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Study the Actuarial Science degree in Malaysia at Asia Pacific University and get a Staffordshire University, UK degree


Actuarial Science is gaining popularity in Malaysia for students who are good inaccounting Maths to pursue. This pathway leads to an excellent career with high salary should one complete all the professional papers to become a professional actuaries in Malaysia.

There are only a few universities in Malaysia offering the degree in Actuarial Science. It is important for students not only to obtain the best actuarial science education but to get the necessary communication skills in English to succeed. As you will work in multinational companies, banks, financial institutions, insurance, etc., you will need to have a strong command of the English language to succeed in your job.

One university that students can consider is Asia Pacific University, famous for IT

Lecture theatre at Asia Pacific University

Lecture theatre at Asia Pacific University

courses and excellent for accounting and business as well.

With an international environment and exposure to students from over 90 countries, students can improve their communication skills and build a global network.

Actuarial Science degree at Asia Pacific University (APU)

After Foundation, students will enter the BSc. (Hons) in Actuarial Studies at APU. Uniquely at APU, graduates will receive dual degrees, one from APU and the other from Staffordshire University, UK.

Since its inception in the early 1900s, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking learning institutions.

A modern, fast-paced, vocationally-led University with 100 year’s experience of

Dr. Parmjit Singh as the Pro-Chancellor of Staffordshire University and Executive Director of Asia Pacific University (APU) & APIIT Welcoming Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh to Staffordshire University, UK

Dr. Parmjit Singh as the Pro-Chancellor of Staffordshire University and Executive Director of Asia Pacific University (APU) & APIIT Welcoming Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh to Staffordshire University, UK

pioneering higher education within the creative, technological and scientific industries.

Students can opt to transfer to Staffordshire University for the final 2 years or final year of studies for a UK experience.

The actuarial science degree programme at Asia Pacific University (APU) is specifically designed to provide:

  • The necessary knowledge and skills to provide advice to institutions like insurance or reinsurance companies, pensions funds and financial and investment institutions. The skills acquired by actuaries are not confined to the financial sector but are also transferable to any organisation that has to deal with risk and make financial sense of the future.
  • Opportunities to adapt to Insurance-related industries by providing them staffordshire universitywith assignments to mimic the actual decision making process and broad-based information pertaining to the industries.
  • Opportunities to develop their skills to solve a problem and model a solution using specialized statistical and actuarial methods.

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What you will study

LEVEL 1
The first year programme comprises modules from the areas of finance,

Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

economics and mathematics. The objective of the first year is to equip students with the basic tools of mathematical, financial, accounting and economic analysis which will be required for the modules to follow at Level 2

Statistical Investigation module forms the basis for later statistics options. Linear Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Probability Models and Statistical Inference are introductory level courses designed to prepare students for using mathematics & statistics in other contexts.

Economics will provide students with a better understanding of the Business Environment. Financial Accounting skills and the core principles underlying financial theory will be introduced in this level which will be enhanced in the higher level. Business & Communication Skills will further equip students with the communication skills required to cope with academic demands of degree level study in all disciplines.

Modules

  • Business and Communication Skills

    Computer lab at Asia Pacific University (APU)

    Computer lab at Asia Pacific University (APU)

  • Business Economics
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Visual Programming
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability Models
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Investigation
  • Three (3) MQA modules applicable only to Malaysian students

MQA Modules

  • Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language)
  • Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
  • Pendidikan Moral (Moral Studies); or Pendidikan Islam (Islamic Studies)

LEVEL 2

This level looks at applications of mathematics and statistics in the Financial &

APU's accounting and business courses are located at Mines Waterfront Business Park

APU’s accounting and business courses are located at Mines Waterfront Business Park

insurance sectors.

The modules offered will cover techniques for the analysis of results from experiments and surveys where students will be doing modules like Regression Analysis, Time Series & Forecasting, Life Contingencies as well as Linear Programming.

Modules such as Financial Mathematics, Financial Planning & Control, Financial Statement Analysis and Financial management will allow students to explore finance in greater depths, both at the planning and management aspect.

