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Bachelor Of Science (Honours) Finance And Investment

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R2/343/6/0052; 08/2027
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA1403


Overview

Overall, this programme encompasses a comprehensive study of money markets, financial instruments, financial planning, banking and corporate restructuring. Ideal for students who have an inclination towards numbers and an interest in making smart investment and financial trades, the curriculum provides a solid understanding of the workings of the financial markets through a combination of academic rigour and hands-on learning.

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

Assessments

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.

Entry Requirements

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 pass in 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

AUSMAT/ HSC/SACE/TEE/WACE

ATAR score 60% OR minimum 60% average 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 2.50 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 REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION YEAR

Academic Requirements

SPM/O-Level or its equivalent

Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects)

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%

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 'D'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 4
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2
IELTS
Band 6
TOEFL iBT
42

  • 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
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
(i. B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced C2 Proficiency)
169
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
(ii. Linguiskill Online)
169
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
(iii. Occupational English Test (OET)(Conventional/Online))
250
TOEFL IBT
60
Pearson Test of English
59
TOEFL Essentials (Online)
8.5
MUET
Band 4
IELTS
6

  • 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
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Statistics and its Applications
    • Principles of Banking
    • Microeconomics
    • Introductory Accounting
    • Financial Management 1
    • Macroeconomics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Management 2
    • Co-Operative Placement 1
    • Finance and Security Law
    • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)/
      Other MPU-U3 equivalent courses (MPU-U3)

    Electives 1 (Choose one)

    • Fundamental of Marketing
    • Sales Management
    Year 2
    • International Bank Management
    • Basic Econometrics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Islamic Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Personal Wealth Management
    • Investment Analysis
    • Equity Analysis
    • Business Communication
    • Business Research Method
    • Multinational Finance
    • Introduction to Islamic Banking
    • Co-Operative Placement 2

    Electives 2 (Choose two)

    • Treasury Management
    • Fundamental of Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    Year 3
    • Financial Research Project A
    • Risk Management and Insurance
    • Islamic Capital Market
    • Portfolio Management
    • Financial Research Project B
    • Financial Derivatives
    • Multinational Finance
    • Merger, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring
    • Co-Operative Placement 3

    Electives 3

    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Treasury Management
    General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
    For Malaysian students:
    1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
      (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
    2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
      (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
    For foreign students:
    1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
      (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)

    All students:
    1. U2 - University Life
    2. U2 - Integriti dan Anti Rasuah (Integrity and Anti- Corruption)
    3. U4 - Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
    4. U4 - Extracurricular Learning Experience 2
    5. U4 - Extracurricular Learning Experience 3

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

    Career Opportunities

    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

    Professional Recognition

    Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM)
    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 lieu of the 60 hours of lectures required for the module.  

    Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)
    Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)

    Fees

    Local Students

    Approximate Total Fees:

    RM 75,440

    International Students

    Approximate Total Fees:

    RM 88,910

    Tuition fees for Bangladesh Campus will be available soon.

    Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

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

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