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Introduction to Managerial Economics


School: Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)

Platform: EdX

Registration Link: Introduction to Managerial Economics

Start Date: October 20, 2015 (5 Weeks Long)

Workload: 5-6 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Subhashish Gupta

Credentials: Armed with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Iowa, Gupta has taught courses like Strategic Behavior and Industrial Organization, Economics of Privitization and Regulation, Game Theory, and Advanced Microeconomics to IIMB MBA students for the past 15 years. His work has been funded by both the Indian government and the World Bank. He was previously the chair of the school’s admissions department, as well as the school’s economics and social sciences department.

Graded: Students who complete the assignments can receive a verified certificate for $25.

Description: When companies develop products and strategies, they must account for larger forces in creating value for their customers. Often, their decisions are guided by the proverbial economic tea leaves, which tell them where to best deploy their limited resources. This course, designed for seasoned professionals and requires little math proficiency, applies economics basics to business decisions. In particular, it covers the relationships between economics and hiring decisions, productivity, financial statements, spending, planning, pricing, and competing.

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