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Course Fees and Duration

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


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


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

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


This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge and skills in handling financial products, product development and working within the Global Banking and Finance Industry.
  • Opportunities to develop into highly competent managers, who are well qualified not only in Banking and Finance but also other professional areas required for successful business administration and management.
  • Opportunities to develop skills in innovation, ingenuity and integration as well as problem solving and decision making.
  • Exposure to the Banking & Finance-related industries using assignments to mimic the actual decision making process and broad-based information pertaining to the industries.
  • What you will study


The first year provides the basis and a foundation in banking management and finance related disciplines necessary for the understanding of the more focused business modules studied in the second and final year of the programme. Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds are all brought up to a common set of learing
outcomes during the first year. This enables us to accept students without specific pre–requisites. The students will study two semesters of modules encompassing a range of subjects fundamental to the understanding of business management and finance.

However students will also undertake the Introduction to Banking and Finance module to allow early exposure to this areas of study.

Common Modules

  • Accounting For Bankers
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Introduction to Banking & Finance
  • Introduction to Management
  • Marketing
  • 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.


The second year will focus on the core banking and finance modules focusing on Banking Instruments and procedures and credit management as well as the overall financial system environment. Students will also be exposed to knowledge of Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Fundamentals of Investment and Law of Banking and Finance to produce graduates with holistic capabilities and knowledge. 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 Banking and Finance.

Common Modules

  • Company Account
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fundamentals of Investment
  • Law of Banking and Finance
  • Management Information System
  • Business Research Methods
  • The Financial System

Specialised Modules

  • Banking Instruments and Procedures
  • Credit Management
  • Management of Financial Services


In the final year, students will learn more about the practical aspect of banking practices and theory especially on Risk Management in Banking. Students will also learn about the globalisation of banking and finance which includes the development of international banking and investment theory in global banking practices. The Project in Banking and Finance further develops the academic and practical aspects of students chosen area of study and reinforces their independent learning skills. Courses such as Control Audit System and Corporate Restructuring provide the necessary closure to the programme.

Common Modules

  • Building Customers Relation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Modelling
  • International Banking & Investment
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management in Banking

Specialised Modules

  • Control and Audit System
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Investigation in Banking and Finance
  • Project in Banking & Finance


Graduates in Banking and Finance are able to develop into careers in Consultancy, Commercial Banking, Investment, Sales, Trading, and Risk Management. Potential job roles include Stock Broker, Banker, Merchant Banker, Trader, Finance Director, Finance Officer, Underwriter, Personal Finance Advisor, Loan and Credit Officer.

Source: Asia Pacific University