Economics is the study of how society provides for itself by making the most efficient use of scarce resources so that both private and social welfare may be improved. The CAPE Economics Syllabus is intended to promote knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of economics and to foster an appreciation of the various methods used by economists in analyzing economic problems. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable students to contribute to the economic and social development of the Caribbean.
Candidate MUST have at least Five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency including English. Economics would be an asset
AWARDS OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES
Students are required to pass all three modules of EACH course taken. A minimum of two 2-Unit courses must be taken in order to qualify for CFBC certification.
A single Certificate is provided for each examination sitting. Note well: CAPE certification does not qualify students for CFBC graduation.
To qualify for the CAPE Diploma, six CAPE Units must be successfully completed (with passes at grades I to V), including Caribbean Studies. Units for the CAPE Diploma are typically acquired over a two year period but may be acquired over a maximum period of five years.
CAPE ASSOCIATE DEGREE
To qualify for the CAPE Associate Degree, at least eight units must be successfully completed (with passes at grades I to V), including the General Education (Compulsory) courses—Integrated Mathematics, Communication Studies and Caribbean Studies. Units for the Associate Degree are typically acquired over a two year period but may be acquired over a maximum period of five years.
Associate of Arts Business Studies – Economics
General Education Requirements
COMM1001 Module 1 - Gathering and Processing Information
COMM1002 Module 2 - Language and Community
COMM1003 Module 3 - Speaking and Writing
CCST1181 Module 1 - Caribbean Society and Culture
CCST1182 Module 2 - Issues in Caribbean Development
CCST1183 Module 3 - Investigating Issues in the Caribbean
CMTH1331 Module 1 - Foundations of Mathematics
CMTH1332 Module 2 - Statistics
CMTH1333 Module 3 - Calculus
UNIT 1: MICROECONOMICS
ECON1061 Module 1 - Methodology: Demand and Supply
ECON1062 Module 2 - Market Structure, Market Failure and Intervention
ECON1063 Module 3 - Distribution Theory
UNIT 2: MACROECONOMICS
ECON2061 Module 1 - Models of the Macroeconomy
ECON2062 Module 2 - Macroeconomic Problems and Policies
ECON2063 Module 3 - Growth, Sustainable Development and Global Relations
Management of Business Unit 1: Management Principles and Processes
MGMT1121 Module 1 - Business and its Environment
MGMT1122 Module 2 - The Management of People
MGMT1123 Module 3 - Business Finance and Accounting
Management of Business Unit 2: Application in Management
MGMT2121 Module 1 - Production and Operations Management
MGMT2122 Module 2 - Fundamentals of Marketing
MGMT2123 Module 3 - Small Business Management