This subject introduces students to the approach and theoretical tools of contemporary mainstream economics.  It sets economics in its historical, ethical and theological contexts.  There will be a special study of the economics of religious behaviour and institutions.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS102
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee



Awards offering Economics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify and explain economic systems and the concept of resource allocation;
  2. Ability to explain basic economics concepts
  3. Skill in applying basic economic concepts to a public policy issue;
  4. Discuss the implementation and impact of economic policy;
  5. Skill in applying basic economic concepts to a business problem;
  6. Identify and explain the role of individuals and businesses in markets;
  7. Recognise regulatory and political environments and how they impact on business.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to Economics
  2. Supply and Demand
  3. Elasticity
  4. Externalities and Public Goods
  5. Production and Costs, Market Structures, Competition, Monopoly, Monopsony
  6. Labour Markets, Inequality and Poverty
  7. Macroeconomics, Money, Interest Rates and the Financial System
  8. Growth and Business Cycles, Inflation, Unemployment, Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  9. International Trade and Exchange Rates
  10. Economics of Religion 

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance / Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Online Exams (20%)
  • Economic Analysis (15%)
  • Group Case Study (15%)
  • Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Gans J., King, S., Stonecash, R., Byford,M., Libich, J. & Mankiw, N.G.  Principles of Economics: Australia and New Zealand Edition,  6th Ed, South Melbourne, Vic: Cengage Learning, 2015.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any textbooks