Macroeconomics for Managers

Subject ECON90032 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


Entry into the Master of Management suite of programs and to students enrolled in programs offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics or equivalent

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The subject covers issues relating to the labour market (employment and unemployment), the product market (consumption, saving and investment) and the markets for finance and foreign exchange. It covers the role of government economic policy as well as issues such as inflation and the balance of payments.


On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Synthesise the Classical and Keynesian divide within macroeconomic theory and policy;
  • Identify and classify the constituent parts of a countrys Balance of Payments and explain the factors that may influence these components;
  • Explain both the causes and consequences of movement in a countrys exchange rate;
  • Explain both the causes and consequences of inflation and evaluate the policy options available to governments;
  • Explain both the causes and consequences of unemployment and evaluate the policy options available to governments;
  • Identify and explain key aspects of both monetary and budgetary policy;
  • Access and interpret a wide range of economic statistics.
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%)
  • Class assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (30%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to economic policy and business decision making
  • Accessing economic and other information
  • Summary and interpretation of information
  • Written communication

Enrolment restricted to Graduate Diploma in Employee Relations and Human Resource Management, the Master of Management suite of programs and to Arts Faculty students. This subject is not available to students who have passed ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics or equivalent.

Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce
Master of Applied Commerce (Human Resource Management)
Master of Applied Commerce (Organisational Change)
Master of Management (Economics)
Master of Urban Planning

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