Bachelor of Finance (minor: Banking) with Honours

WHAT YOU’LL STUDY

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates who possess the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the financial industry both in the public and private sectors and who are able to assist in raising the financial sector’s performance at the national and international levels.

 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The environment for Mauritian financial systems has changed considerably over the past years. Notwithstanding the recent global crisis that has impacted our perceptions of financial sector development generally, Mauritius retains a strong sense of optimism for the future. We are among many who feel that Mauritius has an unprecedented opportunity for sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. Our financial sectors have a key role in leveraging that opportunity. The challenge of our time remains, however, translating this optimism into jobs for thousands of Mauritians who enter the workforce every year. To create jobs and increase competitiveness, the private and public sector in Mauritius needs a dynamic and robust domestic financial sector that mobilises savings, finances firms’ and households’ investments into productive capacity, and provides them with the payment and other financial services they need to expand their business activity and reach new markets. Hence, a focus on strengthening the local financial sector and deepening local financial markets is central.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme consists of the FIVE (5) components
 
1. UNIVERSITY CORE

  • Community Development I, II, III, IV
  • Introduction to Social Science
  • Malaysian Nationhood Studies
  • English Proficiency I
  • English Proficiency II
  • English Proficiency III
  • Islamic and Asian Civilization
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Community Development

The intent of this course is to help students understand the concept and method of community services. Basic knowledge on managing programme is not only given as a theory but also, students are required to apply that as a practice through organizing an effective community services project. Students need to propose their community project through proposal paper in order to organize the project for coming semester.
 
2. PROGRAMME CORE

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Computer Application in Management
  • Principles of Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Financial
  • Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Market and Institutions
  •  International Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Ethics
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Practicum

 
3. MINOR (BANKING)

  • Bank Management
  • International Banking
  • Banking Securities
  • Treasury Management
  • Corporate Banking
  • Foundations of Banking
  • Commercial Bank Operations
  • Lending Management
  • Marketing Financial Services
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Trade and Financing

 
4. PROGRAMME ELECTIVE

  • Real Estate Management
  • Credit Management
  • Financial Modelling
  • Theory in Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Futures and Options Market
  • Portfolio Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Offshore Banking
  • Project Paper

Project Paper

This module is designed to expose students to the practical side of research. Throughout this course, students will be guided in developing an effective research design, conducting data collection,carrying out data analysis and writing a research report.
 
5. FREE ELECTIVE

Students can choose one modules offered by another programme at ABS

Practicum – Industry Placement
The practicum module is one of the compulsory courses which students are required to complete before graduating and its duration is 16 weeks. Practicum is a module designed to place students in an organization that may offer students a period of work so that they may learn and build some expectations from their experience while working there. The aim of this module is to let students relate the knowledge they studied in the classroom with the real aspect of job environment. Additionally, it potentially gives rise to opportunities for the students to build some ideas about the expectation, the culture,norms and skills that they have to prepare before they embark their journey into the job market. Practicum will build quality graduates before venturing into the job market in future. Students should take this opportunity to explore new things during their practicum as compared to the theory learned from classes.

 
Student Mobility Programme

Our students will even have the possibility of having one semester in UUM during the second year, by paying only your air ticket and accommodation on campus.

 
Fly-in faculty

Each semester, a Lecturer from UUM will come to Mauritius to deliver some lectures and to ensure that we are in compliance with all quality standards of our programmes.
 

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A-Levels
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate / GCE A-Level

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

  • Pass in any 2 Advanced subjects with CGPA ? 2.0

 

COURSE FEES

LOCAL STUDENTS

  • Course fees will amount to Rs. 93,000 (MUR) per year.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

EXAMINATIONS

  • Examinations are conducted by the MES (Mauritius Examination Syndicate) as per the norms and recommendations of UUM.

 

PROGRAMME DURATION

  • The duration of this course is 4 years.

 

SEMESTER STRUCTURE

  • Each academic year structure will consist of 2 semesters which will be spread of 15 weeks each (including mid-semester break).
  • 1st Semester: February – June
  • 2nd Semester: September – January

 

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

A student shall be evaluated for academic performance in a module through coursework and final examinations. The coursework include the following assessment methods namely mid semester test, lab test, quiz, individual and group assignment, class drill/exercises, peer evaluation, report & presentation and so on. The weightage of both the coursework and final examinations of the different modules will vary upon the requirement of the programme.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from this programme are expected to apply their knowledge and skills to rationalise financial issues through all dimensions and financial aspects either in the public or private institutions both at the national or international levels. They are expected to hold a position as a financial executive in the financial or non-financial institutions and to perform an efficient financial consultation.

 

CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS:

All examinations shall be conducted by the MES (Mauritius Examination Syndicate) for candidates of Atlantis Business School (ABS) on behalf of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

The Bachelor of Finance with Honours (Minor Banking) is awarded by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). This programme is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

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