Short Title:Economics for Business
Full Title:Economics for Business
Module Code:ECON H2014
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Economics
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:NIGEL DONNELLY
Module Description:Module Aims: This module aims to introduce students to microeconomic concepts, to the scientific approach to problem solving and the role of microeconomics in business and provides an introduction to the macroeconomic forces affecting the Irish Economy The concepts introduced in this module provide students with skills which can be applied in their business career and provides a foundation for future modules.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the main theories, concepts and knowledge that underpins microeconomics to solving practical problems.
LO2 Use mathematical techniques in conjunction with economic models to improve internal business operations and understand the external economic environment.
LO3 Discuss and evaluate the complexity and interconnectivity of the general business environment to business decision making.
LO4 Be able to evaluate and explain the external economic environment
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment may take the form of an individual assessment(s) and possibly a group project. These can be in-class time constrained short answer type examination(s) or a project. 1,2 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • O'Leary, James 2012, Make That Grade: Economics, 4th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717152698]
  • Economics in Excel
Recommended Book Resources
  • Gerard Turley,Maureen Maloney,Francis O'Toole 2011, Principles of Economics, 4th Edition Ed., Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717149889]
  • Taylor, M., & Mankiw, N. 2017, Microeconomics, 4th Ed. Ed., Cengage Learning EMEA [ISBN: 978-147372539]
  • Frank, R, Bernanke, B, McDowell, M., & Thom, R 2012, Principles of Economics, 3rd Edition Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 978-007713273]
  • Lipsey, R.G. and Chrystal, A., 2015, Economics, 13th Ed., OUP Oxford [ISBN: 978-01996768]
  • Sloman, J., Garratt, D., Wride, A. 2014, Economics,, 9th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 978-129206477]
  • Samuelson, P.A. & Nordhaus, W.D 2009, Economics, 19th Ed., Mc Graw Hill [ISBN: 978-00735112]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 4 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_B Bachelor of Business (Hons) International Business 4 Elective
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 4 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_D Bachelor of Business International Business 4 Elective
TA_SPSDS_D Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies 3 Mandatory
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 4 Mandatory