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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 14,663
Course Miscellanous Fees:

Placing

Area:
Bukit Jalil,
Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Staffordshire University, UK & Asia Pacific University (Dual Degree)

BA (HONS) IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE WITH A SPECIALISM IN FOREX AND INVESTMENTS

  Institution: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Field Of Study:
Accounting & Finance
Level Of Study:
Undergraduate
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
April, August, January, May, October

BA (HONS) IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE WITH A SPECIALISM IN FOREX AND INVESTMENTS

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

Specialised knowledge and understanding of money market and the identification of investment alternatives that are available.
Development of intellectual capability, research skills and creative thinking to examine and analyse the impact of the constantly changing environment on the organization & to respond appropriately.
Understanding of the conceptual framework underlying disciplines relevant to investment and treasury management, in order to enable students to prepare for a career within that function.

What you will study

LEVEL 1

This level provides a detailed underpining to the study of accounting in the modern IT world. Students will be equipped with mathematical, and communication skills. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates and be conversant in the technical languages and practices of the accounting sector in market economy.

Common Modules

Business and Communication Skills
Business Economics
Business Law
Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Service Management
Marketing
Quantitative Analysis
Quantitative Skills
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.

LEVEL 2

This level provides knowledge, skills and analysis of financial statements, a pratical knowledge to manage funds and creating wealth on a personal basis, by incorporating financial mathematical calculations. This area of understanding will be supported by Financial Analysis, Financial Mathematics and Personal Finance.

Students are also introduced to the Business Research Methods module which exposes students on how to conduct research and write research proposals.

Students will also use their co curricular activities (social, sport, cultural etc.) as evidence of the development of your personal skills, which are highly regarded by employers. They will collect this information in a portfolio and submit together with an essay showing how these experiences have helped to develop their employability skills such as social, interpersonal, planning, communications and many others.

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Accounting and Finance.

Common Modules

Audit and Assurance
Business Analysis
Company Accounts
Cost and Managerial Accounting
Ethics and Corporate Governance
Financial Management
Financial Reporting
Introduction to Taxation
Business Research Methods

Specialised Modules

Financial Analysis
Financial Mathematics
Personal Finance

LEVEL 3

In level 3 students are provided with a comprehensive study of investment and money market practices and issues related to investments activities. This area of understanding will be supported by Financial Derivatives, Investigation in Forex and Investments and Portfolio Management. The Forex and Investment project will further develop the academic and practical aspects of students chosen area of study and reinforces their independent learning skills.

Common Modules

Advanced Taxation
Company Law
Corporate Finance
Investigation in Forex & Investment
Management Accounting Techniques
Managing People and Performance
Strategic Financial Decision Making

Specialised Modules

Financial Derivatives
Forex & Investment Project
Portfolio Management
Trading: Capital & Money Markets
Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.

CAREERS IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND INVESTMENTS

There is a huge demand across modern financial markets for financial analysts and investors. All too often assessments of risk are crudely made and the consequences of getting things wrong can be serious, including lost opportunities, loss of business and even loss of life. Graduates in this field are in great demand in forex and money markets, investment firms, merchant banks, consulting specialists, corporations, stockbroker firms and government offices.

Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, students are eligible for exemptions for a maximum of 9 papers from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), 6 papers exemptions (All the certificate-level papers and 1 operational-level paper) from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), 8 papers from CPA Australia, and 7 or 8 papers from CTIM based on the areas of specialization. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.

Source: Asia Pacific University