Understanding the Scottish economy 1 day course

Event Date: 26 April 2018

Time: 9am to 6pm

Location: Strathclyde Business School, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU

Cost: £350 (20% discount for public and third sector attendees) 

Payment can be made through our online shop.

Identifying and interpreting changes in economic conditions can give businesses and public sector organisations an edge.

But for many, accessing clear and impartial information on how the economy is tracking can be anything but straightforward. This 1 day course aims to help you follow economic developments and be able to relate them to your organisation’s day-to-day work.

As part of the course, Times journalist Alf Young will provide an overview of his take on the Scottish economy over the last 40 years and his reflections on how it has changed.

Programme Outline – for further information please visit the course pages.

  • Understanding the foundations of our economy
  • How does the economy work – how does it grow and what can lead to recessions?
  • What are the key measures used by economists to assess performance (unemployment, GDP, inflation etc)
  • The structure of the Scottish economy
  • Scotland’s key economic strengths and weaknesses
  • Where to find the data relevant to your organisation 
  • Recent developments and future outlook
  • A scorecard measuring Scotland’s recent economic performance
  • Key current issues – challenges in oil and gas, Brexit, new opportunities in technology and emerging economies like China and India etc.

Who is the course for?
The course is designed for professionals in the private, public and third sectors who are interested in gaining an understanding of the economy and its impact on their organisation.

The course does not require any prior formal background in economics. 

Time will be made for discussion and questions to be asked around how the future economic outlook for Scotland and the UK might impact on your organisation. 

Refreshments will be provide throughout the day.

Please contact fraser@strath.ac.uk for further information.

Published: 18 December 2017

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6118 / 6119


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University of Strathclyde
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