Courses & Units

Intermediate Microeconomics BEA200

Hobart

Introduction

Intermediate Microeconomics has two main purposes. First, it provides you with the basic foundations of economics. Starting from a number of fundamental assumptions, this unit develops the neoclassical theory of the optimising behaviour of consumers and firms and the process of interaction of these agents within various market structures. Intermediate Microeconomics provides you with the essential building blocks for higher-level economics and finance units. 

Secondly, Intermediate Microeconomics shows how the economic theory developed can be directly applied to help solve the day-to-day decisions that face managers, financiers and economists, such as dealing with risk and time, minimising cost, production, maximising profit through pricing and analysing markets and competition. It achieves this through application of the theory to real-world examples and solving problems of this nature.

The microeconomic theory is demonstrated and applied using graphical analysis (plotting functions, identifying slope and intercept) and simple algebra (manipulation of equations, solving sets of equations). You are expected to have these skills before undertaking the unit. In addition an understanding of simple calculus (differentiation) is useful, but will be taught as part of the unit.

Summary

Unit name Intermediate Microeconomics
Unit code BEA200
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Economics and Finance
Coordinator

Dr Paul Blacklow

Teaching staff

Dr Paul Blacklow

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $2,055.00 091901

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BEA111

Teaching

Assessment

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