Bachelor of Economics (BEc), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The Bachelor of Economics (BEc) programme is designed to provide a solid grounding in theory and economics knowledge and improve critical and analytical skills of students. The core and elective courses are structured to produce graduates with broad based as well as specialized knowledge in economics, applied statistics, development studies, administrative studies and politics.

The newly introduced track system created the option for students to specialize in one of 10 areas encompassing monetary and financial economics, international economics, labour economics, resource economics, enterprise development, development studies, public administration, human resource management, political economy and applied statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Economic Development Manager
  • Enterprise Solutions Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Market Analyst and Advisor

Course Modules

  • Ethnic Relationships
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper I)
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper II)
  • Information Skills
  • Sociology
  • Critical Thinking in Economics
  • English
  • Introductory Political Science
  • Introductory Public Administration
  • Introductory Finance Management
  • Introduction to Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Microeconomics IA
  • Microeconomics IIA
  • Microeconomics IIIA
  • Macroeconomics IB
  • Macroeconomics IIB
  • Macroeconomics IIIB
  • Malaysian Economics
  • Developmental Economics
  • International Economics Issues
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Quantitative Analysis A/B
  • Statistics IA
  • Statistics II
  • Introduction to Economics Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Econometrics

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University of Malaya Contact Details

Department of Economics
Faculty of Economics and Administration
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 3661 / 3749
Fax: +6(03)7956 7252