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BSc (Hons) Finance & Investment
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Approval Code N/343/6/0052; 08/2017
Classification BSc (Hons)
Subject Area Finance & Investment
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 and September
The programme aims to produce competent graduates with the fundamental knowledge and skills to undertake capital appraisals, financial assets valuation and management of investments and risks in various financial markets including equities, bond, FOREX, commodities and derivatives. Specifically, the programme will expose students to both theoretical and practical approaches in areas such as corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, to name a few. Overall, the programme encompasses a comprehensive study of money markets, financial instruments, financial planning, banking and corporate restructuring.


The assessment is a combination of examinations, projects and assignments - students in their final year are also required to complete a dissertation in the Financial Research Project course. This will enable students to acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive, which will undoubtedly reflect the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.
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 D grades
UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6) including Mathematics and English
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'
The course is an excellent platform to prepare students for exciting careers in the corporate sector, financial industry, government agencies and evenpostgraduate studies in finance and investment. Graduates of this programme are able to find career opportunities in the following roles:
  • Investment Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasurer
  • Fund Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Broker
  • Investment Banker
  • Risk Manager
  • Financial Trader
Year 1
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Statistics and its Application
  • Principles of Banking
  • Microeconomics
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Management 1
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)/
    Other MPU-U3 equivalent courses (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management 2
  • International Bank management
  • Basic Econometrics
  • Business Modeling and Spreadsheet
  • Corporate Finance
  • Islamic Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Personal Wealth Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Equity Analysis
  • Company Law
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Elective 1 (Choose ONE)
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Strategic Management
Year 3
  • Financial Research Project A
  • Risk management and Insurance
  • Business Research Method
  • Portfolio Management
  • Treasury Management
  • Financial Research Project B
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Multinational Finance
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Merger, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 3
Elective 2 (Choose ONE)
  • Islamic Capital Markets
  • Entrepreneurship
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.

Along with this students who have passed BFI202 Personal Wealth Management with a B grade are only required to attend 20 a hours workshop on Tax Planning before registering for Module 1 exams. This is in liue of the 60 hours of lectures required for the module.  
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
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