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Module Title LI Microeconomics A
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 03338
Module Lead Dr Suleymenova
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites Microeconomics B - (08 03342)
Restrictions Available to all students who have been allowed onto the second year of a degree programme for which it is compulsory or who have passed 08 11095/08 11096 Principles of Economics AB

This is the core intermediate microeconomics module. Its main goals are to provide students with a more in-depth understanding of core microeconomic topics covered in the introductory Principles of Economics module and to equip students with analytical skills and tools that are necessary for undertaking a more comprehensive economic analysis. This module provides the solid underpinnings needed in all microeconomics based modules in the final year. The module is primarily concerned with the theories of the firm and consumer behaviour, and the theory of perfectly competitive markets, supply and demand analysis.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of core microeconomic theories and concepts;
  • apply marginal analysis to determine optimal economic decisions;
  • analyse how producers and consumers interact in a competitive market.
Assessment 03338-01 : Assignment 1 : Coursework (10%)
03338-08 : Assignment 2 : Coursework (10%)
03338-09 : Final Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (80%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 x problem sets 10% each 2-hour examination 80% Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%) Reassessment: 2-hour written exam
Other none
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