Money Matters A

Students will explore global economics, and the impact of the free enterprise system on business and consumers. Students willlearn about their financial options and goal-setting based on existing and projected economic indicators. Investments, income taxes, asset planning will also be investigated, as will risk management, and retirement and estate planning.

  • Decisions, Decisions: Students explore economics as a social science focusing on decision making by looking at cost-benefit analysis, scarcity, marginal costs and benefits, and the allocation of resources. Students examine factors that influence the decision-making process and will be able to compare and contrast the efficiency of different market structures.
  • Economic Roles: Learn to describe the roles of consumers, producers, and laborers in the economy, as well as examining how those roles and government regulations impact the economy
  • How the Market Works: Students will examine the marketplace economy through the laws of supply and demand, the role that prices and competition play, and the laws of supply and demand are identified.
  • Market Structure and Regulation: This unit explores markets with and without price controls, different kinds of market structures, and imperfect market structures such as monopolistic competition and oligopoly. Students also learn about wage structures and the role of the government in the economy, antitrust laws and government regulations that make companies take responsibility for negative externalities, and the world of international trade.
  • Macroeconomics: Students are introduced to the study of the whole economy with a focus on how the choices of all firms and markets effects a country, including GDP, GNP, economic growth, and the role of government, money supply, and fiscal policy.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Business
Course Length: Semester