University of Nottingham Malaysia

Business Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

     
  

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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM37,000 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM45,500 per year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: February and September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

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

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 critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level (please consult our Admissions office for Business Economics and Finance programmes)

STPM

B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language. 

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in mathematics of data management.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preffered subjects may be made an offer across more than thee subjects at Advanced Placement
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of any foundation programme and meeting the mathematics requirements

 

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics or grade C in UEC mathematics.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic):

6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT):

87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C

PTE (Academic):

62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

SPM:

grade A-

1119 (GCE O Level):

grade B

GCSE O Level:

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B
MUET: Band 4
UEC: grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points
IB English B (Standard Level):
5 points

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

 

Foundation

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.

Modules

Year one 

Typical core modules   
Business Finance
To provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of finance, including project appraisal, capital markets and the capital structure of firms. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.   
  • Leadership, management and development of people including the implications of the legal context.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.   
  • Economic policy at the macroeconomic level showing an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations. 
  • The concepts of the time value of money and the risk and return relationship for different sources of finance and for portfolios.
  • The concepts of financial securities, their features and markets.
  • The concepts of capital structure and its importance to firm value.
Computers in Business
To provide participants with a solid understanding of the application and impact of computers and the Internet, especially in small businesses. To ensure a hands-on competence in the use of spreadsheets. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.  
  • The development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.  
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

To introduce the context and essential techniques of accounting, including double-entry bookkeeping, and to consider the uses of accounting both internally to the business (such as assisting in management decision-making) and externally (in the preparation of financial statements).
 
Learning outcomes:  

  • The sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The main current technical language and practices of accounting under IFRS. Skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events in the preparation of financial statements. 
Introduction to Economics
To introduce students to key microeconomic tools and concepts in order to prepare them for Level 2 economic modules. It also aims to provide participants with an understanding of the nature and scope of macroeconomic policy and the economic theories upon which it is based. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.  
  • Economic policy at the macroeconomic level with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.
Microeconomics for Business

To develop an understanding of important microeconomic concepts. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The applications of economics. To discover how to apply relevant economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics, in particular in the fields of industrial organisation and managerial economics.
  • Understanding of distinctive economic theories, interpretations and modelling approaches, and their competent use.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of the production and exchange of goods.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issue of the relationships between principals and agents.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issue of economic welfare.
Organisational Behaviour

To introduce students to the basic ideas and concepts of organisational behaviour. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • Leadership, management and development of people including the implications of the legal context.
  • Leadership, management and development of organisations including the implications of the legal context.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Quantitative Methods 1b
To develop key mathematical and statistical techniques and their application to problems and data. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • Relevant quantitative techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods. Economic data and its appreciation.
Work and Society
To develop an understanding of the key theories and concepts in the development of society and the nature of work. 

Learning outcome: 

  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.

Plus, approved optional modules (must include Quantitative Methods 1a for students without a Grade C in A-Level Mathematics or equivalent). 

Year two 

Typical core modules  
Corporate Finance
The idea that managers should operate in the interests of shareholders is examined and its consequences explored. The course looks at what should happen in practice, but also what does happen. Where theory and practice apparently diverge possible reasons are explored. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives.
Industrial Economics I: Economics of Organisation and Innovation
To help students understand the economic analysis of organisations and innovation, why firms exist and why innovation matters, how firms organise and co-ordinate their activities and how they undertake innovation in order to stay competitive.

