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Course Overview

The program provides advanced knowledge and practical skills in Finance. Develop competency in applying financial best practices, problem solving, communication and critical thinking. Graduates will have developed and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles in finance. Practical skills in finance based on industry best practices. The ability to communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent arguments and effective time management. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility.

Advanced Diploma in Finance

(Duration : 12 months)

• Intermediate Accounting

To enable students to understand accounting principles and the function of financial reports.

To enable students to understand how accounting functions as the language of business and how accounting information assist in making decisions.

To assist students in financial information analysis and usage of financial information extracted from financial statements.

• Organisational Behaviour

The module focuses on behavior in organisations and covers all the key concepts needed to understand, predict, and respond to the behavior of people in real world organisations. Organisational behaviour is the study of individuals and groups in organisations. One major issue facing organisations today is how best to utilise and combine the talents of individuals to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness, and managing people in the organisational setting requires special skills.

• Business Statistics

Students to acquire the analytical and interpretative skills needed to understand statistical findings. The aim of this module is to cover data, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression.

• Microeconomics

This module is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the importance of economics in the business environment. The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and skills in standard microeconomic analysis, building on the basic knowledge gained in their introductory economics course.

• Management Accounting

To provide an understanding on how organizations accumulate, assign and analyse cost and revenue data for use within the organisation and its practical applications thereof.

• Macroeconomics

The objectives for this module focus on understanding of how to measure a society’s economic well-being, and how the level of economic activity is determined, both from a perspective of economic policy analysis. The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of how national and global economies function is important for assessing the prospects for companies and for financial portfolios. This module will develop the understanding of how decisions by consumers, firms and government are interlinked, and impact on interest rates, exchange rates and the overall level of economic activity.

• Corporate Finance

This course introduces key concepts in capital budgeting, capital structure issues, dividend policy and corporate control. This module provides students a broad overview of the financial environment under which the firm operates and equips them with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make sound financial decisions for the firm.

• Business Law

This module focuses on the understanding of essential legal information for today’s managers and entrepreneurs. This module will enable students to develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognizing the need to seek further specialist legal information where necessary.

• Quantitative Methods

The module uses applications-oriented approach rather than mathematics-oriented. This approach makes the subject matter interesting and relevant to the student by demonstrating not only how the procedure works, but also how each method contributes to the decision-making process. In this module, students will learn the techniques of quantitative model formulation and evaluation, using SPSS for Windows, to solve practical business problems. The emphasis is to teach the critical skills of data analysis and interpretation for decision-making.

• Marketing Management

The course will focus on the activities used to implement marketing strategies created to meet customer needs and expectations. This course focuses on managerial issues in marketing and to develop an understanding of forming objectives, situation (SWOT) analysis, market research and forecasting, target market selection, market mix strategy formation, marketing tactics development, and control procedure formulation.

• Human Resource Management

This module focuses on the characteristics of Human Resource Management, the legal framework for the practice of Human Resource in Malaysia; job design and analysis; recruitment, selection, and placement; human resource development and career management; and diversity management.

• Principles of Investment

This module provides students with a foundation to become an informed investor. Students are able to understand the basic features, potential return and risk from various investment vehicles including stock, bond and mutual fund. The module also aims to equip students with trading strategy and valuation techniques.

• Financial Instruments,Institutions and Markets

This module focuses on the 5 areas such as instruments, institutions and markets are conceived; their key concepts and features; the context in which they function; the computations, and their connections with other instruments or markets. This module provides students the knowledge and skills to analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers interacting through financial institutions and financial markets, as well as strategies that can be adopted for controlling and managing risks.

• Strategic Management

The module will help students to further develop their understanding of the management and leadership theories and principles behind corporate strategic thinking and the practical implications of decisions that are made. The module is developed to promote an in-depth understanding of how organisations can best understand their strategic environment in context of increasing change.

• Research Methods

This module introduces students to both qualitative and quantitative research methods used by business scholars. Students will understand and apply both concepts and working knowledge of these methodological approaches, the evaluation of empirical studies and the design of research projects. This module emphasizes the role and value of marketing research information, technology in the research process, designing the research project, sampling and its issues, scale measurements, and questionnaire design issues.

• Investment Analysis

This module is an introductory investment analysis course. It is designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of fundamental concepts and applications for decision-making purposes in the context of financial investments.

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