The Financial Economics module will introduce students to the necessary skills to

"I attended EduSpiral's Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam in December and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU." Julian Hum, far right from SMK St. Michael Institution.

“I attended EduSpiral’s Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam in December and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU.”
Julian Hum, far right from SMK St. Michael Institution.

construct asset liability models and to value financial derivatives whereas Life Contingencies module will provide students with a grounding in the mathematical techniques which can be used to model and value cashflows dependent on death, survival, or other uncertain risks.

Ethics & Corporate Governance will also be taught in this level to provide

Students from the Asia Pacific University (APU) ranked Tier 5 or Excellent by SETARA 2011 and graduates will receive a dual degree, one from APU and the other from Staffordshire University, UK

Students from the Asia Pacific University (APU) ranked Tier 5 or Excellent by SETARA 2011 and graduates will receive a dual degree, one from APU and the other from Staffordshire University, UK

students with relevant knowledge, skills and professional judgment in which companies are directed and controlled.

Students may opt to undergo an optional period of practical training of about 3 months after the second level of study, which would enable students to experience the culture and ethos of a working environment and formal employment. Students will benefit from seeing how the skills and knowledge acquired are applied in a practical setting.

Modules

  • Calculus II

    Students assisted by EduSpiral to register at Asia Pacific University for the various programmes

    Students assisted by EduSpiral to register at Asia Pacific University for the various programmes

  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Life Contingencies
  • Linear Programming
  • Regression Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Time Series and Forecasting

LEVEL 3
Corporate Finance, Risk Theory, Financial Derivatives, Macroeconomics Policy &

Asia Pacific University library

Asia Pacific University library

Financial Markets, and Portfolio Management modules will further enhance the knowledge of an individual to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions or other organisations.

Insurance Practice and Survival Analysis modules introduce students to a wide range of concepts and terminologies in insurance providing students with basic skills of calculating various insurance related items. Introduction to Stochastic Process will introduce students to a range of stochastic process which are used as modeling tools in diverse fields of applications.

Students will also carry out an individually researched project and their own investigations into areas related to investment, finance, commerce or insurance.

Modules

  • Corporate Finance

    Inside the spacious and well planned campus of Asia Pacific University

    Inside the spacious and well planned campus of Asia Pacific University

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Insurance Practice
  • Introduction to Stochastic Process
  • Investigation in Actuarial Studies
  • Macroeconomics Policy and Financial Markets
  • Pension Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project in Actuarial Studies
  • Risk Theory
  • Survival Analysis

 

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Actuarial Science and Finance degree programs at UCSI University


A winning combination UCSI University’s Faculty of Business & Information

Dr Toh Kian Kok

Dr Toh Kian Kok

Science (FOBIS) has carefully designed a range of programmes combining finance with traditional indemand degree offerings.

Unique among private universities, its programmes are the:

  • BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment
  • BBA (Hons) Islamic Banking and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance.

“We hope to give our students an edge when they enter the working world as they will have knowledge of finance on top of the knowledge provided by the traditional degree,” explains FOBIS dean, Dr Toh Kian Kok.

“Our additional major in finance will also give our students mobility if they decide, upon entering the working world, to specialise in finance,” he added.

One of the most popular traditional degrees offered by UCSI is the BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science. Career prospects for actuaries are expected to increase by 27% from 2010 to 2020 the highest growth rate across all occupations

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“EduSpiral provides great advise to students to help them find the right university.” Lim Khang Lun, UCSI University Business degree student.

according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In Malaysia, the prospects are even greater given the country’s shortage of actuaries. This is one of the main reasons Chan Min Zhuo decided to enrol in UCSI’s BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science programme. A recipient of one of the UCSI Trust Scholarship, he is one of the few local students who passed three of the five preliminary exams required while only in the first semester of his second year.

By acing three tough SoA exams (Probability, Financial Mathematics, Models for

Chan Min Zhuo, Actuarial Science degree student at UCSI University

Chan Min Zhuo, Actuarial Science degree student at UCSI University, is one of the few local students who passed three of the five preliminary exams required in 2 years

Financial Economics), Chan Min Zhuo is charting an accelerated pathway to success. The exams are tough and most students require three years to make the same progress. Crediting UCSI University for equipping him with the drive to achieve, Min Zhuo is aiming to complete five professional papers before he graduates.

