Understanding the Economy

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Title: Understanding the Economy
Category: Finance
Field of Study: Economics
Course Code: F020-0342
CPE Credits: 8.0
Price: 59.95



Understanding the economy and coping with the economic environment is critical in today’s business performance, which is a major concern for managers and investors. The course will address macro-economic factors that may affect the performance of the business. Macro-economic factors include business cycles, interest rates, economic policy, inflation, unemployment, housing starts, money supply, and foreign exchange rates. For example, how the Fed’s monetary policy affects corporate earnings is stressed. A variety of economic statistics and indicators are also explained in depth.

Delivery Method: Online Interactive Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Course Details

Category: Finance

Field of Study: Economics

Passing Score: 70%

Technical Details: Economics is a technical subject.

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Module 1: Understanding Economic Data and Indicators 1. Identify economic trends and indicators. 2. Recognize sources of economic data/variables to be analyzed. Module 2: The Scope of Economics 1. Distinguish between the private and public sector of the economy. 2. Recognize elements of economic systems. 3. Identify the goals of economic policies.

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QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: No IRS credit for Enrolled Agents.

Profession Identifiers: CPA