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2019/2020  BA-BSEMO1000U  Managerial Economics

English Title
Managerial Economics

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Leonardo Santiago - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Managerial economics
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 27-03-2020

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Learning objectives
To be awarded the highest mark (12), the student, with no or just a few insignificant shortcomings, must fulfill the following learning objectives:
  • The student should be able to account for selected theories
  • The student should be able to apply the correct theory on a given issue.
  • The student should be able to apply technical solution methods when solving a given issue.
  • The student should be able to illustrate the solution to a given issue.
  • The student should be able to use the correct course vocabulary.
  • The student should be able to reach a decision based on economic rationing.
Course prerequisites
English language skills equal to B2 level (CEFR) and math skills equal to Danish level B are recommended
Managerial Economics:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Please see text below
Not relevant
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
No maximum number of pages, students have 4 hours to complete the assignment.
Description of the exam procedure

No maximum number of pages, students have 4 hours to complete the assignment.


Exam Feedback:

The correction guide with solutions to the exam problems will be uploaded.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The objective of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of microeconomics applied to the problem of managerial decision-making. The first step in achieving this objective is to understand how to model economic behavior. The student will learn how a manager chooses production inputs based on marginal productivity, prices, and various other economic variables. The student will learn to develop an economic model through the use of algebra and basic calculus. The student will gain a feel for the art of choosing assumptions to set up and solve a meaningful problem. The second step in achieving the objective is to build an understanding of the many economic problems. The student will examine economic problems in consumer theory, production, technology, cost analysis, profit analysis, and market interactions. When the foundations of the course have been established the key concepts are applied in more complex settings like market structures, game theory, competition, pricing, and other managerial decision making models relevant to the service industry.

20 x Lecturing (L1-L20)
The course consists of 20 lectures (L1-L20) each of 3 x 45 minutes. The lectures will explore the core areas of the theory requiring a considerable amount of self-study. It is advisable with 4-6 hours of preparation for each lecture.
8x Active workshops (W1- W8)
Workshops (W1-W8) consist of 6 x 45 min each. The workshops consist of theoretical and empirical problems and cases. They are part of the curriculum. Naturally these active learning and feedback sessions will correspond to the content and headlines of the previous lectures. The workshops are very important for the learning process. The workshops can be solved individually or in groups.



3 x Technical workshops

These workshops focus on updating and developing technical skills necessary to complete the course. There will be a workshop on mathematics for economics during the beginning of the course, usually scheduled on a saturday, and workshops on optimization with MS Excel. These workshops are extremely important in order to possess the skills necessary to get optimal learning out of the course and do well in the exam.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, workshops and exercises
Feedback during the teaching period
Students should actively participate in lectures, workshops, and exercises.

Feedback will be provided during class discussions. Individual feedback can be obtained during the office hours.
Student workload
Classes 60 hours
Workshops / exercises 48 hours
Technical workshops 18 hours
Preparation 320 hours
Examination 4 hours
Expected literature
  • Hirschey, Mark ; Bentzen, Eric ; Scheibye, Carsten. / Managerial Economics. 15. edition. Andover : Cengage, 2019. 



  • -Math: Ian Jacques, Mathematics for Economics and Business, 8th edition, Pearson Education, 2015: Ch. 1-4. (Exercises in “MyMathLab Global”)


Please note, minor changes may occur. The teacher will upload the final reading list to CBS Canvas two weeks before the course starts.

Last updated on 27-03-2020