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Level 1

The first year provides the basis and foundation in banking and finance necessary to understanding the more focused modules studied in the second and final year of the programme. Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds are all taught a common set of modules during the first year. This enables APU to accept students without specific pre - requisites. The students will study modules covering a range of subjects fundamental to the understanding of business management and finance

Students will also undertake the Introduction to Banking and Finance module to allow early exposure to this areas of study

Commomn Modules

Quantitative and Statistical Methods

Introduction to Management

Business and Communications Skills

Financial Accounting 1

Business Economics

Introduction to Banking & Finance

Financial Accounting 2

Accounting for Bankers

Business Law


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

Level 2

The second year will introduce students to Financial Economics as well as Financial Planning and Control. Students will also be exposed to knowledge of Financial System, Law of Banking & Finance, and Fundamentals of Investment to produce wholesome graduates.

The Financial econometrics module will introduce students to the tools and test for various financial market hypotheses. Students will be requested to work through a number of questions and projects with a broad range of financial data sets using Econometric software.

The programme also offers the benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.

Business Research Methods which exposes students on how to write research proposals and conduct research will also be taught at this level.

Common Modules

Financial Statement Analysis

The Financial System

Banking Instruments & Procedures

Time Series and Forecasting

Management of Financial Services

Integrated Business processes with SAP ERP System

Financial Econometrics

Business Research Methods

Financial Management

Law of Banking & Finance

Specialised Modules

Financial Economics

Financial Planning and Control


At APU, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. After the completion of Level 2, students will undertake a short internship/industrial training of a minimum of 12 weeks. This will provide our students opportunities to engage with realworld business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.

Level 3

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 including the construction of a comprehensive financial plan. 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 Estate Planning and Insurance Planning provide the necessary closure to the programme.

Common Modules

Risk Management in Banking

Financial Derivatives

Corporate Finance

International Banking & Investment

Investigations in Financial Planning

Building Customers Relationships

Portfolio Management

Financial Planning Project

Specialised Modules

Estate Planning

Financial Plan Construction & Professional Responsibilities

Insurance 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.

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