Module Title:The Global Economy 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work to resolve various international economic type scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: Knowledge of Global financial economics is becoming increasingly important in today's globalised workplace. This module aims to equip the student with an in-depth understanding of global financial economics , by offering a wide range of areas that explore issues surrounding the money and bond markets, the stock and foreign exchange markets and derivative securities. The student will learn to use current financial analytical tools to find solutions to challenging questions that arise in the global financial economics area.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand and analyse the workings of the financial markets.
LO2 Undertake a comprehensive economic analysis and assessment of economies;
Pre-requisite learning
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economics 1

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Global Financial Markets
The foreign exchange market; Predicting changes in exchange rates; Cryptocurrencies, Money, banking and interest rates; the role of central banks and monetary policies. The markets for equities and derivative securities; International capital flows.
International Country Economic Analysis
The importance of macroeconomic data for the international businessperson; Why is it important to understand how an economy performs?; The necessary economic indicators required for analysing countries; Sources of economic data; Interpreting key macroeconomic indicators and their future trends such as: Economic growth; Employment/unemployment and wage levels; Inflation; Trade (Exports and imports); Trading partners and agreements; Corporation tax; Level of debt; Population and the level of consumer spending; Level of government spending; The Global economy; The U.S. economy; The economies of Europe; The economy of China; Emerging market economies;
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Academic Essay 1 50.00 Week 6
Project Economic Country Analysis 2 50.00 Week 11
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 8 Group Elective 2
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 8 Mandatory
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 8 Elective
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 8 Elective
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBSCM_D Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management 6 Group Elective 1