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<ul><li><p>ECON 4311-001: Economics for Managers Fall 2014 </p><p> Time and Place of Class Meetings: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. -10:50 a.m., 239 COBA Instructor: Professor Olga Isengildina Office Number: College of Business, Office 331 Office Telephone Number: 817-272-3286 Email Address: Isengild@uta.edu Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. and by appointment (email to set up) Graduate Teaching Assistant: TBA Description of Course Content: This course applies economic theory and methods to business and administrative decision-making in order to achieve goals and objectives of organizations in the most efficient way. Thus, this course will provide an understanding of how to link economic theory with quantitative methods to develop tools and approaches for managerial decision-making. Prerequisites: ECON 2306 or ECON 2301. Student Learning Outcomes: After completing this class you should be able to: </p><p> Apply economic concepts to decision making Compute the relevant costs of any decision Estimate a demand function and analyze the consequences of changes in determinants of </p><p>demand Apply basic types of economic forecasting Design economic experiments and surveys Conduct break even, shut down and profit analysis Make investment decisions that increase firm value Set optimal prices and price discriminate Perform capital budgeting and project analysis Evaluate risk in project analysis </p><p> Required Textbook: </p><p>Truett &amp; Truett, Managerial Economics: Analysis, Problems, Cases. 8th edition, Wiley. ISBN 0-470-00993-4 </p><p> Blackboard I will use Blackboard, an electronic learning software platform, for the distribution of course information. Go to http://elearn.uta.edu/ to log in. Be sure to check our Blackboard site on a regular basis for announcements, exam reviews, and other material related to class. </p><p>http://elearn.uta.edu/</p></li><li><p>Expectations for Classroom Behavior: Class participation, questions, discussion are strongly encouraged. Please be respectful of each other, the instructor, and any guest presenters while in class. We are all here to learn! Any disrespectful or disruptive behavior may result in your being dismissed from class and/or an academic penalty. </p><p>All cell phones and pagers are to be turned off or silenced during class (not on vibrate). All cell phones are to be put away out of view during class; there is no text messaging, web browsing, etc, during class. There will be no eating during class time. Failure to adhere to these classroom rules may result in your being dismissed from class and/or an academic penalty. </p><p>Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend each class. If you must miss class, you are responsible for obtaining any class notes and homework assignments distributed in class. Grading Policy: Homework and group problems 20% Exam 1 20% Exam 2 20% Exam 3 20% Final Exam 20% Final Grade 100% Exams: Please see attached course outline for exam dates. If you have conflicts with the exam dates contact me immediately (prior to the exam dates). Missed exams will be given a grade of zero unless adequate evidence is presented to indicate that missing the exam could not be avoided. Requests to take a make-up exam must be approved prior to the scheduled exam. Final exam is comprehensive and mandatory and could be used as a makeup exam for one of the earlier exams if the sufficient documentation is provided. Students may not use a programmable calculator for examinations. A simple 4 function calculator is sufficient for all problems. </p><p>If you disagree with a grade on an exam, or an assignment, written justification (not an e-mail) shall be submitted to the instructor within 1 week of the received grade. </p><p>The final grades will be assigned as follows: 90-100% (A); 80-89.9% (B); 70-79.9% (C); 60-69.9% (D); </p></li><li><p>student or the attempt to commit such acts (UT System Regents Rule 50101, 2.2). Suspected violations of academic integrity standards will be referred to the Office of Student conduct. Violators will be disciplined in accordance with University policy, which may result in the students suspension or expulsion from the University. University of Texas at Arlington Honor Code I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlingtons tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence. I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code. Americans with Disabilities Act: The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of all federal equal opportunity legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All instructors at UT Arlington are required by law to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Any student requiring an accommodation for this course must provide the instructor with official documentation in the form of a letter certified by the staff in the Office