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Justin A. Giordano, Esq., J.D., MBA

Courses Created and Taught

Justin Giordano

    UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  1. Advertising
  2. American Judiciary
  3. Benefits and Compensation Management
  4. Business & Professional Ethics
  5. Business Law and the Legal Environment - I
  6. Business Law and The Legal Environment - II
  7. Business Policy
  8. Combat Sports as Entertainment
  9. Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  10. Constitutional Law
  11. Contract Law
  12. Criminal Law
  13. Current Economic Trends: Debunking Myths and Exploring Contemporary Issues
  14. Entertainment Law
  15. Entrepreneurship
  16. Family Law
  17. Finance
  18. Franchising
  19. Free Markets, Entrepreneurship and Capitalism
  20. Gender and the Sports & Entertainment Industry: A Contemporary and Historical Perspective
  21. Health Care Law and Ethics
  22. History and Political Realities of the U.S. Constitution
  23. The History and Evolution of American Business
  24. Human Resource Management
  25. Immigration Law
  26. Intermediate Macroeconomics
  27. Intermediate Microeconomics
  28. International Business and Management
  29. International Business Law
  30. International Economics
  31. International Finance
  32. International Law
  33. International Marketing
  34. International Political Economics
  35. Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  36. Investment Finance
  37. Journalism and the First Amendment
  38. Jurisprudence
  39. Labor-Management Relations
  40. Law and Society
  41. Law of Evidence
  42. Leadership
  43. Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
  44. Management
  45. Management Relations Law
  46. Marketing in the Entertainment Industry
  47. Marketing Research
  48. Media, Ethics and the Law
  49. Money and Banking
  50. Negotiable Instruments
  51. Organizational Behavior
  52. Principles of Arts Administration
  53. Productions/Operations Management
  54. Real Estate Law, Practices and Perspectives
  55. Retailing
  56. Sales and Promotional Strategy
  57. Small Business Management
  58. Sports and Athletics as the Oldest Form of Entertainment
  59. Strategic Management
  60. Supervision
  61. Survey of Economics
  62. The Business of Sports and Entertainment: A contemporary and Historical Perspective
  63. Sports and Entertainment as a Reflection of Society
  64. The Music and Entertainment Industry Residency
  65. Music Entrepreneurship and Business
  66. The Music Industry/Business
  67. The Music Industry and E-Commerce
  68. U.S. Economic Policy: Its Domestic and Global Implications
  69. Women in Business and Management
  70. MBA [MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION] COURSES

  71. Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  72. The Entrepreneur: Creativity and Innovation
  73. Small Business Entrepreneurship
  74. Scanning the Business Environment
  75. International Business Law
  76. MASTER OF BUSINESS & POLICY STUDIES

  77. Business Law and the Legal Environment
  78. Entrepreneurship
  79. Constitutional Law

Justin Giordano

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Advertising

This study aims to examine the key elements of advertising as well as the rinciple elements and concepts that constitute the field of advertising as a key sub-area of marketing.

Upon completion of this study the student will have gained knowledge and learned about the role of advertising and promotion in the marketing process, promotion program situation analysis, analyzing the communications process, establishing objectives and budgeting for the promotional program, and developing the integrated marketing communications program. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

American Judiciary

In this study the student will examine the manner in which the American judicial system works. The course will explore the complexities and the pivotal role the judicial system plays within the American Jurisprudence. Its history will also be delved into. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Benefits and Compensation Management

This study will explore microeconomic and macroeconomic compensation concepts, such as the reward system, strategic and tactical compensation, legislation and compensation, job evaluation, benefits and services, and related topics. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Business & Professional Ethics

The overall purpose and learning objective of this study is to familiarize the student with the essentials of business and professional and how they impact and effect within the business and organizational environment at all levels.

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of law in the organizational setting, as well as the major issues and principles pertaining to ethics including corporate social responsibility, the social contract, changing values toward social responsibility, the business-government interface, a model of ethics, business ethics, and the social audit. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Business Law and the Legal Environment - I

The overall purpose and learning objective of this study is to familiarize the student with the essentials of business law and the various sub-areas of law that affect and impact the business environment at the domestic and international levels.

