Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.
Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.
The University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies is a specialist postgraduate centre, which offers English language-based degrees covering the spectrum of international affairs. Our strong links with Brussels-based organisations greatly enhance the teaching on our programmes and short courses and students benefit from many opportunities for research, internships and future employment by studying in the capital of Europe.
New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship - This course examines the economic, social and ecological aspects of new ventures using a sustainable entrepreneurship approach.
Do you want to start your bachelor Economics and Business Economics in Utrecht (or elsewhere) with more self confidence and a renewed insight in the relevant mathematical knowledge? Then the Summer School Refreshing Mathematics A at the Utrecht University School of Economics (USE) is a good starting point for your study of Economics and Business Economics!
On average, it takes most Kaplan students 3-4 years to complete the ACCA qualification. There are 16 papers in total and students need to pass up to 14 to complete the qualification. Most students take 2 or 3 papers per sitting.
Does minimum wage legislation lead to job losses? Was the United States justified in its protection of its steel industry through high import tariffs? Should the EU protect its footwear producers from Chinese exports? This module enables you to analyse these types of public policy questions in an international context. You will learn how to research, debate issues and present work.
This course provides an intensive programme covering the following topics: concepts in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoeconomics and regulatory, transferability of pharmacoeconomic data, the possibilities and limitations of pharmacoeconomics, experiences in HTA around the world. The course is presented in a mix of lectures and exercises.
Equivalent to the first year of a degree, for entry into the second year of BSc Business Economics, BSc Business Management, BSc Finance, BSc Economics and BSc Economics with Finance.
This interactive course offers a two-week introduction to Europe, with a strong focus on economic, political and business developments. Several prominent guest speakers from different disciplines will give their views on the past, present and future of the European Union (EU). In interactive sessions they will discuss theories and thoughts about the financial crisis, global shift, knowledge economy & innovation, sustainable banking, political context, public affairs, decision-making processes, European business and regional cooperation.
This is the first course of the track "Entrepreneurial Side of Business". Prof. Venter not only teaches students about the theory of entrepreneurship but actually engages students in the practical side of being an entrepreneur.
CEMFI Summer School was created in 1997. Its aim is to provide practitioners and academics from all over the world with an opportunity to update their training in fields within CEMFI's range of expertise. Several different and independent one-week courses are taught each year, during the last weeks of August and the first weeks of September.
Get ready for the best summer ever! The six-week Summer Programme in European Studies (SES) offers you a great European experience while earning credits towards your major. Choose from eight courses and two academic study trips (of 10 or 16 days) taught in English and offered by the Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University, one of the highest-ranking universities in the Netherlands. Course topics fit most majors and have a distinct European or international theme.
In the global economy of the 21st century, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are suddenly emerging as major players, shaking up the existing order, and generating waves of uncertainty around the world. Will the U.S., Japan, and Europe be surpassed by these new economic powers? How did these countries achieve their success? Will that success last? What lessons can be learned from their strategies? And how will the world be reshaped by their emergence?