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BBA (Hons) Islamic Banking & Finance
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Approval Code N/343/6/0049; 11/2017
Classification BBA
Subject Area Islamic Banking and Finance
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration Three years (9 semesters) for full time (minimum)
Five years (15 semesters) for full time (maximum)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Terengganu Campus
Intakes January, May and September
 
Background

UCSI University recognises the rising importance of Islamic Banking and Finance, which is projected to grow tremendously and become a major force in global economics. This Islamic Banking & Finance degree program, aims at enabling the candidate to deeply understand the Islamic Banking operating system and the concepts of Islamic Finance through participation in class discussions and activities. Market participant candidates are to be well-equipped with an excellent background about Islamic Finance and its innovative products. An introductory background on the related Islamic concepts is offered linking them to the emerging banking and financial issues.

The programme sets very important objectives in relation to students’ abilities in making decisions (critically and creatively) and also nurturing each student’s abilities in applying theoretical knowledge and putting it to practice, threaded through all courses. These outcomes are clearly linked to two of the University’s missions, “Value Innovation” as well as “Research and Discovery”. The Programme Learning Outcomes concentrates on the ability of the graduates to apply the skills and knowledge learnt in both the general business environment and the Islamic financial industry, by imparting core values with practical creativity in developing and evolving financial and business practices that are reflected in a well designed discipline of business administration specialising in Islamic Banking and Finance.


Programme Positioning
  • The Praxis concept is applied to this programme
Value Proposition
  • Great demand of Islamic Banking and Finance in Malaysia and worldwide. The Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia mentioned that due to the continued expansion in the area of Islamic Finance, demand for talent and expertise has increased.
Key Message
  • To nurture creative and innovative financial executives that contribute to the nation and worldwide.
Key Attributes
  • Graduate attributes of this programme are job creators or market inventors
  • Become a role model and provide opportunities for others and reduce the job unemployment rate in Malaysia

Programme Overview

UCSI University recognises the rising importance of Islamic Banking and Finance, which is projected to grow tremendously and become a major force in global economics. This Islamic Banking & Finance degree programme, aims to create deeper understanding of the Islamic Banking operating system and the concepts of Islamic Finance through participation in class discussions and activities. Market participant candidates will be well-equipped with an excellent background about Islamic Finance and its innovative products. An introductory background on the related Islamic concepts will also be covered, linking students to emerging banking and financial issues.

The programme sets very important objectives in relation to our students’ abilities in making decisions (critically and creatively) and also nurturing each student’s abilities to applying theoretical knowledge to practice, threaded through all courses. These outcomes are clearly linked to two of the University’s missions: “Value Innovation” as well as “Research and Discovery”. The programme’s learning outcomes focus on ensuring that graduates are able to apply the skills and knowledge that they have garnered in both the general business environment and the Islamic financial industry. This is done by imparting core values with practical creativity to develop and evolve financial and business practices that are reflected in a well-designed discipline of business administration specialising in Islamic Banking and Finance.


Programme Details

UCSI University's BBA (Hons) in Islamic Banking & Finance is a full-time three-year programme with a trimester offering. Each semester lasts 14 weeks.

Note: September semester lasts 7 weeks.


Assessments

The BBA (Hons) in Islamic Banking and Finance is designed to enhance students' knowledge in the field of banking and finance, especially in the theory and practice of modern international banking, in addition to the appreciation of related policy issues involved, both at the micro (managerial) and macro levels. Thus, the programme incorporates multi-disciplinary areas, covering topics on finance, banking, economics, recent developments and the effects of technological changes on banks, deregulation and the globalisation of the banking industry.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation year Pass, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
*Requirement for Accounting disciplines – Minimum CGPA of 2.5, and credits in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM level
**Requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines – Minimum CGPA of 2.5
STPM Minimum 2 principals (C)
*Requirement for Accounting disciplines – Minimum 2 C+ grades, and credits in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM level
**Requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines - Minimum 2 principals(C) inclusive of B grade in Mathematics
A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E)
*Requirement for Accounting disciplines – Minimum 2 D grades
**Requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines - Minimum 2 principals(E) inclusive of B grade in Mathematics
UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6)
*Requirement for Accounting disciplines – Minimum 5 credits including Mathematics and a Pass in English
**Requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines - Minimum 5 credits inclusive of B4 grade in Mathematics
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
*Requirement for Accounting disciplines – Minimum CGPA of 2.5
**Requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines - Minimum CGPA of 2.5 inclusive of B grade in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects
**Requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines - Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects inclusive of 4 or above in Mathematics
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
**Additional requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines – Minimum 60% score in Mathematics
SAM Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
**Additional requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines – Minimum 60% score in Mathematics
Australian Year 12 ATAR 65%
**Additional requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines – Minimum 60% scaled score in Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
**Additional requirement for Actuarial Science disciplines – Minimum 60% score in Mathematics
Diploma (business-related) Minimum CGPA of 2.0
*Requirement for Accounting disciplines – Minimum CGPA of 2.5 credits including a credits in Mathematics and a Pass in English subject at SPM/O-Level
**To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis
Other equivalent qualifications To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

Entry into Foundation year
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits
O-Level Minimum 5 credits(C)
UEC Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits(B6)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment Programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to decide on applicants whose academic results are borderline to the entry requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
The career prospects for graduates for this degree programme is promising, in view of the fact that the local banking and finance industry remains robust and is committed to implement the liberalisation programmes professionally. It is envisaged that banking and finance would attract students to be part of the new era of industrialisation to support product innovations and enable the well-trained and highly disciplined financial analyst/banker to look forward to a high quality of job satisfaction with enhanced employment prospects. After completing the programme, graduates can seek employment in the following industries:
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Funds Management
  • Corporate Treasury Management
  • Financial Planning and Investment Advice
Year 1
  • Islamic Economics and Finance
  • Business Accounting
  • Statistics and Its Application
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Economics
  • Money and Banking from an Islamic Perspective
  • Islamic Accounting
  • Introduction to Management and Organizational Theory
  • Human Resource & Career Management
  • Business Communication
  • Organisational Behavior
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Islamic Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Islamic Banking Operations
  • Organisational Accounting
  • Industrial Relation
  • Business Research Method
  • Risk Management for Islamic Banks
  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Islamic Law of Financial Transactions
  • International Commercial Law
  • Business Information System
  • International Business
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Corporate Governance in Islamic Banking & Finance
  • Islamic Capital Markets
  • Islamic Corporate Governance
  • E-Business
  • Independent Project (A)
  • Islamic Insurance
  • Financial Management
  • International Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Independent Project (B)
  • Islamic Investment Planning
  • Islamic Wealth and Asset Management
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 3
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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