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COMM 442
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Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to enable students to acquire academic knowledge in the field of media management and their management knowledge through research, planning, analysis, strategy setting and implementation. The aim of this course is to give practical information to students through case studies and to teach how to apply the managerial knowledge and skills they have acquired.
Course Content: 

The course introduces students with topics such as managerial decision making, leadership and the work force, strategic management, planning, market analysis, marketing and research, creating and leveraging innovative content, people management and CRM. Students are also expected to realize a media company investigation and analyze its strategies and management style within the frame of a final project. 

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 6-Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, C-Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Gains general academic knowledge about basic management techniques, concepts and theories. 1 1,2,6 A,C
2. Identifies, analyzes, interprets and determines the problems related to media management. 4 1,2,6 A,C
3. Develops awareness about managerial decision making, leadership, planning, motivation and work force, media ethics, regulation and laws. 6 1,2,6 A,C
4. Adapts market analysis, marketing and research techniques to different case studies and company analysis. 2 1,2,6 A,C
5. Develops various strategic management methods with the responsibility of professional ethics. 5 1,2,6 A,C


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 General presentation and introduction of the course and the lectures.  
2 Definition of basic principles of media, management and media management; Techniques and concepts of media management.   
3 Historical development of media management.   
4 Motivation, workforce and performance management; Dimensions of  workforce performance management. – motivation management case study  
5 Media Management; functions and roles. How to deal with the crisis in a media company - Case Study  
6 What is leadership? Manage the change; dealing with change in media companies, how to handle the crisis? Leadership and work performance case study.   
7 Market Analysis; Marketing, research and analysis methods.   
8 Mid-term Examination  
9 Market Analysis; Marketing, research and analysis methods.   
10 Strategy management -  Case Study.  
11 New challenges in media & management; Structure of media companies, convergence, new media tools, content creation and segmented target audiences and social media management.   
12 Social Media Management and Strategies.  
13 Class presentations; Media Company Analysis and its class presentation.     
14 Class presentations; Media Company Analysis and its class presentation.     
15 Class presentations; Media Company Analysis and its class presentation.   
16 Final Examination.  


Recommended Sources

Textbook Wicks, J. L., et all., “Media Management”, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, PublishersLondon, 2004.

Herrick, F. D., “Media Management in the age of Giants”, Blackwell Publishing, USA, 2003.

Block, P., et all., “Managing in the Media”, Focal Press, UK, 2001.

Additional Resources Aris, A., Bughin, J., “Managing Media Companies”, John Wiley & Sons, UK, 2005.



Mid-terms 1 40
Final 1 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.       X  
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.         X  
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.   X      
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.         X
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.       X  
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.         X
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.       X  
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.         X
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.     X    
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.  X        



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     120
Total Workload / 25 (s)     4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     5