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BU5021: BUSINESS ECONOMICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course focuses on the economics of business allowing students to understand the economics that underlie a whole host of business issues. The course will cover the functioning of markets, consumer behaviour, pricing, production and costing problems, monopoly and the business implications of inflation, economic growth and economic policy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nikolaos Vlassis

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Business Administration (P/T) (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Man't) (Studied) or Msc In International Business And Finance (September Start) (Studied) or Master of Business Administration in Finance (Studied) or Master of Letters in Art and Business (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the key concepts of macroeconomics relevant to international business. These include analysis of product, money and foreign exchange markets, labour market issues, unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Students will develop the basic quantitative and modelling techniques required by managers, and an appreciation of national and international policy contexts within which to apply these. They will apply numeracy, problem-solving and modelling skills and computing techniques to a variety of common situations in macroeconomics.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 17, 18, 19
  • 5 Seminars during University week18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Briefing note

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Feedback Word Count 1500
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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