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Universiti Putra Malaysia, School of Business and Economics

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.

School of Business and Economics (SPE)

Established in 1974 in Serdang, SPE, formerly known as the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEP) became the pioneer business institution in Malaysia awarded AACSB accreditation in 2012.

SPE is committed to teaching and research excellence that is founded on our strategic mission to achieve the following goals:

  • Delivering programs to meet the needs of the business community locally and internationally
  • Producing innovative and accountable leaders
  • Leading the advancement of knowledge in the area of business and management
  • Developing strategic partnerships with institutions, industries and communities

SPE offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of business and economics. The undergraduate programs are: i) Bachelor of Economics ii) Bachelor of Business Administration and iii) Bachelor of Accounting. The postgraduate programs comprised of Master by coursework namely Master of Economics, Master of Entrepreneurship, Master of Finance and Master of Business Administration as well as Master of Science and Ph.D. in the areas of Economics, Hospitality, Tourism, Business Economics, Business Law, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Corporate Leadership. Programs at SPE are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), accredited by international professional accounting bodies such as ACCA (UK), ICAEW (UK), CPA (Australia) and CIMA (UK), reviewed by reputable international assessors and overseen by a panel of industry advisors for their market relevance.

Through SPE’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs, students get the opportunity to be together and learn with other students from more than 25 countries across the world that furnish them with the agility and openness required to gain a global outlook in preparation for their future endeavors.

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

Other Disciplines:

  • Business Economics
  • Corporate Governance


  • 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 01, 2021.