PwC's Academy

An alternative, more real-world, economics training than that provided by most Universities (Academic).

Business Economics Course by Dr. Howard Nicholas

PwC’s Academy in collaboration with Dr. Howard Nicholas, ETISLanka conduct a short course on business economics. The course aims to equip participants with an alternative, more real-world, economics training than that provided by most Universities (Academic). The Course will be conducted based on Sri Lanka case study.  

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Course Structure

Introduction - Becoming aware of the need for an alternative approach to economics.

Overview
• The basics of an economy generally, and a capitalist economy specifically.
• Major problems with textbook economics and the need for an alternative.

Module 1 - A basic understanding of how businesses set prices, and what determines quantities of commodities produced.

 Prices and quantities of commodities in production
• Conceiving and explaining economic phenomena in general.
• Explaining product market phenomena.

Module 2 – An appreciation of the importance of profits for the system as a whole and the inputs used in production.

 Prices and quantities of inputs used in production
• Important macroeconomic phenomena for decision-making.
• Explaining the determinants of key trend and cyclical macroeconomic phenomena.

Module 3 – Clarity on concepts of growth, inflation, and the balance of payments.

 The objectives and relevance of macroeconomic analyses
• Important macroeconomic phenomena for decision-making.
• Explaining the determinants of key trend and cyclical macroeconomic phenomena.

Module 4 - How economic analysis can be used in business and investment decision-making.

 Growth, inflation, the balance of payments, and the exchange rate
• The global economy.
• The Sri Lankan economy.



Target Audience

Financial Risk Analysts/ Financial Planners/ Accountants/ Economic Researchers/ Financial Consultants/ Investment Analysts/ Actuarial Analysts/ Stockbrokers/ Market Research Analysts/ Business Consultants/ Credit Analysts/ Unit Fund Managers/ Portfolio Managers/ Strategists/ Equity Analysts


Schedule

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E: academy.srilanka@lk.pwc.com
T: 0117719874

 


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