Short Courses in Economics

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.

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Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomics Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomics
  • Jul 2016
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • Not specified

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 there has been awareness of a divergence between theory and an effective approach to macroeconomic policy issues. There is increased recognition of the incompleteness of economic knowledge in an uncertain and changing social setting. This has been felt by professional economists as well as by students who have been active in demanding a more 'pluralist approach' to their study of economics. This course therefore aims to introduce students to critical analysis of the building blocks of 'mainstream' macroeconomics, and to some of the approaches offered as alternatives.

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Unexpected Economics Unexpected Economics
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions, even when those decisions are deeply personal? Why do people bother to vote in elections even when they believe their vote can't possibly influence the outcome? Most surprising: Why are questions like these increasingly attracting the attention of economists?

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America and the New Global Economy America and the New Global Economy
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

The global economy in 1950 was defined by a lack of interconnectedness and U.S. economic dominance. More than half a century later, stronger international economic ties and the rise of the Chinese and Indian economies are just two of the dramatic changes that are underway as globalization—the process of the world's diverse countries coming together and sharing experiences, events, and trade—continues to be a force in our economic climate.

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Competitive Strategy Competitive Strategy
  • Jun 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • National $ 8,900 per module
  • International $ 8,900 per module
  • 5 days

With a blend of modern theory, strategic analysis and practical application, this program readies you for sustainable strategic success based on time-tested economic principles. In a highly collaborative learning environment, you’ll gain practical insights from in-depth examinations of the challenges and successes of other leading companies.

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A Level Economics A Level Economics
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 330 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 330 per module
  • Not specified

Economics is a subject which plays a part in everything from homes and small businesses to the macro-economics of nations, and the A Level Economics course gives you new perspectives on the way the world works and some of the most challenging problems affecting us today. Economics has the ability to shape our working and personal lives, and studying economics is an extremely broad field which can lead to a wide variety of lucrative careers. The A Level Economics course will give you a sound knowledge of economic principles.

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Why Economies Rise or Fall Why Economies Rise or Fall
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

How can a nation create the conditions for economic growth and prosperity, improving people's lives on both the individual and national levels? And what, once these conditions are achieved, can it do to sustain this progress? Do any of the many "isms" under which we organize our economic philosophies hold the answer?

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New Economic Powers (Online) New Economic Powers (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

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?

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Financial Economics Financial Economics
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

The Financial Economics Certificate prepares students for careers in financial services and consulting, as well as doctoral/professional programs in law, business and other fields.

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Management Foundations Management Foundations
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

The University Certificate in Management Foundations is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge in business management. As such, there are no prerequisites for the required courses in this certificate. This structure will appeal to a broad student body.

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Marketing Marketing
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

The University Certificate in Marketing program offers recent analytical frameworks and tools necessary in understanding consumers, market trends, and competitive marketing strategies in the global economy. The program also emphasizes the development of critical and strategic thinking skills, and the enhancement of abilities to make rigorous decisions in different areas of marketing.

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Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Microeconomics
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

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Labour Studies Labour Studies
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary program which draws on history, sociology, political economy, women's studies, industrial relations, and other fields in assessing the place of labour and working people in society. Our program is designed for students who want to know more about the position of labour and working people in society. It will be of particular interest to trade unionists at the leadership, activist, and general membership levels.

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