MAE307 - Techniques for Business and Economic Analysis

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Aaron Nicholas


(Must have passed 4 units in {MAE201, MAE203, MAE214, MAE256} and
Must have passed 1 units in {MAE301, MAE304, MAE305, MAE306, MAE312})

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour workshop per week

Cloud (Online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit will provide a capstone experience for students doing an Economics major.  It will focus on the integration of knowledge from across the economics major and the consolidation of key skills. It will also provide the opportunity for students to develop their professional identity and enhance the transition of students to the workplace.  This will be achieved by dividing the unit into three modules each of which will focus on the employment of economists in different environments; that is working for the government, working for large companies, such as the banking industry, and working for private consulting firms.  The emphasis will be on the specific skills economists use in these workplaces such as benefit cost analysis, economic forecasting, industry analysis, firm decision making and policy analysis.


Individual professional identity (10%)

Individual assignment (40%): Report up to 2000 words

Group assignment (two parts, total 50%): Report and presentation

  • Part A: Report (up to 3000 words) - 40%
  • Part B: Presentation (12 minutes) - 10%

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks in Assessment Item 3, Part A (Group Report)

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