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of business law. Other major areas of law that will be studies include the legal system as a whole, criminal, administrative, contracts, and torts law, business ethics and social responsibility. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Business Law and The Legal Environment - II

The overall learning objective of this study is to build on the legal concepts and principles covered in business law and the legal environment I (or equivalent).

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of advanced business law and the legal environment including advanced analysis of legal aspects of business and consumer transactions, commercial paper and banking, mortgages and bankruptcy, agency law, partnership and corporate law, and international business transactions. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Business Policy

The major areas addressed in this course will be the general management perspective and business policy, developing the appropriate strategy, industry and competitive analysis, personal values vs. corporate strategy, social responsibility, transforming the organization and the keys to building a successful management career. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Combat Sports as Entertainment

This study will explore the role of combat sports as one of the oldest, if not the oldest, form of entertainment. The evolution of combat sports from the earliest stages of recorded history, namely starting with the Egyptians of antiquity through the ancient Greeks (the founders of the original Olympics), the Romans and progressing up to the modern age, will be surveyed and analyzed in terms of its societal, economic, religious, etc. impact and of course its entertainment value. The role of men and women in sports as entertainment be it in antiquity, modern times and across cultures and civilizations will be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

The study will seek to compare and contrast our criminal justice system with other systems in the industrialized world, primarily European criminal justice systems. Students will be assigned a series of readings related to this subject matter and research papers are expected to be prepared and remitted. Students will analyze the major legal systems and evaluate their major pros as well as shortcomings. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Constitutional Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the essentials of constitutional law through an overview of the document and its application via analysis and study of case law.

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of constitutional law including the major topics/areas covered are the history of constitutional interpretation, the Bill of Rights and its evolution in the judiciary over the last two centuries, and the historical and contemporary constitutional issues, which directly affect the day to day interactions in American society. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Contract Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the major concepts and principles of contract law.

Upon completion of this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of contract law, the history and foundations of contract law, common law roots of contract law, the Restatement of Laws, the UCCC (Uniform Commercial Code) and their application and role in modern American contract law, and litigation aspects particular to Contract law. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Criminal Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the major concepts and principles of criminal law.

Upon completion of this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of criminal law, the criminal justice system, crime and justice and the rule of law, policing, courts and adjudication, as well as pretrial procedures, the criminal trial, punishment, sentencing, and incarceration. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Current Economic Trends: Debunking Myths and Exploring Contemporary Issues

This course will examine and explore a number of current economic trends and issues that bear on the American economic system, society and the individual. Topics such as downsizing, unemployment, women in business, and management; the relationship between the United States, Europe and the developing world will be covered. GATT, NAFTA and free trade (now that they've been in place for some time), the role of the military, international business and geopolitical strategies as well as the Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Trade Commission, and other topics and related are of economic concern will also be analyzed. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Entertainment Law

The aim of this study is to introduce the students to the principles of entertainment law and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge about the various aspects of entertainment law including royalties, copyright law, management contracts, recording contracts, international rights and law covering intellectual and/or music and/or films and video products, as well as related issues. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Entrepreneurship

The goal of this study is to make students cognizant of the challenges and opportunities offered in the entrepreneurial field. The foundations, principles and concepts affiliated with entrepreneurship will be examined contrasting the theoretical and practical implementation.

Upon completion of this study, students will have gained knowledge of the benefits and pitfalls of managing and/or starting a small business. The entrepreneurial historical perspective, how to start, develop and operate a new venture as well as the legal issues facing the entrepreneur will be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Family Law

The aim of this study is to introduce students to the principles of family law and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the various aspects of family law including the full range of related legal issues such as marital assets and property, domestic violence, child support, and juvenile crime, and dissolution of marriage. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Finance

The aim of this study is to introduce students to the essential elements of Finance and see its application in a real world setting.

