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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:
- 40% Coursework
- 60% 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


Introduction to Financial Accounting
Business Communication I
Business Mathematicsand Statistics
Principles of Management
Principles of Microeconomics
Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Financial Management
Cost Accounting
Financial Accounting Application
Business Law


Business Communication II
Elementary Calculus
Principles of Business Finance I
Financial Institutions and Markets Probability
Principles of Business Finance II
Mathematics of Investment & Credit I
Personal Finance
Basic Programming
Basic Linear Algebra
Intermediate Calculus
Mathematics of Investment & Credit II

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

For local students:
  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education / Islam Education
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
    (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
For international students:
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education / Islam Education
  • Community Service