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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)

The minimum score for each programme can be vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.

  • A minimum of Band 5 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 40 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 7.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Cambridge English: Advance (CAE)/Proficiency (CPE) /Preliminary (PET) /First (FCE)/ Linguaskill Online min. score 154; or
  • A minimum score of 47 for Pearson Test of English (PTE); or
  • A minimum of Band 107 for CIEP Level (ELS); or
  • A minimum of Band 3.5 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Exemption is given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)


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


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