Finance and Accounting for Media Managers

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Finance for Media Managers

Spring 2020

Taught By: Spencer Grimes

Section: A

CRN: 3048

Credits: 3

Financial considerations are at the heart of all important business decisions. Today’s business world requires corporate managers and entrepreneurs alike to have a solid grasp of financial information as it relates to pricing, revenue, cost of goods sold, profitability, budgeting, return on investment, taxes and capital allocation. This course aims to reduce the complexity, dullness and intimidation often associated with accounting and finance by delivering a “real world” perspective, specifically from a media industry standpoint. The objective is not to prepare students to become CPAs but to enable them to be intelligent and conversant in core financial analysis. Students will learn to comprehend and evaluate income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements with analysis of financial documents from media companies like Facebook, Walt Disney, New York Times Company and Netflix. We’ll also discuss important concepts like valuation metrics, corporate capitalization principles, earnings per share and other investment considerations, capital raising, M&A strategies and techniques.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Impact Entrepreneurship.
This section is open to students in the Impact Entrepreneurship minor, Master of Science in Media Management, or the graduate certificate in Media Management only. All other graduate students may request access three weeks before the start of the course by emailing mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:25pm 12/11/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020