Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 122
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Whether you realize it or not, you are involved in business activities daily. The buying and selling of goods is a business activity that happens every day. Due to technological development, the business world is also changing rapidly. To involve yourself in business, you need to learn a number of things. Economics and finance is a big part of this area.

Why should I study Economics and Finance?

A major in economics will make you marketable for most jobs in the business world. The knowledge gained from this major such as supply and demand theory, production and cost, inflation, interest rates and so on are important considerations in business decision making. A good understanding of this area will be an advantage to adapt to the changing economic environment. This will enhance one’s expertise to be able to analyse critical problems in the business world which will enhance the operational efficiency of the firm you are working with.

A major in finance will provide you the skills in dealing with budgets, stocks, bonds, investments and so on. This field is about managing money, funds and finances. This will then enable you to help organizations make money and its financial long term planning. Your duties will lead you to sharpen your interpersonal, creative thinking and problem solving skills as you will be dealing with complex financial data.

In a way, studying economics and finance will somehow overlap at some point since financial operations are affected by the economy. Both disciplines will complement each other in giving you a clearer picture of the business world. Therefore, a major in both areas will be more appealing to your future employers seeking well qualified candidates for their organization.

What should I expect?

This programme has been developed with the combination of substantial knowledge in economics and finance which has made this degree programme unique, dynamic and highly strategic. The students will not only be exposed to the quantitative, but also qualitative skills in order to deal with various economic and industrial issues, especially those related to capital, financial and investment market within the global economic environment.

The students will also be exposed to the latest industrial practices and trends through the academic visits, seminars, forums and dialogues.

What will I learn?

This course gives you the opportunity to combine a broad understanding of economic theory with knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions. It will help you develop strong analytical, empirical and interpretive skills that are highly valued by employers and that will put you ahead of others in terms of employability.

Why studying this course is a smart choice?

If you are interested in everything that happens in the world today, then this course will help you understand how the world works. Your knowledge in economics and finance will make you understand why certain decisions are made in an organization, business, markets, government agency and so on.  You will also be able to analyse the behaviour of consumers, firms, labour markets, price changes, international trade, etc. An academic qualification in this area will help you not only in your career but also give you insights into the real world.


STPM Minimum CGPA of 2.00, pass Mathematics and English in SPM
STAM Minimum grade of jayyid, pass Mathematics and English in SPM
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes and pass Mathematics in O-Level
UEC Minimum 5Bs (pass in Mathematics)
Diploma/ HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00 including pass/50% and above in Mathematics
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT TER/UAI: average 50% including Mathematics
CPU/ CIMP Average of 50% including Mathematics
IB 24 points or higher based on 6 subjects (minimum level 4 for each subject)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
PTE 59
Cambridge English 169


Year 1

Mata Pelajaran Umum (General Subject), Introduction to Financial Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Organizational Management, Business Mathematics, Basic Marketing, Business Ethics, Report Writing, Introduction to Statistics, Management Information System, Mathematical Economics I

Year 2

Business Law, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Professional Communication, Quantitative Methods & Statistics, Basic Econometrics, Organizational Behaviour, International Economics, History of Economics Thought, Corporate Finance, Public Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Elective I, Elective II

Year 3

Security Investment & Portfolio Management, Strategic Management, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Elective III, Elective IV, Financial Derivatives, International Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Industrial Training



  • Financial economist (in government, or in finance)
  • Analyst
  • Investment banking
  • Commercial banking
  • Risk management
  • Fund management
  • Securities trading
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • General management
  • Further academic study


How much will I make?

Fresh graduates can expect to earn around RM 2,500 to RM3,000 for a start but note that with dedication and experience, you will earn more in years to come. But, of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

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