Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:April, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is taught using multimedia teaching techniques and is based around business case studies |
Total Time Commitment: This subject is run over an eight-week period as opposed to a standard 12 week semester subject. It is recommended that students devote 14 hours per week to this subject over eight weeks.
|Prerequisites:||There are no prerequisites for this subject.|
|Corequisites:||There are no corequisites for this subject.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Students must be able to perform word processing, use Excel spreadsheets, and have a reasonable understanding of the Internet and the University's Learning Management System.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||There are no non-allowed subjects.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's program. Students who feel they have a disability that will impact on meeting the requirements in this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Nanette Esparon
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
An understanding of the applications of managerial economic theory to solving real world problems is integral to sound business decision-making. Through this subject students will gain an understanding of and ability to apply, key management economic concepts and principles. They will also experience the application of management economics to Australian agribusiness problems through case studies. Students will become familiar with concepts of market equilibrium, demand, supply, theory of the firm, market structure, trade and the impact of government regulation.
The objective of this subject is to extend the participants understanding of:
One three-hour open-book examination (30%). Online discussion forum (must pass this section of the subject) 20%, Individual/Group assignments, 3000 words (50%).
*Online discussion is an integral component of this subject - a minimum grade of 50% is required in this component.
|Prescribed Texts:||Gans, J, King, S, Mankiw, N.G. (2005) Principles of Microeconomics. 3rd Edition, Thompson, Australia|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||It is expected students will develop: |
Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness |
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Food Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Food Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
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