Diploma in Finance

Diploma in Finance (DFIN)

Programme Intakes
January, April and August




with professional bodies


Academic Industrial Advisory Board (AIAB)



The Diploma in Finance (DFIN) programme is the first step to becoming a chartered financial analyst. Enhance knowledge and skills by learning how to analyse, plan, and resolve financial, investment, and business challenges.

Programme Details

Intakes January, April and August
Duration 2 Years
Assessments & Examinations 50% coursework & 50% final examination


Entry Requirements

Pre-existing qualification Grade
SPM / O-Level Pass with min. 3 credits (including Mathematics and a pass in English)
UEC  Pass with min. 3 Bs (including Mathematics and a pass in English)
Other Equivalent Qualifications
  • Pass in any qualification equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF)
  • Must be accredited by MQA

English Language Requirement

*For International Students only

IELTS - Minimum Band 5.0 or equivalent

Choice of Subjects

Year 1

Students will learn the following subjects in the first year
  • Principles of Business Finance I
  • Personal Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communication II
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • English for Business Communication
  • Employability Skills


Year 2

Students will learn the following subjects in the second year
  • Fundamentals of Financial Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Risk Management
  • Fundamentals of Investment Analysis
  • Fundamentals of International Finance
  • Principles of Business Finance II
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Company Law
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • e-Commerce Theory and Application
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Organisation


MOHE General Studies

Students must pass these MOHE General Studies

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)
  • Community Service
  • Moral Education OR Islamic Studies OR Education for Sustainability Development

For International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Community Service
  • Moral Education
  • Education for Sustainability Development


Progression Pathway


Career Opportunities

DFIN paves the way for faster progression to becoming a chartered financial analysis. Upon completion of this programme, graduates can expect excellent job offers, good starting salaries, and opportunities to scale the career ladder.

Become a highly sought after professional in the finance industry as a:

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

Scholarship Scheme

Students who are interested in pursuing our Diploma Studies or degree programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information.

Downlodable Materials

Detailed information about the Sunway Diploma programme can be found in the Sunway Diploma Studies brochure.

Sunway Diploma
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