Bachelor Of Financial Economics (Hons)

January, May and September
Course Duration
3 years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R/343/6/0228; 04/2023
Accreditation Code


This programme is structured to equip students with the economic reasoning, quantitative skills and institutional knowledge required to provide solutions to financial problems. The dual emphasis of this course will expose students to a wide variety of decision-making processes... and strategic considerations they will need as financial economists, enabling them to make more informed financial decisions.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source:

About the Programme


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.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​UCSI Foundation year

Minimum CGPA of 2.5 and pass SPM (or any equivalent qualification) with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.


C+ (CGPA 2.33) in any 2 subjects; and pass SPM with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.


2 D grades


Minimum 5 credits (B6) and pass in Mathematics and English

​National Matriculation/Foundation

Minimum CGPA of 2.5 and pass SPM inclusive of 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


Average of 60% in 5 subjects

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 2.5

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.



Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits


Minimum 5 credits (C)


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%

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-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 4
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2
Band 6

  • Applicants who have an academic qualification from a higher learning institution which uses English Language as a medium of instruction can be granted an exemption from the University English requirements and MQA requirement.
For International Students
Band 6.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirements will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929).
  • Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

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
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

Career Opportunities

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

Professional Recognition

Financial Planning Association of Malaysia
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.

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 69,660

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 79,900

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