MG440E      Half Unit
Managerial Economics (modular)

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Professor Ricardo Alonso


This course is compulsory on the Executive Global MSc in Management. This course is not available as an outside option.

The information in this course guide pertains to the 2021-2023 cohort.

Course content

A graduate-level introduction to the foundations of managerial economics and its application to high-level business decisions. Topics include:

1. Economics as a theory of organisation.

Demand, supply, and equilibrium: the determinants of consumers' and firms' market responses, the nature of non-strategic interaction

3. Perfectly Competitive Markets: Government Intervention and International Trade.

4. Strategic interaction and Game Theory

Information and efficiency: adverse selection

6. Pricing with Market Power: Monopoly Pricing.

7. Pricing with Market Power: Direct and Indirect Price Discrimination

8. Pricing with Market Power: Dynamic Pricing.

9.Pricing with Market Power: Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation.


Scheduled over two modules. Nine sessions plus two review sessions

The course will run between the following dates:

23 August - 04 September 2021

13 - 18 December 2021

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 problem set in the MT.

Indicative reading

Optional textbook: B. Douglas Bernheim and Michael D. Whinston, Microeconomics, McGraw Hill, 2008. Further readings will be provided at the beginning of the course.


Coursework (20%) and class participation (15%).
Other (65%) in the MT.

Coursework (20%), class participation (15%) and consulting project (65%).

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Controlled access 2020/21: No

Value: Half Unit

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