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EC229 - Economics of Strategy

  • Module code: EC229
  • Module name: Economics of Strategy
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop the concepts and insights gained from Economics for Business which mainly explores short run business issues. This module will examine the longer run aspects of business and the economic environment in which companies operate in order to equip students with an understanding of fundamental concepts in micro and macroeconomics, as relevant for the study of strategic decisions of firms; develop a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and elementary mathematical methods used in the economic analysis of strategy; develop in students the capacity to apply analytical techniques to real world business problems and strategy choices.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to understand key concepts such as long run cost curves, human capital investment, yield curves, aggregate supply/aggregate demand models, imperfect competition; demonstrate knowledge of economic trends, institutions and policies, especially in the context of strategic decisions of businesses; abstract and simplify basic economic problems through the application of simple theoretical models.

Timetabled teaching activities

25 Lecture hours and 7 Support and Feedback classes.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/ec229

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: EC229-12)
B (Examination only) 2-hour examination (12 CATS) 100%
B1 (Examination only) 2 hr examination (OVERFLOW PAPER) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
B3 (Examination only) 2 hour exam (non-finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
B4 (Examination only) 2 hour exam (finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
D (Assessed/examined work) Assignment (RN21 only-15 CATS) 10%
  2 hour examination (RN21 only-15 CATS) 90%
D3 (Assessed/examined work) 2 hour exam (non-finalists) STAFF USE 100%
D4 (Assessed/examined work) 2 hour exam (finalists) STAFF USE 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART YEAR ONLY 100%
15 CATS (Module code: EC229-15)
B (Examination only) 2-hour examination (12 CATS) 100%
B1 (Examination only) 2 hr examination (OVERFLOW PAPER) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
B3 (Examination only) 2 hour exam (non-finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
B4 (Examination only) 2 hour exam (finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
D (Assessed/examined work) Assignment (RN21 only-15 CATS) 10%
  2 hour examination (RN21 only-15 CATS) 90%
D3 (Assessed/examined work) 2 hour exam (non-finalists) STAFF USE 100%
D4 (Assessed/examined work) 2 hour exam (finalists) STAFF USE 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (N230) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N231) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N250) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N251) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN37) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 4
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 2
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Management (with Foundation Year) (N20A) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N230) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N231) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (F3ND) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 3
  • Chemistry and Business Studies(with Intercalated Year) (FN12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (G5NA) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 4
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 2
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (N250) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N251) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) (N4N4) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN37) - Year 2