Course Details

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science And Finance

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
As the financial market is getting more volatile these days, enterprise risk management becomes an essential component of big corporations. To furnish the demand for personnel of this profession. The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science & Finance was developed. The objective of this programme is to produce graduate competent in knowledge and skills for financial investment management, assets valuation and risk management for various financial assets such as equities, bond, FOREX, commodities and derivatives. The programme exposes students to both theoretical and practical approaches to investment analysis, security analysis, and portfolio and risk management. In addition, the programme also provides comprehensive study of money markets, financial instruments, financial planning, banking and corporate financial management, the essential working knowledge for executives in the financial industry.

The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a Financial Research Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.

Why Choose this Programme?
  • First University in Malaysia offering this programme (Combining Actuarial Science and Finance)
  • Students have the option to choose the major (Pure Actuarial Science or Actuarial Science and Finance after year 1 as Year 1 course for both programmes are identical)
  • The student can choose either the Actuary Professional Qualification or Finance Professional Qualification (i.e. SOA / CFA)
  • More career options for the student when they enter into the job market
  • Higher demand by employers as the students are equipped with Actuary Skills and Financial Knowledge.

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Course Summary


Jan, May, Sept

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 67,170

Course Duration

3 years

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UCSI Foundation year
Minimum CGPA 2.0 including Mathematics
Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) including Mathematics
Minimum 2 principals (E) including Mathematics
Minimum 5 credits (B6) including Mathematics
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0 including Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects including Mathematics
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects including Mathematics
SAM / Australian Year 12
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects including Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM / A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60% including Mathematics
Diploma (Business-related)
Minimum CGPA of 2.0 Including Mathematics

English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Year 1: RM 20,950
Year 2: RM 23,290
Year 3: RM 22,930

Total: RM 67,170

 ICT  - RM 200
Library  - RM 200
Student Activities  - RM 200

 (Minimum 9 semesters for Bachelor’s Degree) (Minimum 7 semesters for Diploma) 
Year 1
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • Statistics and its Application
  • Business Accounting
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Financial Management 1
  • Microeconomics
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Probability Theory
  • Financial Market and Institutions
  • Managerial Accounting

Year 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Introduction to Stochastic Process
  • Applied Statistical Models
  • Mathematics of Interest Rate
  • Financial Statement and Analysis
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Visual Basic. Net
  • Investment Analysis
  • Elective 1 
    • Life Contingencies I
    • Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Management 2

Year 3
  • Loss Models
  • Independent Project 1
  • Stochastic Calculus for Insurance and Finance
  • Treasury Management
  • Elective 2 
    • Life Contingencies 2
    • Multinational Finance
    • Islamic Financial Market and Institution
    • Equity Analysis
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Independent Project 2
  • Credibility Theory
  • Statistical Simulation for Financial Modelling
  • Elective 3 
    • Actuarial Practices
    • Investment Portfolio Management

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.
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