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JMM 614 Law and Ethics in Journalism and Media Management (3 credits)
This course focuses on two critically important areas of the law for both aspiring media professionals and those seeking management opportunities. Principles of free speech, deeply rooted in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, delve into such topics as defamation, privacy, access to information, obscenity, and intellectual property. The course also introduces students to the fundamentals of business law as it pertains to the media industry with an emphasis on employment, workplace management, and business contracts. Ethical issues are addressed throughout the course.
JMM 632 Current Issues in Media Management (3 credits)
This course addresses how recent developments in media technology, regulation, content, and measurement have influenced the structure and economics of the media industry. Given the rapid evolution of the media business across platforms, topics are likely to vary from year to year. Media cases are used to discuss appropriate strategies and decision-making and help students think as media managers.
JMM 636 Content Strategy in the Media Industry (3 credits)
What distinguishes the media industry from other sectors is the primacy of content. This course examines the practices involved in developing, distributing, scheduling, and monetizing media content, especially in the video space. Programming strategies are discussed across traditional and emergent media platforms.
JMM 642 Audience Research and Analysis (3 credits)
This course covers the primary research methods and metrics used to measure media audiences. Discussion of data collection procedures includes survey research, experimental design, content analysis, focus groups, and the growing use of big data analysis. Media metrics center on broadcast ratings and online exposure measurement. Applications or small-scale projects are conducted for practice.
ACC 671 Accounting for Decision Making (2 credits)
The course focuses on the use of accounting in reporting managerial performance and making business decisions. The course covers the preparation and use of managerial accounting information for use in planning, budgeting, control, break-even analysis and pricing, including the impact of taxes. Completion of the course enhances the student’s ability to understand managerial accounting reports and use this information in making business decisions. Limited to MBA students and Executive MBA students. Does not satisfy any accounting requirements needed to sit for the CPA Exam in Florida.
BUS 610 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business (2 credits)
The modern businessperson faces a constantly evolving environment and must be able to confront and respond to an array of business issues. At the heart of an effective response is a critical, comprehensive analysis coupled with the ability to meaningfully and persuasively communicate that assessment and recommendations to a variety of constituencies. This course prepares business students for this by exposing them to a three-step process of problem solving in which they critically analyze the problem, and then communicate their analysis both in writing and orally. The critical thinking and communication elements of the course are supplemented with additional practical applications relating to career readiness, job search and job procurement.
FIN 641 Valuation and Financial Decision Making (2 credits)
Basic financial valuation. This is one of the core classes in finance for our regular MBA program. Topics include the financial environment; the time value of money; capital market efficiency; basic security valuation; risk, return and asset pricing; cost of capital; and an introduction to capital budgeting.
MAS 631 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making (2 credits)
This course aims to familiarize the student with statistical theory, tools, and methods required for business systems analysis and improvement. Topics include descriptive methods, elementary probability, random variables and the distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, statistical modeling, and regression.
MGT 620 Managing Through People (2 credits)
This core course in the MBA program introduces students to some of the key behavioral topics necessary to manage oneself and others in organizations. Specific ally, the topics covered include individual attributes (personality, perception, motivation, relationship building), group processes (norms, roles, and team basics), leadership views, and organizational culture/change. An understanding of the relationship between each of these areas and organizational outcomes is enhanced through lecture, cases, and interactive exercises.
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization (2 credits)
This capstone course focuses on the perspective and skills of the general manager. Its purpose is to provide practice in diagnosing and identifying realistic solutions to complex strategic and organizational problems. Course builds on previous coursework by providing an opportunity to integrate various functional areas by providing a total business perspective. Since the course focus is on pragmatic, action-oriented general management skills, the course is taught primarily through the case method and requires both written analyses and case presentations.
MKT 640 Foundations of Marketing Management (2 credits)
Course introduces students to the analytical concepts and tools of marketing management. Special emphasis is placed on the relationships between marketing and overall company strategy, the development of a customer orientation, the integration of marketing throughout the organization, and the implementation of systems for planning and controlling the marketing effort. Students consider problems of consumer analysis, product planning, integrated communication, distribution, and pricing. Data and analysis required to make effective marketing decisions are also examined. The discovery and application of marketing management skills are developed through the use of readings, case exercises, and class discussions.