Entertainment / Media / Sports

Welcome to Fordham University Gabelli School of Business’ Entertainment, Media & Sports Community! Here you’ll find resources such as blogs, events, and resources specific to all things “media related” to help you embrace your career and academic journey and explore Fordham’s career resources in one central space.

Entertainment and Media are broad industries that that include information/entertainment (film, print, radio, TV, new media), sports, news and advertising. The top 10 media and entertainment companies are The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Direct Group Holdings (DIRECTV), Time Warner Inc., NBC Universal, National Amusements Inc., CBS Corporation, Viacom Inc., News Corporation, and TEGNA Inc. The U.S. media and entertainment industry contributes more than $632 billion to the economy and represents a third of the global industry.

Career opportunities in this industry can take a variety of forms, with MBA/business roles in many functions including Marketing, Accounting, Finance and project management –as an MBA/graduate business student, you will be much more business person than entertainer. Being passionate about your job and the field is welcome here.

Many consider this a glamorous field, so there are far more job candidates than there are jobs to fill so entry level salaries may be low and graduate degrees, including MBAs, are not required. On the positive side, with increased skill and experience comes more responsibility and higher wages.

As future leaders, let’s be mindful of the Human Energy Crisis

“We’re faced with a Human Energy Crisis.

As with climate change, warning signs abound. Just as we’ve seen melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and wildly swinging temperatures, on the human level we’ve seen languishingdepleted surge capacity and a 

By Fernanda Carvalho
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The Best Managers Are Leaders — and Vice Versa

From the Harvard Business Review, read about the importance of striking the right balance between leadership and management rather than treating them as two different skill sets.

By Basundhara Parasar
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How to Improve your Time Management Skills

Homework, exams, networking, friends, and recruiting are all part of the graduate school experience. Unfortunately, time is limited and if not properly managed, may leave many feeling like they are doing everything and nothing at the same time.

If you …

By Fernanda Carvalho
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What the Case Study Method Really Teaches

B-School case studies elicit a range of emotions from students – curiosity, excitement, and even fear!  Here is a good resource by Nitin Nohria, former dean of Harvard Business School on how to make the best of case studies and …

By Basundhara Parasar
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Q&A with L.E.K. Consultants Lauren DeVestern and Neil Mittal

L.E.K. Consulting has an extensive consumer practice that works with a diverse range of companies to address the many complex issues facing leaders in the consumer sector. Lauren DeVestern and Neil Mittal are managing directors and partners in L.E.K.’s Boston …

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