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MSc Media Management

The master's programme in Media Management provides students with the skills required for managing innovative media companies. Graduates from the programme are equipped to take on advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. The master's programme in Media Management is multidisciplinary, combining media technology, with intercultural communication, business management, project management and business development.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2021

16 October 2020: Application opens
15 January 2021: Application deadline
1 February 2021: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
9 April 2021: Notification of selection results
August 2021: Arrival and start of studies

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Media Management at KTH

The master's programme in Media Management focuses on the development and commercial operation of media products and services aimed at the consumer market. The programme consists of courses offering relevant knowledge regarding media technology, product development, media innovation, intercultural communication, market understanding and enterprise management in the media industry and related fields. During the two years, all students follow a programme-integrating course that ties the programme together, covers cross-course topics and provides contact with the industry. The final term is devoted to the degree project, which is focused on using scientific methods to solve a problem within the scope of the programme. The project may originate from an industrial problem or be suggested by one of the research groups at the relevant departments.

The programme is organised around two main areas. One area consists of technical courses on media production including video, print, web and interactive media. The other area focuses on management, including courses given by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (KTH) and Stockholm School of Economics, typically in the form of project work. The programme is highly international, with students and faculty coming from all over the world.

This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

Topics covered

Management, Digitalisation, Media production, Media, ICT and entrepreneurship, Media and sustainability, Intercultural communication, Media Law, Innovation

Courses in the programme

Students

Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Grigorios

"The fact that my programme is in cooperation with SSE Stockholm School of Economics makes it so exceptional that gives us so many opportunities in the fierce competitiveness of today's labour."

Grigorios from Greece

Meet the students

Career

Former students work in a wide variety of positions within the media and marketing industries. Examples include digital publishing, broadcasting companies, interactive media firms, and consulting companies such as Deloitte Digital, Tobii Dynavox, Netlight Consulting and Accenture in countries such as China, Sweden, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Cambodia and India. Doctoral studies in this field are also possible after this programme.

After graduation

Production manager, Content manager, Film producer, Art director, Head of innovation, Consultant, Researcher, Marketing analyst, Media entrepreneur

Meet the graduates 

Sustainable development

Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. In all mandatory courses in the master’s programme Media Management, UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are covered in different ways. The three key SDGs addressed by the master's programme in Media Management are:

5 Gender Equality
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
12. Responsible Consumption and Production

The master’s programme in Media Management addresses questions of sustainability from several angles. Since the most efficient way in which to work for sustainability is in and through organisations and institutions, the programme focuses on social sustainability and gender equality through courses on Media Production and Intercultural Communication. The course Media Law introduces students to environmentally responsible marketing policies, and also how to use contracts as a tool to ensure sustainability. In courses on business practices, students learn about the role of externalities (such as air) for climate change. Also, more theoretical courses, such as Theory and Method for Media Technology, address sustainability in the way we learn to relate to the natural world.

In addition to the mandatorcourses, students are strongly recommended to deepen their understanding of intercultural communication and management by taking the courses Leadership in Cross-Cultural and Industrial Contexts (6 ECTS credits) and Leadership and Power in Industrial Organisations: Perspectives of Gender and Diversity (6 ECTS credits). Another recommended elective course that develops students’ understanding and knowledge of social sustainability is the course Social Entrepreneurship (7.5 ECTS credits). To improve students’ understanding on how media and ICT affect the climate, students are also recommended to take the course Sustainability and Media Technology (7.5 ECTS credits), and they can deepen their knowledge through the course Sustainable ICT in Practice (7.5 ECTS credits). In addition to the courses mentioned above, sustainability is a strong theme in project work in many courses given as part of the programme. For instance, a majority of the projects in the Advanced Project Course in Media Management (7.5 ECTS credits) are typically related to one or more of the SDGs, as are degree project topics.

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The current admission round for the programme is for studies starting autumn 2021. Apply before 15 January.

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