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Module Title LI Intermediate Business Economics and the Macroeconomy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 30446
Module Lead
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-60 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The module provides a general coverage of the main issues and debates in business economics and the macroeconomic environment. This module will also have discussions around the UAE economy, specific reference to the debate around unified currency in the GCC region.

Part 1 focuses on the following topics. ,ul>
  • price theory
  • industrial organisation
  • economics of competition
  • competition policy,
  • regulation of natural monopolies
  • Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of economic analysis and policy issues in relation to the operation and strategic behaviour of firms in markets
    • Apply economic analysis to case studies of firms
    • Evaluate economic policy as it relates to the operation of markets
    • Demonstrate understanding how the economic environment impacts on the way in which businesses operate
    • Have an educated and critical opinion in debates such as the role of the state in the economy and the causes and consequences of banking and financial crises
    • apply economic analysis to understand and make predictions about the impact of economic variables on the macroeconomic environment of business
    • critically analyse the impacts of institutions on innovation and competitiveness
    • employ analytical arguments more generally
    Assessment 30446-01 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (50%)
    30446-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
    Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2 tests, 50 minutes each (20% per test) 2 hour exam (60%)

    Reassessment: 3 hour exam (100%)
    Other Dubai-based duplicate of Birmingham-based module 24111
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