Microeconomics I


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ΝΚ11 SEMESTER 1st
COURSE TITLE Microeconomics I
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

general background
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

-Knowledge and understanding of economic science

-Application of economic science

-Effective communication in the global economic environment

-Development of strategic and critical thinking and the ability to highlight and study an economic subject.

-A consistent and coherent command of the language of economics. This should include theability to clearly define standard terms and explain basic concepts and principles in both micro and macroeconomics, as well as the ability to structure economic arguments coherently and convincingly (rhetoric).

-The ability to explain how economic agents (individuals, households, firms, governments, etc.)make decisions and choices and to use this to solve problems related to economic decisions.

-The ability to explain the basic workings of an economic system and the role of policy in such a system.

-The ability to use economic reasoning to formulate and evaluate economic advice and policy.

-The ability to understand economic theory principles using mathematical and quantitative methods and to model systems utilizing these methods.

-The ability to apply economic reasoning and methods effectively to the study of specific topic areas (For example, markets, public finance, environment, health, labor markets, international trade, etc.)

-The ability to raise and explore a specific issue in economics. This involves identifying the

subject to study, knowing suitable examination methods and the ability to draw conclusions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

-Production of new research ideas

-Decision-making

-Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SYLLABUS
This course analyzes the concepts of demand and supply as well as the main market structures such as perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly. Emphasis is given in basic concepts such as Pareto efficiency, consumer and producer surplus and the comparison of surpluses among different market structures. Graphical representation is extensively used.

 

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
Face-to-face
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
 
TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Study 98
 
 
 
Course total 150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

The language of evaluation is Greek and students have to take a final exam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography:

Economics for entrepreneurial studies, Dermot McAleese

Microeconomics, Besanko David A., Braeutigam Ronald R.

Microeconomics, Ε.Drandakis, G.Bitros, Ν.Baltas

 

Related academic journals:

Journal of Economic Theory

Industrial Economics

International Journal of Industrial Organization

 

 

Mathematics I


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE NK13 SEMESTER 1
COURSE TITLE Mathematics I
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

Core
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.econ.duth.gr/undergraduate/lessons/a2.shtml

 

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

Introduction to basic mathematical concepts of differential -integral calculus and optimization theory (functions of one and two variables). Emphasis is placed on understanding and use of mathematics in economic theory. Upon successful completion of the course the student / her will be able to:

ü  Understands concepts of economic theory using mathematical methods.

ü  To use mathematical methods in economics (modeling using these methods)

ü  To analyze and synthesize data.

ü  To use various ways of thinking (eg inductive, productive).

ü   To develop different problem solving strategies.

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

·         Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

·          Analysis and synthesis of data and information

·         Decision-making

·         Working independently

 

  • SYLLABUS
 

I.                     Differential and Integral Calculus (1 variable). Economic applications

II.                   Differential  Calculus (2  variables). Economic applications

III.                  Optimization theory (1 and 2 variables). Economic applications

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
         Lectures in auditorium
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
·         Use of mathematical package (Mathematica)

·         Support of the learning process via e-class

 

TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Study 98
Course total 150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

·         Written examination (written examination includes questions of various types (multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving)

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

ü  Γ. Σαραφόπουλος, Ν. Μυλωνάς. Μαθηματικά Οικονομικών Επιστημών, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Θες/νίκη 2016

ü  Μ. Λουκάκηςς, Πρόσκληση στα μαθηματικά οικονομικών και διοικητικών επιστημών Τόμος Α΄. Εκδόσεις Σοφία, Θες/νίκη,2011

ü  Αlrha C.Chiang-Kevin Wainwright, Μαθηματικές μέθοδοι οικονομικής ανάλυσης,  Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα,2009

 

 

Management I


The sum of the teaching material can be found on the following page on E-class: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM06226/.

Course description

The course concerns the study and understanding of socio-economic organizations’ management and its application in today’s firms. It aims to familiarize and train the student in the wide range of modern management concepts and functions from an introductory perspective.

