Business Economics and Finance BA (Hons)


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Qualification: BA (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM35,690 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM41,040 per year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Throughout the course you will study core business and economics modules then take additional modules related to management. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the core areas of economics and finance, such as industrial economics, economics of regulation, risk management methods, derivatives pricing and portfolio management. This course will provide you with an excellent preparation for specialist quantitatively-orientated careers in financial economics and research, as well as those in the areas of business management, finance, banking and accountancy. 

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institue of

Management Accountants (CIMA).

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses| give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A level

BBB, excluding general studies, with grade B in SPM/GCSE/IGCSE mathematics

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level


B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am, with grade B in SPM mathematics 


5 As, exluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language but may include English. Also require at least a B in SPM mathematics or a Grade C in UEC mathematics 


Canadian Pre-U 85%, with at least 80% in mathematics of data management, average based on 6 subjects 
Foundation Successful completion of Foundation in Business and Management, Foundation in Engineering, Foundation in Science or Foundation in Arts and Education offered by The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and meeting mathematics requirements
Applicants for degree programmes with a language minor must have no prior knowledge of the language.
English language requirements


6.5 (no element below 6.0)


88 (no element below 19)

PTE (Academic):

62 (minimum 55)


grade A-

1119 (GCE-O):

grade B


grade C
UEC grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL): 4 points

IB English B HL:

4 points
IB English B SL:
5 points
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


The Foundation in Business and Management| is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees related to business and management. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such business economics, management and quantitative methods.


Year 1

  • Business Economics A
  • Computers in Business
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Economics B1
  • Economics of Business Decisions
  • People and Organisations
  • Quantitative Methods 1B
  • Business Finance
Approved optional modules*

*Must include Quantitative Methods 1A for those without grade C in A level mathematics or equivalent

Year 2

  • Economics of Innovation
  • Economics of Pricing and Decision Making
  • Quantitative Methods 2A
  • Economics of Organisation
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Financial Management
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Analysis
  • Computational Finance
  • Money and Banking
Approved optional modules

Year 3


  • Financial Economics
  • Industrial Economics A: Structure, Conduct and Performance
  • Business Ethics
  • Economics of Regulation
  • Industrial Economics B: Games and Strategies
  • Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management Decisions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management Processes

Approved optional modules


Our interdisciplinary approach to business education will enable you to have a head start in a wide spectrum of careers. Many of our graduates have secured prestigious jobs in multinational corporations. The transferable skills learned on our courses can be used in any environment, which will provide you with a broad range of career options when you graduate.

Some of our graduates have become auditors, executives in the banking and financial services industry, industry regulators and entrepreneurs. Other career options include management consultancy, academia, risk management, investment research and other services-oriented professions.


Nottingham University Business School Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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