Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics

Financial economics is a branch of economics that studies the allocation and use of resources in markets. Financial economists differ from traditional economists in that they focus on monetary activities in which time, uncertainty, options, and information all play a role, and make informed financial decision.

The financial economics degree programme is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation as well as the empirical skills needed to analyse economic and financial issues. This programme combines courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative analysis, research, and finance.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics are eligible for certain exemptions from the professional examinations of MACS. Besides, UTAR also entered the partnership with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to enable the Financial Economics students to access the CIMA Professional Qualification. Students will only need to complete 3 Case Studies exam to complete the professional qualification concurrently with the UTAR Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics degree.

Programme Details:


Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics

Accreditation Status:   

Fully accredited   


3 years (Full-time) 


January, June, October   

Total Programme Fees:   

RM47,550 (Malaysian)

RM64,650 (International)   

Medium of Instruction:   



Kampar, Perak   


Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF)   

Career Prospects:

  • Financial Economist
  • Financial Controller
  • Consumer Loan Officer
  • Investment Strategies Researcher
  • Derivatives Expert
  • Economy Analyst

Professional Recognition/Accreditation:

The UTAR Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics is recognised by the following organisation.