Find & Compare Economics Degree Courses in Malaysia

Gain a better understanding of national and global economies with an Economics Degree course. Learn more about each institution’s Economics Degree and find out which college / university suits you best.

  • Qualification
  • Campus
  • Intakes
  • Course Duration
  • Entry Requirements
  • Total Estimated Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Partner Universities
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  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Economics (Energy) (Hons)
  • Campus
    Putrajaya
  • Intakes
    Feb, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements
    A-Level: CC
    STPM: CC
    UEC: 5Bs
    Foundation: 2.00
    Diploma: 2.00
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM60,028
  • Scholarships
    N/A
  • Partner Universities
    N/A
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  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons)
  • Campus
    Kampar, Perak
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Oct
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements
    A-Level: DD
    STPM: CC
    UEC: 5Bs
    SAM/AUSMAT: ATAR 70
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM41,710
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to 100% tuition waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to 100% tuition waiver
  • Partner Universities
    N/A
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  • University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics
  • Campus
    Semenyih, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Sep
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements
    A-Level: BBB
    STPM: B+B+B+
    UEC: 2As & 3Bs
    SAM/AUSMAT: ATAR 86
    Foundation: 3.33
    Diploma: 3.33
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM108,100
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to 25% tuition waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to 25% tuition waiver
  • Partner Universities
    University of Queensland
    University of New South Wales
    Munich University
    and more...
    Student exchange programme only
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  • HELP University
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, May, Aug
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements
    A-Level: EE
    STPM: CC
    UEC: 5Bs
    Foundation: 2.00
    Diploma: 2.00
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM69,600
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to RM16,800 waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to RM14,000 tuition waiver
    Tuition fee waiver is for first year only
  • Partner Universities
    University of Queensland
    Griffith University
    University of Essex
    Anglia Ruskin University
    Cardiff University
    and more...

FAQs About Studying Degree in Economics

What is Economics?

Economics, at its fundamental level, is about the allocation of scarce resources.

Since resources like goods, services and money are limited, economists study and look at how governments, businesses and people can use and allocate resources to satisfy their wants and needs.

An Economics degree will help you gain an in-depth understanding of various economic concepts and theories. This will help you understand major issues and debates relating to the field at both micro and macro levels, in both national and global economies.

What are the minimum entry requirements for an Economics Degree?

To pursue a Degree in Economics, the typical entry requirements are:

You may also need to have a minimum of 3 credits in SPM, including a pass in Mathematics and English.

That said, the entry requirements may vary depending on the university, so be sure to do your research!

What is your education pathway if you study an Economics Degree?

A Degree in Economics is typically 3 years long.

To pursue a Degree in Economics, you need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent. On top of that, you also need either a Pre-U qualification like a Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Business or you can go with the Diploma route.

Upon completing your pre-university or foundation programme, you can proceed to an Economics Degree. After that, you can choose whether to pursue your postgraduate studies or join the workforce.

What are your career prospects with an Economics Degree?

Once you complete a Degree in Economics, you can consider the following job options:

  • Economist
  • Market research analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Economics journalist
  • Economics lecturer

Other careers where you can utilise your Economics education include:

  • Management consultant
  • Statistician
  • Data analyst
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Accountant

What should you consider when choosing a university?

Different students may have different preferences when it comes to choosing the right university. Here are some questions to consider when making a decision.

  • Is the institution’s Economics course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)?
  • Do you understand the fees of the course, and are the costs affordable to you?
  • Are you comfortable with the location of the university?
  • Have you visited the campus, and do you like the campus environment and facilities?
  • What support services does the institution have to help you in and beyond university?

For more points to ponder, check out these 10 important things to consider when choosing your future college.

Should you study a Degree in Economics?

Not sure if studying a Degree in Economics is right for you? Here are some articles that may help:

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