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Universiti Putra Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Economics and Management and Putra Business School

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was first established in 1931 as the School of Agriculture. In 1971 it was named Universiti Pertanian Malaysia when the College of Agriculture in Serdang merged with the Faculty of Agriculture of University Malaya. In 1997, UPM was renamed Universiti Putra Malaysia by Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. This is a strategic gesture to portray the status of UPM as a center of higher education in various fields of studies, especially in science and information technology to facilitate national development in the new millennium. UPM continues to be a leading and renowned center of education and research by ensuring that the curriculum is in accordance with the current market demand. This is in line with its vision of becoming a reputable international university.

Faculty of Economics and Management (FEP) is one of the 16 faculties in Universiti Putra Malaysia. It was the fourth faculty formed in UPM. It was first established in 1974 as the Faculty of Resource Economics and Agribusiness. In 2012, FEP became the first Business School in Malaysia awarded the AACSB accreditation.

The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of economics and management. The undergraduate programs are: i) Bachelor of Economics ii) Bachelor of Business Administration and iii) Bachelor of Accounting. The postgraduate programs comprise Master by coursework (namely Master of Economics, Master of Entrepreneurship, Master of Finance and MBA) as well as Master of Science and PhD. in the areas of Economics, Accounting, Business Economics, Business Law, Corporate Leadership, Finance, Hospitality, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Tourism. Programs at FEP are approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), accredited by international professional accounting bodies, reviewed by reputable international assessors and overseen by a panel of industry advisors for their market relevance.

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Putra Business School (PBS) was formerly known as the Graduate School of Management (GSM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). PBS is the first postgraduate business school in Malaysia to earn business accreditation from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. PBS is well known for its exceptional contribution in nurturing human leaders through its postgraduate programs. As a leading business school with programs that are internationally accredited, PBS graduates are highly employable and more market driven.

The academic programs offered by PBS include MBA, MBA (Corporate Governance) in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA), MBA (Marketing) in collaboration with Institute of Marketing Malaysia, MBA (Human Potential Management) in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, MBA (Finance), MBA (International Business), MBA (Accounting), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management, Accounting, Finance and marketing and Master of Science (MSc).

PBS has also formalized collaboration with Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA). This FAA is supported by the Central Bank of Malaysia and as such the quality of professional learning in the financial services industry will be well-monitored. For more information, please visit PBS website


  • Accounting
  • CIS/ MIS
  • Economics/ Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/ Small Business Admin
  • Finance - incl Banking
  • General Business
  • Hotel/ Restaurant/ Tourism
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Other Disciplines:

  • Business Economics (FEP)
  • Business Economics(FEP)
  • hospitality
  • Information Technology


  • Private

  • Public


  • Full-time

  • Part-time

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* Tuition and fees are displayed in US dollars for ease of comparison, and are accurate as of July 1, 2016. A currency converter is available here, if you wish to see the rates in a different currency.

This profile was updated on September 18, 2020.