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Personal integrity, sound judgment, salesmanship, helpfulness and enthusiasm are the cornerstones of a good career in banking, says Wall Street Journal. And if you possess these traits, then you may want to consider enrolling yourself in a Banking course.

Pathway
This course will allow you to gain knowledge and expertise in the field of banking and finance and upon completion; you can apply this knowledge in a commercial bank or a financial services industry.
Subject Focus

SPM:

  • Mathematics
  • Economy
  • Accountancy

University Level:

  • Economy
  • Finance
  • Banking
Personality Type

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

A career in International Banking will entail you to learn more on the effects of globalisation on the banking industry, banking transactions across national boundaries, economic foundations of banking and financial markets.Learning the “ins and outs” of corporate finance is the focus of Investment Banking. You will learn to acquire funds, make decisions on banking transactions, give advice on mergers and acquisitions, track market trends and so forth.

It covers a range of activities such as underwriting, selling and trading securities (stocks and bonds), providing financial advisory services and managing assets.

Unlike conventional banking practices, Syariah or Islamic Banking is based on the principles of Islamic law and its application in the development of Islamic economics. It follows the basic principle of sharing profit and loss and the prohibition of interest or fees on loans.

Salary

Entry Level: RM 2,250 to RM 3,035Professional: RM 9,000 to RM 14,500

Job Demand

Malaysia:Getting stuck in a cubicle is unlikely for a banker. With more banks expanding operations beyond Malaysia, the Institute of Bankers Malaysia said that banking and finance talents will be presented with lots of options to venture abroad come 2020.

With this, more local young talents will be needed to manage these ventures. In fact, the Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia (IBBM) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have set up the Financial Sector Talent Programme (FSTEP) to enrich the knowledge of entry-level talents interesting in a banking career in Malaysia.

Moreover, Malaysia is leading the global Islamic finance market through aggressive expansions by BNM and Securities Commission (SC).

Currently, the country’s largest banks include Malaysian Banking Bhd (Maybank) which has over 2,100 branches and offices in 17 countries with more than 42,000 employees and CIMB Group Bhd which has over 40,000 employees spread across at least 15 countries.

USEFUL LINKS TO ORGANISATIONS

The Association of Banks in Malaysia
Central Bank of Malaysia
Securities Commission Malaysia
Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB)

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