Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance

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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance will equip students with the knowledge and skills to conduct investment project appraisal, financial instrument evaluation, economics and financial system analysis in the international equities, bond, foreign exchange and derivatives markets. You will learn core concepts and skills in finance related to project evaluation, capital structure, security analysis and pricing, portfolio management, international financial management and fixed income investment. It is suitable for individuals whose job functions involve finance-related services and those who need to be familiar with financial issues, especially employees working in banking and other financial institutions. It can also be adopted as a re-training programme for those who are already working in banking institutions.


Of Good Financial Balance for Success In All Aspects of Life

Emphasis on Skills

Related to Financial Technology & Risk Assessment


Of Self-Investment Skills for Planning Investment Portfolio & Creating Sustainability Income or Start-Ups

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Corporate Finance

The core focus of corporate finance is on efficient and effective methods of raising capital, employing financial resources, and applying financial valuation models for key financial assets and investment project research.

Investment and Portfolio Management

In order to develop a dynamic portfolio management process, investment and portfolio management place a premium focus on the value of common stocks, bonds, foreign assets, and options.

Islamic Finance

Islamic finance principles explain finance theories, governance, and ideas in the context of Islamic philosophy and Shariah in banking and financial product creation.

Risk Management

This course explores all areas of risk management, starting with the fundamentals and progressing to global issues. It emphasises the need of comprehending risk management's conceptual and execution difficulties using the latest financial approaches.

Fixed Income Investment

Fixed-income investment focuses on bonds and asset-backed securities, illustrating how market practitioners utilise theories, models, and quantitative tools in finance to execute fixed-income appraisal, investing, and trading.

Learning Path

In first year of study, students will enhance their decision-making skills, respect culture and history, teamwork and communication, and integrate their analytical abilities within the overall business and management framework in order to balance soft skills and leadership qualities.

Students will focus on specialised courses in the Year 2, which will offer them with a rich learning experience in traditional and exotic finance areas while also improving their financial literacy abilities.

The Year 3 of study helps students consolidate academic knowledge and investing skills in preparation for a new career path

Graduates have a myriad of career possibilities which include career advancement as:

  • Financial Officer/Executive of a local and foreign business corporation
  • Investment Advisor at a mutual fund
  • Analyst at a banking, financial institution and financial risk management service company

They can also obtain employment in retail, wholesale, international investment, funding, and banking services.



No.Course CodeCourse Title






MPU3113/03 MPU3143/03

Hubungan Etnik (for Malaysian students); OR

Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for foreign students only)



2.MPU3123/03 MPU3173/03Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (for Malaysian students); OR
Malaysian Studies 3 (for foreign students only)
3.MPU3213/03 MPU3223/03

Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for students without SPM credit in BM); OR

Decision Making Skills (for students with SPM credit in BM and foreign students)




MPU3313/03 MPU3343/03 MPU3333/03Comparative Religions; OR
Family and Society; OR
Human Rights



Subtotal Credit Hours14
1.WUC107/03Workplace Communication Skills   [APEL(C)]3
2.WUC203/03Writing Skills for University Studies   [APEL(C)]3
3.BBM102/03Microeconomics   [APEL(C)]3
4.BBM103/03Principles and Practice of Management   [APEL(C)]3
5.BBM104/03Principles of Marketing   [APEL(C)]3
6.BBM202/03Macroeconomics   [APEL(C)]3
7.BBM203/03Business Statistics3
8.BBM204/03Business Law3
9.BBM205/03Basic Accounting   [APEL(C)]3
10.BBM206/03Accounting and Costing   [APEL(C)]3
11.BBM207/03Human Resource Management   [APEL(C)]3
12.BBM208/03Business Ethics3
13.BBM210/03Entrepreneurship Development3
14.BBF201/03Introduction to Financial Management3
15.BMG303/03Strategic Management3
16.BMG302/03Organisational Behaviour3
17.BMG306/03Introduction to International Business3
18.BLC301/03Operations Management   [APEL(C)]3
19.BIS303/03Management Information Systems3
Subtotal Credit Hours57
1BBF301/03Money and Banking   [APEL(C)]3
2BBF303/03Banking and Financial Systems in Malaysia   [APEL(C)]3
3BBF304/03Corporate Finance3
4BBF308/03International Financial Management3
5BBF314/03Islamic Finance3
6BBF315/03Risk Management3
7BBF316/03Financial Derivatives3
8BBF323/03Fixed Income Investment3
9BBF305/03Investment and Portfolio Management3
10BBF307/03Business of Banking3
11BMG318/03Research Methods3
12BMG322/04Business Project4
Subtotal Credit Hours37
ELECTIVE COURSES* (Choose any 4 courses)




BMG304/03 BMG307/03 BLC307/03 BLC303/03 BMK302/03 BMK303/03

BAC308/03 BAC301/03

Strategic Human Resource Management; OR
Managing International Business; OR
Inventory Management; OR

Supply Chain Management; OR

Services Marketing; OR   [APEL(C)]

Sales and Distribution Management; OR  [APEL(C)]

Taxation in Malaysia; OR

Cost and Management Accounting   [APEL(C)]




Subtotal Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours120

APEL(C) Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL(C) is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study. This requirement shall be read together with MQA Policies on Credit Transfer, Guidelines on Credit Transfer for MOOC, Micro-credentials and other relevant conditions stipulated by the MQA and MOHE from time to time. The maximum credit transfer allowed for a Diploma-to-Bachelor’s Degree study (based on formal qualifications) is 50% of the total credits for the degree programme, while the existing 60% maximum credit transfer allowable for a combination of formal qualifications with Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning [APEL(C)], Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Micro-Credentials (MCs) remains the same.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL(C) but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at  plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

(1) Regular Entry

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

With a pass in English and Mathematics at SPM / UEC Senior Middle III and

• Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects / two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level

• Five (5) Grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III

Other eligible qualifications

• An approved / accredited Diploma / Advanced Diploma

•An approved Foundation / Matriculation (minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00) qualification from other private and public universities in Malaysia

• Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

• The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 


Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)





12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520


Postgraduate Diploma




Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)





  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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Graduates have a myriad of career possibilities which include career advancement as:

  • Financial Officer/Executive of a local and foreign business corporation
  • Investment Advisor at a mutual fund
  • Analyst at a banking, financial institution and financial risk management service company

They can also obtain employment in retail, wholesale, international investment, funding, and banking services.

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