May 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ECO 120 - Economics and Management in Technology Industries


Course Description: This interdisciplinary course will explore principles of economics and business with a focus on rapidly changing organizations and industries involved in the development, production, and sale of technology products and services. The course is particularly relevant for students in Biotech and other STEM programs.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the economic principles of supply, demand, and market equilibrium to technology products and services through graphical expression
  • Identify major macroeconomic variables and explain how business cycles and economic growth influence these variables
  • Describe and analyze how governments attempt to correct market failures and influence the economy through regulation and fiscal and monetary policy
  • Identify and examine business, management, and trade practices in technology industries in both the U.S. and across regions and cultures around the world
  • Develop and deliver professional level business reports and presentations

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