Courses Bachelor Display 2016-2017
|Course Description||To PDF|
|Course title||Economics and Business|
|Assessment||Pass / Fail|
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|Language of instruction||English|
Insight in basic economic concepts and tools, and the ability to apply them to the real world.
The course 'Economics and Business' introduces economic principles and concepts. The following topics are addressed in lectures and tutorials: supply and demand analysis, perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, game theory, agency theory, and elements of macroeconomics. A parallel skills training in academic writing is an integrated component of the course .
The course will use an introductory economics text book. The book will be announced in early October 2016.
Since Economics and Business is a first-year class, the presentation avoids the use of advanced mathematical concepts. However, knowledge of basic mathematical concepts such as solving equations, reading and working with graphs, manipulating inequalities, or working with single-variable functions is an indispensable prerequisite.
If you feel that you have deficiencies in mathematics, here are two splendid textbooks:
(1) Chiang, A.C., & Wainwright, K. (2005): Fundamental Methods in Mathematical Economics;
(2) Sydsaeter, K., & Hammond, P. (2006). Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis.
In addition, an advanced level of English is required.
|Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||PBL / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork|
|Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam|
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