Awarded ByStaffordshire University, UK
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About the course
Bachelor in Banking and Finance (HONS) 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 in handling financial products, product development and working within the Global Banking and Finance Industry.
Opportunities to develop into highly competent managers, who are well qualified not only in Banking and Finance but also other professional areas required for successful business administration and management.
Opportunities to develop skills in innovation, ingenuity and integration as well as problem solving and decision making.
Exposure to the Banking & Finance-related industries using assignments to mimic the actual decision making process and broad-based information pertaining to the industries.
CAREERS IN BANKING
- Stock Broker or Banker
- Merchant Banker or Trader
- Finance Director or Finance Officer
- Underwriter or Personal Finance Advisor
- Loan and Credit Officer or Bank Manager
- Branch Manager or Banking Specialist
- Relationship Manager
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.
Quantitative and Statistical Methods
Introduction to Management
Business and Communications Skills
Financial Accounting 1
Introduction to Banking & Finance
Financial Accounting 2
Accounting for Bankers
In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.
The second year will focus on the core banking and finance modules focusing on Banking Instruments and procedures and credit management as well as the overall financial system environment. Students will also be exposed to knowledge of Financial Management, the Financial System and Law of Banking and Finance to produce graduates with holistic capabilities and knowledge. Students are also introduced to the Business Research Methods module which exposes students on how to write research proposals and conduct research.
The Financial Econometrics modules 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 vital benefit of training in the SAP system, the worldleading 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.
In addition, students will have in-depth understanding of banking & finance via modules such as Credit Management and Treasury Management.
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
In the final year, students will learn more about the practical aspect of banking practices and theory especially on Risk Management in Banking. Students will also learn about the globalization of banking and finance which includes the development of international banking and investment theory in global banking practices. The Project in Banking and Finance further develops the academic and practical aspects of students’ chosen area of study and reinforces their independent learning skills. Courses such as Control and Audit System and Corporate Restructuring provide the necessary closure to the programme.
Risk Management in Banking
International Banking & Investment
Investigations in Banking & Finance
Building Customers Relationships
Banking and Finance Project
Control & Audit System
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