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Area/Catalogue
ECON 5020

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
155461

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to important economic concepts and tools that can help them understand how the market system operates and how business decisions are made within a competitive environment. Concepts and tools introduced in the course include determination of the market equilibrium, elasticity of demand, economic efficiency, the role of government, cost of production, and market structure. The course also covers macroeconomic issues including fiscal and monetary policies. The economic concepts and tools introduced in the course are applicable to the local, national, and global business environment.

Course content

The following topics will be covered in the course:

Microeconomics:
Economist way of thinking
Demand and supply
Determination of market equilibrium and elasticity of demand
Competitive markets and market efficiency
Cost of production and determination of supply
Externalities and public goods
Macroeconomics:
Output, employment and Inflation
Business Cycles
Aggregate demand, interest rates
Stabilisation polices
International economics and finance

Textbook(s)

Parkin and Bade 2016, Value Pack: Microeconomics & Macroeconomics + My Econ Lab, 1st ed, Pearson, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External N/A x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Research assignment 1500 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Research assignment 1500 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Research assignment 1500 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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