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Overview

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 Managerial Economics and Business Analysis offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois, 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.

What you will learn

  • Analyze macroeconomic and microeconomic variables at the firm and country levels.
  • Assess market characteristics and firm level behaviors as frameworks for making business decisions.
  • Explore asymmetries and externalities as forms of market failure and as best practices for equilibrium outcomes within market structures.
  • Create a business plan that requires the application of data analysis tools and interpretations of statistical findings.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Firm Level Economics: Consumer and Producer Behavior
  • Firm Level Economics: Markets and Allocations
  • Country Level Economics: Macroeconomic Variables and Markets
  • Country Level Economics: Policies, Institutions, and Macroeconomic Performance
  • Exploring and Producing Data for Business Decision Making
  • Inferential and Predictive Statistics for Business
  • Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Capstone

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

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Funding

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