Bachelor of Science (Honours) Financial Economics


The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Financial Economics programme ensures that economics graduates stay ahead of the industry by acquiring technological skills such as quantitative exposure to analytical models, big-data analysis, forecasting, etc. With its new and improved structure, students will be trained in the application of powerful economics and finance theories, have access to concepts translated as operational models with powerful software to apply to real data, and more emphasis on technology-driven training.

Most academic degrees in economics can no longer keep up with the rapid-pace of changing job demands as technology rapidly changes the work environment. Industry experts have pointed to this in a hidden message – the versatility of the skill sets to succeed in the various industrial sectors is lacking in graduates. With a Bachelor in Financial Economics degree, graduates will be able to learn economics at a higher level as business analysts with the aid of powerful software and expensive data available in the campus. Their specialized training starts in Sunway University in the analytics-driven approach to learn economics for business decision-making. Their training transfers to jobs as ready skills for analysis of businesses, industries, product markets essential in modern firms.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

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January, April, September
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Financial controller
  • Investment banker
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM36,000
    for Malaysian students
  • USD8,257
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Business Law
English for Business
Mathematics for Finance and Economics
Principles of Business Analytics
Principles of Business Finance
Principles of Economics
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Management

Year 2

Financial Institutions and Markets
Financial Management
International Economics
Investment Management
Personal Financial Planning

Year 3

Advanced Financial Economics
Ethics and Corporate Governance
Finance Analytics
Financial Economics
Financial Technology
Sustainable Development and Finance
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3

Electives (Choose 3 in Year 3)

Banking and Fintech Laws and Regulations
Corporate Finance
Derivatives and Risk Management
Fixed Income Markets and Instruments
Islamic Banking, Securities and Finance
Managerial Economics
Money, Banking and Digital Currency

Subject to availability. Students are asked to enquire with the Programme Leader in advance

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues


For International Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Malay Language for Communication 2



For All Students

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Critical Thinking
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
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Entry Requirements


Average C+ or CGPa 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)


Minimum 14 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation


Canadian Matriculation


Monash University Foundation Year


Sunway Foundation in Arts

CGPA 2.5

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.5

*Sunway Diploma

CAVG 55% or CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Unified Examination Certificate

Maximum 25 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate

Completed with minimum 27 points (excluding bonus points)


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Specific Requirements

  • Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
  • Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Additional Requirements for Certain International Students

International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to progress to the degree.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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