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The Master's Degree Programme in

Media Management

Degree

Master of Culture and Arts

Level

Master

Duration

1,5–2,5 years

Extent

60 credits

Language profile

English

The Degree Programme in Media Management is taught in English.

 

Tuition Fees

Non-European Union/EEA: Yes

Please note that applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area are required to pay tuition fees. A master’s degree programme (60–90 ECTS credits) at Arcada costs 4,500 euros for academic year 1 and 2 and then 2,000 euro/year thereafter. The minimi tuition fee for the whole programme is thus 9.000.

No scholarships are offered for master level studies.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the academic year 2017–18 will be published as the start of the studies draws near. You can familiarize yourself with the previous year’s curriculum and courses, but keep in mind that changes might be made for the upcoming year. 

More detailed information about the degree programme can also be found at Arcada’s digital study guide start.arcada.fi.

Are you looking for tools to manage the rapidly changing media industry? Or do you find yourself in the media industry struggling to see the bigger picture?

New technology and changing consumer behaviour offer unlimited opportunities for people able to respond to the creative and managerial challenges. A media manager today does not necessarily have an educational background in media or culture. We believe that a successful media manager needs to have a multidisciplinary understanding of the media, based on economics, technology and culture. Management is about finding appropriate resources, and working with and through other people to accomplish organizational goals.

The Master’s programme in Media Management at Arcada gives you the opportunity to combine studies with full-time employment. It presents you with real-life cases and projects useful to a manager in any media-related company. Some courses, such as your master's thesis, can be tailored to benefit both you and your employer. About 25 % of the programme consists of scheduled tuition in class and 75 % of the programme is conducted as independent/online studies.

Strategies and innovations in media are intimately linked to research and development. An important part of the curriculum is to plan and accomplish your own development project in the form of a Master’s Thesis. In the process you will learn to identify problems, ask relevant questions, and report and communicate your findings in a way that meets the academic standards and is relevant to the industry. The aim of the thesis project is to advance the operations or management methods of a creative company or content industrial actors in general. In other words, your master’s education can be seen as a wise investment for your employer, if you are currently in the business.

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Application period
15th March - 5th April 2017.

20 study places.

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Additional education offers

Master's level courses

Arcada offers open courses at a master's level.  Read more

Specialisation studies

Arcada offers small and versatile education packages called specialisation studies. These studies often consist of 3-6 courses bundled together. Read more

 

 

In short

What you will learn

  • Management and leadership
  • Media economics
  • Media innovations 
  • Digital mediascape
  • Problem-solving and knowledge production
  • To predict market trends and industry development
  • Develop content, technology and business models
  • Planning, implementing and monitoring managerial strategies 

Examples of future positions

Graduates will be able to work with a wide variety of tasks, including conventional managerial functions, e.g. analysis and planning in both private and public media. Positions could also include media consultants, communication analysts or research. As the master programme is international, graduates have a larger labour market as their arena.

From a student's perspective

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Jose Sánchez

Has studied Media Management

- It’s easy to stay motivated when you’re studying something that translates directly to your work and gives you tools to take on the challenges you’re facing.

Specialize according to your own interests

The Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) is preferably a research report on a development project for a media organization. This organization can be the student’s employer, the student’s own company or some other organization in the media industry that the student can collaborate with. Thesis work gives the student a chance to specialize according to personal background and interests.

Expertise in high demand

The Master’s Degree Programme in Media Management provides you with skills, competences and knowledge needed for the challenges in the new media environment. The education gives you a unique opportunity to integrate your previous studies and professional experience with fresh in-depth knowledge.

The Department of Culture and Communication

The Department of Culture and Communication inspires creativity and innovation. Through regular contact with lecturers, researchers and industry leaders, students develop professional and analytical abilities that will give them the edge in  cultural and media sectors.

At Arcada, we make it our priority to educate professionals in online media, film, television and cultural management. In our department we have a total of 279 students within the programmes Media Culture, Cultural Management and Media Management.

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Mats Nylund, PhD, Docent

Principal lecturer


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