for Students with Disabilities, University Hall 102. Only those students who have officially documented a need for an accommodation will have their request honored. Information regarding diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining disability-based academic accommodations can be found at www.uta.edu/disability or by calling the Office for Students with Disabilities at (817) 272-3364. Student Support Services Available: UT Arlington provides a variety of resources and programs designed to help students develop academic skills, deal with personal situations, and better understand concepts and information related to their courses. These resources include tutoring, major-based learning centers, developmental education, advising and mentoring, personal counseling, and federally funded programs. For individualized referrals to resources for any reason, students may contact the Maverick Resource Hotline at 817-272-6107, sending a message to resources@uta.edu, or visiting www.uta.edu/resources. Electronic Communication Policy: UT Arlington has adopted MavMail as the official means to communicate with students about important deadlines and events, as well as to transact university-related business regarding financial aid, tuition, grades, graduation, etc. All students are assigned a MavMail account and are responsible for the inbox regularly. There is no additional charge to students for using this account, and it remains active even after graduation. Information about activating and using MavMail is available at http://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/email/mavmail.php. Student Feedback Survey: At the end of each term, students enrolled in classes categorized as lecture, seminar, or laboratory will be asked to complete an online Student Feedback Survey (SFS) about the course and how it was taught. Instructions on how to access the SFS system will be sent directly to students through MavMail approximately 10 days before the end of the term. UT Arlingtons effort to solicit, gather, tabulate, and publish student feedback data is required by state law; student participation in the SFS program is voluntary. Final Review Week: A period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no </p><p>http://www.uta.edu/disabilitymailto:resources@uta.eduhttp://www.uta.edu/resourceshttp://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/email/mavmail.php</p></li><li><p>scheduled activities such as required field trips or performances; and no instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises of similar scope that have a completion date during or following this week unless specified in the class syllabus. During Final reviews Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting 10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion of the final examination during Final Review Week. During this week, classes are held as scheduled. In addition, instructors are not required to limit content to topics that have been previously covered; they may introduce new concepts as appropriate. </p></li><li><p>Tentative Course Schedule. </p><p>Date </p><p>Topics/Readings Important Dates 8/21/2014 Thursday Introduction </p><p> 8/26/2014 Tuesday Chapter 1 8/28/2014 Thursday Chapter 1 9/2/2014 Tuesday Chapter 3 9/4/2014 Thursday Chapter 3 app 9/9/2014 Tuesday Chapter 3 app Census date </p><p>9/11/2014 Thursday Chapter 2 9/16/2014 Tuesday Chapter 2 9/18/2014 Thursday Chapter 2 9/23/2014 Tuesday Exam 1. 9/25/2014 Thursday Chapter 6 9/30/2014 Tuesday Chapter 6 10/2/2014 Thursday Chapter 7 10/7/2014 Tuesday Chapter 7 10/9/2014 Thursday Chapter 11 10/14/2014 Tuesday Chapter 11 10/16/2014 Thursday Chapter 11 10/21/2014 Tuesday Exam 2. 10/23/2014 Thursday Chapter 13 10/28/2014 Tuesday Chapter 13 Last day to drop class </p><p>10/30/2014 Thursday Chapter 13 11/4/2014 Tuesday Chapter 14 11/6/2014 Thursday Chapter 14 11/11/2014 Tuesday Chapter 14 11/13/2014 Thursday Chapter 14 11/18/2014 Tuesday Exam 3. 11/20/2014 Thursday Case studies 11/25/2014 Tuesday Case studies 11/27/2014 Thursday Thanksgiving holidays </p><p>12/2/2014 Tuesday Final review Dec.11, 2014 </p><p> Final Exam @ 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. </p><p> As the instructor for this course, I reserve the right to adjust this schedule in any way that serves the educational needs of the students enrolled in this course. </p><p>Expectations for Classroom Behavior: Class participation, questions, discussion are strongly encouraged. Please be respectful of each other, the instructor, and any guest presenters while in class. We are all here to learn! Any disrespectful or disru...All cell phones and pagers are to be turned off or silenced during class (not on vibrate). All cell phones are to be put away out of view during class; there is no text messaging, web browsing, etc, during class. There will be no eating during class t...</p></li></ul>

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