List of Teaching Courses
Fixed Income Securities
This course introduces students to fixed-income securities, markets, and strategies. Traditional debt instruments (government and corporate bonds) and fixed-income derivatives (including mortgage-backed securities) will be discussed. Bond valuation principles and factors affecting bond convexity and yield will be covered. Moreover, students will also be exposed to collateralized mortgage obligations, Asset-Backed Securities, the Islamic view, and Shariah-compliant fixed-income instruments.
International Financial Management
This course provides a thorough understanding of international finance, which acts as a catalyst for international trade. The international parity condition is the fundamental theory of international financial transactions. The students are exposed to foreign exchange mechanisms such as hedging, forward contracts, options, and swaps. The course also comprises mechanisms to reduce financial exposure in international trade. Other topics include corporate budgeting, mergers and assessment of international firms, international investments, and international capital flows.
Statistics For Economics and Business
This course introduces students to the useful concepts of statistics and statistical methods. The main focus of this course is on how to assemble, keep, analyze and interpret economics and business information and data for decisions making process. Among the topics covered are descriptive and inferential statistics, describing data, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods, estimation, hypothesis testing, Chi-Square test, analysis of variance, simple linear regression, multiple regression, and correlation.
This course covers the theories and practices of managerial actions towards their financial decision in the context of increasing firm value. This course aims to provide the theoretical foundation and framework for corporate investment and financial decisions. It trains the students to assess their understanding of corporate managers’ major financial decisions and what corporate finance professionals do and why. We will blend theory with practice in order to, ultimately, understand what corporate finance professionals should do to increase company value and shareholder wealth. The major topics include the time value of money and interest rates, valuation of projects and firms, project analysis, capital budgeting decisions, capital structure decisions, risk and return relationships, and financial analysis.
Derivatives and Risk Management
This course discusses the recent development in derivatives and risk management. Topics include the derivatives market in Malaysia, forward and futures markets specifically futures markets for shares and interest rates, futures, pricing, swap, options and its specification, options strategy, options pricing and risk analysis for a portfolio. The course also discusses the use of derivatives in Islamic finance.
Mergers & Acquisitions
This course covers topics related to the latest development in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate control. Among the topics covered include the distinction between a merger and an acquisition, the various types of mergers and acquisitions, the theories of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the main motives of M&A, and the M&A process. In addition topics related to due diligence of M&A, valuation of M&A, M&A defense tactics, event methodology for assessing the performance of M&A and corporate restructuring are also discussed. Finally the course looks at the development of M&A locally and worldwide.
Students will learn about Securities markets, sources of investment information, bond valuation, stock valuation, convertibles and warrants, investment strategies, portfolio theory and asset valuation, and market efficiency hypotheses.
Students will learn about an overview of personal finance, basic concepts of personal financial planning, managing personal finances, protecting personal financial resources, investing personal wealth, and controlling personal financial resources
Research Methodology for Economics and Business
This course equips students with the knowledge and practical skills related to economic and business research. The role of scientific research in social science, the process of scientific research, research ethics, methods of collecting data, methods of measuring concepts and attitudes, sampling, and presentation of research findings will be discussed in this course. Students will be trained to develop and manage databases as well as to perform data analysis to dig out vital information using software for managerial decision-making. Students also will learn to prepare high-quality research proposals for business/economic projects.
Financial Institution, Money, and Capital Market
This course is to expose students to the role of the central bank and other financial institutions. Emphasis will be on the operations and the role of money and capital market. At the end of the course, students will be made aware of the domestic fund’s flow and the roles of financial institutions in providing capital.
Market and Financial Services
The main objective is to analyze and understand the financial markets and instruments, principal forces that are shaping money and financial markets, and implications for the firm and the individual investor. Money creation, the demand for money, and the relation of money to inflation and financial flows are explored. Interest rates are analyzed in the context of portfolio choice, and their behavior is critically discussed. Emphasis is also placed on the changing roles of the financial system in a modern market-oriented economy and the effects of these changes on the flow of funds and monetary policy. The course also covers an analysis of financial opportunities and risks resulting in global market investment, with a focus on international portfolio diversification and management.
Advanced Data Analysis (DBA Program)
The purpose of this course is to provide students to advance data analysis techniques frequently used in applied business and economics research. This would include giving a thorough and practically guide to best-practice modern and ontemporary data analysis. The course conveys the essential stages of data analysis, and give into in-depth analysis in regard to any particular data analysis methods. Students will be exposed to statistical and econometrics concepts and skills to expand their knowledge and to formulate business policy through scientific research.
Money, Banking, and Financial Markets (MBA Program)
The main objective is to analyze and understand the financial markets and instruments, principal forces that are shaping money and financial markets, and implications for the firm and the individual investor. Money creation, the demand for money, and the relation of money to inflation and financial flows are explored. Interest rates are analyzed in the context of portfolio choice and their behavior is critically discussed. Emphasis is also placed on the changing roles of the financial system in a modern market-oriented economy and the effects of these changes on the flow of funds and monetary policy. The course also covers an analysis of financial opportunities and risks resulting in global market investment, with a focus on international portfolio diversification and management
Investment (MBA Program)
This subject is designed to enable students to demonstrate and apply knowledge of savings and investment opportunities available to the general public and to assess customers’ investment problems and needs. The course also examines the different types of securities, including insurance, investment (capital growth with/without income), pensions and other forms of investment, including swaps and derivatives. It also explains the regulations and procedures relating to the trading of securities and new issues in the world markets, including Bursa Malaysia. The application of the theory of investment, securities and market analysis and efficiency, including risk and return, risk management techniques, fundamental and technical analysis, diversification and performance measurement are also covered. The course also explores practical investment considerations, including takeovers and mergers, meetings and resolutions, disclosure of interests, sources of information, legislation, and investment by trustees. Planning, management and review client’s portfolio according to his/her profile and needs in order to recommend and justify appropriate types of savings and investment will also be discussed. Finally the course discusses issues relating to portfolio management, including the supply of and styles of management, as affect the private and the institutional investors; asset allocation, and the role and mutual and pension funds, insurance companies and banks.