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BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Finance
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Approval Code N/343/6/0066; 11/2017
Classification BSc (Hons)
Subject Area Actuarial Science and Finance
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
 
As the financial market is getting more volatile these days, enterprise risk management becomes an essential component of big corporations. To furnish the demand for personnel of this profession. The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science & Finance was developed. The objective of this programme is to produce graduate competent in knowledge and skills for financial investment management, assets valuation and risk management for various financial assets such as equities, bond, FOREX, commodities and derivatives. The programme exposes students to both theoretical and practical approaches to investment analysis, security analysis, and portfolio and risk management. In addition, the programme also provides comprehensive study of money markets, financial instruments, financial planning, banking and corporate financial management, the essential working knowledge for executives in the financial industry.


Assessments

The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a Financial Research Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.


Why Choose this Programme?
  • First University in Malaysia offering this programme (Combining Actuarial Science and Finance)
  • Students have the option to choose the major (Pure Actuarial Science or Actuarial Science and Finance after year 1 as Year 1 course for both programmes are identical)
  • The student can choose either the Actuary Professional Qualification or Finance Professional Qualification (i.e. SOA / CFA)
  • More career options for the student when they enter into the job market
  • Higher demand by employers as the students are equipped with Actuary Skills and Financial Knowledge.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation year Minimum CGPA 2.0 including Mathematics
STPM Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) including Mathematics
A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E) including Mathematics
UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6) including Mathematics
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0 including Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects including Mathematics
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects including Mathematics
SAM Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects including Mathematics
Australian Year 12 ATAR 60% , inclusive of Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60% including Mathematics
Diploma (business-related) Minimum CGPA of 2.0 Including Mathematics
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'
This programme prepares students for exciting careers in the corporate sector, insurance sectors, risk management, financial industry, government agencies, and for graduate studies in finance and investment. Examples of career options include:
  • Actuary
  • Risk manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasurer
  • Fund Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Broker
  • Investment Banker
  • Financial Trader
Year 1
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • Statistics and its Application
  • Business Accounting
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Financial Management 1
  • Microeconomics
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Probability Theory
  • Financial Market and Institutions
  • Managerial Accounting
Year 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Introduction to Stochastic Process
  • Applied Statistical Models
  • Mathematics of Interest Rate
  • Financial Statement and Analysis
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Visual Basic. Net
  • Investment Analysis
  • Elective 1
    • Life Contingencies I
    • Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Management 2
Year 3
  • Loss Models
  • Independent Project 1
  • Stochastic Calculus for Insurance and Finance
  • Treasury Management
  • Elective 2
    • Life Contingencies 2
    • Multinational Finance
    • Islamic Financial Market and Institution
    • Equity Analysis
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Independent Project 2
  • Credibility Theory
  • Statistical Simulation for Financial Modelling
  • Elective 3
    • Actuarial Practices
    • Investment Portfolio Management
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.

Society of Actuaries (SOA), USA
  • Obtain all three VEE (Validation by Educational Experience) credits before graduation – the equivalent of core subjects needed to attain a membership.
  • VEE credits may go towards other actuarial qualifications such as from the Casualty Actuarial Society and Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
  • UCSI is one of a few Malaysian private universities recognised as one of SoA’s UCAP (Universities and COLLEGES WITH Actuarial Programmes) schools.
  • UCSI provides the most comprehensive SoA exam coverage in Malaysia.
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), UKd
CT1 module exemption for the Fellowship and Certified Actuarial Analyst exams.
UCSI is also the first private institution in Malaysia recognised by IFoA.
 
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