Upon completing this study the student will learn about the fundamental concepts in financial management, financial statements and forecasting, strategic long term investment decisions and financing decision, and working capital management. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Franchising

The major topics covered in this course include the basics and essentials of franchising, marketing and promoting a new franchise, the legal aspects of franchising from the franchisor's perspective, financing issues, and operating a franchise. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Free Markets, Entrepreneurship and Capitalism

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the role of free markets, entrepreneurship as the keystones and foundation of capitalism, which constitute the essence of the American economic system.

Upon completing this study students will have gained knowledge of the theoretical and practical applications of the free market economic system, the role of entrepreneurship as a foundational element of free market economics, and the impact of the regulatory structure on free markets and entrepreneurship. Furthermore the difference between early industrial revolution capitalism and current regulated free market capitalism, American free market capitalism and its impact on the nation's growth, the emergence of international free markets and capitalism and its interaction with U.S. markets will also be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Gender and the Sports & Entertainment Industry: A Contemporary and Historical Perspective

This course will explore the role of men and women in contemporary times and its evolution since antiquity. The economic, financial, and societal impact on today's American society as well as on societies and civilizations across the world, currently and throughout history will be explored.

Special emphasis will be placed on the role of women, particularly in contemporary times when they are increasingly engaged as participants/athletes, officials, managers, administrators, entrepreneurs and at all levels and facets of the sports and entertainment industry. Furthermore today's involvement of females in so-called traditionally male dominated sports will be explored. Lastly the historical role of women versus that of men from ancient Greece, Imperial Rome, Medieval Europe, Asian societies, etc. will be studied.

The impact, currently and historically, of sports and entertainment as shaper and reflector of social norms and wants and on the individual and even by gender will be studied. To that end the financial ramifications of the modern era sports and entertainment industries in the United States and internationally will be surveyed. Finally Title IX and its importance on the evolution and progress of American female athletes will be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Health Care Law and Ethics

The aim of this course is to provide students a comprehensive introduction to all major issues pertinent to what is termed Health Care Law and Ethics.

The subject matter addressed includes contractual aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, i.e. duty to treat, termination of leadership and related topics, the legal nature of the healthcare organizations, ERISA preemption, medical malpractice and informed consent, anti-trust; and ethical considerations. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

History and Political Realities of the U.S. Constitution

In this course students will explore the historical and political environment, which gave birth to the American Constitution. The American Revolution provided the foundation upon which the U.S. Constitution was anchored and permitted to initiate this innovative approach to government. The evolution of this document will be traced, with particular focus on the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions based on their interpretation of the Constitution, which have shaped the nation and been at the heart of the American political discourse. In addition the framers, their inspiration and motivation will be analyzed with emphasis placed on the juxtaposition between idealism and pragmatism. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

The History and Evolution of American Business

The aim of this course is to explore the rich history of American industrial and commercial development, the evolutionary stages and its main personages, all of which led to the creation of the most successful modern industrialized nation.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained a sound grasp of the role of the entrepreneur in the evolution and development of U.S. business, and the stages and evolution of American capitalism. In addition the Evolution of business and the age of the Merchant, The Age of Transition, and the Age of Managerial Capitalism, as well as the current state of American business and future potential directions for American business and commerce will be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Human Resource Management

In this course students through a series of readings will cover a broad array of subject areas including human resources management and environment, analysis, planning, and compensation; training and development for better performance, labor relations and issues of employee health and safety. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Immigration Law

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of immigration law and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained knowledge of the qualifications and requirements for gaining admission to the United States, the application process for obtaining entry into the U.S., types of visas, obtaining a Green Card and permanent resident status, requirements for becoming a Naturalized citizen, Refugee status, and related immigration issues. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Intermediate Macroeconomics

The topics covered in this course include introduction and measurement, output, interest rates, policy, and the open economy, aggregate demand and alternative theories of aggregate supply, inflation and unemployment, macroeconomics in the long run growth, public debt, the foreign debt, timing business cycles, stabilization policy, and sources of instability in the private economy. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Intermediate Microeconomics

