What will I learn?

Whether you realize it or not, you are involved in business activities daily. The buying and selling of goods is a business activity that happens every day. Due to technological development, the business world is also changing rapidly. To involve yourself in business, you need to learn a number of things. Economics and finance is a big part of this area.

Why should I study Economics and Finance?

A major in economics will make you marketable for most jobs in the business world. The knowledge gained from this major such as supply and demand theory, production and cost, inflation, interest rates and so on are important considerations in business decision making. A good understanding of this area will be an advantage to adapt to the changing economic environment. This will enhance one’s expertise to be able to analyse critical problems in the business world which will enhance the operational efficiency of the firm you are working with.

A major in finance will provide you the skills in dealing with budgets, stocks, bonds, investments and so on. This field is about managing money, funds and finances. This will then enable you to help organizations make money and its financial long term planning. Your duties will lead you to sharpen your interpersonal, creative thinking and problem solving skills as you will be dealing with complex financial data.

In a way, studying economics and finance will somehow overlap at some point since financial operations are affected by the economy. Both disciplines will complement each other in giving you a clearer picture of the business world. Therefore, a major in both areas will be more appealing to your future employers seeking well qualified candidates for their organization.

What should I expect?

This programme has been developed with the combination of substantial knowledge in economics and finance which has made this degree programme unique, dynamic and highly strategic. The students will not only be exposed to the quantitative, but also qualitative skills in order to deal with various economic and industrial issues, especially those related to capital, financial and investment market within the global economic environment.

The students will also be exposed to the latest industrial practices and trends through the academic visits, seminars, forums and dialogues.

What will I learn?

This course gives you the opportunity to combine a broad understanding of economic theory with knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions. It will help you develop strong analytical, empirical and interpretive skills that are highly valued by employers and that will put you ahead of others in terms of employability.

Why studying this course is a smart choice?

If you are interested in everything that happens in the world today, then this course will help you understand how the world works. Your knowledge in economics and finance will make you understand why certain decisions are made in an organization, business, markets, government agency and so on. You will also be able to analyse the behaviour of consumers, firms, labour markets, price changes, international trade, etc. An academic qualification in this area will help you not only in your career but also give you insights into the real world.

Career Choices

  • Financial economist (in government, or in finance)
  • Analyst
  • Investment banking
  • Commercial banking
  • Risk management
  • Fund management
  • Securities trading
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • General management
  • Further academic study

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Information and Human Sciences (FBIHS)

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
RM18,706.67 (US$ 4,466) per year
RM 56,120 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected November 2021


Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Unipark Suria,

Jalan Ikram-Uniten,



43000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a High School Certificates OR equivalent, A-Level Certificates OR equivalent, Certificates/Diploma OR equivalent. TOEFL score 410 (Paper Based Test-PBT)/42 (Internet Based Test-IBT); IELTS score 5.0; Pearson Test In English (Academic) 47.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students have to complete High School Certificates or equivalent or successful completion of A-Level Certificates OR equivalent, Certificates/Diploma OR equivalent

TOEFL (PBT) score of 410 or TOEFL (IBT) score of 42; IELTS score of 5.0; Pearson Test In English (Academic) score of 47; Cambridge Placement Test (CEPT) score of 154.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) offers below pathways course for this subject

About Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

IUKL is recognised professionally by various international bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Board of Architects Malaysia and CISCO.

  • IUKL is the first infrastructure university in Malaysia
  • Offers pathways to top universities in the UK and Australia
  • Professionally recognised by international bodies
  • Many of its lecturers are industry-experts

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