BUS-302 Business Economics in the Global Economy

This course utilizes economic theory to analyze and understand optimal business decisions.

Topics include the characteristics of cost and demand curves and the principles of profit maximizing pricing. The course explores different market structures and their consequences for business decisions. The macroeconomic environments, national and global, are also covered. Related questions addressed are: Why does an economy grow over time? What causes recessions and unemployment? Why do we have financial crises, and why are they potentially so damaging? Are government deficits detrimental or beneficial, and under what conditions? What determines changes in interest rates, the rate of inflation, and the foreign exchange rate, and what are the consequences of such changes?

(Same as ECON 302.)