MANAGEMT 7103FT - Economics for Management

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2015

This course provides an introduction to economic thinking and its relevance and application to managing organisations. The first part of the course deals with the structure of markets, including perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly, and the competitive regulatory environment. The second part deals with the determinants of the aggregate level of output and employment, and elements in the determination of macroeconomic policy including interest rates, inflation and foreign trade and capital flows. The focus of the course is on current issues and their implications for managers and competitive organisations.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7103FT
    Course Economics for Management
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Restrictions Restricted to Certificate, Grad Dip and Master of Business Administration students only.
    Course Description This course provides an introduction to economic thinking and its relevance and application to managing organisations. The first part of the course deals with the structure of markets, including perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly, and the competitive regulatory environment. The second part deals with the determinants of the aggregate level of output and employment, and elements in the determination of macroeconomic policy including interest rates, inflation and foreign trade and capital flows. The focus of the course is on current issues and their implications for managers and competitive organisations.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr David Murphy

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    COURSE Learning Objectives:

    By the time you complete the course you will have developed:

    An understanding of the concepts, tools and language of Economics in order to gain an awareness of the role of Economics in society and to lay the foundation for continuing interest in Economics as an area of social importance and study.


    An ability to work collaboratively with your peers to complete a Case Study and develop interpersonal skills and leadership qualities through group work.


    An understanding of the nature and effect of Globalisation on the Australian economy and the responsibilities this confers at a Government, firm and individual level.


    An understanding of the role of Government, firms and individuals in finding solutions to contemporary economic problems which will enhance the welfare and social well being of all members of the Australian population.


    An ability to understand and articulate current economic conditions as they relate to the domestic economy and the economy of Australian’s trading parties, using appropriate trade and industry indicators, which leads to enhanced management decisions.


    An understanding of current fiscal and monetary policies and how each will influence the direction of the Australian economy and its relation with trading partners.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 and 3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3 and 5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4 and 6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2 and 4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2 and 3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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