Bachelor of Arts in Banking & Finance (Hons)

Receive Comprehensive Training in the Tools & Financial Skills Required in Today’s Modern Banking Industry.

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Banking and Finance introduces students to the principles and practice of modern banking, covering aspects of banking, international finance, economics and law.

In this programme, students acquire a firm foundation necessary in the financial services industry, and gain a clear understanding of the functions and internal operations of banks and other financial institutions.

They will also explore the fundamentals behind the assessment of financial needs and pairing of suitable financial products. Students’ inquisitive minds are constantly kept fuelled through dialogues on contemporary banking and finance issues such as Financial Crises, Quantitative Easing, Government Policies, Currency Challenges and more. The programme is also designed to give students the skills to manage finance in institutional settings such as banks or investment houses.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be granted exemptions from the following recognised professional body:

  • CIMA – Exempted from 5 CIMA papers and to take the balance 11 papers to complete the professional qualification

 

Programme information

  • Grooming Business Leaders for the Future
  • Choose UOW Malaysia KDU to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Students Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
  • Real World Education With Industry

 

GROOMING BUSINESS LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE

When students graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia KDU, we ensure that our students are armed with the knowledge, insights and skills, and empowered with experience, so that they stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy and help create an economically prosperous tomorrow. The academic experience at UOW Malaysia KDU is designed for students who not only desire to study business, but also to build the characteristics and confidence necessary for a real world experience. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passions prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.

 

CHOOSE UOW MALAYSIA KDU FOR YOUR BUSINESS STUDIES

UOW Malaysia KDU University College’s School of Business drive a strong focus on offering real world and experiential learning for, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in students. Students are given opportunities to understand business organisations, systems and processes from a simulated model, learn from captains of industry, and work with industrial partners on real-world projects – giving them a head start in honing their business sense and sharpening their skills. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passion prepare them to become driven and intuitive leader.

  • Obtained desired job, run own business, further study
  • Over 100 companies for student internships
  • Diverse student population from over 18 countries
  • A purpose-built Entrepreneurialism Center
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum with input from Industry Advisory Panels
  • 45% of faculty members are with industry experience
  • Programmes accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy

 

STUDENTS TODAY, ENTREPRENEURS TOMORROW

At UOW Malaysia KDU, students are encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind – to be bold, innovative and adaptable. All students that are taking business studies are required to undergo the Entrepreneurship module, anchored by the university college’s School of Business.

In the pursuit of nurturing budding entrepreneurs, the School of Business set up its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator programme. Under the Entrepreneurship module, students work in teams to run a business and solve its problems and issues in a virtual environment. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the SKOLA trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms; providing students with the opportunity to experience different scenarios that occur in a real-world business environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Besides the simulated environment, students also go through the process of conceptualising, developing and fine-tuning business ideas, which will be pitched to angel investors. The module is taught by lecturers who have had vast industry experience and who are members of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN).

 

REAL WORLD EDUCATION WITH INDUSTRY

Students at UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Business are driven to be industry-ready. Essential to their academic learning and experience are our collaborations with industry partners, all designed to ensure our students get an edge above others even before they graduate.

 

Industry Cooperative Education Programme
Industry partnership through adoption of specific module at UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business provides our students an opportunity to network with their potentially future employers and apply classroom learning in real-world situations. In most cases, students will go through a series of training modules – from sessions on financial literacy to retail and customer service insights, people management, and other relevant operational areas. The holistic learning eco-system enables students to create and execute their own business plan, which forms part of the practical student assessment throughout their education journey.

 

UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing Programme
At UOW Malaysia KDU, we value the need for students to experience the real world instead of just the classroom education. Therefore from as early as Year 1 of their Bachelor’s Degree studies or Year 2 of their Diploma studies, students will have an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a company as well as observe first hand of the challenges that are faced in the respective professions. Through UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing programme, students will be able to gain insights about the industry as opposed to just reading general job descriptions.

 

Revolutionary Business Simulation

As the world of business transforms rapidly with the adoption of digital economy, the paradigm shift has resulted in greater demand for organisation with soft skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Students’ adaptability of this new era would enhance their innovativeness and productivity, hence contributing in the society development.

At UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business, students are put into business simulated environment at our very own Entrepreneurialism Centre, guided by certified EuroPEN-PEN International trainers and are led by experienced Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) investor. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the Simplified Business System (SBS) trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms, teaches them various methods in facing the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

 

Industry Expert Speakers Series

The Industry Expert Speaker Series is comprised of various guest lectures, workshops, talks and forums, where experts across various industries and organisations share their thoughts, knowledge and experiences with our students. Past speakers include Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Chairman of UOW Malaysia KDU Board), Dr. Robert Bong (Chief Advisor of Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute), Dato’ Dan E Khoo (Vice President – Strategy, Multimedia Development Corporation), Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Petronas Dagangan Berhad), Melissa Ng (Head of Service Marketing, Nissan Malaysia and IndoChina), Surentran Somasundram (Chief Executive Oficer, Snack Boss Sendirian Berhad), and Marwan Ma’som (Founder, SwiftCow Malaysia), just to name a few.

Duration
3 year
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

YEAR 1

  • Academic English 1 & 2
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Company Law

 

YEAR 2

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Finance
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Financial Markets & Institutions
  • Credit Risk and Lending Management
  • Digital Strategy for Financial Product and Services
  • Investment Banking
  • Professional Development Planning & Leadership Skills
  • The Economics of Money and Banking
  • Business Digitalization

 

YEAR 3

  • Corporate Governance in Banking and Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Elective (1 subject)
  • Research Methodology
  • Final Year Project
  • Internship
Electives
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
MPU
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Life in Malaysia
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students 

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia. 
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2019

14 January  9 May   4 September 4 November
Estimated fees
Local students

RM64,850

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International students

RM70,550

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

GCE A Levels :
2 C+ or CGPA 2.33

STPM :
3 Ds

UEC :
5 Credits (inclusive of Mathematics and a Pass in English)

Diploma :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.5

Foundation Studies :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.5

Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):

Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

 

Notes: In addition to the above mentioned requirement, the student must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent. 

English Requirement

Local Student :

Band 3 in MUET

 

International Student :

Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 550 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 58 and above for Pearson English Test

 

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

Notes

In addition to the above mentioned requirement, the student must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent.

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