Microeconomics For Business Instructions For the term project, you are required to pick a current economic topic that relates to the material we have cove

Microeconomics For Business Instructions

For the term project, you are required to pick a current economic topic that relates to the material we have covered or will cover in this course. You will research and find an article that covers the topic you have chosen. You can use an article online or offline from any reputable source. You will write up a review of the article and integrate course concepts into your review. Please make sure you both summarize the article and discuss how it relates to the course.

Complete this project in a Microsoft Word document in APA format. Your work will automatically be submitted to Turnitin for plagiarism review. Please make corrections as required. Please note that a minimum of 700 words for your project is required. ECON201

Course Summary
Course : ECON201 Title : Microeconomics for Business
Length of Course : 8 Faculty :
Prerequisites : N/A Credit Hours : 3

Description
Course Description:

Microeconomics for Business is an overview course that covers how microeconomics impacts business
operations and the strategic management of the organization. Households (consumers), firms (producers),
and governments are examined to assess how they interact in competitive and other markets to set prices,
and determine what and how much is produced. Key concepts introduced include the role of scarcity and
choice, incentives and competition, and the law of supply and demand.

Course Scope:

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of microeconomics. The primary focus of this
course is on how individuals, households, businesses and societies deal with the fundamental economic
problem of scarcity through the operation of markets. In this course the students will be introduced to the
mechanics of a market economy and will understand how markets facilitate the efficient usages of scare
resources.

Objectives
LO-1 Discuss the application of microeconomic theory to business.
LO-2 Differentiate between major economic systems.
LO-3 Explain the microeconomic problems faced by business during resources allocation to satisfy societal
wants.
LO-4 Apply the concepts of supply and demand within business settings.
LO-5 Define and distinguish various economic costs (implicit, explicit, fixed, and variable costs).
LO-6 Examine the law of diminishing returns.
LO-7 Explore the impact that the ease of market entry and exit has on economic and business efficiency.

Outline
Week 1: Introduction to Economic Thinking

Learning Outcomes

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LO-1 Discuss the application of microeconomic theory
to business.
LO-2 Differentiate between major economic systems.
LO-3 Explain the microeconomic problems faced by
business during resources allocation to satisfy societal
wants.

Week 2: Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium

Learning Outcomes

LO-1 Discuss the application of microeconomic theory
to business.
LO-3 Explain the microeconomic problems faced by
business during resources allocation to satisfy societal
wants.
LO-4 Apply the concepts of supply and demand within
business settings.

Week 3: Elasticity

Learning Outcomes

LO-1 Discuss the application of microeconomic theory
to business.
LO-3 Explain the microeconomic problems faced by
business during resources allocation to satisfy societal
wants.

Week 4: Consumer Choice

Learning Outcomes

LO-4 Apply the concepts of supply and demand within
business settings.
LO-6 Examine the law of diminishing returns.

Week 5: Businesses and Their Cost

Learning Outcomes

LO-3 Explain the microeconomic problems faced by
business during resources allocation to satisfy societal
wants.
LO-5 Define and distinguish various economic

Week 6: Pure Competition & Monopoly

Learning Outcomes

LO-7 Explore the impact that the ease of market entry and exit has on economic and business efficiency.

Week 7: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

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Learning Outcomes

LO-7 Explore the impact that the ease of market entry and exit has on economic and business efficiency.

Week 8: Final Exam

Learning Outcomes

LO-1 Discuss the application of microeconomic theory to business.
LO-2 Differentiate between major economic systems.
LO-3 Explain the microeconomic problems faced by business during resources allocation to satisfy societal
wants.
LO-4 Apply the concepts of supply and demand within business settings.
LO-5 Define and distinguish various economic costs (implicit, explicit, fixed, and variable costs).
LO-6 Examine the law of diminishing returns.
LO-7 Explore the impact that the ease of market entry and exit has on economic and business efficiency.

Grade %

Evaluation
Grading:
Name
Discussions 40.00 %

5.00 %
5.00 %
5.00 %
5.00 %
5.00 %
5.00 %
5.00 %
5.00 %

Week 1: Discussion 1
Week 2: Discussion 2
Week 3: Discussion 3
Week 4: Discussion 4
Week 5: Discussion 5
Week 6: Discussion 6
Week 7: Discussion 7
Week 8: Discussion 8
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Midterm 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Quizzes 10.00 %
Week 1 Quiz (Chapters 1 & 2) 1.67 %
Week 2 Quiz (Chapter 3) 1.67 %
Week 3 Quiz (Chapter 4 & 5) 1.67 %
Week 5 Quiz (Chapter 8) 1.67 %
Week 6 Quiz (Chapter 9 & 10) 1.67 %
Week 7 Quiz (Chapter 11) 1.67 %
Term Papers 10.00 %
Term Paper #1 5.00 %
Term Paper #2 5.00 %

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Materials
Book Title: Principles of Microeconomics, v. 2.0 – E-book links provided inside the classroom
Author: Rittenberg
Publication Info: FlatWorld Knowledge
ISBN: FLATWORLD-MICRO2

Course Guidelines
Citation and Reference Style

Students will follow APA format as the sole citation and reference style used in written assignments
submitted as part of coursework to the School of Business.
Please note that no formal citation style is required on discussion assignments in the School of
Business—only attribution of sources (please see details regarding discussion communication below).

