C04 looks at how competition, the behaviour of financial markets and government economic policy can influence an organisation.

CIMA C04: Fundamentals of Business Economics looks at how competition, the behaviour of financial markets and government economic policy can influence an organisation.

You’ll learn about:

  • The influence of market forces on prices
  • The effects of government intervention in stabilising prices
  • Why markets sometimes fail
  • An overview of the financial system
  • How markets and institutions enable commerce and development

Syllabus Overview

This paper primarily deals with the economic context of business and how competition, the behaviour of financial markets, and government economic policy can influence an organisation.

It also provides the key micro-economic techniques underlying price determination and profit maximization decisions.

The focus of this syllabus is on providing candidates with an understanding of the areas of economic activity relevant to an organization’s decisions.

Assessment Strategy

There will be a two hour computer based assessment, comprising 75 compulsory questions, each with one or more parts.

A variety of objective test question styles and types will be used within the assessment.

Course Curriculum

CIMA CBA C04-A: The macroeconomic context of organisations (25%)
CIMA CBA C04-A1: Explain the factors affecting the level of a country’s national income and the impact of changing growth rates on organisations.
CIMA CBA C04-A1: Explain the factors affecting the level of a country’s national income and the impact of changing growth rates on organisations. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-A1: Explain the factors affecting the level of a country’s national income and the impact of changing growth rates on organisations. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-A2: Explain the factors affecting the trade of a country with the rest of the world and its impact on business.
CIMA CBA C04-A2: Explain the factors affecting the trade of a country with the rest of the world and its impact on business. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-A2: Explain the factors affecting the trade of a country with the rest of the world and its impact on business. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-A3: Explain the influences on economic development of countries and its effect on business.
CIMA CBA C04-A3: Explain the influences on economic development of countries and its effect on business. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-A3: Explain the influences on economic development of countries and its effect on business. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-B: The goals and decisions of organisations (25%)
CIMA CBA C04-B1: Distinguish between the economic goals of various stakeholders and organisations.
CIMA CBA C04-B1: Distinguish between the economic goals of various stakeholders and organisations. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-B1: Distinguish between the economic goals of various stakeholders and organisations. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-B2: Describe the behaviour of the costs of a product and service provider as volume changes and the implications for prices, competition and industry structure.
CIMA CBA C04-B2: Describe the behaviour of the costs of a product and service provider as volume changes and the implications for prices, competition and industry structure. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-B2: Describe the behaviour of the costs of a product and service provider as volume changes and the implications for prices, competition and industry structure. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-B3: Calculate the level of output and price to maximize profits.
CIMA CBA C04-B3: Calculate the level of output and price to maximize profits. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-B3: Calculate the level of output and price to maximize profits. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-C: The market system and the competitive process (25%)
CIMA CBA C04-C1: Demonstrate the determination of prices by market forces and the impact of price changes on revenue from sales.
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-C1: Demonstrate the determination of prices by market forces and the impact of price changes on revenue from sales. Details 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-C2: Explain the reasons for and effects of government intervention to stabilize prices.
CIMA CBA C04-C2: Explain the reasons for and effects of government intervention to stabilize prices. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-C2: Explain the reasons for and effects of government intervention to stabilize prices. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-C3: Explain the main sources of market failures and the policies available to deal with them.
CIMA CBA C04-C3: Explain the main sources of market failures and the policies available to deal with them. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-C3: Explain the main sources of market failures and the policies available to deal with them. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-D: The financial system (25%)
CIMA CBA C04-D1: Explain the causes of demand for finance and the assets used for borrowing.
CIMA CBA C04-D1: Explain the causes of demand for finance and the assets used for borrowing. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-D1: Explain the causes of demand for finance and the assets used for borrowing. 00:00:00
CIMA CBA C04-D2: Explain the functions of the main financial markets and institutions in facilitating commerce and development.
CIMA CBA C04-D2: Explain the functions of the main financial markets and institutions in facilitating commerce and development. Details 00:00:00
Quiz CIMA CBA C04-D2: Explain the functions of the main financial markets and institutions in facilitating commerce and development. 00:00:00

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