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 Brussels Summer School is centred on the theme of ‘Europe and the World’ which builds upon the academic strengths of the school. Within this context various sub-themes will be also covered, these include migration, the European Union’s (EU) relationship with emerging powers such as China, and the EU’s response to the global economic crisis.
The Global Oil and Gas: Strategy and Management course will analyse the global oil and gas industry focusing on Strategic, financial and business aspects. The course offers delegates an opportunity to explore appropriate management skills and knowledge to undertake leadership roles in the oil and gas industries. The course will explore the major structural changes that are ongoing in the market such as environmental issues, best practices of marketing right through to understanding key accounting and finance practices.
The summer course “Russian Markets: Opportunities and Perspectives” will be launched in 2014 based on a wide experience the teaching staff has acquired on previous international educational programmes which have been developed since 2006 and have gained popularity among participating universities.
ETU “LETI” International Summer School offers the participants a unique opportunity to gain professional skills in a highly qualified academic environment and to enjoy the magnificent beauty of St. Petersburg.
This course responds to the need to understand the problems of running national and global economies in the wake of a major economic crisis. It starts with macroeconomics, looking at how economies work from global and integrated perspectives. It then moves to microeconomics, drilling down into the behaviour of people, firms and governments.
This course introduces you to the different internal and external elements of a business, helping you to understand the context in which a business operates. It explores common aims and characteristics of business and what makes them different. Business structures, cultures and functions are identified and the political, social, economic, technological and ethical considerations affecting business are introduced.
2013 main focus will be “Methodology and Regional Development in the Industrialized World”
The only school of this kind is based on the resources of the only program in Energy Politics. Eurasia is at focus.
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.
High-quality preparation for entry to the second year of your bachelor's degree at the University of Exeter Business School
An advanced, one-year programme of study, offering you direct entry to the second year of a three year degree programme in business, finance and economics at the University of East Anglia.
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.