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the various aspects of international business and management and their application in the global arena. Furthermore students will also be exposed to the latest and multifaceted developments in this fast evolving field.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the nature of international business, the international environment as it pertains to organizations and the monetary system, the foreign environment relating to socio-cultural, legal, and political forces, the impact on business of east-west relations, and labor relations policies and the multinational management arena. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Business and Management

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the various aspects of international business and management and their application in the global arena. Furthermore students will also be exposed to the latest and multifaceted developments in this fast evolving field.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the nature of international business, the international environment as it pertains to organizations and the monetary system, the foreign environment relating to socio-cultural, legal, and political forces, the impact on business of east-west relations, and labor relations policies and the multinational management arena. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Business Law

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of international business law and its application via cases study and related methodologies.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained a sound grasp of international law and organizations, the European Community and other economically integrated trade areas, international sales contracts, liability and collections issues, and resolution of international disputes. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Economics

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the principles of international economics and its application via cases study and related methodologies.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained a sound grasp of the international trade, protectionism vs. free trade, and productivity and trade, the economics of foreign exchange and the balance of international trade, International trade transactions, foreign exchange markets, and the global economy, principles and practice. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Finance

In this course students will explore the various aspects of International Finance and Global Financial Management including exchange rates, corporate debt financing, exposure to foreign exchange risk, global capital budgeting and forecasting, international investment and capital flows, import/exporting financing, and International money markets. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Law

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of international law and its impact on international relations, the flow of international commerce and all related aspects of law as a primary tool of international exchanges between nation-states, their organizations and citizens.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained knowledge of the essence of international law, the role of states in international law, international organizations and corporations, international jurisdiction, range of sovereignty, treaties and their implications, and human rights. In addition the military and its role in international affairs, international environment and economic relations, the role of the United Nations, as well as other related issues will be explored within the context of developing international circumstances and the contemporary and historical place that international law occupies. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Marketing

The major topics covered in this course will encompass the scope and challenge of global marketing, the global business environment, the cultural environment of global marketing, global marketing management and related issues and concerns. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Political Economics

The major areas covered in this course include domestic and international political economy, free trade and protectionism, balance of payments, monetary and fiscal policy and exchange notes, the origins of the world economy, cooperation among advanced industrial states as well as competition and conflict among them, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, foreign aid and the third world debt, the multinational corporation evolving in the third world nations, as well as related issues and topics.  

Justin Giordano

Investment and Portfolio Analysis

This course will focus on the role and scope of investments, investment markets and transactions, measuring risk and return on investment, analysis of common and preferred stock, stock and bond valuation, convertible securities related investment decisions. In addition options, commodities, financial futures and tangible investments, as well as mutual funds real estate and tax shelters will also be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Investment Finance

This course will encompass an exploration of various financial investments valuation techniques, optimization of risk-return, trade-offs, approaches and strategies necessary to attain investment goals within the context of an investment portfolio. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Journalism and the First Amendment

This course's aim is to introduce students to the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment and its reach particularly as it applies to one of the sub-areas that it addresses, namely freedom of the press. This will be done via case law and related analysis from its historical origins on through its current state. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Jurisprudence

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the essential and fundamentals of jurisprudence. The history and evolution of legal thought will be surveyed and examined.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about the history of legal thought, and its evolution to its present state, law, its nature and the validity of law, the concept of liberty, justice and its meaning, responsibility and punishment. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Labor-Management Relations

This course will encompass the purpose of unions, the evolution of American labor, labor law & federal agencies, contract negotiations and administration, employee/employer relations in union and non-union organizations. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Law and Society

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of law and society and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the impact of law on society, how law impacts American society at all levels, how public policy is translated into laws, examining the results of law on society, the evolution of law, and Constitutional Law and its direct impact on the citizen. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Law of Evidence

