Topics: Economics, Case study, Macroeconomics Pages: 6 (786 words) Published: April 21, 2014
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1st TRIMESTER 2013-2014
(03 June 2013 – 15 September 2013)

1. Teaching Staff

1. Dr. Choon Shay Wei (Section: BC271 & BC272)
Room: FOMBR3002
Phone: 03-83125797

2. Mr. Goh Han Hwa (Section: BC273 & BC274)
Room: FOMBR3009
Phone: 03-83125052

2. Status of subject
3. Version
May 2013
4. Credit Value
3 Credit Hours

5. Pre-Requisite

BEC1034 Microeconomics or
BEC1614 Microeconomics

6. Objectives

To give an overall understanding about the economic climate and challenges in the Malaysian economy.

7. Subject Learning

At the completion of the subject, students should be able to perform the following tasks: LO1: Identify the Malaysia’s macroeconomic indicators (Cognitive, Level 1). LO2: Explain the major economic activities in Malaysia (Cognitive, Level 2). LO3: Analyse the fundamental macroeconomic issues in Malaysia (Cognitive, Level 4)

Program Outcomes


Ability to apply fundamental economic skills techniques in various economic conditions. PO1

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and competency in the specialised areas of economics. PO2

Ability to understand strategic dimension of business and provide recommendations to various economic issues. PO5

Ability to demonstrate social, cultural, global and environmental awareness.

8. Assessment Scheme
Learning Outcome
Teaching and Learning Activities
Assessment Method

Lectures, Classroom Discussion

Assignment 1(10%)

Assignment 2 (15%)

Class Participation (5%)

Mid-Term Exam (20%)

Final Exam (50%)

Lectures, Case Study Analysis,
Group Presentation

Lectures, Case Study Analysis,
Group Presentation

9. Teaching and
Learning Activities
Interactive lectures on major concepts and issues are conducted in the form of PowerPoint slides. Students will be encouraged to participate during lectures and to share their points of view on the concepts and issues.

Classroom Discussion:
Some questions will be provided to stimulate individual student or a group of students to express their views and participate in discussion

Case Study Analysis:
Students are divided into groups (group size may vary depending on class size, but roughly between 4 and 6 people). The students will be given an article from magazines, newspapers or journals or a topic on Malaysian Economy for critical analysis and they have to submit a written report in 1 week after the presentation.

Group Presentation:
Students are divided into groups (group size may vary depending on class size, but roughly between 4 and 6 people) and are required to conduct a presentation. Each group makes a 10 minutes oral presentation for Assignment 1 and 20 minutes oral presentation for Assignment 2

In-class exams will be conducted

*Class Participation:
Class participation is essential for student assessment. Students are encouraged to actively participate in all classroom discussion in order to become a successful professional in the future. Taking great initiative, being positive and outspoken are crucial at work nowadays.

*Peer Evaluation for Group Work:
Basically, each individual group member will receive the same score for his/her work. However, the final individual group member’s score will be adjusted based on self and peer evaluation. Each student will have to submit the evaluation form at the end of the trimester.

10. Assessment Criteria
1. Assignment 1 (10%):
Each group will be given an article either from magazines, newspapers or journals and is required to identify, explain and analyse the issue. A representative from each group needs to present the output in the class and to answer any questions raised, if any. A written report must be submitted in 1 week after the presentation. Your report should not...
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