Macroeconomic policy is the management of the economy by government in such a way as to influence the performance and behavior of the economy as a whole.

Monetary policy is concerned with influencing the overall monetary conditions in the economy in particular: the volume of money in circulation - the money supply and the price of money - interest rate.

Course Key Concepts: Macroeconomic policy, Government Intervention and Regulations, Monetary Policies, Fiscal Policies, Corporate Governance, Financial Markets, Money Markets, Stock Markets, Capital Markets, Intermediaries etc.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore and explain the main objectives of macroeconomic policy.
  • Discover and define monetary policy and explain the main tools used.
  • Discover and define fiscal policy and explain the main tools used.
  • Recognize and explain the need for government assistance for business and its interaction with business planning and decision-making.
  • Explore and explain the need for green policies and their interaction with business and decision-making.
  • Identify the need for corporate governance regulations and their interactions with the business planning and decision-making process.
Last updated/reviewed: August 14, 2023
Course Complexity: Foundational
There is no need to have any form of prerequisite or advanced form of preparation. This course starts from the foundation and is delivered in a way to accommodate those with no financial background.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to The Economic Environment for Business5:26
  The Objectives of Macro Economic Policy10:10
  Macro Economic Affect on Business Sector17:10
  Monetary Policy21:08
  Impact of Monetary Policy on Business Decision Making14:04
  Types of Inflation6:38
  Fiscal Policy21:26
  Government Intervention and Regulation13:12
  Government Intervention and Regulation Cont'd14:11
  The Economic Environment for Business2:04:29
  Slides: The Economic Environment for BusinessPDF
  The Economic Environment for Business Glossary/ IndexPDF