This study will explore the major issues, concepts and principles related to the Law of Evidence. The essential topics that will be covered include: examination of witnesses and trial procedures; circumstantial evidence; the best evidence rule; Hearsay rules, privileged communications; self-serving declaration; real evidence; presumption, etc. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Leadership

In this course students will learn about the leadership process, the power, influence, behavior, values and creativity, and other aspects of evaluating and assessing leadership, and the right leadership style for the right situation. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

In this study students will learn about the relationships among the fire service, politics and law. In addition students will study the legal basis of the police power of government as it relates to public safety, legal limitations and responsibility, and liability of fire service organizations and personnel. Integrate an awareness and knowledge of political and legal concepts with fire service management practice, including a review of the judicial system. Furthermore the course examines civil and criminal law, progenitor laws, individual and department liability, personnel procedures and requirements, product liability, political actions and member rights, fire prevention and building codes, legal procedures and legislation related to topics such as worker's compensation and landlord responsibilities. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Management

The aim of this course is to examine the key elements of management and their application in the practical and real world context.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained a sound and comprehensive grasp of the managerial environment, the primary functions of the manager, namely planning, organizing, and controlling as well as learning and motivating individuals and groups. In addition students will also learn about managing production and operations. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Management Relations Law

This course is an overview of the law of labor-management relations and it will include an examination of union organizing, collective bargaining, enforcement of rights under collective bargaining, union economic pressure, for example strikes, picketing and boycotts. In addition this study will also explore regulating the nature of labor-management relations, federal preemption of state labor laws, as well as international and extraterritorial dynamics and their accompanying legal ramifications. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Marketing in the Entertainment Industry

The aim of this independent course is to familiarize students with the various aspects of the marketing in the entertainment industry. This will be done through and analysis of the industry based on various perspectives. This is often known as a "niche market" within the marketing field.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about the challenges faced by professionals marketing entertainment products, principally focusing on the film industry and related fields.

Also a broad array of subjects pertinent to the field including an examination of legal, business and artistic issues will be covered along with the film industry component. In particular the course will encompass the full process involved in marketing a new film project, namely from developing the marketing and promotional concept, refining the strategy, and selecting the venues through which to apply said marketing strategy. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Marketing Research

The major topics covered in this course will include marketing research environments, secondary information, the major access tools, on-line data sources and other syndicated sources of purchase behavior and media exposure information, qualitative interviewing and research methods, survey interviewing methods, experimental research methods, sampling theory and practices, measurement, scaling and questionable design, data analysis, presenting the research and ethical issues. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Media, Ethics and the Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with media law and the role of ethics within the field.

Upon completion of this course students will have learned about the major issues, concepts and principles related to the media law, the essential aspects of ethics within the media legal framework, and all related aspects that affect and impact on media law and ethics. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Money and Banking

This course's objective is to familiarize students with the role of money and banking within the broader economic structure. The expectation is that students will gain a grasp of the implications of money and banking at the domestic and global level.

Additionally students will learn about currency fluctuations, the role of the Federal Reserve Board, the World Bank, the IMF, and other related institutions, entitled, current economic and political events that have a direct or indirect impact on currencies and financial markets. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Negotiable Instruments

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the essentials of the laws and regulations related to "Negotiable Instruments".

Upon completing this course students will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of negotiable instruments law including the major topics/areas covered are the history of negotiable instruments, its evolution, the judiciary interpretation of negotiable instruments litigation based on the parameters of the U.S. Constitution over the last two centuries, and the contemporary applications and salient issues pertaining to negotiable instruments and their affect and impact on the day to day interactions and transactions in American society. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Organizational Behavior

This course's objective is to introduce students to the organizational behavior environment and the key concepts and practices that optimize organizational structure.

Upon completing this course students will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of organizational behavior and how said principles and concepts are implemented in the world setting, be it in the private or public organizational sector.

