Understanding the Economy – 7.5 hrs. CPE
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 addresses macro-economic factors that may affect a business’s performance. 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.