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Economic Environment for Business

Course Code: FPC1059

Level: 4
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 17 weeks
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

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About the course

Could studying business economics part-time improve your business credentials and knowledge? This certificate is a university-level course awarded by the University of Plymouth. It will suit you if you don’t have the time to commit to studying a business degree part-time or full-time, but you do want to advance your business knowledge to a higher level. This module introduces business students to the national and international economic environment and considers a range of economic factors that have influence on decision making in business organisations. You’ll learn about the impact of microeconomic and macroeconomic issues and government economic policies on the behaviour of business organisations. This course will also develop your understanding of the impact of global macroeconomic issues on national and international business organisations.

What you'll learn

The module will allow students to develop an understanding of the impact of a range of microeconomic  and macroeconomic issues on the behaviour of business organisations.  Students will learn be able to identify the impact of a range of government economic policies on business organisations and will gain an understanding and be able to explain the impact on national and international business organisations of global macroeconomic issues.

Entry requirements

You will need to hold a full level 3 qualification or have relevant work experience.


This module will be assessed by coursework only.

What's next?

On successful completion of this module you may progress to a range of other CPD modules at the College. Three modules equate to a Certificate of Professional Development Award.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.