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Module Title LC Economics for Business A
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 31703
Module Lead Sami Bensassi
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-154 hours
Seminar-6 hours
Lecture-40 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description This module provides students with an introduction to core micro and macro-economic theory and principles in a business context. It combines introductory micro and macroeconomics with cases/applications and examples to provide students with the ability to understand and analyse current and topical economics issues with relevance for business.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the meaning of key microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts relating to supply and demand, market structure, costs and market failures, macroeconomic policy and international trade;
  • Apply diagrammatic analysis to demonstrate the broad principles involved in the microeconomic theory of markets and market failures and macroeconomic policy decisions;
  • Analyse real world cases and economic problems faced by individuals, business and governments using micro and macroeconomic principles and models;
  • Interpret and apply economic principles and models to understand and analyse the business and economic environment in which we live and work
Assessment 31703-01 : 2 hour MCQ Class Test : Class Test (50%)
31703-02 : 2 hour Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
50% 2 hour mid-term class test;
50% 2 hour exam.

Reassessment:
100% 3 hour exam
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