Monash University Handbooks 2008

MBA9003 - Economics for managers

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr George Rivers


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


Economics for managers is designed to introduce students to the methodology of microeconomics and the tools used by economists in problem solving. Topics to be considered include demand, supply and market analysis, cost concepts, price determination and pricing practices. The course aims to develop an understanding of the competitive environment facing firms through analysis of varying market structures (oligopoly, monopolistic competition etc). The knowledge gained will be applied to a range of microeconomic policy issues, including competition policy, regulation, microeconomic reform and privatisation.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

1 x 3 hour lecture per week


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program.


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839 or 0028.

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