The major areas of organizational behavior covered include managing organizational behavior and a diverse workforce, ethics and motivational techniques, managing individual and group behavior, and social processes, managing organizational processes, problems, and evolving organizations, will be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Principles of Arts Administration

In this course students will explore the various aspects of arts administration including the legalities and regulations associated therewith, the process of effectively managing personnel and subordinates in the arts field, and related topics. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Productions/Operations Management

This course will encompass a broad array of topics and subject matter, including production and operations management, productivity, competitiveness, strategy, quality management, forecasting, product and service design, process selection and capacity planning, location planning, quality control, material requirements planning, inventory management; scheduling, and project management. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Real Estate Law, Practices and Perspectives

The aim of this study is to familiarize students with the major concepts and principles of real estate law and practice.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about real estate law and real property law, the business perspective, the economic and the financial perspective, as well as laws and regulations that apply to real estate productivity, brokerage, management, development and investment. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Retailing

This course will focus on the various aspects of retailing including structural dynamics and strategic planning, environmental factors affecting retail strategy development, selecting markets in which to compete, resources needed to compete, the retailing marketing plan, and other opportunities such as franchising and electronic commerce/retailing. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Sales and Promotional Strategy

This course will encompass a full spectrum of topics and subject matter including promotional Strategy, the decision-making framework, the nature of communications, consumer response to persuasive communication, understanding the consumer, influence of the social environment, market segmentation and competitive positioning, determination of promotional objectives, promotional appropriation organization and use of human resources, adaption to the legal climate, as well as advertising, sales promotion and media strategy. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Small Business Management

This course's aim is to engage students in an exploration of the challenges and issues that face small business in the current and foreseeable environment. In addition the foundational concepts pertaining to small business management and the field of small business will be examined. Lastly the subject matter will also be examined from the historical perspective.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about the benefits and pitfalls of managing a small business, how to manage a new venture, day-to-day operations, the legal issues facing a small business, strategy and competitive advantage, matching strategy to the situation, and techniques for analyzing and implementing strategy. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Sports and Athletics as the Oldest Form of Entertainment

The purpose of this course is to explore the role of the sports and athletics as one of, if not, the oldest forms of entertainment. From the early days of human evolution, athletics have been at the heart of human activity and reflected the mores and values of those respective societies. One of its earliest forms of athletic events revolved around combat sports, and the history and implication of this will be examined and analyzed.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about the many purposes of athletics, among them being to entertain, impress and please the masses. Athletes were the original entertainers and idols from the dawn of time, prior to and up to the evolution of organized spectacles such as the ancient Greek Olympics and festivals, and the spectacular games featured during the era of the Roman Empire featured in massive venues such as the Roman colosseum and other amphitheaters around the empire. Athletics also preceded all other forms of entertainment.

Students will also examine the impact that the athlete and early sports had on the development of the participants, the societies in which they evolved, and the contributions they heaved upon the multitude of generations that followed. The respective role of females and males in this realm will also have been focused upon. Particular emphasis being placed on non-team sports and athletics and the legacy that has been felt through the ages up to the present date. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Strategic Management

The aim of this course is to immerse students in critical thinking and problem solving within the parameters of an organization utilizing, examining and interpreting all available sources of information and data to devise a strategic course of action to be followed by the organization.

Upon completion of this study the student will have learned about the strategic management process, the three strategy-making tasks, industry and competitive and analysis, company situation analysis, strategy and competitive advantage, matching strategy to the situation, corporate diversification strategies, and techniques for analyzing diversified companies and implementing strategy. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Supervision

This major topics that this course will cover include the role of the supervisor in today's corporate environment, creative decision-making, communications with subordinates, ethics and organization, politics, time management, planning and delegating, appraising employee performance, unions, leading, discipline, grievance and handling. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Survey of Economics

The major topics covered in this course include introduction to economics, supply and Demand, markets and the price system, product markets, macroeconomic analysis, government as a regulator in markets and as a provider of services, macroeconomic analysis, and introduction to international economics. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

The Business of Sports and Entertainment: A contemporary and Historical Perspective

This course will explore the economic, financial, and societal impact on American society as well as on societies and civilizations across the world, currently and throughout history.

Students will focus on the role of entertainment and sports in contemporary society. Also examined will be the impact of these fields as an industry on the individual and society. To that end the financial ramifications of these interrelated industries not only on American society but as a major export product, will be explored. Furthermore the historical origins and evolution (from the days of ancient Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, Asian societies, etc.) of entertainment and athletics as tools of the powerful and those in leadership positions to satiate, control and appease the masses will be analyzed. In addition this course will also explore the role of women in the sports and entertainment arena in contemporary times and historically. Finally the study will survey the legal aspects that regulate and attract the entertainment and sports field. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Sports and Entertainment as a Reflection of Society

Students will focus on the role of entertainment and sports in contemporary society. The impact of industry on individuals as well as the financial ramifications of these interrelated industries--not only on American society but as a major export product-will be examined. In addition the historical origins and evolution (from the days of ancient Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, Asian societies, etc.) of entertainment and athletics as tools of the powerful to satiate, control and appease the masses will be studied. Furthermore the course will also explore the role of women in the sports and entertainment arena in contemporary times and historically. Finally the course will also look at the legal aspects that regulate and impact the entertainment and sports field. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

The Music and Entertainment Industry Residency

The aim of this course, which is a Metropolitan center residency/seminar, is to familiarize students with the various aspects of the industry. This will be done through an analysis of the industry based on myriad of perspectives including and encompassing the legal, business, professional, artist/performer and related practitioners in the field.

Upon completion of this residency/seminar students will have learned about the challenges faced by artists and practitioners/professionals affiliated with the industry, be they involved in artist management, production, and/or any support capacity.

Additionally a broad array of subjects pertinent to the field including an examination of legal, business and artistic issues, will be covered. The music industry component for example, will encompass the full process involved in a musical project, namely from song selection, production [i.e. how to choose the right studio, production costs, finding the right musicians, etc.], and marketing and distribution [i.e. using the internet, traditional versus new venues for distribution]. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Music Entrepreneurship and Business

The goal of this course is to have students gain both foundational and advanced knowledge of the music business and how it operates at the micro and macro levels as well as music as an entrepreneurial venture by many of those involved in the business be it as a musicians, producers, managers, promoters, etc.

Upon completion of this course students will have learned about the various aspects of the music industry from the legal, functional, and artist's perspective. Furthermore students will explore the process involved in developing a career in the music industry, the business behind the music and the case law that constitutes its legal parameters.

Students will also learn about the emerging trend, namely musicians increasingly operating as entrepreneurs as newly available technological and other tools become ever more essential elements to the music business entrepreneur in order to effectively run and operate a music related venture. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

The Music Industry/Business

The goal of this course is have students gain both foundational and advanced knowledge of the music industry and how the music business operates at the micro and macro levels.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about the various aspects of the music industry from the legal, functional, and artist's perspective. Additionally they will also explore the process involved in developing a career in the music industry, the business behind the music and the case law that constitutes its' legal parameters. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

The Music Industry and E-Commerce

In the last ten plus years, the internet has been transforming the music industry. Though this transformation is far from complete, we are already seeing great advantages for consumers both in terms of price drops, greater variety, and ease of fruition.

The music industry, on the other hand, has been resistant to these changes. By opposing any innovation in the courts, and then by being slow in embracing the technological advances, the industry shows that it is slow to adapt.

In this study the student will analyze the events that led up to and brought about this revolution, the technical innovations that made it possible, and how the music industry is responding to it. The student will analyze the major players involved including Napster, I-tune, and Rhapsody, and explore what these changes have meant, mean and will mean for artists, labels, and consumers. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

U.S. Economic Policy: Its Domestic and Global Implications

This course aims to engage students in an examination and analysis of contemporary economic policies that impact the domestic and international scene, and to evaluate the effectiveness of current and/or proposed policies.

Upon completion of this study students will learn about the impact of American economic policy on the nation and globally. Based on the premise that the 20th century has been termed the "American Century", students will learn how this came about and its domestic and global implication as well as the evolution and growth of the United States economy.

