University of Wollongong Malaysia KDU

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Banking & Finance

About Program

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Banking and Finance introduces students to the principles and practice of modern banking, covering aspects of banking, international finance, economics and law.
In this program, students acquire a firm foundation necessary in the financial services industry and gain a clear understanding of the functions and internal operations of banks and other financial institutions.
They will also explore the fundamentals behind the assessment of financial needs and pairing of suitable financial products. Students’ inquisitive minds are constantly kept fuelled through dialogues on contemporary banking and finance issues such as Financial Crises, Quantitative Easing, Government Policies, Currency Challenges and more. The program is also designed to give students the skills to manage finance in institutional settings such as banks or investment houses.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be granted exemptions from the following recognised professional body^
CIMA – Exempted from 4 CIMA papers and to take the balance 12 papers to complete the professional qualification.
Why study banking and finance?
When you major in banking and finance, you will have the opportunity to explore the movement and management of money. Finance is essential to our economy and no matter where you work, it is needed to fund activities. Here are a few reasons to study banking and finance:

A fast paced career – You will never be bored as you will have to be on your toes to keep up with the latest in this field.
Training and development – There will be multiple opportunities for you to advance your career.
Salary and benefits -It is one of the highest paying sectors in terms of salary.
Working abroad – As this is a global industry, you could find yourself working in another country.
Long term career path – The knowledge and experience gained in the banking and finance industry will open many other doors for your career.


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Entry Requirements

  • English Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL : 42
    • IELTS : 5
    • PTE Academic : 47
  • Academic Score/Qualifications
    • High School (Certified true copy of Academic Certificates & School Leaving Certificates)


Common documents
Academic Transcript
High School Certificate
Required for final assessment of the Institution
English Proficiency Certificate

Education Level

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Accounting, Finance and Banking

Study Duration

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition Fee

MYR 24,333/year

Intake Submission deadline
Jul 2023 -
Sep 2023 -
Oct 2023 -
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UOW Malaysia is part of the University of Wollongong Australia’s global network, but has a long history of providing accessible, quality, tertiary education to Malaysia, and the surrounding regions, as it was previously known as KDU college and university colleges. UOW Global Enterprises, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Wollongong Australia, in September 2019 acquired the KDU institutions and following a process of transformation integrated them into the University of Wollongong Australia global network of campuses located in Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, and now here in Malaysia.

Subsequently, in November 2019, the name of the college and university colleges were changed to reflect the stewardship of the University of Wollongong and they are now known as UOW Malaysia. UOW plans to develop the UOW Malaysia campuses at Glenmarie, George Town Penang, and Batu Kawan Penang into universities within the next five to seven years. Both university colleges offer a full spectrum of programs, within a contemporary learning environment utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, from Foundation through to Bachelor’s Degrees and Postgraduate programs. These include programs in Business, Communication, Creative Arts, Computing, Game Development, Engineering, Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary Arts, and Nursing.

The University of Wollongong is committed to becoming a pre-eminent provider of higher education in Malaysia. This commitment combines UOW’s internationally recognised teaching programs and personalised approach to students with its experience of operating for over 40 years in Malaysia, modern campuses and vibrant, industry-focused programs. UOW’s presence in Malaysia will benefit the wider region, by producing international student growth and industry-ready graduates.

Unique Selling Point

All programs offered by UOW Malaysia are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia through the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This accreditation ensures that UOW Malaysia graduates are recognized throughout Malaysia, ASEAN, and internationally.

Our commitment to quality and continual self-evaluation is what helps us to uphold our reputation for academic excellence. Alongside our internal processes for quality assurance, UOW Malaysia is subject to the rigorous review processes of the MQA, to retain the high standards expected of Ministry licensed institutions.

In addition to local accreditation, programs are quality assured by University of Wollongong Australia, with representation of UOW senior academic staff on Academic Senate ensuring qualifications from UOW Malaysia are held in high esteem. As a mark of this quality assurance, the UOW Vice Chancellor endorses all program awards, to indicate that students have attained the required standard.

MQA accreditation validates UOW Malaysia institutional standards in a number of key areas, including:

Academic instruction and assessment Faculty and professional staff credentials Learning environment and resources Organizational governance Ongoing quality assurance Fiscal planning and responsibility.
Annual tuition fee start from

MYR 15,233

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

32, Jalan Anson, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang


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