Learning outcomes

This course’s attendance will give students the necessary abilities to:

  • Get acquainted with the historical development of the theory and practice of management science.
  • Understand the significance of effective designing and planning.
  • Assimilate modern methods of job description and organization of the firm’s activities.
  • Learn the processes of staffing, management, leadership, and motivation of the firm’s human resources.
  • Know and participate in constructing economically-optimal methods of management control, coordination, and communication.
  • Understand the overall cycle of systematic business adaptation in today’s conditions of globalization.

General skills

  • The students will acquire the skill of understanding the fundamental economic problem, which, in conditions of limited resources and numerous needs, requires searching for the best possible management solutions.
  • They will know how to manage the available resources efficiently in socio-economic organizations.
  • They will gain knowledge in doing both autonomous and teamwork.

Course contents

  1. Introduction to economics and management
  2. The meaning of business and its functions
  3. The evolution of management science
  4. Latest streams of thought in management science
  5. The external business environment
  6. The internal business environment and Stra.Tech.Man synthesis
  7. Decision making
  8. Goal setting and planning
  9. Budget management
  10. The organization, staffing, and management of human resources
  11. Audit, communication, coordination, and business knowledge
  12. Dynamics of globalization and the firms operating in Greece
  13. Revisiting the course’s content and recapitulation

Bibliography

Required textbooks (In Greek)

  • Η δυναμική της παγκοσμιοποίησης και οι επιχειρήσεις στην Ελλάδα
    Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11560
    Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2006
    Συγγραφείς: Βλάδος Χάρης
    ISBN: 978-960-218-467-7
    Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα
    Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΑΕ
  • Διοίκηση επιχειρήσεων
    Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 68379703
    Έκδοση: 2η έκδ./2017
    Συγγραφείς: Robbins Stephen P., Decenzo David A., Coulter Mary
    ISBN: 978-960-586-188-9
    Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα
    Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΑΕ
  • Εισαγωγή στο Management 2η έκδοση
    Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77107313
    Έκδοση: 2/2018
    Συγγραφείς: Schermerhorn R. John Jr., Bachrach G. Daniel
    ISBN: 9789925563098
    Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα
    Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD

Recommended textbooks

Informatics 1


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE NK15 SEMESTER 1st
COURSE TITLE Informatics 1
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

General Background
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.econ.duth.gr/undergraduate/lessons/a3.shtml

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

After the end of the course students should be able to understand, explain and use concepts such as CPU, RAM and ROM memory, input and output, operating system. They should be familiarized with an operating system and the basic tools of an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, and slide-show presentation programs). They should be able to write a complete scientific paper with figures, tables, bibliography and mathematical equations, use a spreadsheet to solve mathematical problems using formulas and functions.

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

·         Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

·         Working independently

 

 

  • SYLLABUS
 

The course introduces the student to basic concepts of informatics. It starts by presenting main steps in the history of computing and the evolution of computers. Then the students are introduced to computer architecture and the concepts of memory, processors, input – output units. The course continues with a short introduction to Operating Systems and GUI mainly focused on Microsoft Windows. The basic tools of a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation program are demonstrated. Finally the course concludes with an introduction of the internet and its various applications.

 

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
·         Class lectures
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
·         Support of the learning process via e-class

·         Use of projector

TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 50
Exercises 40
Study 60
Course total 150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

In class exam with problem solving and short-answer questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

7+1: Windows 7, Office 2007, Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος.

Εισαγωγή στην Πληροφορική και στον αυτοματισμό γραφείου, Δημόπουλος και Παπουτσής, 2012, Εκδόσεις Μπενάρδος.

 

 

Accounting I


Outline of the course

  1. Fundamental accounting concepts. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Theoretical Framework.
  2. Types of entities
  3. Basic financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement)
  4. The concept of account and it’s distinctions
  5. Basic accounting books – Accounting Cycle.
  6. Accounting procedures during the fiscal year
  7. Accounting procedures at the end of the fiscal year
  8. Accounting treatment of errors
  9. Exercises giving emphasis in the stages of Accounting Cycle.