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14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: See entrance requirements for the Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management
Course outline:
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.
Microeconomics perspectives:
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.
Macroeconomics perspectives:
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

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