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Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialism in Investment and Risk Management

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
19 Nov 2019
25 Feb 2020
​28 Apr 2020

Embracing the Wave of Industry Revolution 4.0

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Knowledge and skills in handling financial products, product development and working within the rapidly changing Global Banking and Finance Industry.
  • Opportunities to develop into highly competent managers, who are well qualified not only in Banking and Finance but also other professional areas required for successful business administration and management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of investment, financial analysis, and risk management that underpin sound decision-making.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 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.
A-LEVEL• Successful completion of A-Level with 2 full passes or equivalent and completion of O-Level/SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics.
UEC• Credit passes (Grade B) in 5 Subjects including Mathematics.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• 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.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING / DIPLOMA IN FINANCE• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
• Successful completion of Studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

Malaysian Students 

Band 4 in Malaysian Unified English Test (MUET) or IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent is required for Malaysian Students. Applicants who do not possess the above will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Degree Programme.

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES • IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 397 
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31 
• Pearson (PTE) : 30 
• MUET : Band 2
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES• IELTS : 5.0 (5.5*) 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-417 (450-497*)
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45 (46-59*) 
• Pearson (PTE) : 36 (42*) 
• MUET : Band 3 (Band 4*)

*Only applicable for Actuarial Studies and Banking and Finance programmes.

Please note that under Ministry of Higher 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 (IGCE, 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).


Did You Know?

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED BANKERS (AICB)

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.


What You Will Study:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every banking and finance professional, and the basic understanding of business management and finance. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, accounting skills and management skills.

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

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which the students will gain a better understanding of the management and appraisal of financial risk as well as theories of securities and options. They will also be exposed to other areas of knowledge of banking, finance, economics and investment analysis, and credit risk in banking and finance. In addition, they will be introduced to the tool and test for various financial markets through Econometric software. They will also familiarise yourselves with business processes through the SAP, the world-leading enterprise software. Students will have the hands-on training with the system. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • 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
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Financial Economics
  • Equity and Fixed Income Investment

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake a short 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 practical aspect of risk management practices and theories as well as the globalization of banking and finance in International Banking and Investments. Concept and empirial applications of Technical Analysis & Trading will also be target with aims to groom them as a leader in investment and risk management. 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.

Common Modules

Specialised 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
  • Capital Investment Analysis
  • Technical Analysis and Trading
  • Global Finance

Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.

MQA Compulsory Subjects *

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Career Options:

  • Planning and Budgeting Consultant
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Executive
  • Risk Manager
  • Investment and Wealth Manager
  • Insurance Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Compliance Manager
  • Portfolio Risk Advisor

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 24,700
Year 2: RM 25,500
Year 3: RM 26,400
Total: RM 76,600

Year 1: RM 27,600 (USD 6,900)
Year 2: RM 28,900 (USD 7,230)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)

Total: RM 86,400 (USD 21,610)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

(R/343/6/0051) (07/22) (MQA / FA1328)

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