UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BEA683
Economics for Managers
Semester 2, 2014
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED BY
DISTANCE AND IN HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Seu Keow Cheng (Face-to-Face)
Mr Stuart Graham (Distance Learning)
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA683......................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Technical requirements for MyLO ...................................................................................................... 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 9
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 14
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 16
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 17
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 18
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Tutorial & Workshop Schedule ............................................................................................................. 20
Contact Details
Dr Seu Keow Cheng
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
Campus:
Hobart
Room Number:
415, Commerce Building
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
62262307
Consultation:
Thursdays, 10am-11am.
Mr Stuart Graham
Tutor
Campus:
Hobart
Email :
[email protected]
Consultation:
To be advised during week 1 via MyLO.
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Unit Description
This unit provides managers with an introduction to a comprehensive range of key microeconomic
and macroeconomic topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of basic economic concepts
and models to real world, business oriented problems and on developing students’ ability to apply
the economic way of thinking to solving problems within a firm and understanding the economic
environment in which they operate.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
Students do not need to have studied economics before, however a basic proficiency in English
language skills and in constructing and interpreting simple graphs, and in basic algebra is assumed.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
Thursday, 17 July 2014.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA683
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
ASSESSMENT METHODS
In this unit you will learn to:
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your ability to:
Learning Outcome 1
Define, measure and interpret key micro-economic and macro-economic
concepts.
Define, measure and interpret
key economic concepts.
Illustrate key micro-economic and macro-economic concepts with real world
examples.
Learning Outcome 2
Apply economic thinking to everyday events, decisions and actions.
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit have been
designed to develop the following graduate attributes in students.
Semester test.
KNOWLEDGE:
Basic, broad subject knowledge.
Ability to apply knowledge to simple economic situations.
Apply the economic way of
thinking to explain simple
economic events, decisions and
actions.
Learning Outcome 3
Use economic theory and
models to analyse a range of
economic problems and to
inform individual and
business/government decisionmaking.
Recognise and articulate interesting economic questions about the world
around you.
Group assignment and final exam.
COMMUNICATION:
Written communication skills at a sufficient level to clearly
articulate economic information and explanations to peers and
academics.
Ability to use simple graphs and algebra to help communicate
economic information and explanations to peers and academics.
Use the supply and demand model to analyse competitive market behaviour.
PROBLEM SOLVING:
Ability to think logically and use economic theory, models and
methods to analyse economic behaviour.
Develop economic policy advice based on economic theory.
Ability to locate and use needed information.
Ability to use simple graphs and algebra to help analyse economic
behaviour.
Use graphs effectively in support of economic analysis and explanations.
Group assignment and final exam.
Communicate economic analysis and policy advice clearly in a written form.
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE:
Ability to use economics to analyse global economic issues.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Applies the ethical requirements of University study.
Recognition of the ethical underpinnings of economics.
Distinguish between the normative and positive roles of
economics.
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
Work, Health and Safety (OH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
Keat, P, Young, P & Erfle, S 2014, Managerial economics global edition, 7th edn, Pearson Education
Limited, England. ISBN 9780273791935.
It is essential that you have ready access to the above prescribed text. Note that weekly readings will
be drawn largely from this text. Additional readings/references (i.e. Chapters 13, 14 and 15 from
Bernanke, BS, Olekalns, N & Frank, RH 2011, Principles of macroeconomics, 3rd edn, will be posted on
MyLO in due course.
Recommended Texts
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
There are a large number of introductory economics texts that cover much the same material as the
prescribed text. Any of the following would provide useful supplementary reading:
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Bade, R & Parkin, M 2007, Essential foundations of economics, 3rd edn, Pearson Addison
Wesley, Boston.
Jackson, J, Mclver, R, Bajada, C & Hettihewa, S 2005, Economics principles, McGraw-Hill
Australia.
Gans, J, King, S, Stonecash, R & Mankiw, NG 2003, Principles of economics, 2nd edn, Harcourt
Brace and Company, Australia.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log in to MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online .To
access the unit, select BEA683. These instructions will help you to log in for the first time.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online.
Technical requirements for MyLO
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http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/uana.htm
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
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For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you login to MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter the unit to
learn more about MyLO and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
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Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
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Using MyLO for BEA683
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students are asked to respond
honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future
offerings.
Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
In contrast to 2013, a new textbook will be used for this unit to cover several key microeconomic
topics. Three selected macroeconomic topics will also be covered and the reading materials for
these topics will be posted on MyLO.