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • The management of resources.
  • Taking innovative business ideas to create new products, services or organisations including the identification of Intellectual Property and appreciation of its value.
  • The applications of economics. To discover how to apply relevant economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics, in particular in the fields of industrial organisation and managerial economics.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of decision and choice.    
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.
  • Ability to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to applied topics.
Industrial Economics II: Pricing and Decision Making
To help students understand the economic analysis of firm behaviour on markets, why they might behave differently in different markets, the consequences for consumers, and how auctions can be used to determine a price for sellers and buyers. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • A coherent core of economic principles, including the microeconomics of decision and choice, production and exchange and the macroeconomics of employment, national income, the balance of payments, exchange rates, inflation, growth and money.
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.
  •  Ability to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to applied topics.   
  • The applications of economics. To discover how to apply relevant economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics, in particular in the fields of industrial organisation and managerial economics.
  • Understanding of distinctive economic theories, interpretations and modelling approaches, and their competent use.   
  • The applications of economics to design, guide and interpret commercial, economic, social and environmental policy.
  • Mathematical methods for economics.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of decision and choice. 
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of the production and exchange of goods.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of the pricing and use of inputs.
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issue of economic welfare.
  • Economic policy at the microeconomic level showing an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations. 
Introductory Econometrics
To introduce participants to the theory and practice of applied econometric modelling.

Learning outcome: 

  • Relevant quantitative and computing techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods, econometrics and the use of econometric software to estimate models using actual economic data. Economic data and its appreciation.
Quantitative Methods 2a
To develop key mathematical and statistical techniques and their application to problems and data. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Relevant quantitative techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods. 
  • Mathematical methods for economics.
  • Statistical methods for economics. 
  • The nature, sources and uses of quantitative data and an ability to select and apply appropriate methods that economists might use to analyse such data.
Plus approved optional modules.   

Year three 

Typical core modules  
Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • To introduce students to the theories and practices of business ethics and sustainability in national and global contexts. 
  • To sensitise students to the network of stakeholders who affect, and are affected by, business practices. To elucidate how specific business contexts shape and constrain responsible management decision-making therein.

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk. 
  • The management of the supply chain.
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Economics of Regulation and Public Choice
To develop an understanding of the processes and influences involved in economic policymaking in the United Kingdom, using a public choice framework. To develop an understanding of the main issues relating to the regulation of industries and to apply economic reasoning in a critical manner to regulated industries. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • The applications of economics. To discover how to apply relevant economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics, in particular in the fields of industrial organisation and managerial economics.   
  • Understanding of distinctive economic theories, interpretations and modelling approaches, and their competent use.
Financial Economics
To familiarise students with the basic concepts and tools that have been developed for the analysis of Financial Economics and Financial Markets. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • Financial markets and institutions.  
Financial Markets: Theory and Computation
To understand the key mechanism, major elements and contemporary issues of major financial markets. To introduce students to the process and theory of financial risk management with derivative instruments. To provide students with the skills and ideas necessary to implement basic computational approaches to financial problems. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives.   
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.
Industrial Economics III: Market Structure and Competition Policy
To familiarise students with the basic concepts and tools that have been developed for the analysis of firms and industries and to facilitate their application. To develop an understanding of the main issues relating to competition policy and to apply economic reasoning in a critical manner to competition policy cases.

Learning outcomes: 

  • The applications of economics. To discover how to apply relevant economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics, in particular in the fields of industrial organisation and managerial economics.
  • Understanding of distinctive economic theories, interpretations and modelling approaches, and their competent use.   
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations. 
  • Ability to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to applied topics.
Industrial Economics IV: Games and Strategies
To build upon the techniques for the analysis of firms in a game theoretic setting to analyse phenomena such as collusion, pricing tactics, strategic entry deterrence and technology adoption. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Ability to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to applied topics.   
  • The applications of economics. To discover how to apply relevant economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics, in particular in the fields of industrial organisation and managerial economics.
  • Understanding of distinctive economic theories, interpretations and modelling approaches, and their competent use   
  • The applications of economics to design, guide and interpret commercial, economic, social and environmental policy.
    Mathematical methods for economics   
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of decision and choice   
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of the  production and exchange of goods. 
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issues of the pricing and use of inputs. 
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issue of the interdependency of markets. 
  • Economic principles and tools addressing the microeconomic issue of economic welfare. 
  • Economic policy at the microeconomic level showing an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations. 
Plus approved optional modules.  

Careers

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. Some of our graduates have become auditors, entrepreneurs, executives in the banking and financial services industry and industry regulators.

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

Contact

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