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ECO550- understanding the impact of the US and Global
Economy on your Business
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NOTE: This course will use Teaching Assistants (TAs) to assist your Professor and Jon Steinberg with the
teaching experience.
COURSE GUIDE: ECO550: Understanding the impact of the US and Global Economy on your
Business
This course demonstrates how the U.S. and global economy function and how they impact your digital
business. Topics covered include the power of markets, economic incentives, productivity and human
capital, financial markets, government and political influence, the Federal Reserve, trade, and
globalization. We’ll also get into the impact of technical advances such AI, robotics, automation and their
related implications for the unscaled economy of the future.
COURSE DELIVERY
This course will be delivered primarily on Facebook. Upon enrollment, your professor will invite you to
join the Facebook Course Group associated with this course. You will nee to use the Facebook app to d
access this course on your mobile device. If you don’t already have it, find the steps to download the
Facebook Mobile App here: https://www.facebook.com/mobile.
There will also be a corresponding Black Board course shell which you will utilize to check your Grades,
Submit Assignments 1, 2 and 3 and complete your weekly High Growth Thinking exercises via the
Blackboard Student App on your phone or the Blackboard course shell on your computer. Find the steps
to download the Blackboard Student App here: https://help.blackboard.com/Bb_Student/Quick_Start
Your professor will also post links in Facebook to take you directly to these items in the Blackboard
Course via the BB Student App (be sure that you’re signed into Blackboard before clicking on them or
you will get an error message).
YOUR DIGITAL MBA BOOKS (Required Reading):
1. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated) by Charles
Wheelan
2. Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future
by Hemant Taneja
ECO550- understanding the impact of the US and Global
Economy on your Business
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and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without expressed written permission.
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WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE
The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work.
This includes preparation and activities regardless of delivery mode.
Week
Preparation and Activities
1
The Power of Markets and Incentives
Preparation
Watch (not graded) Jon’s Course Introduction Video
Watch the Week One Live Lesson
Reading(s)
o Naked Economics- Chapters 1 and 2
Activities
Complete the Week One ( points) Cheddar Chat 18
Complete the Week One ** Exercise (18 points) High Growth Thinking
**must be completed by Sunday midnight to receive weekly attendance
Complete the Bonus for Extra Credit
2
Government & The Economy
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