Introduction to Managerial Economics

By Subhashish Gupta   |   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 5680
A successful manager makes good decisions. To make good decisions, you need to understand the market forces that impact your business and personal life. This is true for managers in large multinationals or small businesses, in non-profit organizations or in the government. Individuals and households also make decisions. They decide on what to learn, where to work, how much to save, where to invest, and what goods to buy, among others. Most modern societies depend on markets to organize economic activity: they are market economies. Many decisions you make as individuals or as managers relate to markets. So, it is important for you to know how markets work and how to make good decisions as a manager or as an individual operating in a market environment. This is what this course will teach you.
Most business schools have a course on Managerial Economics as part of the MBA curriculum. Exposure to Economics is essential for all students of management. This course will provide a simple introduction to Managerial Economics and use minimum mathematics.

What you will learn:

How markets work; supply, demand, and market equilibrium
Elasticity of supply and demand, taxes, and subsidies
Production of goods and services, measures of productivity
Making decisions for hiring and spending on infrastructure
Opportunity costs, different cost concepts, planning for the future
Pricing and selling decisions with different types of competitive pressures
Problems with markets and what we can do about it 

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 31 Jul 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 09 Sep 2023
Exam Date : 30 Nov 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: How Markets Work?
Week 2: Demand, Supply and Equilibrium 
Week 3: Production and Cost 
Week 4: Markets - Part 1
Week 5: Markets - Part 2

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Books and references

Managerial Economics by Ivan Png.

Instructor bio

Subhashish Gupta

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Subhashish Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He has been teaching Managerial Economics to MBA students and in Executive Education programs for more than 15 years. His research interests are in microeconomics and industrial organization theory, particularly in the fields of telecommunications, antitrust economics, economics of organizations and marketing.

Course certificate

Enrolling and learning from the course is free. However, if you wish to obtain a certificate, you must register and take the proctored exam in person at one of the designated exam centre’s. The registration URL will be announced when the registration form is open. To obtain the certification, you need to fill out the online registration form and pay the exam fee. More details will be provided when the exam registration form is published, including any potential changes. For further information on the exam locations and the conditions associated with filling out the form, please refer to the form.

Grading Policy: 

Assessment Type


Mid-Term & End-Term


Final Exam


Certificate Eligibility:
  • 40% marks and above in Mid Term & End Term
  • 40% marks and above in the final proctored exam


Type of Certificate



75 - 89


70 - 74


40 - 70

Successfully Completed


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