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BSc (Hons) Financial Economics   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration
3 years
  Intake
January, April & August
  Tution Fees
N/A

The BSc (Hons) Financial Economics programme ensures that the economics graduates stay ahead of the industry by acquiring technological skills such as quantitative exposure to analytical models, big-data analysis, forecasting, etc. In its new and improved structure in 2021, students will be trained in the application of powerful economics and finance theories, have access to concepts translated as operational models with powerful software to apply to real data, and more emphasis on technology-driven training.

Most academic degrees in economics can no longer keep up with the rapid-pace of changing job demands as technology rapidly changes the work environment. Industry experts have pointed to this in a hidden message – the versatility of the skill sets to succeed in the various industrial sectors is lacking in graduates. With a BFE degree, graduates will be able to learn economics at a higher level as business analytics with the aid of powerful software and expensive data available in the campus. Their specialized training starts in SU in analytics-driven approach to learn economics for business decision-making. Their training transfers to jobs as ready skills for analysis of businesses, industries, product markets essential in modern firms. Government statistics also show BFE graduates earn higher starting salaries than their peers in other disciplines or other institutions.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Economics
  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • English for Business
  • Principles of Business Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Mathematics of Economics
  • Business Computing

YEAR 2 

  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics I
  • Portfolio Management
  • Malaysian Taxation System

YEAR 3 

  • International Economics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibilities
  • Strategic Management
  • Applied Time-Series Econometrics
  • Internship

ELECTIVE ( in year 3 )

Elective 1 (Choose 1) of the following

  • Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Bonds with Embedded Options & Structured Securities

Elective 2 (Choose 1) of the following

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Financial Planning
  • Corporate Finance

Elective 3 (Choose 1) of the following

  • Financial Economics II
  • Life Insurance & Takaful
  • International Financial Management

Additional MOHE Compulsary General Studies Subjects

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Project
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malay Studies 3
  • Community Service

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

STPM
Average C+ or CGPa 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)

A-Level
Minimum 14 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Australian Matriculation
ATAR 60

Canadian Matriculation
60%

Monash University Foundation Year
60%

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.5

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.5

*Sunway Diploma
CAVG 55% or CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 25 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum 27 points (excluding bonus points)

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Financial  controller
  • Investment  banker

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