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This unit encompasses a broad ranging introduction to economic theory and analysis as well as a study of some applications of economics to economic systems and to enterprises. You will study microeconomics (how individual businesses and sectors operate) and macroeconomics (how an economy works as a whole). You will gain some understanding of why institutions are very important in an economy, and how internal and international trade creates economic wealth. Key goals in the unit will be to raise awareness of the importance of economic systems, introduction to the different fields of economic theory that are relevant to business, and develop some analytical skills.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
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should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
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