Understanding economic principles and practices

It’s vital that business managers have a good grasp of economic principles. This course will help business executives to predict changes in market conditions, understand competitive forces and allocate resources efficiently.

Topics covered
  • Economic concepts, issues and tools.
  • An overview of economics, demand and supply.
  • The market, economic efficiency, organisation of industries.
  • Public goods, externalities, income distribution.
  • International sector, macroeconomics.
  • Income distribution, potential output, circular flow of income.
  • A simple model of income determination.
  • An expanded model of income determination.
  • Fiscal policy, money, the central bank and monetary policy.
  • The quantity theory and the Keynesian theory of money.
  • Integration of the real and monetary sectors of the economy.
  • Inflation and unemployment, the world economy.

It's not about numbers and long complicated equations, it boils down to how people behave...

Craig Robinson

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Course development

This course is available for purchase from now and until 31 July 2021, and examinations are offered until June 2023.

If you’re thinking about starting today you’ll study our Economics course, as outlined here.

If you’re looking to begin studying from 2020, you’ll be able to choose our new course, Economics for Business. 

Both courses are equivalent and transferrable, so your choice today won’t affect your award.

Why change? We’re in the process of moving to a new learning platform which will give you more interactive learning opportunities and newly designed courses.

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