2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
MBA703/MBT703 or MBA712 or MPE781/MPT781 plus one postgraduate business unit.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops
This unit will provide you with basic tools for analysing economic issues in the world today using an analytical framework, with an emphasis on the economics of international trade and the development of markets. This view emphasises the role of government and studies the interactions between political and private actors in relation to markets. Topics include the law of comparative advantage, economic growth and redistribution, privatisation and migration. As managers and students of business economics you will be equipped with a toolbox of concepts and ideas that will allow you to analyse and adapt to the ever changing environment of the global economy. The analytical approach, combined with the research essay assessment item will emphasise the ability to understand and apply theories, as well as recognise their limitations.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Demonstrate an understanding of issues and theories covered in the unit, including international trade theory, the role of government and the limits of standard theories.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Analyse and provide a well-rounded assessment of economic issues, taking into account the major parties involved from the perspective of both efficiency and equality.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO8: Global citizenship
Distil and synthesise information from research sources such as academic journals in an organised and effective manner.
Form a research hypothesis, conduct critical unbiased research to retain/reject the hypothesis, and recognise the limitations of the research.
Engage constructively in a team to undertake a collaborative research project.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.
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