Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics

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

This programme aims to prepare students with both sound theoretical understanding and empirical ability with respect to economic and finance issue. It aims to cultivate the critical thinking and analytical skills of the students in analysing economic issue and phenomenon. The programme provides opportunities for undergraduate to “do economics”.

The learning outcomes of the programme emphasise largely on the ability of the undergraduates to comprehend the fundamentals concepts of economics and to scientifically apply the theories of economics and finance in understanding real-world economic issues. To attain this goal, the curriculum is thus designed to motivate active participation of students in teaching-learning interaction, and academic writing.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics are eligible for certain exemptions from the professional examinations of  MACS.

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

Total Course Fees

RM41,650 (Local)
RM56,250 (International)

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

Subject Listing

Core Courses:
  • Business Accounting I
  • Business Accounting II
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • English for Business
  • Information Systems
  • Management Principles
  • MPU1*
  • National Language/ Other Languages
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • 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


National Language/Other Language – Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) – For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

Core Courses:

  • Academic Writing
  • Basic Econometrics
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Econometrics
  • English for Management
  • Industrial Economics
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Money and Banking Management
  • MPU1**
  • Research Methods
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategies


MPU 1** – Choose 1 course

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

  • Business and Society
  • Industrial Training
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Microeconomic Foundation for Financial Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Undergraduate Project


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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