Managerial Economics (fast track)

This short course is concerned with managerial decision making in an environment of risk and uncertainty. We will consider pricing decisions, constrained optimism, risk analysis, costs, demand, investment and the growth of the firm.

The course will develop your skills and provides the opportunity to practice the study of managerial economics. You will develop a critical understanding of methods, procedures and current issues and debates appropriate to the study of managerial economics.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

Learning objectives

By the end of the module, you should:

  • have gained a knowledge and understanding of the themes, issues and debates within the study of Managerial Economics
  • be able to think critically and independently about what they have seen and read
  • have been introduced to the range of skills and critical vocabularies needed to facilitate the study of Managerial Economics
  • gained a critical understanding of the application of the methods involved in the study of Managerial Economics
  • have completed and been assessed on their coursework.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months’ duration.
    • Courses of less than six months’ duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our three-year evening study BA/BSc/LLB degrees, as these are classified as full-time study and qualify for student visa status. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck’s part-time evening study degrees.

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.