Center for Publishing
Management and Leadership in Transitional Times
Understanding how media organizations function is essential for any future publishing manager. In this course, students explore the inner workings and corporate structure of media companies and the role of the manager within this context. They also examine how corporations adapt to digital media from both an organizational and strategic viewpoint. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of management theory and develop essential management skills including self-awareness, communication, motivation, leadership, and conflict management. The course discusses the various theories and styles of management and supervision employed in the publication of books and magazines, and in digital media. In addition, students will explore the process of self-management in terms of strategic planning of career pathways, exploring different approaches to resume building and progression in the workplace.