Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Banking and Finance

Programme Outline
In this programme, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to conduct investment project appraisal, financial instrument evaluation, economics and financial system analysis in the international equities, bond, foreign exchange and derivatives markets. Suitable for those whose job functions involve finance related services as well as those who need to be familiar with financial issues, particularly those working in banking and other financial institutions can be adopted as a re-training programme for those who are already working in banking institutions.

Career Prospects
The following are examples of career possibilities that students can expect upon graduation.
  • Career advancement in finance departments of major corporations banking and financial institutions
  • Employment in retail, wholesale, international investment, funding, and banking services

Entry Requirements
Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:
    Candidates must possess a minimum of:
    • Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects / two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level; or
    • Five (5) grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III; or
    • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
    Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.
    Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):
    • The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

Graduation Requirements
You have the flexibility to choose the optimum number of credits to enroll each semester to suit your personal, work and study commitments. A student must complete at least 121 or 123 credit hours and obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 to be eligible for graduation.

Support Services
Learning resources include a variety of specially designed open learning study materials in both print and audio-visual formats, as well as access to online interactive and web-based communications. Libraries and other administrative support are also available at the Regional or Learning Centers.

Application Procedure
Application forms can be obtained from the Regional Centres or downloaded from The duly completed forms must be returned to the respective Regional Centres or posted to the Wawasan Open University Main Campus.