ECON310-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Economic Thinking for Business

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


In this course students engage in three group projects that cover a diverse range of applications of economic thinking to problems faced by real businesses and organisations. ECON310 is the compulsory capstone course for the Business Economics major although any student with the pre-requisites can enrol. This course requires active participation and attendance is mandatory. Those who are not present in the first class may not be able to complete the first project that counts for 1/3 of the assessment in the course.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

LO1:      Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the area of Business Economics.
LO2:      Demonstrate an ability to apply economic tools to analyse real problems facing firms.
LO3:      Demonstrate an ability to communicate complex ideas to business people who are not necessarily economists.
LO4:      Demonstrate an ability to prepare professional quality presentations, both in written and oral form.
LO5:      Demonstrate an ability to work as a part of a team.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


1) (ECON207 and ECON208) or
ECON 203 2) ECON213 or

Course Coordinator

Laura Meriluoto


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Consulting reports 40% Initial submission. First due 8/8/2019, the second due 3/10/2019.
Consulting reports 20% Final Submission. First due 22/8/2019, the second due 17/10/2019.
Individual effort marks 10% Submit 1) 23/82019, and 2) 18/10/2019.
Consulting presentations 20% Submission followed by presentation. See course outline.
Project plans 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,513.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

All ECON310 Occurrences

  • ECON310-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019