BSc (Hons) Financial Economics

Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
January March August
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
Contact the university / college

About this course

Some of the global issues in our times relate to economic growth and sustainable development, unemployment, poverty, financial and monetary crises. The BSc (Hons) Financial Economics programme gives you the opportunity to combine studies in the areas of economics, financial mathematics and statistics for a wider range of careers both within and outside the financial services industry.

You would have more flexibility to venture into diverse fields such as financial planning, macroeconomics, financial forecasting, trading, financial-economic research as well as risk and asset management in banking. 

To remain competitive in an increasingly complex financial ecosystem, this programme also incorporates topics in the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and Securities Commission Licensing Examination modules to prepare students for these certifications. Some students are even recommended to take an additional examination in order to obtain a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) status.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • STPM: Average B- or CGPa 2.67 (Minimum 2 principals)
  • A-Level: Minimum 14 points
  • Australian Matriculation: ATAR 65
  • Canadian Matriculation: 65%
  • Monash University Foundation Year: 65%
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts: CGPA 2.5
  • Sunway Foundation in Science Technology: CGPA 2.5
  • *Sunway Diploma: CAVG 60% or CGPA 2.50 
  • * Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.
  • Unified Examination Certificate: Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
  • International Baccalaureate: Completed with minimum 26 points (excluding bonus points)
  • Other Qualifications: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis
  • Mathematics Requirements: SPM / O-Level: Credit
  • MQA requires local students to possess a Muet or international english proficiency qualification in order to register for the accounting and finance programme.

English Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


Year 1

  • Programming Principles
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • English for Business
  • Linear Algebra & Applications
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Theory of Interest
  • Introductory Economics
  • Calculus
  • Principles of Business Finance
  • Advanced Calculus

Year 2

  • Financial Economics I
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Communication Skills
  • Malaysian Taxation System
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Portfolio Management

Year 3

  • International Economics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Internship
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibilities
  • Time Series & Forecasting

Electives (choose any 4 in Year 3)

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Financial Planning
  • Bonds with Embedded Options and Structured Securities
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Life Insurance & Takaful
  • Financial Economics II
  • Financial Institutions & Markets

For Local students:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International students:

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

Share this