Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
20 Duffy BlvdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands students' knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. First, it delivers insights and tools for analyzing markets in the global economy by studying such topics as competition, market structure, efficiency, industry equilibrium, and change. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
Central banks have significant influence on the environment in which managers operate. They guide the economy via monetary policy, are closely watched by financial markets, and have become increasingly involved in the supervision of financial institutions. The course takes a deep dive into the theoretical and practical considerations that shape the policies of central banks around the world.
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.