Introduction to Economics

Day-to-day business operations all over the world follow similar patterns and those patterns are economic in nature. Buying, selling, investing, profits and losses – these are all tied to economic forces. We cannot expect to operate in a business climate without at least a fundamental knowledge of economics.

Insurance professionals, in particular, need to understand those economic forces and the particular structures and strategies by which they are represented in the Canadian business context.

The purpose of this course is two-fold:

  1. To provide participants with an understanding of the concepts of micro- and macro-economics and a knowledge of how these concepts underlie the structures and operation of the country’s financial life.
  2. To equip agents with the knowledge and understanding of investment instruments and strategies they will need to help clients with responsible financial planning and decision-making Day-to-day business operations all over the world follow similar patterns and those patterns are economic in nature. Buying, selling, investing, profits and losses – these are all tied to economic forces. We cannot expect to operate in a business climate without at least a fundamental knowledge of economics.

Insurance professionals, in particular, need to understand those economic forces and the particular structures and strategies by which they are represented in the Canadian business context.

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