APU-DMU dual degree program
Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree program will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia, and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.
More than just a banking and finance degree
APU's Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) degree is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Direct entry to level 1 of the degree:
2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics with a Pass in English.
Passed Foundation program (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
Direct entry to level 2 of the degree:
Diploma in Accounting
Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE level.
Any qualification that APU accepts is equivalent to the above.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programs based on the latest program standards published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programs will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
TOEFL IBT: 60-78
Pearson (PTE): 50
MUET: Band 4
This program is specifically designed to provide students with:
Knowledge and skills in handling financial products, product development, and working within the rapidly changing Global Banking and Finance Industry.
Opportunities to develop into highly competent managers, who are well qualified not only in Banking and Finance but also in other professional areas required for successful business administration and management.
A background in banking and finance concepts, as well as knowledge and skills that allow for practical application in the modern-day workplace.
Degree level 1
Students will learn fundamental skills required by every banking and finance professional, and a basic understanding of business management and finance. We will also expose them to business & communication skills, accounting skills, and management skills.
Introduction to Management
Business and Communication Skills
Financial Accounting 1
​Introduction to Banking & Finance
Financial Accounting 2
Essential of FinTech
Degree level 2
A broader range of skills will be learned, in which students will gain a better understanding of banking instruments, procedures, credit management as well as the overall financial system environment. In addition, they will be introduced to the tool and test for various financial markets through Econometric software. They will also familiarise themselves with business processes through SAP, the world-leading enterprise software. Students will have hands-on training with the system. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.
Financial Statement Analysis
The Financial System
Banking Instruments & Procedures
Time Series & Forecasting
Management of Financial Services
Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System
Business Research Methods
Law of Banking & Finance
Internship (16 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.
Degree level 3
Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to learn about the practical aspect of banking practices and theories as well as the development of international banking and investment theories in global banking practices, with aims to groom them as a leader in banking & finance industry. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate the academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.
Risk Management in Banking
International Banking & Investment
Investigations in Banking & Finance
Building Customers Relationships
Banking and Finance Project
Control & Audit System
MQA compulsory subjects*
Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
Workplace Professional Communication Skills
Employee & Employment Trends
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
29 Nov 2018 - Fintech modules offered as part of bachelor’s degree
Personal Finance Advisor
Loan and Credit Officer
APU has been leading the way for its graduates in Professional recognition and exemptions in the areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, and Actuarial Studies. These are valuable not only for moving your career as a full-time professional forward but also for expanding your skills and expertise to become a more well-rounded employee. These recognitions help you become a more desirable job candidate or employee, one who can command a higher salary.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program
APU is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program. This indicates that at least 70% of CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) is embedded in our curriculum, and students who have completed our Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) programs are prepared to undertake the exams leading to the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation, which is the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. In addition, APU is also eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program every year.
Did you know?
Finance is always at the heart of commerce that no one could get rid of. However, the advent of financial technology has disrupted the delivery of financial services. In order to remain competitive in the digital banking sphere, banks have started to employ more staffing resources in digitization initiatives. Thus, our Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) (one of the first industry-driven FinTech curriculum in Malaysia) will prepare the graduates to meet the needs of a rapidly disrupted Financial Services industry in Malaysia and internationally with the ability to develop innovative ideas and to employ state-of-the-art technologies.
Professional Body Partner
All Banking & Finance programs are accredited by the Asian Institute of Chartered BankersAICB collaborates with APU in sharing leading practices, knowledge, and expertise in banking trends and developments through industry surveys, publications, and thought leadership initiatives.
All Banking & Finance programs are empowered by FAOMAPU is the first University in Malaysia to sign MOA with FAOM to jointly develop future talents to embrace FinTech. FAOM also advises APU in the FinTech curriculum development to align with the industry requirement.
Year 1: RM 25,400Year 2: RM 25,800Year 3: RM 26,800Total: RM 78,000
Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,330)Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,615)Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,670)Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,615)
​* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees.