Throughout the course of my studies I have been very interested in current affairs and my media A level has allowed me to relish any quality newspaper many of which include economic problems. I feel we are at a stage of our lives where the country is going through the biggest period of change in terms of economic rehabilitation. I want to personally contribute to this, hence why I wish to pursue the course at a higher level.
I recall early on in employment at a telecommunications company that the prices of certain items were fluctuating on a daily basis. For example a mobile phone hand set could be ten per cent cheaper than it was a few days before. It was at this time I began truly understanding the fluid nature of Economics and the 'free market'. No one set the price; it was simply based on the demand of other businesses for an item, and the retailers' ability to supply it.
Economics is a social science based on modeling how the world works and trying to understand what drives it. It became apparent to me that at a microeconomic level, private enterprise is the critical facet when applying the notions of Economics so the course of Business Economics seemed a perfect fit.
The subjects I chose to study at A2 coupled with my personal interest, I feel this makes me a suitable candidate for this course. Learning maybe predominantly text books and lectures but these are merely aides to assist in the quest for understanding. Therefore my desire to learn did not simply end in the classroom but actually to begin there. I got involved in a 'Business Enterprise' course and mentored younger pupils in Business Studies.
Having researched academic avenues in further learning, I began to read publications such as The Economist and financial sections of The Guardian and it became clear that to truly understand the articles I would need to study Economics and understand the theory behind it. At this point, it became truly apparent that this course was the right one for me. Friedman & Keynes were exponents of economic theory and