Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management
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|Exam Body||APU Malaysia Degree|
|Course Duration||3 years|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Faculty||School of Accounting & Finance|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Accounting & Finance|
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
The first year provides the basis and foundation in banking and finance necessary to understanding the more focused modules studied in the second and final year of the programme. Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds are all taught a common set of modules during the first year. This enables APU to accept students without specific pre - requisites. The students will study modules covering a range of subjects fundamental to the understanding of business management and finance.
In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.
The second year will focus on the management and appraisal of financial risk as well as theories of securities & options, understanding of the characteristics of fixed income securities and the tools and techniques for analysis and management of fixed income portfolios.
Students will also be exposed to other areas of knowledge of banking, finance, economics, and investment analysis which as supplementary modules to produce wholesome graduates equipped with knowledge in investment and risk management as well as credit risk in banking and finance.
The Financial econometrics modules will introduce students to the tools and test for various financial market hypotheses. Students will be requested to work through a number of questions and projects with a broad range of financial data sets using Econometric software.
The programme also offers the benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.
Business Research Methods which exposes students on how to write research proposals and conduct research will also be taught at this level.
At APU, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. After the completion of Level 2, students will undertake a short internship/industrial training of a minimum of 16 weeks. This will provide our students opportunities to engage with realworld business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.
In the final year, students will learn more about the practical aspects of risk management practices and theory especially in banks and corporate firms. Students will also learn about the globalization of banking and finance in International Banking and Investment including strategies of risk management adopted by firms in practice. Concept and empirical applications of Technical Analysis and Trading will also be taught at this level.
The Project in Investment and Risk Management further develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen area of study and reinforces your independent learning skills.
Courses such as Capital Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management provide the necessary closure to the programme.
Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.
|Intake Months||25 Feb 2020 / 28 Apr 2020 / 22 Sep 2020|
|Career Prospects||Planning and Budgeting Consultant|
Investment and Wealth Manager
Portfolio Risk Advisor
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.