This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Knowledge and understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of investment and risk management.
Knowledge and skills necessary to analyse complex situations that occur in financial decision-making.
Exposure to a more in-depth understanding of financial risk management and undertake project which explores this area in a more analytical way.
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 Investment and Risk Management.
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 the management and measurement of financial risk as well as theories of securities & options. Students will also be exposed to other areas of knowledge of banking, finance, economics, investment analysis and accounting which as supplementary modules to produce wholesome graduates equipped with knowledge in investment and risk management as well as credit risk in banking and 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 Banking and Finance with a specialism in investment and Risk Management.
Fundamentals of Investment
Law of Banking and Finance
Management Information System
Business Research Methods
The Financial System
Securities and Options
Time Series and Forecasting
In the final year, students will learn more about the practical aspects of risk management practices and theory especially in banks and corporate firms. Students will also learn about the globalisation of banking and finance in International Banking and Investment including strategies of risk management adopted by firms in practice. The Project in Investment and Risk Management further develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen area of study and reinforces your independent learning skills.
Courses such as Capital Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management provide the necessary closure to the programme.
Building Customers Relation
International Banking & Investment
Risk Management in Banking
Capital Investment Analysis
Corporate Risk Management
Investigation in Investment & Risk Management
Project in Investment & Risk Management
Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.
Graduates specialising in Investment and Risk Management will be able to develop their careers in Planning and Budgeting, Portfolio Management, Investments, Securities’ Trading, and Foreign Currency Trading. Investment and Wealth Management, Trade Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Settlements and Operations.
Source: Asia Pacific University