Do you want to become a successful navigator in the Digital Age?
Just like any other industry, the media industry is also going full-fledged digital. The growth of digital media has opened up new opportunities for growth, innovation and enhanced customer service. How can these new prospects be fully realized? How can media businesses capitalize on the digitalisation and create innovative products and solutions? These questions are the focus of the Master’s programme in Digital Media Business.
Communication today is dominated by digital media. But it’s not just communication that is affected. How we work, how we live and consume services is also increasingly characterized by digital media and technologies. Therefore, beyond just media companies, the importance of digital media is high across all types of industries. The strategic usage of digital media can be a key element for success today for all types of companies. Social media has become an inseparable aspect of how companies connect with their customers. At the same time, digital apps, smartphones and Virtual Reality are rising as the new point of contacts and service points unlike never before.
The Master’s programme in Digital Media Business prepares graduates to leverage digital media to cater to the digitally savvy customers thus enhancing business success in the digital age. The course combines a strong foundation in business management with an in-depth understanding of digital media and different types of web 2.0 services like apps, social media and so on. A good blend of theory and practice gives them the necessary market knowledge enabling them to develop thorough understanding of digital media, content strategy for a digital age where the customers are digital.
Students acquire the comprehensive strategic, technical and business skills to work with diverse media and content formats at a high project-managerial level. Students critically analyse different types of web 2.0 services, especially social media, apps and other mobile services (including augmented reality features) and are trained to analyze and develop business models in this context. Furthermore, they are challenged as “entrepreneurs” and able to hone their own start-up ideas.
Potential careers with this M.A.
- Digital Media Manager
- Project Manager in areas such as e-commerce, e-procurement, e-marketing, e-contracting, e-distribution, e-payment
- Social Media Business Manager
- Media Consultant
- Advertising Account Executive
The benefits of choosing Macromedia University
- Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15
- Small classes with intensive, individual supervision
- Globally recognized, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA
- Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” as well as top 6 and top 9 “Best student cities 2017”
- Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies
- Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers
- International students from all continents
- Career perspectives in Germany: 18 months visa after successful graduation
- Master’s degree over three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday)
- Pre-Semester course available online
- Buddy network for international students
- Campus locations situated in the very centre of Germany’s industrial locations
- Worldwide network of Partner Universities
There are 15-20 places available for all Master’s degree courses at Macromedia University, Graduate School. Applicants need to provide the following documentation:
- University/B.A. degree with at least 180 ECTS (eligible for Pre-Semester)
- University/B.A. degree with at least 210 ECTS (eligible for M.A. programme)
- TOEFL test (at least 72 out of 120 points) or IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9); equivalent qualifications may also be accepted, as applicable
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of recommendation (from your lecturer or employer)
- Personal motivation statement
The Pre-Semester is a foundation for applicants with less than 210 ECTS from their Bachelor’s degree. It is offered in English on the Munich and Berlin campus' every October. The MA programmes start subsequently in March. Alternatively, students with under 210 ECTS can do an online Pre-Semester, starting in March, together with their M.A. programme. The workload for the first two of three terms will be significantly higher, but students have the possibility to acquire the complete MA degree in just three terms.
All MA programmes start in March and are offered as full-time programmes with a duration of three semesters (1.5 years). MA lectures usually take place three days per week during lecture times. The Pre-Semester (presence in class) begins in October with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS in 0.5 years), which you study before joining the MA Programme. The online Pre-Semester begins in March, at the same time as your MA programme. The duration is two semesters (30 ECTS in one year parallel to your full-time MA).
Following the non-consecutive philosophy of the Macromedia University Graduate School, we welcome graduates from all different branches and not only from a media and/or design background. You are required to provide a recognized undergraduate degree, but not necessarily from the same subject area, you plan to take your MA degree in. All Master’s degree courses comply with the EU Master Qualification Criteria and the European Credit Point System. They are accredited by FIBAA. The programmes are subject to the General Examination Regulations for Graduate Master’s degree programmes and the respective course and examination regulations.
- Master EU: €6,000 installment amount per semester plus one-off €500 registration fee*
- Master Non-EU: €6,000 installment amount per semester plus one-off €750 registration fee*
- Pre-Semester EU (attendance study): €6,000 plus one-off €500 registration fee*
- Pre-Semester NON-EU (attendance study): €6,000 plus one-off €750 registration fee*
*Prices quoted as of September2017 are subject to modifications and errors.
Registration deadline: Summer term: Non-EU 15/01; EU 15/02
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Last updated September 28, 2017