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
For Hobart Face-to-Face Students:
There will be a two-hour lecture held each week from Week 1 to Week 13 inclusive. Lectures will be
held on Thursdays from 2pm to 3:50pm in SB. AX33.L01.108 (room 108, Lecture Theater 2). It is
recommended that you complete the required reading prior to attending each lecture. Lecture slides
will be available on MyLO 2-3 days prior to each lecture. It is recommended that you take a copy of
the lecture slides with you to class and use these as a basis for your own note-taking. Developing
lecture notes is your own responsibility in this unit. If you miss a lecture ask a friend or acquaintance
for notes. Lecture slides are not an adequate substitute for attending lectures and taking your own
notes.
For Distance Learning Students:
As you will be using the same weekly lecture slides provided to students from the face-to-face mode,
each lecture from the face-to-face mode will be recorded and uploaded onto MyLO on a weekly
basis to assist you with the required learning. You are expected to follow the recorded lectures on a
regular basis in order to perform well in this unit.
The lecture slides for each lecture will be posted on MyLO 2-3 days before the commencement of
the class. It is important that you check MyLO regularly for any updates on the unit content.
Tutorials
For Hobart Face-to-Face Students:
In addition to lectures, there will be a one-hour tutorial held each week from Week 2 to Week 13
inclusive. The tutorial will review the material covered in the lecture from the previous week. The
selected practice questions for each lecture will be posted on MyLO approximately one week before
the commencement of each session. It is expected that you will attend your tutorial every week and
that you will have attempted the assigned study tasks prior to attending the tutorial. Preparation is
very important for identifying which concepts and skills you have mastered and which concepts and
skills need further development. The solutions guide for the practice questions will be posted on
MyLO soon after the completion of each tutorial session. You are required to sign up for a one-hour
tutorial session. You will find the tutorial groups sign-up sheets on the home page of the BEA683
MyLO site in week 1. To sign up, follow the instructions as shown below:
1. Select the «Groups» tool on the home page of MyLO. A list containing the time, day of week
and room information for each group will be displayed.
2. Click the « Join » button on the right hand side of the screen of the group you wish to attend.
3. Ensure that you make your selection carefully. Changes will only be considered under
exceptional circumstances by consulting your lecturer/tutor.
For Distance Learning Students:
Similar to the lectures, you will be using the same tutorial questions provided to the students from
the face-to-face mode. Selected questions for the weekly tutorial will be posted on MyLO
approximately one week before the commencement of each session. Tutorials will be conducted
online for one hour per week to assist you with the required learning. The tutorial times and other
related details will be advised during week 1 via MyLO. Although participation is not compulsory,
you are highly recommended to actively involve in these tutorial sessions on a regular basis. Answers
to the weekly selected tutorial questions will be posted on MyLO soon after the completion of each
session.
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Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
Check the MyLO News tool at least once every two days. The unit News will appear when you first
enter the unit’s MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO
screen) at any time.
WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on the
unit’s MyLO site. Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered your
question already. Otherwise, add your question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to support
each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to
respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your
performance in the unit, please contact your lecturer by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact your lecturer
by email.
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You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per
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being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please
use your UTAS email as often as possible.
*IMPORTANT* Please email your lecturer when you have a question or issue of a personal nature,
for example, you have a family issue that is affecting your studies. For general questions about the
unit, please add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site. This way, other students can also
benefit from the answers.
I receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for me to respond. Allow me at
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Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number or
name.
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Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment
Items
Semester Test
Due Date/Time
Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Learning Outcome 1
Thursday, 11 September (2pm -3:30pm AEST).
20%
Group
Assignment
Thursday, 9 October (2pm AEST).
20%
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Final
Examination
The final exam is conducted during the
examination period by the University Registrar
in the formal examination period. See the
Current Students homepage (Examinations
and Results) on the University's website.
60%
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
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Assessment Item 1 – Semester Test
Task Description:
The test consists of a series of multiple choice questions. It intends to test
your knowledge and ability to interpret and apply the economic concepts
covered from weeks 1 - 6.
For Hobart Face-to-Face Students: Please note that the test will be held on
the 11th of September during lecture hours between 2pm and 3:30pm AEST.
For Distance Learning Students: Please note that you are required to
complete the test online on the 11th of September between 2pm and
3:30pm AEST. Ensure that you are available to do the test on the day and
time as specified. Further details about the test will be provided on MyLO
approximately one week before the test commences.
Task Length
90 minutes.
Assessment Criteria:
Two marks for each correct answer, no penalty for incorrect answers.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Due Date:
Thursday, 11 September.
