Master of Finance

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Program Description

Master of Finance

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Master of Finance

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. In the rapidly changing business world of today, there is a growing need for finance professionals to meet the high requirements set by firms operating in a demanding environment and understanding its key areas at a global level is critically vital.

This Master of Finance programme will equip graduates with the highly marketable skills, and specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed to take them to the forefront of the financial world.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but for CGPA below 2.50; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  • Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience.
  • Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above.

Who should attend

This degree is intended for finance professionals 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-taking. Developed alongside the international organisations, this Master of Finance degree ensures graduates have the knowledge they need and can apply it within today's financial world.

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 limited information but includes reflecting 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 non-specialist 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.

Programme Modules & Project / Dissertation

Core Modules Optional 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
  • Investment and Risk Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation
OR
  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management
  • Economics for Finance and Investment Analysis
  • Fundamentals for Islamic Finance
  • Project Paper/Case Study


Dissertation

Training in research methods, through the Research Methods and Literature Review Module, in addition to close supervision, will encourage you to develop your research skills so that you can complete your dissertation or project paper efficiently. 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 to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands.

Dual Degree Award:
APU, Malaysia &
Staffordshire University, UK
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Duration

  • Full time (16 months)
  • Part time (2 - 5 years)

Cost & Fees

  • Malaysian Student Fees:
    Total: RM 29,500 + £250
  • International Student Fees:
    Total: RM 36,800 (USD 9,200) + £250

Miscellaneous

COMMENCEMENT DATES

Full time:

  • 26 September 2016

Part time:

  • 24 June 2016
  • 19 August 2016
  • 14 October 2016


Last updated June 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2018
Duration
Duration
18 - 60 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
29,500
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Locations
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
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Jan. 2018
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Malaysian Student Fees: RM 29,500 + £250 / International Student Fees:RM 36,800 (USD 9,200) + £250