Science and Technology related to Computing)

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 3.00; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis 

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.5

Master of Finance

(Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Software Engineering, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Statistics maybe considered for entry to the Master of Finance programme.)

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree in related field with CGPA below 2.75 out of 4.00 but above 2.50; or its equivalent qualification can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in relevant field.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.5

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS
(Only Applicable to International Students)

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 (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) 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).


The Benefits of This Programme:

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Have an in-depth understanding concerning principles of the financial workings and also the application of such understanding in using those financial assets to the world of business and investment.
  • Understand and apply advanced concepts of finance and investment and extend the knowledge of the finance discipline into more specialised areas.
  • Have the ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgments with incomplete or information including reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Communicate clearly and unambiguously the conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning them, to specialist and nonspecialist audience.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques in analysing and evaluating financial and investment problems.
  • Use information technology, such as word processing, databases, the web and econometric packages to download and analyse financial and economic data.
  • Conduct independent research and solve multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary questions in a professional field on an academic, higher education level.
  • Put plans into action with the experience learned from the successful entrepreneurs and a solid understanding of the realities of a business especially in financial or investment related areas.

Who Should Attend:

This degree is intended for finance professional looking to widen their skill base, or students who have made a professional commitment to pursue a career in the finance industry and who have studied finance in an undergraduate degree and are interested in equipping with the most comprehensive array of analytical tools and techniques. This Masters of Finance could be a stepping stone to one of the most sought-after careers in the finance sectors broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, options and futures, treasury management, the functioning of financial institutions and markets, and financial decision-making.


Modules & Project:

The modules are designed to provide a solid understanding of financial principles and their applications of those understanding to various aspects of the finance industry.

Core Modules
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • Securities, Futures and Options
  • Financial Regulation and Regulatory Policy
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fixed Income and Equity Investment
  • International Finance
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Project

Project:

You will be expected to conduct effective research in relation to Finance for both academic and industry purposes. Project will provide you an opportunity to study a topic related to Finance in the form of a written report. You are required to develop your chosen research study by conducting literature reviews, engaging with research methodology, developing skills in data collection and analysis. At the end of the study, you will produce and present a report conforming to the conventions of academic writing.


Career Options:

  • Administrative and Support
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Manager
  • Securities Researcher
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Securities Trader
  • Risk Assurance
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Money / Investment Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Risk Manager

Course Fees:

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)

Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees.

(R/343/7/0098)(10/23)(MQA/FA3456)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.