The Diploma in Finance (DFIN) programme is designed to develop students’ skills in analysing and planning, with the ability to resolve finance, investment and business issues.

DFIN graduates can choose to progress into the following:

  • BSc. (Hons) in Actuarial Studies, Sunway University
  • BSc. (Hons) Financial Analysis, Sunway University
  • BSc. (Hons) Financial Economics, Sunway University
  • Bachelor of Business, Victoria University
  • and other degree programmes.

Programme Highlight

A holistic and wholesome learning approach is adopted with the aim to provide students with a broad-based education, in areas of finance while dealing with measurement of economic activities and communicating financial information for decision making.

Obtaining a Diploma in Finance is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst as it creates opportunities for careers in the financial, investment and business sectors.

January / April / August
2 years
Assessment & Examinations
The major objective of the assessment and examination procedures is to improve student learning and measure their comprehension.

Final grades reflect:
- 50% Coursework
- 50% Final Examination
Entry Requirements
SPM / O-Level:
Pass with minimum 3 credits including Mathematics and a pass in English
Pass with minimum 3 Bs including Mathematics and a pass in English
Other Qualifications:
Any other equivalent qualifications accredited by MQA
English Language Requirement
For International Students only:
  • IELTS - Minimum Band 5
  • Other equivalent

Career Prospect

Graduates with the Diploma in Finance can expect excellent career prospects, good starting salaries and a fast career progression track with the strong technical skills acquired in this diploma course.  It will place them in good stead for flexible career options and opportunities in the financial industry.

The option of further educational advancement is also possible through the diploma.

Graduates of Diploma in Finance – pathway to a career as: 

  • Financial Analyst / Planner
  • Economics Analyst / Researcher
  • Finance Manager
  • Fund Administrator
  • Commodities Trader
  • Investment Banker
  • Assistant Controller
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Securities Broker
  • Stockbroker
  • Treasurer

Progression Pathway

Diploma in Finance

Programme Structure

Majors: Finance | Accounting & Financial Accounting | Economics, Law & Ethics | Technology & Commerce | Management, Marketing & Communication | Mathematics, Statistics, & Investment


Principles of Business Finance I
Principles of Business Finance II
Personal Finance
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting
Business Law
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Management
Business Communication II
Business Mathematics
Business Statistics
English for Business Communication
Employability Skills


Fundamentals of Financial Analysis
Fundamentals of Risk Management
Fundamentals of Investment Analysis
Fundamentals of International Finance
Financial Institutions and Markets
Company Law
Ethics and Governance
Introduction to Information Technology
e-Commerce Theory and Application
Principles of Marketing
Business Organisation
Mathematics of Investment and Credit I

MOHE General Studies
Malaysian and International students are required to pass the MOHE General Studies subjects

For local students:
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Creativity and Innovative Thinking Skills (for students who have a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Moral Education OR Islamic Studies OR Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service
For international students:
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education OR Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service