Courses & Units

Introduction to Economic Thought BAA110

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

Principles of Economic Thought is designed to give you a broad introduction to the foundation principles of economic thought, and will demonstrate the usefulness of the principles to better understand the behaviour of people, business, and government.  By introducing you to a small number of core economic concepts and tools, and by demonstrating their wide ranging application, this unit provides you with the opportunity to improve decision making in all domains of your life and to better understand aspects of the business and policy environments in which you operate, both individually and collectively. The unit also highlights the use of key economic concepts that can assist people in their role as managers to form successful competitive strategies, and to run more profitable firms.  Some of the topics covered in this unit include the laws of supply and demand, market structure, specialisation, game theory, information asymmetry and the welfare implication of business decisions and government policy.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Economic Thought
Unit code BAA110
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business & Economics
Coordinator

Dr Clinton Levitt

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1: Define, measure and use key economic concepts in a business environment.

LO2: Describe the framework used in economics for making and analysing business decisions.

LO3: Use economic theory to explain decisions made by individuals, businesses, government, and identify the ethical and welfare impacts of these decisions.

Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly 1 hr lecture, 1 hr tutorial and 1 hr workshop

Assessment

In-workshop tests, essays and final exam

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
Recommended

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