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Master of Economic Management - MEM (Course Work)


Course Structure

Candidates are required to accumulate 40 credits from the core, elective and optional courses.

Core Courses (28 units)

  • Economics of Production and Consumption
  • Macroeconomic Management and Policy
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Issues in the Malaysian Economy
  • Research Project Seminar
  • Research Project

Elective Courses (12 cunits)

  • Global Resource Flows
  • Economics of Finance
  • Industrial Dynamics
  • Human Resource Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Micro Issues in Public Sector Economics
  • Comparative Economics Management
  • Independent Study

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 and above or equivalent in a related field.
  • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience related to the field of study.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a related area (major or minor in economics) with a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 or equivalent.

Language Requirement

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

(Applicable for Malaysian Applicants Only)

MUET Band 2


Full-time: Min 12 months / Max 24 months
Part-time: Min 24 months / Max 48 months


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