Master of Finance | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Finance

Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
Part time (2-3 years)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
Full-time:
25 Nov 2019
06 Apr 2020
03 Aug 2020
23 Nov 2020


Part-time:
10 Jan 2020
06 Mar 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • A solid in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of decision making needed to face the challenges in the financial world of today.
  • An understanding of the demanding financial environment and its key areas at a global level.
  • Specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed for a graduate to be on the forefront of the financial world.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with CGPA below 2.75 out of 4.00 but above 2.50; or its equivalent qualification can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in relevant field.
  • Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.
  • English Requirements: IELTS 6.5

English Requirements (only applicable to International Student)
Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country. Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Who Should Attend:

This degree is intended for finance professional looking to widen their skill base, or students who have made a professional commitment to pursue a career in the finance industry and who have studied finance in an undergraduate degree and are interested in equipping with the most comprehensive array of analytical tools and techniques. This Masters of Finance could be a stepping stone to one of the most sought-after careers in the finance sectors broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, options and futures, treasury management, the functioning of financial institutions and markets, and financial decision-making.

The Benefits of This Programme:

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Have an in-depth understanding concerning principles of the financial workings and also the application of such understanding in using those financial assets to the world of business and investment.
  • Understand and apply advanced concepts of finance and investment and extend the knowledge of the finance discipline into more specialised areas.
  • Have the ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgments with incomplete or information including reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Communicate clearly and unambiguously the conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning them, to specialist and nonspecialist audience.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques in analysing and evaluating financial and investment problems.
  • Use information technology, such as word processing, databases, the web and econometric packages to download and analyse financial and economic data.
  • Conduct independent research and solve multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary questions in a professional field on an academic, higher education level.
  • Put plans into action with the experience learned from the successful entrepreneurs and a solid understanding of the realities of a business especially in financial or investment related areas.

Modules & Project / Dissertation:

The modules are designed to provide a solid understanding of financial principles and their pplications of those understanding to various aspects of the finance industry. The students are able to act autonomously in planning and implementing financial strategies which include Financial Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Investment Management and Financial Markets as well as Corporate Finance.

Core Modules
  • Quantitative Methods For Decision Making
  • Securities, Futures and options
  • Financial Regulation and Regulatory Policy
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fixed Income and Equity Investment
  • International Finance
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation 

Project:

The dissertation helps students develop the kind of skills they will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop their specific ability to research and analyse academic problems.

The research will focus on the issues related to the common business and managerial problems in finance within or external to an organization either locally or internationally particularly with reference to its policy’s implication. The main purpose of this dissertation/project undertaking is to allow students to explore their area of interest and to apply the right approach or methodology and again to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands.


Career Options:

  • Administrative and Support
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Manager
  • Securities Researcher
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Securities Trader
  • Risk Assurance
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Money / Investment Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Risk Manage

Course Fees:

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)

Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees.

(N/343/7/0098)(10/23)(MQA/FA3456)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.