FINANCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Course Duration

Undergraduate Degree: 3 Years

Total Average Fee

N/A

Prospects

Average Salary for Fresh Graduates in Malaysia:
RM 2031 - RM 3119
(Source: CompareHero)

What is Finance and Business Management?

Finance and Business Management is a joint degree programme that places an equal emphasis on both aforementioned fields, allowing for a wider scope of skills to be gained by students. Students of this course will have modules that cover the nuances of business as well as the basic financial skills required to enter the financial industry.

This course is suitable for students who may be interested by the world of business or students who enjoy working with numbers and statistics.

What are the subjects covered by the course?

The exact subjects defer from course to course, with different institutions offering different subjects, but I have listed below the more common subjects offered by these courses:

  • Introduction to International Financial Accounting
  • Business Strategy
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Strategy and International Business
  • Introductory Finance / Trading Simulation
  • Comparative International Marketing
  • Introductory Economics for Business and Finance
  • Introductory Quantitative Techniques for Business and Finance

What are the requirements to study the course?

  • A Level: AAB+ – BBB
  • STPM: AAB+ – BBB
  • UEC: 14 points from 5 subjects excluding Chinese Language and Bookkeeping & Accounts
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): 30 points overall including 5 in Standard Level (SL) Mathematics

OR an equivalent international qualification

Grade A or higher in Maths at IGCSE; SPM Mathematics Grade B A or higher

Grade B or higher in English at IGCSE; SPM English 1119 Grade B or higher

IELTS Band 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for those whose education has not been undertaken in English

What does the education pathway look like?

SPM/O-Levels > STPM/A-Levels/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Foundation/Diploma/Other Pre-University Courses > Bachelor’s Degree > Master’s Degree > Professional Accreditation

What are the career prospects for this course?

Graduates from this course have a wide range of career paths depending on their specific area of interest. However, a mass majority of graduates end up having careers as financial controllers, business analyst, financial analyst, insurance underwriter, wealth manager, senior manager/CEO, marketing manager, human resources manager etc.

What skills do you need for this course?

  • Good Communication Skills
    Finance graduates need to have good communication skills in order to be able to give your customers financial advice while building a good relationship with them.
  • Analytical Thought
    You will be required to be able to think and solve problems by assessing a situation and coming up with a smart response. You will also have to keep yourself emotionally neutral to avoid making decisions based on your emotionally which might lead to negative consequences.
  • Time Management
    As a Business Management graduate you would need to manage your time effectively in order to maximise your productivity. You will need to learn how to distinguish between low value and high value activities and divide your time accordingly.

Where can you study this course?

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