Course Coordinator:Hammad Siddiqi (email@example.com) School:School of Business and Creative Industries
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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This course aims to provide you with a systematic overview of Economics as a foundation study in business, covering Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Economics. Accountants need to be aware of the economic environment in which they function and the impact this has on short and long term strategic decision making.
|Lecture||2hrs||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1||1hr||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
500 Level (Advanced)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate knowledge of advanced microeconomic principles and how they apply in real world situations.||
|2||Demonstrate knowledge of macroeconomic principles and their usefulness in analysing economic policy debates and options.||
|3||Demonstrate an ability to structure an economic argument and support it with relevant theory and evidence.||
Creative and critical thinker
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Enrolled in any PGRD Program
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Practice self-graded online quizzes with immediate feedback in the first couple of weeks of the semester.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Nine tests of 15 to 25 minutes each; best 5 count for 4% each
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Test (Quiz)|
Three responses each less than 500 words; best 2 to count 15% each
|Refer to Format||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||50%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:On-line tests|
To demonstrate knowledge of economic principles. Economics uses a range of tools and models which may be new to you and which build up as the course progresses. These tests have been designed to help you check that you have understood important new ideas step by step.
This is an individual assessment.A weekly short test containing objectives items will be available on-line. It must be answered within a 15 to 25-minute time limit by choosing or entering the correct answer.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Responses to media articles|
This task will allow you to apply economic theory from the course to demonstrate your understanding of economic stories as reported in the media (such as print, radio, TV, online). In this way, your confidence in understanding real world economic events will be developed.
Submit: Weeks 4, 8 and 11. This is an individual assessment.The three articles will change in each session and will be available on Blackboard at least three weeks before the response is due. For each article, a template in which you should enter your answers will be provided.Brief answers in your own words to specific questions (totalling no more than the equivalent of 500 words per response) are required.You should type or hand-write into the spaces on the template; hand-drawn diagrams are acceptable. You are required to keep copies as a back-up and must be able to produce these should it be required.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final examination|
To demonstrate an understanding of both the macroeconomic and microeconomic principles developed in the course and of their application.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
This is an individual assessment.A centrally scheduled final examination will be held for this course during the end of semester examination period.Questions can be drawn from any part of the course.The format is closed book.Details on the final examination date will be provided later in the semester.A copy of a sample final exam paper will be available on the BUS502 site.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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