Online Course in Economics in United Kingdom

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Economics

Courses are individual classes that can be taken at universities, colleges, junior colleges, and trade schools worldwide. For even greater flexibility, many schools also offer online classes. Students can take individual classes or pursue degree programs.

Economics is a branch of social science that deals with the distribution, consumption, and production of goods and services. Economics is a derivative of two Greek words which mean “house” and “law,” and thus the subject deals with customs of good management.

 

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Online Course in Economics in United Kingdom

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Course to Manage Your Prices: An Introduction to Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time. [+]

How do airlines, hotels, resorts and other organizations manage their prices? Why are these prices apparently unrelated to costs and different for each consumer? And what is the underlying logic and strategy behind these prices?

Open the black box of pricing strategy and revenue management

This free online course will open the black box of revenue management – the widespread pricing strategy that the travel, leisure and other industries use to generate additional revenue, by setting prices according to people’s preferences and willingness to pay.

You will explore the methods at the core of many revenue management systems, discovering the answers to questions such as:

Do all customers have the same sensitivity to price? How can a firm use its knowledge on demand, to charge different people different prices for the same product? Why do the prices vary over time? How can a firm slightly differentiate its product in order to charge widely different prices to different people? How can you define the right set of prices to increase the firm’s profit? What is the outcome for the individual consumer? And for consumers as a whole? Step into a pricer’s shoes and set your own pricing strategy ... [-]

Course in Global Prosperity Beyond GDP

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

How can we think beyond GDP and build a prosperous economy that works better for people and the planet? Find out with this course. [+]

Discover how we can build a better world by focusing on prosperity, not wealth.

Economic growth is no longer the best indicator of broader success. By 2050, the global population will reach 10 billion, and we may face an environmental crisis. If we are to thrive, and not just survive, into the next century, we will need new tools and new ways of thinking to tackle the challenges of today and ensure a successful and prosperous future for everyone.

On this course, you will look at other approaches to defining success for society, examining how we must aim for a broader notion of prosperity at both a personal and planetary level.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

The origins and future of GDP The Democratic Deficit The state as the guardian of prosperity ... [-]

Course in Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Will the next generation be better or worse off than their parents? Look at both sides of the debate and decide for yourself. [+]

Explore the economic outlook for the next generation and how to improve it.

The next generation faces uncertain economic prospects. This online course explains why.

You’ll get an introduction to the global economy, how it experiences spikes and dips in economic growth and how this affects prosperity worldwide.

We will look at reasons to be optimistic and reasons to be pessimistic. We will discuss to what extent the next generation can expect to be better or worse off than the current generation.

You’ll get to share your views on what’s more likely and hear how prominent economists and other scholars can have different views on this question.

What topics will you cover? Reality check: why the next generation is likely to be worse off What might lie ahead: an unequal society incapable of innovation Why the market will not save us and the need for government intervention A history of government failures: learning from past mistakes Rethinking economic growth and economic policy A new approach to promote growth and support socioeconomic transformation What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course in Risk Management in the Global Economy

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 4 weeks August 2018 United Kingdom London

This free online course, written and presented by Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino, Director, CEFIMS, and Hong Bo, Senior Reader in Financial Economics, School of Finance and Management, will look at risk management in its broadest terms, giving you the opportunity to evaluate the crucial role played by risk in the global economy, both in terms of its opportunities and its potential dangers. [+]

Course in Risk Management in the Global Economy

What is risk? Why does it matter, to us and to the financial markets? What are the principles that drive the management of risk? Can we ensure that these principles are implemented wisely?

This free online course, written and presented by Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino, Director, CEFIMS, and Hong Bo, Senior Reader in Financial Economics, School of Finance and Management, will look at risk management in its broadest terms, giving you the opportunity to evaluate the crucial role played by risk in the global economy, both in terms of its opportunities and its potential dangers.

