Understand economic principles
At the International Baccalaureate, you have the option of studying economics. Here, you can get a comprehensive understanding of economic principles, systems, market types etc.
Micro and macro economics
You get a look into both the micro and macro economics; How individual units of the economy work and the economy as a whole. The teaching contains a lot of graphs, which may seem a bit dull to start with, but when you examine them in conjunction with the text and perspectives it to our own society, it becomes a lot more exciting.
A good thing about economy is, that what we?re taught in class is relevant to what?s going on in the world around us. When you get an assignment, it is most likely referring to a problem seen in the last decade, and therefore highly relevant to us.
In economy, you?re gaining the skill to think critically in relation to information given from suppliers, sellers, governments etc. so it gives you a broader awareness of different aspects of the economy. Another good thing about it is that it?s not only in relation to the economy of Denmark, but to the economy of the world.
It all makes sense in relation to the real world
It’s important to note, that economy in IB hardly consist of numbers, accounting etc. It?s much more about how firms and customers act, what can influence an economy as a whole, how an economic crisis on the other side of the globe can affect our economy and so on, so it?s very sociologically aund. The only negative side of economy is, that it can seem a bit boring after having examined loads of graphs and curves, but when relating it to information, it all makes sense.
Last, it is one of the best options, if you wish to study economy-related subjects outside the borders of Denmark. Want to learn how to make money? Go for economy!
By Thomas Bjerken and Nikolaj Hansson, 2.I.