Bachelor of Analytical Economics (Hons.)

(R2/314/6/0002) 02/22 (A7921)

The advent of big data, increasing complexity of the global economy, increasing competitive business environment and additional financial regulations spur the demand for analytical economists.

The 3-year Bachelor of Analytical (Hons) programme was designed to produce competent economists who have a thorough understanding of analytical economics and financial literacy with specialisations in either Financial Economics or Development Economics. In this programme, students will spend significant hours on quantitative and programming subjects such as Econometrics, Econometrics Modelling and Forecasting, Multivariate Data Analysis, Business Modelling and Simulation, Analytical programming, and Business Analytics. In addition, students will be taught about economic theories, models and current issues through various economics subjects.

Graduates from this programme will be Big Data ready and equipped with the essential skills for future jobs.


  • Pass Foundation/ Matriculation studies with at least CGPA of 2.00 from a recognised institution; OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects AND a Pass in Mathematics and English* at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in any two (2) subjects AND a Pass in Mathematics and English* at SPM Level or its equivalent.; OR
  • Pass STAM with a minimum of Grade Jayyid (Good) in two (2) subjects AND a Pass in Mathematic and English* at SPM or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of English OR a minimum of Grade C in SPM/O-Level English or equivalent; OR
  • Any qualifications equivalent to Diploma or Advanced Diploma (Level 4 or 5, MQF) with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR
  • Pass DKM/DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field**.

*The requirement to Pass Mathematics and English subjects can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent/ higher achievement.

Those without a pass in Mathematics and/or English at SPM level or equivalent can be admitted but are required to attend special enhancement course(s). These special enhancement courses should be SPM equivalent, remedial in nature. Students must pass the Mathematics and English enhancement courses as a prerequisite to related core courses taught in English.

**DKM/DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.

English Language Requirement for International Students

International students who wish to enrol into the Bachelor of Analytical Economics (Hons.) programme are required to possess a minimum score of 5.5 in IELTS or its equivalent.


Accounting for Decision Making
English for Business Studies
Critical Thinking and Applications in Management
Digital Transformation Technologies
Principles of Finance
Mathematics for Economics
U3 (Integrity and Leadership)
Character Building
Character Development

Analytical Programming
The Economy of Malaysia
Environmental and Resource Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
International Economics
Principles of Operations Research
Research Methodology
Seminar in Analytical Economics
Elective 1
Elective 2
U2 or 3

English for Business Communication
Business Analytics
Business Modelling and Simulation
Econometric Modelling and Forecasting
Money and Banking
Multivariate Data Analysis
Elective 3
Elective 4
Research Project 1
Research Project 2
Practical Training (Final Trimester)

Require any 4 subjects from a specific track.

Financial Economics track:

  • International Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Investments
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Financial Economics

Development Economics track:

  • Development Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Comparative Economics Study
  • Digital Economy
  • Urban Economics


  • Philosophy and Current Issues (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa) – both local and international students
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilizations (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban) – Local students only
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 – International students only

U2 or U3:
Bahasa Kebangsaan A* / Foreign Language (MPU32**) / Islamic Institutions in Malaysia (MPU3301) / Introduction to Multicultural Studies in Malaysia (MPU3302) / Stress and Well-Being Among Malaysian (MPU3303)

Any course with code MPU34** (e.g. MPU3401, MPU3403)

*Note: Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for any local student who did not obtain credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level.

Note: The above programme structure serves as a general guide.


This programme aims to produce graduates with the following quality after several years of graduation:

  1. Graduates who can competently apply knowledge and practical skills in economics and related profession.
  2. Graduates with complete interpersonal, communication and cognitive skills who show strong leadership to innovate ethically with sustainability awareness in the field of economics and related professions.
  3. Graduates who embrace digital, numeracy and entrepreneurial skills in the business and economics that can contribute to the global well-being development.

Upon graduation, the graduates are expected to achieve or attain the following outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and competency in economics analytics.
  2. Exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills based on a systematic and scientific approach.
  3. Utilise practical economic analytics skills and techniques in various economic conditions.
  4. Develop communication skills and interact responsibly in a multicultural environment.
  5. Demonstrate analytical mind and relevant digital skills towards life-long learning.
  6. Analyse numerical and graphical data with econometrics tools to assist decision making.
  7. Demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility and leadership skills for team success.
  8. Acquire entrepreneurial and managerial skills in planning and organising projects.
  9. Adhere to ethical, professional, humanities and sustainable practices in solving various global economic issues


  • Upon completing the ‘Business Analytics’ course, students shall obtain a professional KNIME Certificate.


  • The career prospects of this programme is not limited to: Economics, data analyst, policy analyst, data scientist and researcher.

Programme Coordinator


Mr. Mohd Helmi bin Ramlee

Bank Negara Malaysia
Appointment duration: Trimester 1, 2021/22 until Trimester 3, 2022/23


Prof. Dr. Law Siong Hook

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Appointment duration: Trimester 2, 2022/23 until Trimester 1, 2023/24