MGMT 4B – Basic Economics for Managers II

Pricing: $1,400.00

Units: 4 quarter units

Macroeconomic principles for managers. Useful applications of basic economic principles to situations in business as well as in various professions.

The emphasis of the course is on the application of macroeconomic theory and principles to business and investment applications and strategies. We will not dwell on mathematical details for math’s sake. Whenever possible graphical and intuitive approaches are stressed. Both the short?run business cycle and the long-term secular trends will be discussed in the context of current national and economic events. We will pay constant attention to the macroeconomic basis for daily news stories that arise during the quarter and relate them to the material at hand. The Yellowdig discussion board is one of the most important “value adds” I have to offer – your tendency will be to not read the WSJ or pay attention to the discussion. FIGHT that tendency for two reasons: You need to cultivate an awareness of the macroeconomic and financial market news AND you will be tested on your exams on the discussion that take place on the Yellowdig board. COURSE GOALS AND DESCRIPTION The focus of the course is on useful applications of basic macroeconomic principles in the business and investing worlds. The topics we will cover in this course will necessarily include the standard list of problems analyzed in every macroeconomics principles course; for example, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, budget deficits, and trade imbalances. We will also look very carefully at what is in the toolbox of macroeconomists to fix such problems — with such tools ranging from monetary, fiscal, and tax policies to trade and regulatory reform. However, in this course, you will also learn the basics of economic forecasting along with a set of business cycle management strategies that may be applied by business executives and money managers over the course of ups and downs of the business cycle and economy. And that’s why this course is so appropriate for students interested in actually using economics in the real world of business and finance. My very practical goal here is to provide you with an economics education that you can immediately put to work – and also provide you with an education that might even help you find your first or next job. This is a “hands-on,” results-oriented class designed to equip you with lifelong skills to help you prosper. So good luck in this endeavor. I’m sure that if you put in the time and effort to master the material in this course, you will be paid back many times over on your investment.

Important Dates

Registration opens: February 18, 2016
Registration ends: March 27, 2016
First day of instruction: March 28, 2016
Last day of instruction: June 3, 2016

For a full set of dates please review Important Dates and Deadlines.

Syllabus

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Additional Course Fees

Online proctoring by Proctor U. Total exam costs for the student are approximately $20.00

 Prerequisites

None

Course Creator

Peter Navarro

GEO 004V – Natural Hazards and Disasters

Units: 4 quarter units

Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Application of basic principles of climate and geology to recognition of natural hazards and their mitigation. Topics include fires, freezes, floods, winds, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. Emphasis is on confronting hazards of concern to home-buyers, planners, and conservationists in the western United States, especially southern California.

Important Dates

Registration opens: May 25, 2016
Registration ends: July 24, 2016
First day of instruction: July 25, 2016
Last day of instruction: August 27, 2016

Syllabus

Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Additional Course Fees

None

Course Meeting Requirements

N/A

Prerequisites

ENGL 001A or equivalent (may be taken concurrently)

Course Creators

David Oglesby, Lisa Grant Ludwig and Corrie Neighbors

Instructor

Corrie Neighbors
corrie.neighbors@email.ucr.edu

 

ECON 20B – Basic Economics II

Units: 4 quarter units

The fundamentals of macroeconomics. Government behavior: monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, and unemployment. Effective fall 2006, the content of Economics 20B is macroeconomics. This course cannot be taken to repeat Economics 20B taken prior to fall 2006.

Closed

Important Dates

Session I:

Registration opens: May 10, 2016
Registration ends: June 19, 2016
First day of instruction: June 20, 2016
Last day of instruction: July 27, 2016

Session II:

Registration opens: May , 2016
Registration ends: July 31, 2016
First day of instruction: Aug 1, 2016
Last day of instruction: Sep 7, 2016

Syllabus

Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Additional Course Fees

None

Course Meeting Requirements

N/A

Prerequisites

ECON 20A or ECON 13 or ECON 23.

Course Creator

William Branch

 

SCAND 3 – Elementary Swedish

Pricing: $1,400.00

Units: 4 quarter units

Scandinavia consists of five northern European countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. These countries form a geographic bridge between the American and European continents and a political bridge between Western and Eastern Europe. For all students of literature, language, the arts, and the social and physical sciences, Scandinavia is of particular interest.

Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

Important Dates

Registration opens: February 18, 2016
Registration ends: March 27, 2016
First day of instruction: March 28, 2016
Last day of instruction: June 3, 2016

For a full set of dates please review Important Dates and Deadlines.

Syllabus

Not Available

Course Meeting Requirements

To be provided by instructor

Prerequisites

SCAND 2

Additional Course Fees

None

Course developers

Tim Tangherlini, Karen Møller and Johanna Karlsson

Instructor

Tim Tangherlini

SCAND 22 – Elementary Danish

Pricing: $1,400.00

Units: 4 quarter units

Scandinavia consists of five northern European countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. These countries form a geographic bridge between the American and European continents and a political bridge between Western and Eastern Europe. For all students of literature, language, the arts, and the social and physical sciences, Scandinavia is of particular interest.

Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

Important Dates

Registration opens: February 18, 2016
Registration ends: March 27, 2016
First day of instruction: March 28, 2016
Last day of instruction: June 3, 2016

For a full set of dates please review Important Dates and Deadlines.

Syllabus

Not Available

Course Meeting Requirements

To be provided by instructor

Prerequisites

SCAND 21

Additional Course Fees

None

Course developers

Tim Tangherlini, Karen Møller and Johanna Karlsson

Instructor

Tim Tangherlini