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2014/2015  BA-BPOLO1291U  Managerial Economics I

English Title
Managerial Economics I

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Michael Hedegaard - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 02-07-2014
Learning objectives
  • Describe and justify the different models and theories in the syllabus, including the basic assumptions behind these models and theories.
  • Describe and discuss knowledge regarding the situations where these models and theories can be used.
  • Analyze, foresee, and discuss the relevant and non-relevant facts in relation to the definite business economic as well as practical problem formulation.
  • Generally and specifically identify, analyze and problem-solve, using professional vocabulary, methods, theories, and models.
  • Apply personal problem-solving methods in relation to theory and practice and reflect over personal problem-solving and results in a self-critical manner.
Managerial Economics I:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Books and compendia brought by the examinee
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Oral individual exam (20 minuttes) in entire syllabus
Course content and structure
Spanning two semesters the collected course covers six main topics. In the first semester the topics are: The Company in Context: The objective is to analyze and evaluate the company’s surroundings, identifying the possible factors influencing the industry and its players and their managerial decisions. Production and Costs: The objective is to explain the issue of production theory, both short term and long term, and its significance when deciding relevant costs and costs calculus. Further, to set up cost calculus by using different models for cost-calculating, as well as accounting for the important assumptions in this context. Market Forms, Demand and Pricing: The objective is to analyze market forms and their impact on pricing. In addition the students are expected to set up demand and supply functions, discuss pricing and evaluate the meaning of elasticities in this context. Optimizing under Different Market Forms, Decision Situations and Restrictions: The objective is to set up conditions and assumptions regarding optimizing under different market forms, decision-making situations and restrictions. Further students’ should be able to use this background information to set up relevant optimizing scenarios and models.
Teaching methods
Lectures, workshops and exercises
Last updated on 02-07-2014