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BSc (Hons) Financial Economics

BSc (Hons) Financial Economics

Sunway University Business School


JPT/BPP(U)(N/343/6/0167/PA4451) 03/20

About The Programme

The BSc (Hons) Financial Economics programme focuses on providing you with an additional option to combine studies in the areas of financial mathematics and statistics with economics for a wider range of careers both within and outside the financial services industry. Students have more flexibility to move into diverse fields such as financial planning, macroeconomic and financial forecasting, trading, financial and economic research, risk & asset management, banking and finance.

To remain competitive in an increasingly complex financial ecosystem, this programme also incorporates the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and Securities Commission Licensing Examination modules to prepare students for these certifications. Graduates will pick up highly sought-after skills to make insightful financial judgments without losing sight of the larger global economy.

January, March & August
3 Years (full-time)

Career Prospects

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst / Planner
  • Claims Analyst / Adjustor
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Life / Property 
  • Casualty Underwriter
  • Economics Analyst
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Pension Fund Administrator
  • Statistician
  • Economics Researcher

Programme Structure

  • Programming Principles
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • English for Business
  • Linear Algebra & Applications
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Theory of Interest
  • Introductory Economics
  • Calculus
  • Principles of Business Finance
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Financial Economics I
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Communication Skills
  • Malaysian Taxation System
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Economics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Internship
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibilities
  • Time Series & Forecasting
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Financial Planning
  • Bonds with Embedded Options and Structured Securities
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Life Insurance & Takaful
  • Financial Economics II
  • Financial Institutions & Markets

For Local students:

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

For International students:

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

Entry Requirement

STPM average B- or CGPa 2.67 (Minimum 2 principals)
A Level minimum 14 points
Australian Matriculation ATAR 65
Canadian Matriculation 65%
MUFY 65%
Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.5
Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology CGPA 2.5
UEC Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
IB Completed with minimum 26 points (excluding bonus points)

Other Qualifications
Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Mathematics Requirements:
SPM / O-Level: Credit

MQA requires local students to possess a Muet or international english proficiency qualification in order to register for the accounting and finance programme.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Acedemic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/ English Satisfactory level in English in Pre-University programmes where the medium of instruction is English


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