• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Cameron Gordon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Economics for Leaders is designed to familiarise Master of Business Administration students with economic concepts and principles which are useful in understanding the general economic environment within which businesses and other organisations operate. It provides students with a solid foundation of economics knowledge for a senior management career.

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 examines 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:

  1. explain introductory, canonical models of consumer and producer behaviour and of macroeconomy
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the operation of a modern economy
  3. evaluate the effects of government interventions in individual markets and in the macroeconomy
  4. apply evidence-based management techniques with an economics perspective

Indicative Assessment

  1. Problem sets (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Essay based project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration (Advanced). You are not able to enrol in this course if you previously completed ECON1101 and ECON1102, or ECON7073 and ECON7074, or ECON8069.

Prescribed Texts

Please see class summary and course wattle website for details.

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
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
4216 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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