Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Banking and Finance

Duration:3 years (Full time)

Intakes:January, May, October

Campus:UTAR Kampar

Level of Study:Undergraduate

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Finance

Course Code:

About this course

Banking and Finance related to the management of money and financial instruments of an economy, especially by govermental and corporate entities. Their activities range from managing the circulation of monies, the decision making of investment, the granting of credit, the acquisition of capital, the provision of banking facilities and the management of financial institutions and financial system.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Banking and Finance is developed to train students not only on the different operational aspects of a business entity but is also designed to equip students with specialised banking and finance knowledge and skills.

In addition, students practice with an industrial relevant tool such as SAS (Statistical Analysis System) for business analytics and intelligence, data management and predictive analytics. The combination of operational efficiency and expertise in banking and finance coupled with ability in the industrial relevant tool is a qualification that is highly sought after by many employers other than those in the banking and finance sector.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Banking and Finance are eligible for certain exemptions from the professional examinations of AICB, ACCA, ICSA, MACS and FPAM.

UTAR is one of the few universities in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) University Programme that included a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into its curricula. Hence, UTAR Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Banking and Finance will be provided with a solid foundation to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme.

Total Course Fees

RM41,700 (Local)
RM56,750 (International)

There is currently a waiver package available. Please e-mail for more details.

Subject Listing

Core Courses:
  • Business Finance
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Credit Analysis and Lending
  • English for Management
  • Financial Accounting Framework I
  • Financial Accounting Framework II
  • Financial Institutions Operations
  • Management Principles
  • Managing Information
  • MPU1*
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Techniques I
  • Quantitative Techniques II

MPU 1* – Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik – For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 – For International Students

Co-curriculum – Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Martial Arts
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Sports
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ


Core Courses:

  • Basic Econometrics
  • Business and Society
  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Econometrics
  • Elective I
  • Elective IV
  • English for Business
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Money and Banking Management
  • National Languages/Other Languages
  • Research Method
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategies


Elective I – Choose 1 course

  • Financial Markets and Regulations
  • Investment Management
  • Personal Financial Planning and Management


Elective IV – Choose 1 course

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Public Speaking and Oral Presentation
  • Technopreneurship

Core Courses:

  • Banking Operations and Treasury Management
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Industrial Training
  • International Finance
  • Islamic Banking
  • Legal Framework of Banking and Financial Institutions
  • MPU 1**
  • Research Project
  • Risk Management

Elective II – Choose 1 course

  • Business Taxation
  • Financial and Monetary Systems
  • Time Series Analysis

Elective III – Choose 1 course

  • Academic Writing
  • Portfolio Management

MPU 1** – Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 – For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) – For Local Students

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

  • STPM with 2 Grade C


  • A-Level with 2 Grade D


  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in 2 subjects


  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with an average of 70% in 6 subjects


  • Foundation in Arts (Management and Accountancy Stream), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)


  • Foundation in Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)


  • Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field


  • Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education


  • Diploma, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)


  • Diploma from other Institutions of Higher Learning


  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government


  • A credit in 1 SPM Mathematics subject / equivalent


  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with Grade B in 5 subjects including 1 Mathematics subject / equivalent

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