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Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons)
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Approval Code N/345/6/0323; 04/2018
Classification Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons)
Subject Area Finance and Economics
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May, September
 
UCSI University’s Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons) is structured to equip students with sound knowledge of financial and economic analyses. Students are trained to put their ideas to practice throughout the programme, which boasts breadth and depth in financial economics.

At the University, we believe in grooming the best practitioners not only in, but for, the industry. In this light, our graduates are equipped with a solid understanding of key industrial practices and the fundamental assumptions that make them work. From policy analysis to financial risk analysis, our students will be exposed to a wide variety of decision making processes and strategic considerations, enabling them to make more informed financial decisions. With professional knowledge and skills in hand, our graduates are set to meet the needs of today’s dynamic marketplace.


Assessments

Learners will be assessed with a combination of examinations, projects and assignments. In the final year, students are required to complete a dissertation course.

Students will also have to complete internships to develop career-related skills that will mould them into effective practitioners.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation year Pass, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
STPM Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) in 2 subjects and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM Level
A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E)
UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6) including in Mathematics and English
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
SAM Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
Australian Year 12 ATAR 65%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
Diploma (business-related) Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Other equivalent qualifications To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016):
The terms of passing in Mathematics and English at SPM level for the candidate with STPM or STAM qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and English and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required pass of the aforesaid courses at the SPM level.


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'
Graduates can work in specialised positions or become highly qualified generalists.
  • Primary Careers
  • Global Asset Manager
  • Secondary Careers
  • Private Equity Specialist
  • Investment Risk Manager
  • Other Possible Careers
  • Statistician
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Strategist
  • Economist
  • Researcher
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Broker
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Investment Banker
Year 1
  • Business Accounting
  • Financial Markets and institutions
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Statistics and Its Applications
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Financial Management 1
  • Financial Management 2
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Ethics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Principles of Banking
  • Basic Econometrics
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Monetary Economics 1
  • International Economics
  • Investment Analysis
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Portfolio Management (Elective)
  • Treasure Management (Elective)
  • Financial Economics (Elective)
  • Issues in Global Economy (Elective)
  • Research Project 1
  • Research Project 2
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 3

* Students should note that not all elective courses will be offered in the semester.

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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