This programme is specifically designed to provide:
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.
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.
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.
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