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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 Minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, and pass SPM (or any equivalent qualification) with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.
STPM Minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) in any 2 subjects; and pass SPM (or any equivalent qualification) with credit in Mathematics and pass in English;
A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E)
UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6) including Mathematics and English
or
Minimum 5 credits (B6) and pass in Mathematics and English
National Matriculation/Foundation Minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, and pass SPM (or any equivalent qualification) with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.
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%
Any qualification equivalent to Diploma in Finance, Banking, Insurance or related field (Level 4, MQF) Minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00;
Other equivalent qualifications To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

Note (Source: Finance Program Standard):
The credit requirement for Mathematics and pass in English at SPM level for the candidate with STPM or Matriculation/Foundation qualification can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent/higher achievement.


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
For local student:
  • A distinction (A+, A, or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level. If the English Language requirement is not met, student may be required to take an additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate program based on the University’s decision.
For international student:
  • At least IELTS Band 6 or its equivalents (A compulsory requirement from MQA)
  • 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 deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic 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

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM)
Module 2 out of 4 towards Certified Financial Planner certification examinations.

Exemption for Module 2
The students must have passed BFI302 Risk Management and Insurance with at least a B grade and also need to attend a 30 hour workshop on Estate Planning to be eligible for the exemption.
 
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