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Bachelor of Economics (BEc)

The Bachelor of Economics programme is designed to provide solid grounding in theory and economic knowledge and improve the critical and analytical skills of students. The core and elective courses are shaped to produce graduates with broad based as well as specialized knowledge. The newly introduced specialization system has provided students the option to specialize in one of five (5) areas, namely;

• Applied Economics 
• Financial Economics
• Development Studies 
• Public Administration
• Applied Statistic and Analytics


Click here to view online Handbook 2018/2019 in e-book format.
Click here to view online Handbook 2019/2020 in e-book format.
Click here to view online Handbook 2020/2021 in e-book format.
Click here to view online Handbook 2021/2022 in e-book format.
Click here to view online Handbook 2021/2022 in e-book format.
Click here to view online Handbook 2022/2023 in e-book format.


 

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

• Economist 
• Academician
• Economic Development Manager
• Enterprise Solutions Manager
• Financial Planner
• Human Resource Manager
• Market Analyst and Advisor
• Journalist
• Credit Analyst 
• Administrative and Diplomatic Officer

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

A total of 126 credits are required to complete the Bachelor of Economics programme as follows;
 
Courses Credits
 University Course 12

 Core Courses

  1. Faculty Core Courses
  2. Programme Core Courses: Economics Core
  3. Programme Core Courses: Quantitative Courses
  4. Programme Core Courses: Industrial Training
  5. Programme Core Courses: Academic Research

6
42
18
6
3

 Elective Courses (Specialization)
 It is compulsory for students to specialize in one of five areas as below:

  1. Applied Economics
  2. Financial Economics
  3. Development Studies
  4. Applied Statistics and Analytics
  5.  Public Administration

21

 Faculty Elective:
 Students may choose four elective courses from
 any of the faculty elective courses offered.

12

 University Elective:
 Student Holistic Empowerment (SHE)

 

Students are required to take one course from
each of the following
clusters:
           (1) Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual
                 Intelligence: Heart, Body and Soul
           (2) Technology/Aritficial Intelligence and
                 Data Analytics: i-Techie
            (3) Global Issues and Community Sustainability: Making the World
                 a Better Place

6
Total 126

Note: The programme structure is subject to change

PROGRAMME DURATION AND ACADEMIC YEAR

DURATION OF STUDY
7- 11 Semesters
Minimum: 3 ½ years
Maximum: 5 ½ years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

General Requirement (Malaysian):

Pass the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa
Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject


or
A credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July papers and pass in History
(SPM 2013 and above);


and
Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required
in special requirements of the programme.


and
Have fulfilled all special requirements of the programme as may be prescribed by the
Senate.

Special Requirement:
STPM

Science / Arts Stream (Current Year)
Pass the STPM with at least CGPA 3.30;
and
Obtained at least Grade B at the STPM level in one (1) of the following subjects:
 Economics
 Accounting
 Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
 Business Studies

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;
and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam

session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity
period on the date of application.

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Science / Accounting Stream (Current Year)
Pass the Matriculation / Foundation with at least CGPA 3.30;
and
Obtained at least Grade B at the Matriculation/Foundation level in one (1) of the following
subjects:
 Economics
 Accounting
 Mathematics
 Business Studies

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;
and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam
session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity
period on the date of application.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a Diploma in Economics and Administration or other related fields from any institution recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the University’s Senate with at least CGPA 3.30;

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Passed STPM not in current year with at least CGPA 3.30 and obtained at least Grade B in one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
  • Business Studies


and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Pass the Matriculation/ Foundations not in current year with at least CGPA 3.30;

Obtained at least Grade B at the Matriculation/Foundation level in one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Economics;
  • Accounting;
  • Mathematics;
  • Business Studies


and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.


OTHER EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Pass the GCE A-Level with at least Grade B in one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Economics;
  • Accounting;
  • Mathematics;
  • Business Studies;


and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

and
Obtained at least Band 5 in IELTS (Academic);

or
Obtained score of at least 500 points (PBT) / 173 points (CBT) / 60 points (IBT) in TOEFL;

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possess the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 30 points

and
Obtained at least Grade 5 at Higher Level (HL) in one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Economics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Business Studies;


and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

Obtained at least Band 5 in IELTS (Academic);

or
Obtained score of at least 500 points (PBT) / 173 points (CBT) / 60 points (IBT) in TOEFL;

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Possess the Australian Matriculation programme (AUSMAT) with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) rank of 80 percent (%);

and
Obtained at least 16 points (High Achievement) at the AUSMAT level in any one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Economics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Business Management & Enterprise;
  • Accounting & Finance;


and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

Obtained at least Band 5 in IELTS (Academic);

or
Obtained score of at least 500 points (PBT) / 173 points (CBT) / 60 points (IBT) in TOEFL;

OR

REQUIREMENT 4 

Passed the Malaysian Sports School Pre-University Certificate with at least CGPA 3.30;

and
Obtained at least Grade B at the level of Malaysian Sports School Pre-University Certificate in one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Business Management


and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the SPM level in Mathematics;

and
Obtained at least band 3.0 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the exam session 1 of 2021 or band 3.0 for examination up to the year of 2020 according to the validity period on the date of application.

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

Obtained at least Band 5 in IELTS (Academic);

or
Obtained score of at least 500 points (PBT) / 173 points (CBT) / 60 points (IBT) in TOEFL;

International Candidates

International candidate must fulfil one of the criteria below for English Proficiency Test:

(a) Band of 5.0 and above in IELTS (Academic); or

(b) Score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above in TOEFL; or

(c) Band of 3 and above in Malaysian University English Test (MUET); or

(d) Score 41 and above in Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic); or

(e) At least Grade C in English for General Certificate of Education (A Level), University of Cambridge; or

(f) At least Grade C in English for General Certificate of Secondary Education (O Level), University of Cambridge; or

(g) At least Grade C in Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Malaysian Candidates

Fulfill the University’s general requirements as well as the programme specific requirements in order to be admitted to the programme. Potential candidates must possess or complete any of the following:

• UPU Channel: Applications must be applied via online at http://upu.moe.gov.my ; or
• UM Open Channel (SATU): Applications must be applied via online at https://umcced.edu.my/programme/satu

Non-Malaysian Candidates

Applications must be applied via online at: https://apply.um.edu.my/

BROCHURE

CONTACT


Undergraduate Office,
Faculty of Business and Economics,
Ground Floor, H10 Building,
Universiti Malaya,

50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur

Telephone  : +603 7967 3820/3636/3737/3632  
Email: umfbe_ug@um.edu.my

Last Update: 28/12/2023