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Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment Analytics


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
22 Mar 2023 | 20 Jul 2023
21 Sep 2023

 

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME
 

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE

 


MORE THAN JUST A BANKING & FINANCE DEGREE

APU's Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment Analytics degree is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

  

CMT Association Partner Academic

APU’s selection as the CMT Association’s Academic Partner Program signifies APU’s strong commitment to students’ career readiness and applied learning. Institutions in the CMT’s Academic Partner Program demonstrate academic rigor in financial courses ranging from quantitative methodologies to behavioural finance, as well as portfolio management and other key aspects of technical analysis. With this partnership, the two institutions illustrate an innovative solution to the growing demand for student education and career preparedness, while advocating for the advancement of technical analysis.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics with a Pass in English.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING• Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE level.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 6.0
• TOEFL IBT : 60
• Pearson (PTE) : 59
• MUET : Band 4


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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

​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.
  • FinTech knowledge and technical skill relevant to Banking and Finance.

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 Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Business Economics
  • Financial System
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Essential of Banking & Finance
  • 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

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Banking Instruments & Procedures
  • Financial Technology
  • Enabling FinTech
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Applications of AI in Finance
  • Law of Banking & Finance

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Economics of Finance
  • Fixed Income Analysis

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 globalisation 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

  • Risk Management in Banking and Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Banking and Finance
  • Investigation Report
  • Building Customers Relationships

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Technical Analysis and Trading
  • Equity Investment
  • Robo Advisor
  • Portfolio Management

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • 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.)
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

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/


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


PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

APU has been leading the way for its graduates in Professional recognition and exemptions in the areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial Studies. These are valuable not only for moving your career as a full-time professional forward but also for expanding your skills and expertise to become a more well-rounded employee. These recognitions help you become a more desirable job candidate or employee, one who can command a higher salary.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program

APU is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program. This indicates that at least 70% of CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) is embedded in our curriculum, and students who have completed our Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) programmes are prepared to undertake the exams leading to the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation, which is the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. In addition, APU is also eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program every year.


DID YOU KNOW?

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 Investment and Risk Management (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.
 

Professional Body Partner

All Banking & Finance Programmes are accredited by Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

AICB collaborates with APU in sharing of leading practices, knowledge and expertise in banking trends and developments through industry surveys, publications and thought leadership initiatives.

All Banking & Finance Programmes are empowered by FAOM

APU is the first University in Malaysia to sign MOA with FAOM to jointly develop future talents to embrace FinTech. FAOM also advises APU in the FinTech curriculum development to align with the industry requirement.


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 25,400
Year 2: RM 25,800
Year 3: RM 26,800
Total: RM 78,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,330)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION
 

(R/343/6/0051)(07/27)(MQA/FA1328)

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