EXMBM514-23B (HAM)

Economics and the Global Context

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing
Engagement and Executive Education

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Lecture slides will be provided before each class. Readings will be listed to support each set of lecture notes. The lecture notes themselves will be a valuable resource providing a summary of the main concepts and applications in the readings.

The assessment will consist of online quizzes, an individual assignment, a group project (including presentation), and an online final test. The online quizzes will be based on knowledge of concepts covered in the preceding lectures. The online final test will consist of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.


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How this paper will be taught

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This is a FLEXI paper that will have learning available both face-to-face (on campus) and online, thereby offering flexibility in terms of where and how students learn.

Students should confirm the timing and location of face-to-face and live (synchronous) sessions in Moodle.

Students taking the paper online should view the recorded materials and complete the paper requirements via Moodle. Interactive Zoom sessions will be scheduled for students taking the paper online. For assessment, please note there are some elements that require students to be online at specified times. More details will be provided in Moodle.

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Required Readings

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THE PRESCRIBED TEXTBOOK FOR THIS PAPER IS "PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS", 7TH EDITION, BY GANS, KING, STONECASH, ET AL.

Note: The 6th edition of the textbook is also suitable.

Lecture notes are provided for all key elements of this paper and can be found on Moodle. Students will also find it useful to keep up to date with New Zealand and international business news. There will be additional readings compiled from news articles that focus on the relevant topics in the class materials. These topical issues from news articles will be discussed in tutorials.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Analyse the performance of the national economy
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  • Apply selected models and the 'economic way of thinking' to explain and solve business and national economic problems
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  • Apply the model of supply and demand to analyse market problems in markets characterised by perfect competition
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  • Use descriptive and graphical models to explain how GDP, employment and overall price level are determined, and how changes in the macroeconomy may influence the behaviour of consumers and firms
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  • Use descriptive and graphical models to explain the behaviour and decision-making of firms that sell a differentiated product and have some market power
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  • Use elasticities and game theory to anticipate how buyers, sellers, and competitors will react to changes in prices and other variables
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessment information is provided below, with additional details on Moodle

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Waikato has zero tolerance for plagiarism.
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All assessments must be submitted as a Word document unless otherwise stated.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online Quiz 1
6 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Quiz 2
27 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
7.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Quiz 3
1 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
7.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Case Study: Group Presentation
12 Oct 2023
11:00 AM
20
5. Final Test
19 Oct 2023
2:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Case Study: Individual Component
29 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Case Study: Group Project
29 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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