GE2258 - Introduction to Economics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Exclusive Courses:
Not for undergraduate students under College of Business and its departments
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is an introduction to economics for students with no or little economic background. It covers the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics, and introduces students through real-world economic cases to a method of reasoning, to think like an economist. The learning is discovery-based which encourages students to be aware of the economic events happening around them. Students learn to identify real economic problems in the world, analyse and explain them, and develop possible solutions for them.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Economics and Finance

Additional Information

As CB2400 Microeconomics is a core course for all the BBA programmes and the programme of BSc in Computational Finance, students under College of Business and its departments cannot take GE2258 Introduction to Economics to fulfill the Gateway requirement.