Understand financial investments and the associated risks

With experts from the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS University of London, you'll look at practical examples of financial investments, to examine:... [-]


Course in The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. [+]

No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back.

Build a holistic view of your customers

Perspectives on the role and behaviour of customers are changing, with marketers drawing on increasingly powerful information systems to build a holistic view of consumers.

In this course, you will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success and will critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers. You will also learn how selling has transitioned from being a ‘foot in the door’ to having a ‘finger on the pulse’, using insight-driven approaches to win those all-important sales.... [-]


Course in The Digital Economy: Finance for Business Growth

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. Others might need to use external sources of finance, like a bank loan. How does a business make robust decisions about borrowing? [+]

Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. Others might need to use external sources of finance, like a bank loan. How does a business make robust decisions about borrowing?

Evaluate how to fund your business investment

Whether you are managing a micro business, a small- or medium-sized company, or a large corporation, this free online course will guide you through the finance options to help you evaluate what type of funding is suitable for your business investment and how to develop a funding strategy to make the right decision about the type of borrowing for your business. You will consider the role of traditional and alternative finance options and learn to use financial statements to asses the financial health of a business. You will also learn to use cash flow forecasts to help you make decisions about managing a business’ finances.... [-]


Course in The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

In this three-week course, Sir Vince Cable and a team of leading economists at the University of Nottingham will explain the links between politics and economics. You will explore these links by looking at the work of major political figures and the key economic ideas they adopted. [+]

How does economics impact on politicians? And how do politicians impact on economics? In this three-week course, Sir Vince Cable and a team of leading economists at the University of Nottingham will explain the links between politics and economics. You will explore these links by looking at the work of major political figures and the key economic ideas they adopted.

Find out about the links between politicians and economics

You will study both contemporary economics – for example exploring responses to the financial crisis of 2008 – and some of the political leaders who have put key economic theories into practice throughout history. These are political figures from around the world who have changed economic history, including Alexander Hamilton, Sir Robert Peel, the Mejii Emperor, FD Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping. The economic policies and practices of these former leaders are still having an impact on our world today.... [-]


A Level Economics Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 700 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This full A Level course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days. No set term times and no enrolment dates. Adapt your studies around work and family commitments to suit. [+]

This full A Level course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days. No set term times and no enrolment dates. Adapt your studies around work and family commitments to suit.

Develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider economic and social environment Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and acquire an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts Develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful 'economist's mind' Practise skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life Develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life Apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real world phenomena Analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it Qualification: A Level Economics (9EC0) Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes Awarding Body: Edexcel Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 years support UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades Syllabus ... [-]

Course: Design for Sustainability Online Course - Economic Dimension

Gaia Education
Online Full time Part time 8 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Forres + 1 more

Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to alternative economic paradigms. If you feel stuck or uncertain about what you can do and yearn to open the door to these new possibilities then our e-learning programme is for you. [+]

Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to alternative economic paradigms. If you feel stuck or uncertain about what you can do and yearn to open the door to these new possibilities then our e-learning programme is for you. Many know that our current economic system is no longer sustainable, yet few are aware of the alternatives? Our aim is to give you a better understanding of those alternatives and the true meaning of economy and wealth. Participants will learn about existing systems and tools that are useful, and redesign those that have proven dysfunctional based on already tested alternatives. To do nothing is to accept that but a handful of economists and political leaders still believe the answer to our problems is more economic growth – more production, more consumption, more highways, more buildings, more logging, more fishing, etc., ad infinitum. By continuing to collectively pay for this dysfunctional system through our taxes, we are all becoming accomplices in an environmental despoliation and ever-increasing debt serfdom as we remain addicted to growth and the way money is created. "The Third Industrial Revolution will also bring with it a more democratic economy. The distributed nature of renewable energies necessitates collaborative rather than hierarchical command and control mechanisms. This new lateral energy regime establishes the organizational model for the countless economic activities that multiply from it. A more distributed and collaborative industrial revolution, in... [-]