Business Economics - MAN00016C

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Fergal O'Connor
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

The aim of the module is to introduce students to core economic principles and how these can be used in a business environment. It provides grounding in the fundamental concepts of micro and macro economics and the way in which these concepts improve our understanding of markets, from the point of view of consumers and producers.

Module learning outcomes

After successful completion the student is able to:
Subject content
discuss the workings of competitive markets;
discuss and analyse consumer demand;
discuss and analyse a firm’s output decisions under perfect and imperfect competition;
discuss and analyse various pricing strategies for firms with market power;
describe the role of government intervention in the market;
discuss the effect of the macroeconomic environment on the business;
Academic and graduate skills
apply basic economic reasoning in a business context;
identify economic trade-offs in common business decisions.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Business Economics
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Business Economics
3 hours 100

Module feedback

Students will receive feedback within two weeks of the hand-in problem sets. The feedback will be handed to students personally and takes the form of comments and suggestions for improvement written on the handed in work.

Indicative reading

none listed at present



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