Business and Economic Analysis

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

Business and Economic Analysis, offered by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, is an online postgraduate unit that will develop your ability to use, analyse and understand a wide range of economic data and theories.

By the end of the unit, you will be able to use these skills to make more informed business decisions. Over this 12 week unit, you will look into the external environments that impact businesses' performance, such as government policies and macroeconomic trends. You will also investigate possible strategies (for example, pricing and product differentiation) that you could implement in response to these varied external environments.

This unit is assessed through a group assignment (worth 50% of your final grade) and a group presentation (worth 25%), so you will have ample opportunity to polish your teamwork skills. The unit is also graded on a reflective task (worth 25% of the final mark).

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of International Business

It is also recommended that you complete the unit, Introduction to Business Management, or an academic equivalent, prior to enrolment.

Areas of study

In this Business and Economic Analysis unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Presenting and describing data
  • Markets in action
  • The economic way of thinking
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Elasticities and regression
  • Business cycles and economic growth
  • Multiple regression
  • Inflation and unemployment
  • Forecasting
  • Measuring the size of the economy
  • A simple model of the macro economy
  • The monetary and financial system

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), RMIT University
  • Master of International Business, RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will have gained the analytical skills and business knowledge required to make more informed business decisions. Such skills will see you well equipped to enter a managerial, accounting, administrative or executive role in one of any number of industries.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business and Economic Analysis from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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