ECON310-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Economic Thinking for Business

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


In this course students will learn the main differences between local businesses, exporters/importers and multinational firms. The course starts with an overview of important facts and issues, and of recent trends in local and international businesses. We will discuss some formal definitions of the salient concepts and various factors (incentives) that may lead some local businesses to expand across borders. Students will be able to practice being an economist by working on projects where they apply economic thinking and methods to problems facing local/international businesses and organisations. Each project involves research on a case in a small group, writing a consulting report and presenting the findings. ECON310 is a compulsory course for the Business Economics major although any student with the pre-requisites can enrol. This course requires active face-to-face participation and attendance in workshops is mandatory. Students who are not present in the first class without prior approval may not be able to complete the first project.


(1) ECON207;  and (2) ECON208; and (3) ECON213 or ECON214

Course Coordinator

Onur Koska


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Project 1 50%
Project 2 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* 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

  • ECON310-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021