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About the course
BA in Banking and Finance (HONS)with Financial Planning are designed for those seeking to embark on a career in the banking or financial services sector. Either conventional Western banking practice or Islamic based on principles of Syariah. These programmes provide students with a sound theoretical and practical knowledge and skills base which are pre-requisites to successfully embark on a career in the banking sector or within the larger finance environment. Therefore, a primary objective of the programme is to develop knowledgeable and capable students to enable them to secure key positions in the financial services sector.
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Knowledge and skills relevant to the present banking and wealth management services.
The necessary basic technical competency and professionalism to become employable in the banking and wealth management industry.
Exposure to a more in-depth understanding of financial planning and ability to undertake a project which explores this area in a more analytical manner.
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.
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.
CAREERS IN FINANCIAL PLANNING
- Financial Analyst or Financial Advisor
- Financial Planner or Wealth Manager
- Director of Financial or Planning Wealth Advisor
- Finance Director or Finance Manager
Quantitative and Statistical Methods
Introduction to Management
Business and Communications Skills
Financial Accounting 1
Introduction to Banking & Finance
Financial Accounting 2
Accounting for Bankers
Financial Statement Analysis
The Financial System
Banking Instruments & Procedures
Time Series and Forecasting
Management of Financial Services
Integrated Business processes with SAP ERP System
Business Research Methods
Law of Banking & Finance
Introduction to Taxation
Financial Planning and Control
Risk Management in Banking
International Banking & Investment
Investigations in Financial Planning
Building Customers Relationships
Financial Planning Project
Financial Plan Construction & Professional Responsibilities
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