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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 8 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
5 hours to complete

Module 1: Key Macroeconomic Indicators and Their Measurement

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
1-1.1. Introduction to Macroeconomic Indicators and the Sources of Macroeconomic Data7m
1-2.1. The Unemployment Rate: Definition and Measurement7m
1-3.1. GDP: Definition18m
1-3.2. GDP: Measurement12m
1-3.3. GDP: Improvements in Real GDP Measurement6m
1-4.1. The Price Level and Inflation: The Basics7m
1-4.2. Problems in Measuring the Cost of Living Inflation9m
GDP: Comparison Across Countries12m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-4 Practice Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: GDP Components, Twin Deficits, and Balance of Payments

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
2-1.1. Components of GDP10m
2-1.2. The Roles of Government and the Rest of the World in the Macroeconomy8m
2-2.1. The Fundamental Macroeconomic Identity and GDP Components15m
The Balance of Payments7m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz30m
Appendix 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: The Foreign Exchange Market

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
3-1.1. The Foreign Exchange Market Basics8m
3-1.2. The Exchange Rate and Competitiveness13m
3-2.1. Spot and Forward Markets for Foreign Exchange23m
3-2.2. Current and Future Spot Markets for Foreign Exchange14m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Money, Interest Rate, and the Exchange Rate

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 76 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
4-1.2. Money Supply15m
4-1.3. Money Demand9m
4-2.1. Money Market Equilibrium18m
4-2.2. Money, Inflation, and Interest Rate in the Short Run and the Long Run13m
Banks, Balance Sheets and Capital Adequacy Requirements9m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 4 Quiz30m

About the Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Specialization

In order to effectively manage and operate a business, managers and leaders need to understand the market characteristics and economic environment they operate in. In this Specialization, you will build a solid understanding of the operation of markets and the macro-economic environment with real-world examples. You will be able to identify firm and country-level economic factors that impact business decisions, develop an analytical framework using statistical tools, and apply economic theory and data in the analysis of business environment and trends to make effective business decisions. The capstone project involves an in-depth analysis of an actual business situation in which you will examine the global economic environment of a business. The final project will be a business plan that uses statistical tools and economic theory to create a comprehensive analysis of the microeconomic and macroeconomic environment in which the focal company operates. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
Managerial Economics and Business Analysis

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