Full Title:Economics
Module Code:ECON B7002
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this year-long module is to provide an understanding of markets, government regulation and the reasons and uses to which economic information can be put. The module aims to provide an understanding of how resources in an economy can be allocated in a more efficient and sustainable manner. The course will examine different market structures and government intervention in an economy. It also aims to provide an understanding of the core issues involved in the development of economic models and their interpretation.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically examine the principles that govern economic behaviour of firms and individuals - demand, cost, and market structure and government regulation
  2. Explain the relevance of economics from a business perspective and appreciate the interaction between business and practical economic problems
  3. Describe and evaluate crucial elements of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory
  4. Critically examine the objectives of macroeconomic policy and evaluate current macroeconomic policies
  5. Explain the theoretical basis of government intervention under a market framework and analyse economic trends
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The market mechanism
n/a
Elasticity
n/a
Market structures
n/a
Policy objectives for a regional economy
n/a
Role of government - rationale and size
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment The assessments during the course will examine the students knowledge of economic theory and specific analytical skills. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Directed Reading No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Study No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Directed Reading No Description 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • O'Hagan, J. and C. Newman (Eds.) 2011, The Economy of Ireland - National & Sectoral Policy Issues, 11th Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717149735]
  • Leddin, A., and B. M. Walsh 2013, Macroeconomics - An Irish and European Perspective, Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717156313]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBSMA_D Bachelor of Business in Business and Management 6 Elective
DK_BBSTY_7 Bachelor of Business in Business and Technology 4 Mandatory
DK_BBSIS_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Technology 4 Mandatory