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CMBA505 Economics

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Basic economic concepts and frameworks, an overview of Macroeconomic principles, and useful tools and techniques to make sense of the business world.

Apply key economic concepts to make sense of the world: especially the business world. It covers theories in macroeconomy, microeconomy, multi-criteria decision-making, conjoint analysis, economic psychology and game theory.

Paper title Economics
Paper code CMBA505
Subject Business Administration
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (14 September 2020 - 23 October 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,229.88
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,622.50

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BMBA 505
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Only available to students enrolled in the Chinese Language version of the MBA.

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Teaching staff

Convenor: Susan Steer


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to help the student 'think like an economist' - by applying economics concepts to make sense of the world: especially the business world, but hopefully also 'the world' in general. As well as an overview of the Macro economy (the environment that businesses and governments operate in), students will learn to apply useful tools and techniques from Multi-Criteria Decision-Making and Conjoint Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Game Theory.

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1st Non standard period (14 September 2020 - 23 October 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system