BSc (Hons) Financial Analysis

Sunway University Business School


About The Programme

The BSc (Hons) Financial Analysis programme has been designed to meet the increasing demand for quality skills and expertise in the financial services industry.

Focusing on the quantitative aspects of finance, you will learn about equities, fixed-incomes and derivatives markets. You will also explore the applications of mathematical and statistical knowledge to the fields of investment and risk management to meet the dynamic needs of the financial services industry in general.

The solid foundation that we provide allows you to either venture directly into a career in finance and investment or to pursue further studies in quantitative finance. Through this programme, you are prepared for the quantitative aspects of all three levels of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional examinations. A CFA charter is the most recognised professional qualification in the finance world and this will set you up for a successful career in finance.

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will also be awarded with a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.



January, April, September



3 Years (full-time)  


Career Prospects

  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Financial  controller
  • Internal & external auditor
  • Investment  banker
  • Management  consultant

Programme Structure

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

  • Financial Economics I and II
  • Equity Valuation
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Bonds with Embedded Options & Structured Securities
  • Financial Accounting
  • Structured Securities
  • Portfolio Management

  • Portfolio Management for Institutional Investors
  • Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Risk Management Application of Derivatives
  • Strategic Management
  • Internship

Choose 2 of the following in Semester 7

  • Corporate Finance (compulsory)
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Corporate Reporting

Choose 2 of the following in Semester 9

  • Financial Planning
  • International Financial Management
  • Applied Time - Series Econometrics

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Community Project
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

for International Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Project


Entry Requirements

average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)

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

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

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)


Specific Requirements

Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent

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


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