Lastly the course will analyze how the U.S. commenced the century as a nation with great potential, but essentially uninvolved in the international geopolitical game, yet but by the end of the century its role had fundamentally changed. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Women in Business and Management

In this course students will explore the effect of gender within the contemporary business organization, with the primary emphasis being the major emergence and impact of females in the business arena and at the highest levels of corporate structure, and the ensuing challenges and opportunities that they face. Justin Giordano 

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MBA [MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION] COURSES

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

This course will enable students to explore the legal framework within which the entrepreneur must evolve. In addition the technological aspects and tax considerations for starting and developing new ventures have become intrinsically linked with entrepreneurial field. From incorporating a new venture to operating it on day by day basis and ensuring its financial success, legal survivability and sustainability the law, technology and tax considerations are critical for every entrepreneur. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

The Entrepreneur: Creativity and Innovation

This course will examine the full array of topics and sub-topics that are critically pertinent to the entrepreneur including-but not exclusively-the following: What constitutes the essence of the entrepreneur or the entrepreneurial mind? identifying opportunities that can arise from challenges, wants and/or needs, preparing an effective, practical and realistic business plan. In addition the course will also focus on the process of assembling the new venture team, the importance of "ethics" for the entrepreneur and its ensuing benefits, evaluating a standing, emerging or new enterprise, financing related to the proper functioning and long-term growth of the enterprise, the entrepreneur's choices including franchising, and the legal parameters within which an enterprise must operate. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Small Business Entrepreneurship

This course we will examine how entrepreneurs undertake the tasks necessary for developing entrepreneurial ventures, both independently and within corporate settings. Students will also explore how entrepreneurs find, screen, and evaluate ideas and new business opportunities by developing a business concept. A business concept identifies particular customers and benefits and then specifies how these benefits are provided to customers through explicit channels of distribution. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Scanning the Business Environment

Scanning the Business Environment is a core course for Empire State College's MBA program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand the strategic management process and be able to use selected tools that help firms gain a competitive advantage in dynamic domestic and international markets. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Business Law

The aim of this course is to probe the global legal environment for international business. This is an area that every global manager must be familiar with given the complexity and interdependence of global markets.

The course reviews international law and organizations, the process for international dispute resolutions, sales contracts and terms of trade, liability of air and sea carriers in the transportation of goods across the globe, bank collections, trade finance and letters of credit.

This course also compares, contrasts and analyzes global, international and U.S. trade law as impacted by GATT law, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, E.U. trade rules and regulations, unfair trade, and laws governing access to foreign markets and exports, as well as legal issues relating to global environmental, host-country tax, corporate, employment, privatization and currency risk. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

MASTER OF BUSINESS & POLICY STUDIES

Business Law and the Legal Environment

This course examines the theoretical and practical applications of business law and the legal environment. More specifically major areas of law & the legal system will be analyzed including criminal, administrative, contracts, and torts law, business ethics and social responsibility, legal aspects of business and consumer transactions, commercial paper and banking, mortgages and bankruptcy agency law, partnership and corporate law, and domestic and international business transactions. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Entrepreneurship

This course examines the foundations, principles and concepts affiliated with entrepreneurship both at the theoretical and practical implementation levels. The topics that will be covered and analyzed include the benefits and pitfalls of managing and/or starting a new venture; the entrepreneurial historical perspective; how to start, develop and operate a new venture; the legal issues facing the entrepreneur.

In addition the foundational concepts pertaining to small business management and the field of small business will be examined. Lastly strategy and competitive advantage, matching strategy to the situation, and techniques for analyzing and implementing strategy will be delved into. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Constitutional Law

This course is intended to cover the essentials of constitutional law through an overview of the document and its application via analysis and study of case law. The theoretical and practical applications of constitutional law including the major topics/areas covered include the history of constitutional interpretation, the Bill of Rights and its evolution in the judiciary over the last two centuries, and historical and contemporary constitutional issues, which directly affect the day to day interactions in American society. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Justin Giordano