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Undergraduate | LTU-BUS1BUE | 2024

Economic Issues and Public Policy

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
29 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Economic Issues and Public Policy

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate the relationships between macroeconomic variables and their impacts on business and individuals.
    2. Research and critically analyse current issues and/or events in the economy.
    3. Use models to predict the impact of changing market conditions and to suggest solutions to economic problems.
    4. Explain fundamental economic concepts using text, diagrams, equations and other means.
    5. Analyse a range of public policy responses and their impacts on society.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed BUS1ECW (Modern Economies in a Changing World) are ineligible to enrol in this subject

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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