This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Knowledge and skills relevant to the present banking and wealth management services.
The necessary basic technical competency and professionalism to become employable in the banking and wealth management industry.
Exposure to a more in-depth understanding of financial planning and ability to undertake a project which explores this area in a more analytical manner.
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 learning 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 be undertake the Introduction to Banking and Finance module to allow early exposure to this areas of study. Students can then continue to the more specialised areas of study in Financial Planning.
Accounting For Bankers
Business and Communication Skills
Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Introduction to Banking & Finance
Introduction to Management
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 various aspects of personal financial planning including Personal Financial Planning Techniques, Financial Statement Analysis as well as Financial Planning and Control. Students will also be exposed to knowledge of Financial System, Law of Banking & Finance, Financial Reporting and Fundamentals of Investment to produce wholesome graduates. Business Research Methods which exposes students on how to conduct research and write research proposals will also be taught at this level.
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 willprepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Banking and Finance with a specialism in Financial Planning.
Fundamentals of Investment
Law of Banking and Finance
Management Information System
Business Research Methods
The Financial System
Financial Planning and Control
Financial Statement Analysis
Personal Financial Planning Techniques
In the final year, students will learn more about the practical aspects of financial planning especially the role of financial planners in providing advisory and consultancy services to customers and managing personal financial risk. Students will also learn about Financial Derivatives and making financial decisions. The Project in Financial Planning further develops the academic and practical aspects of their chosen area of study and reinforces their independent learning skills.
Courses such as Financial Plan Construction and Professional Responsibility as well as Portfolio Management provide the necessary closure to the programme.
Building Customers Relation
International Banking & Investment
Risk Management in Banking
Financial Plan Construction and Professional Responsibilities
Investigation in Financial Planning
Managing Personal Financial Risk
Project in Financial Planning
Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.
With strong underpinning knowledge in Banking and Finance, graduates who specialise in Financial Planning are able to develop their careers as Financial Analysts, Financial Advisors and Financial Planners, with a focus on managing personal investment portfolios and maximizing returns on investment.
Source: Asia Pacific University