ECON 7244OL - Managerial Economics

Online - Online Teaching 1 - 2024

Enterprises, public-sector organisations and not-for-profits operate in a highly dynamic and often very competitive economic environment, within which they must pursue their organisational goals, constrained by limited financial and other resources. A deep and extensive understanding of this environment is essential for effective managerial decision-making. Valuable topics for managers in this course include scarcity and opportunity costs; money and finance; the macroeconomic environment; behavioural economics; competition and pricing; strategic decisions; market failure; innovation; globalisation; and the growing significance of ecological sustainability and climate change policy for business.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ECON 7244OL
    Course Managerial Economics
    Coordinating Unit Economics
    Term Online Teaching 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MANAGEMT 7123OL, MANAGEMT 7124OL, MANAGEMT 7125OL, MANAGEMT 7126OL
    Restrictions Available only to Master of Business Administration - Online, Master of Business Administration - Online (Health Management) and Graduate Diploma students
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Antonio Dottore

    Program Coordinator contact details: MBA Online

    Name: Assoc. Prof. Graciela Corral de Zubielqui


    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    1. evaluate how enterprises, public-sector organisations and not-for-profits manage a highly dynamic and competitive economic environment
    2. investigate how managers pursue organisational goals, constrained by limited financial and other resources
    3. critically apply key economic theories and concepts to the management of an organisation
    4. evaluate how key economic data can be applied to achieve organisational objectives
    5. measure how the global economic environment influences organisational innovation and strategic managerial decision-making
    6. interpret how environmental, social, and other key non-economic indicators can generate organisational innovation and performance.
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 5, 6.

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    3, 6.

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    2, 3, 5.

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    2, 4, 6.

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A Custom Edition eBook has been created:
    Online Learning
    This is an online course.

    The course is delivered over a 6 week period. ‘Time’ is one of our most precious resources and to cover an MBA Course in that time needs planning. This link provides some ideas on Time Management

    The Course is more than absorbing information. The activities and interactions are designed to help you synthesise and be able to apply them. Discussion with other, sharing different perspectives through the tutorials and Discussion Board is a great way to hone your ideas, test interpretations and enjoy the journey.

    All relevant video recordings and activities are on the MyUni portal
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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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    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.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

  • Student Support

    Fully Online Postgraduate Courses Students

    Counselling for Fully Online Postgraduate Students

    Fully online students can access counselling services here:

    Phone: 1800 512 155 (24/7) 

    SMS service: 0439 449 876 (24/7) 


    Go to the Study Smart Hub to learn more, or speak to your Student Success Advisor (SSA) on 1300 296 648 (Monday to Thursday, 8.30am–5pm ACST/ACDT, Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm ACST/ACDT)

  • Policies & Guidelines
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