14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: See entrance requirements for the Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management
The Economics module takes into consideration the diverse background of the students in the FAPM programme. Accordingly, the Economics module introduces the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics with a particular emphasis on applications.
The economic problem, the operation of markets and price determination. Industrial organization: from perfect competition to monopoly, market structure, regulating competitive interaction in markets. Controls, excise taxes, elasticity and industry responses.
Capital management: a lecture will be delivered by a guest speaker.
The macroeconomic framework: relationships and linkages. Indicators of macroeconomic performance. The structure of the South African economy. Monetary and exchange rate policy in South Africa: Monetary policy, exchange rate policy and performance, regulation and economic forecasts.
DP requirements: None
Lecture Times: Lectures are twice a week in the evenings or on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.
Assessment: Examination 70% Assignment 30%
Last updated : 20 Apr 2018