Economics for Managers - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Analysis Task - Contemporary Analysis (30%) , Case Study (45%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,950.00
International 4,200.00

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to apply economic theory in the analysis and critique of business decisions and government policy, discuss sources of business cycle fluctuations and critique various stabilisation alternatives and access and interpret current economic statistics and debate key economic and political aspects of globalisation.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically evaluate economic information and policy through the application of key theoretical models which underlie contemporary economic analysis
  2. formulate critical policy questions for research, analysis and evaluation drawing on established theory and using publicity accessible economic data, commentary and academic literature
  3. communicate and effectively interpret economic information and arguments in a manner appropriate to the audience
  4. investigate and analyse the importance of economic institutions in a country other than Australia and critically evaluate their implications for economic policy and business practises.
  • Analysis Task — Contemporary Analysis (30%)
  • Case Study (45%)
  • Test (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Economics
2Part 1: Demand, Supply and Elasticity
3Part 2: Consuming and Producing
4Part 1: The Competitive Firm
5Part 2: Market Structures
6Externalities, public goods and the public sector
7Macroeconomic issues and economic growth
8Business cycles and Aggregate Demand
9International Trade
10International Finance
11Macroeconomic policy (1)
12Macroeconomic policy (2)
13Macroeconomic policy and revision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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