Value:
20%
Assessment Item 2 - Group Assignment
Task Description:
This assignment requires you to demonstrate your ability in applying the
economic way of thinking to real-world problems. Further details of the
assignment and assessment rubrics will be posted on MyLO in week 5.
Task Length
Maximum 2500 words. The word count includes such items as headings, intext references, and quotes. It does not include the reference list at the end
of the assignment.
Assessment Criteria:
The assignment will be assessed in terms of your ability to apply various
economic theories and models to analyse relevant economic issues, and to
interpret their implications for business or government policy decision
making.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Thursday, 9 October (2pm AEST).
Value:
20%
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Assessment Item 3 - Final Examination
Task Description:
Further details on topics covered, format, and number of questions will be
available on MyLO in week 12.
Task Length
3 hours
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
The final exam is conducted by the University Registrar in the formal
examination period. See the Current Students homepage (Examinations and
Results) on the University's website.
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
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Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
All assessment items must be handed in by 2.00pm on the due date. Where appropriate, unit
coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assignments.
All assignments must have a TSBE Assignment Cover Sheet, which is available as a blank template
from the TSBE website: [http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources]. All
assignments must include your name, student ID number, tutorial day/time, and your tutor’s name.
If this information is missing the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be
marked.
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy
1.
(a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
2.
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
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Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
4.
Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
5.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
6.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
7.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
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Academic Referencing and Style Guide
In your written work you will need to support your ideas by referring to scholarly literature, works of
art and/or inventions. It is important that you understand how to correctly refer to the work of
others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The appropriate referencing style for this unit is: the Harvard style. For information on presentation
of assignments, including referencing styles:
http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808
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Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of assessment by
the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being
completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form must be submitted with the formal review
(http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessm
ent.pdf).
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. Your unit coordinator will
then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
can be accessed from
www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessment.pdf.
Note that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness which may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
DIRECTOR OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name: Dr Rob Hecker
Room: 304, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Email: [email protected]
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints.
The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about these policies from the
following link – www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/student-complaints/how-to-resolve-a-studentcomplaint/self-help-checklist.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
www.utas.edu.au/universitycouncil/legislation.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
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using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
copying another student’s work.
It also means using ones’ own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
1
2
3
14 July 2014
21 July 2014
28 July 2014
4
4 August 2014
5
6
11 August 2014
18 August 2014
7
25 August 2014
Topic/s and activities
Introduction.The firm and its goals.
Supply and demand.
Demand elasticity and other
elasticity measures.
The theory and estimation of
production.
The theory and estimation of cost.
Pricing and output decisions: Perfect
competition and monopoly.
Pricing and output decisions:
Monopolistic competition and
oligopoly.
Text/Reference
Chapter/s
Chapter 1.Chapter 2.
Chapter 3.
Chapter 4.
Due Dates
Chapter 6.
Chapter 7.
Chapter 8.
Chapter 9.
Mid-semester break: Monday 1 – 5 September
8
8 September 2014
Semester test (2pm - 3:30pm AEST)
9
10
15 September 2014 Capital budgeting and risk.
22 September 2014 International trade.
11
29 September 2014 Exchange rate and the open
economy.
12
6 October 2014
Balance of payments.
13
13 October 2014
Feedback, and information on
examination.
11 September,
2014.
Chapter 12.
Chapter 13
(Reference:
Bernanke, BS,
Olekalns, Nilss &
Frank, RH, 2011. Will
be posted on MyLO).
Chapter 14
(Reference:
Bernanke, BS,
Olekalns, Nilss &
Frank, RH, 2011. Will
be posted on MyLO).
Chapter 15
(Reference:
Bernanke, Ben S.,
Olekalns, Nilss and
Frank, Robert H.
(2011). Will be
posted on MyLO).
Examination Period: 25 October to 11 November 2014
BEA683, Economics for Managers
20
Tutorial & Workshop Schedule
Week
2
3
4
5
6
7
Start of Week
21 July 2014
28 July 2014
4 August 2014
11 August 2014
18 August 2014
25 August 2014
Topic/s
Introduction.The firm and its goals.
Supply and demand.
Demand elasticity and other elasticity measures.
The theory and estimation of production.
The theory and estimation of cost.
Pricing and output decisions: Perfect competition and monopoly.
Mid-semester break: Monday 1 – 5 September
8
9
10
11
12
13
8 September 2014
15 September 2014
22 September 2014
29 September 2014
6 October 2014
13 October 2014
No tutorial.
Pricing and output decisions: Monopolistic competition and oligopoly.
Capital budgeting and risk.
International trade.
Exchange rate and the economy.
Balance of payments.
Examination Period: 25 October to 11 November
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