BSc (Hons) Financial Economics
JPT / BPP(U)( N/343/6/0167 / PA 4451) 03/20

Sunway University Business School


About The Programme

Some of the global issues in our times relate to economic growth and sustainable development, unemployment, poverty, financial and monetary crises. The BSc (Hons) Financial Economics programme gives you the opportunity to combine studies in the areas of economics, financial mathematics and statistics for a wider range of careers both within and outside the financial services industry.

You would have more flexibility to venture into diverse fields such as financial planning, macroeconomics, financial forecasting, trading, financial-economic research as well as risk and asset management in banking. 

To remain competitive in an increasingly complex financial ecosystem, this programme also incorporates topics in the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and Securities Commission Licensing Examination modules to prepare students for these certifications. Some students are even recommended to take an additional examination in order to obtain a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) status.



January, March & August



3 Years (full-time)  


Career Prospects

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

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
  • Life Insurance & Takaful
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Economics II
  • Bonds with Embedded Options & Structured Securities
  • Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Management

for Local Student
  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • 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
  • Malay Studies 3
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

Average B- or CGPa 2.67 (Minimum 2 principals)

Minimum 14 points

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 60% or CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate
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 Requirements

PTE Academic 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 (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


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