Tutoring

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tutors for one-on-one help. AMU and APU students are eligible for 10 free hours of tutoring provided by
APUS. Tutors are available 24/7 unless otherwise noted. Tutor.com also has a SkillCenter Resource
Library offering educational resources, worksheets, videos, websites and career help. Accessing these
resources does not count against tutoring hours and is also available 24/7. Please visit the APUS
Library and search for ‘Tutor’ to create an account.

Late Assignments

Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the
course according to the published class schedule. The due date for each assignment is listed under
each assignment.
Generally speaking, if arrangements are not made in advance, a late penalty of 10% will be assessed
for any assignment submitted 1-7 days past the due date. Assignments will not be accepted after the
7th day. No work will be accepted past the final day of class, unless prior arraignments have been
made with the instructor.
As a working adult, your time is limited and often out of your control. Faculty may be more flexible if they
know ahead of time of any potential late assignments.

Turn It In

Faculty may require assignments be submitted to Turnitin.com. Turnitin.com will analyze an assignment
submission and report a similarity score. Your assignment submission is automatically processed
through the assignments area of the course when you submit your work.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty incorporates more than plagiarism, which is using the work of others without
citation. Academic dishonesty includes any use of content purchased or retrieved from web services
such as CourseHero.com or Scribd. Additionally, allowing your work to be placed on such web
services is academic dishonesty, as it is enabling the dishonesty of others. The copy and pasting of
content from any web page, without citation as a direct quote, is academic dishonesty. When in doubt,
do not copy/paste, and always cite.

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Submission Guidelines

Some assignments may have very specific requirements for formatting (such as font, margins, etc) and
submission file type (such as .docx, .pdf, etc). See the assignment instructions for details. In general,
standard file types such as those associated with Microsoft Office are preferred, unless otherwise
specified.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the all submitted work can be accessed and opened by the
instructor.

Disclaimer Statement

Course content may vary from the outline to meet the needs of a particular group or class.

Communicating on the Discussion

Discussions are the heart of the interaction in this course. The more engaged and lively the exchanges,
the more interesting and fun the course will be. Only substantive comments will receive credit. Although
there is a final posting day/time after which the instructor will grade and provide feedback, it is not
sufficient to wait until the last day to contribute your comments/questions on the discussion. The
purpose of the discussions is to actively participate in an on-going discussion about the assigned
content.
“Substantive” means comments that contribute something new and important to the discussion. Thus a
message that simply says “I agree” is not substantive. A substantive comment contributes a new idea or
perspective, a good follow-up question to a point made, offers a response to a question, provides an
example or illustration of a key point, points out an inconsistency in an argument, etc.
As a class, if we run into conflicting view points, we must respect each individual’s own opinion. Hateful
and hurtful comments towards other individuals, students, groups, peoples, and/or societies will not be
tolerated.
Students must post a response to the weekly discussions prompt and post the required number of
replies to other students – refer to the grading rubric and/or discussion instructions for specific
expectations on number of replies and word count requirements.
The main response to the discussion need to be provided mid-week – refer to the grading rubric and/or
discussion instructions for specific expectations. Late main response posts to a discussion will not be
accepted without prior instructor approval.
Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded.

Quizzes and Exams

Quizzes and exams may consist of true/false, multiple choice, and short essay questions. Each
quiz/exam is accessible only once. Once a quiz/exam is accessed, you will not be able to access it
again if you disconnect. Therefore, allocate time to complete your quiz. Weekly quizzes must be
submitted by midnight Eastern Time, Day 7 of the assigned week. Late quizzes or exams will not be
accepted without prior instructor approval.

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University Policies
Student Handbook

Drop/Withdrawal policy

Extension Requests

Academic Probation

Appeals

Disability Accommodations

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on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible,
affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a
diverse, global society.

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http://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/extension/

http://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/academic-probation/index.htm

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Course Summary
Description
Objectives
Outline
Week 1: Introduction to Economic Thinking
Week 2: Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium
Week 3: Elasticity
Week 4: Consumer Choice
Week 5: Businesses and Their Cost
Week 6: Pure Competition & Monopoly
Week 7: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Week 8: Final Exam

Evaluation
Materials
Course Guidelines
University Policies

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