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Economy Essay

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Economic Issues: An Introduction DE3A 34

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DE3A 34: Economic Issues: An Introduction

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This Unit has been validated as part of the HNC and HND Business awards at level 7 within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).1 It is a mandatory Unit. Centres are required to develop the assessment instrument in accordance with the validated Unit specification. Related Units are: Unit code DE3G 35 DE3H 35 SCQF level 8 8 Title Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application Economics 2: The World Economy Both the above build on this Unit

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