BSc (Hons) Financial Economics

Sunway University Business School


About The Programme

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.

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
  • Investment  banker

Programme Structure

  • 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

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

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

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

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 Service


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