ECON5504 Global Energy and Mineral Markets

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
This unit aims to provide an understanding of markets for energy and mineral commodities and especially how those markets differ from other sectors of the economy. The objective of the unit is to increase understanding of the basic economic factors shaping mineral and energy markets. At the completion of the unit, participants should also be able to apply basic economic concepts to analyse policy issues and business decisions arising in the mineral and energy industries.
Students are able to (1) explain the major forces shaping the evolution of mineral and energy markets; (2) use economic concepts to analyse the issues arising in these industries or to improve the presentations on issues relevant to these industries; and (3) present a written, logically sound and persuasive argument for a particular course of action for a business operating in the mineral or energy industries.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) group assignment; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Hartley
Unit rules
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy and FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation);or MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resources Companies and enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Minerals and Energy Management; or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 intensive sessions of approximately 7 to 8 hours each
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