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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Advanced Business Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 23262
Module Lead Prof. Fiona Carmichael
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-150 hours
Tutorial-6 hours
Lecture-44 hours
Total: 200 hours

This module in business economics focuses on the analysis of the international economy, the economic environment in which individuals, firms and governments operate and decision making by economic agents. The module examines the interplay between economic theory and economic policy and critically examines arguments for regulation. Topics covered include trade, economic growth, strategic decision making by firms, the economics of information and risk, global labour markets and economic policy issues.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • critically evaluate economic theory and analysis in relation to the international economy, market failures and the strategic behaviour of firms;
  • critically assess economic discourse relating to the international economy, international business and regulation in both private and public spheres;
  • apply economic theory to assess alternative economic policy solutions for problems facing international organisations, governments and firms;
  • apply economic theory to analyse the determinants of international trade; differential impact of economic globalisation in various parts of the world; the determinants of international growth;
  • critically appraise the international economy and the differential impact of globalisation in different parts of the world.
Assessment 23262-01 : Class Test 1 : Class Test (12.5%)
23262-02 : Class Test 2 : Class Test (12.5%)
23262-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hour examination (75%) 2 term tests, 50 mins each (12.5% each)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30458
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