THE business of buying and selling goods is a daily activity, and thanks to technological development, this world is changing rapidly. To involve in business, one needs to learn economics and finance as both play a big part in the subject.
Reasons for studying Economics and Finance
A major in Economics will make one marketable for most jobs in the business world.
Knowledge gained, such as the supply and demand theory, production and cost, inflation, interest rates are important considerations in business decision-making.
A firm understanding is an advantage for a business to adapt to changing economic environments.
It also enhances one’s expertise in analysing critical problems in the business world and raise operational efficiency of one’s firm.
A major in Finance provides skills in dealing with budgets, stocks, bonds, investments and more. This field is about managing money, funds and finances. It helps guide organisations in money-making and long-term financial planning.
Financial duties can sharpen interpersonal, creative-thinking and problem-solving skills when dealing in complex financial data. Studying economics and finance will somehow overlap as financial operations is affected by the economy.
Both disciplines will complement each other in providing a clearer picture of the business world.
A major in both areas will be appealing to future employers seeking well-qualified candidates for their organisation.
Financial, economic expectations
The programme developed at the Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) combines substantial knowledge in Economics and Finance, making this degree programme unique, dynamic and strategic.
Students are also exposed to the quantitative and qualitative skills when dealing with various economic and industrial sectors – especially ones relating to capital, financial and investment markets within the global economic environment.
Students are also exposed to the latest industrial practices and trends, through academic visits, seminars, forums and dialogues.
This course gives the opportunity of combining a broad understanding of economic theories with financial knowledge of firms, financial markets and institutions.
It will help develop strong analytical, empirical and interpretive skills that are valued by employers, putting graduates ahead of the game in terms of employability.
Smart study choice
The course imparts an understanding on how world economics works. Knowledge in both Economics and Finance will open the understanding of why certain decisions are made in an organisation, business, market, government agency and others.
Students will also analyse the behaviour of consumers, firms, labour markets, price changes, international trade and more.
Graduates will benefit from their exposure in Economics and Finance, qualifying them to work as analysts in investments, finance or economics; treasury managers; financial managers and other rewarding career paths.
Studying economics and finance allows one to explore and train for a wide range of job opportunities in banks, government agencies, stockholders, investment services, brokerage firms, insurance companies and more.
To figure out which option of study is best for you, book a free counselling session with IUKL. IUKL is currently having its last call for its June intake and those interested can become a student with only RM100.
Scholarships and tuition fee waivers of up to 50% are offered to those who excel in their studies. PTPTN and Yayasan Negeri study loans are also available.
■ Call IUKL at 1800 887 8839 (STUDY) or log on to www.IUKL. edu.my for more information.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Finance programme will be able to benefit from their exposure to both fields.