• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Dana Hanna
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    Second Semester 2017
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Business Economics ECON8069 introduces economic concepts and principles which are useful in understanding the general economic environment within which businesses and other organisations operate.

Microeconomics examines how consumers and firms make decisions and how they interact with each other in markets. Topics covered include supply and demand, consumer and firm behaviour, price determination and the operation of markets, situations of market failure, and the impact and role of government on the economy.

Macroeconomics studies the entire economy and its wellbeing. Macroeconomics looks at the effect of factors such as inflation, exchange rates, interest rates and trade on the well being and stability of the economy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will:

  • be familiar with introductory,canonical models of consumer and producer behaviour and of macroeconomy
  • have a basic understanding of the operation of a modern economy
  • be able to evaluate the effects of government interventions in individual markets and in the macroeconomy

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Typically a mid term exam and a final exam.

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Workload

2hour lecture and 1hour of tutorials per week and 9 hours of private study per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed ECON1101 and ECON1102 or ECON7073 or ECON7074

Prescribed Texts

2014 - Semester 1 - TBA

2014 - Semester 2 - Joseph E Stiglitz, et al, Principles of Ecomonics, 1st Australian Ed., John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd.


Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2877 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7676 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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