Lim­it­less op­por­tu­ni­ties

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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.

Ben­e­fits

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.

Job op­por­tu­ni­ties

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.

June in­take

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.

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