Economics for Accounting and Finance - ECON3007

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Penelope Pacheco-Lopez checkmark-circle


This module introduces students to economics in its two main components, microeconomics and macroeconomics. The module is designed to explain the main ways in which economists think about economic problems faced by individuals, firms, markets and governments.

The first part of the module focuses on explaining a selection of microeconomic topics including, the behaviour of individuals and firms; demand and supply of goods and services and determination of prices; costs in the short and long term and market structures. The second part aims to introduce the core of macroeconomic topics; for instance, macroeconomic objectives and trade-offs; unemployment; inflation; international trade; balance of payments and exchange rates; and the main types of economic policies that are implemented by governments. Overall, the application of economics to contemporary issues illustrates how economic analysis can be used to understand the different parts of the economy and to inform and evaluate policy interventions that support a range of different economic outcomes.

The module is self-contained to provide a basic understanding of economic concepts and debates. It is a suitable module for students interested in taking economics further, either as part of another degree programme or as part of a future professional qualification.


Contact hours

Private Study: 118
Contact Hours: 32
Total: 150


BSc Accounting and Finance single and joint honours degrees (except a joint course with Economics)

This module cannot be taken with ECON3130 or ECON3040

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

VLE test 1 (15%)
VLE test 2 (15%)
Exam, 2 hours (70%)

Reassessment methods:
Reassessment Instrument: 100% exam
*Exams will be in-person*

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate introductory knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of economics
2 Identify key concepts and relation of variables used within the study of economics
3 Apply relevant knowledge and understanding of economics to contemporary issues and debates
4 Show simple graphical representation of economic concepts
5 Utilise economic concepts to understand various economic scenarios.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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