At UCSI’s Faculty of Business and Information Science, talented students like Min Zhuo are encouraged to realise their potential. Inculcating innovative approaches that grounded on values and responsibility, we prepare students for a fast track career in the industry. Because education should be precise in a world that isn’t.

To strengthen the programme further, UCSI recently launched the BSc (Hons)

During my Co-Op at Ogilvy and Mathers, I gained great work experience and insight into what working is like. UCSI has about 1000 companies partnered with them where I can choose to do my Co-Op.

During my Co-Op or internship, I gained great work experience and insight into what working is like. UCSI has about 1000 companies partnered with them where I can choose to do my Co-Op.

in Actuarial Science and Finance degree programme, which offers the second option of a financial analysis related career development.

“As a mathematician, I know that it will not do to focus too narrowly on pure mathematics. This is why we have incorporated finance into our traditional programme offerings,” revealed Department of Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics head Dr Ngerng Miang Hong.

For students with an inclination towards investment but still.want to make the most of the robust financial services job markets, UCSI has also recently launched its BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment. This programme aims to produce graduates equipped with relevant and holistic knowledge of finance and investment.

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

All this is done to help students secure their career prospects in a time when both the economic and job markets are uncertain.

Dr Toh sums it up, “The global economy is changing. The field of finance has never been more important and our new offerings were designed to provide students with a professional and personal edge to help them excel.”

Where can Actuarial Science and Finance graduates work in Malaysia?

Positions – Actuarial Executive, Portfolio Management Manager, Sales Planning

Public Bank

Public Bank

and Analytics Officer, Campaign Management Analyst, Data Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Manager, Independent Compliance Review, Risk Management Executive, Marketing Development Fund Analyst, Trade & Promotion Analyst, Incentive Management Analyst, etc

Insurance – Prudential Assurance Malaysia, Sun Life Assurance, Hong Leong Assurance, Prudential BSN Takaful, Zurich Insurance Malaysia, AIA, Etiqa, ING, MCIS Zurich, AXA AFFIN Life, Manulife, Tokio Marine Life, Uni.Asia Life Assurance, Great Eastern, AM Life, AIG, Berjaya Sompo, MSIG, Kurnia, Lonpac, Danajamin, Pacific Insurance, Pacific & Orient Assurance, RHB Insurance, Tune Insurance, UniAsia General, Overseas Assurance Corporation, Progressive, QBE, MAA, etc

Financial & Investment Institutions – Bank Negara, Bursa Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia, AFFIN Investment, ECM Libra, HwangDBS, Hong Leong Investment, Kenanga Investment Bank, KAF Investment Bank, CIMB Investment

Bank Negara Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia

Bank, AMInvestment Bank, Alliance Investment Bank, OSK Investment, MIDF Amanah Investment, Public Investment Bank, RHB Investment Bank, CIMB Investment, etc

Banks – Public, AmBank, Citibank, Hong Leong, HSBC, Maybank, RHB, CIMB, AFFIN, Alliance, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad, Mizuho Bank (Malaysia), OCBC, Standard Chartered, UOB, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Bank of Nova Scotia, etc.

Islamic Banks -Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, Alkhair International Islamic Bank, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Affin Islamic Bank, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, Alliance Islamic Bank, AmIslamic Bank, Bank Islam Malaysia, Bank Muamalat Malaysia, CIMB Islamic Bank, HSBC

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Amanah Malaysia, Hong Leong Islamic Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Maybank Islamic, OCBC Al-Amin Bank, Public Islamic Bank, RHB Islamic Bank, Standard Chartered Saadiq, etc

Accounting & Auditing firms – Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG, Baker Tilly Monteiro Heng, Moore Stephens AC, Steven Chin & Co, BDO, Grant Thornton, RSM, Mazars, Crowe Horwarth International, DFK International, Halim & Lee, Begbies Traynor, etc

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