Master in Media Management

General

Program Description

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

Media Management at KTH

The master's program in Media Management focuses on the development and commercial operation of media products and services aimed at the consumer market. The program 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 will follow a program integrating course that ties the program 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 program. The project may originate from an industrial problem or be suggested by one of the research groups at the relevant departments.

The program is organized 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 program is highly international, with students and faculty coming from all over the world.

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

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 program.

Students

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

Ruina Wang, China: "What impresses me most is the academic atmosphere here. Studying at KTH is not only about acquiring knowledge from class, but also from your peer reviews, group cooperation, and seminars, which is quite different from my home university."

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 programs. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's program in Media Management are:

  • Gender Equality
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

The master’s program 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 organizations and institutions, the program focuses on social sustainability through courses on cross-cultural communication and gender equality. In addition to the obligatory course Intercultural communication (7.5 ECTS credits), 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 of Social Entrepreneurship (7.5 ECTS credits). In order to improve students’ understanding of 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 program. 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.

Courses

The two-year master's program in Media Management consists of three terms of courses and one final term dedicated to the master's degree project. Each term consists of approximately 30 ECTS credits. The courses presented on this page apply to studies starting in autumn 2020.

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Media Law (DM2077) 7.5 credits
  • Intercultural communication (DM2556) 7.5 credits
  • Managing Digital Transformation (DM2562) 7.5 credits
  • Managing Digital Transformation - project module (DM2563) 7.5 credits
  • Theory and Method for Media Technology (DM2572) 7.5 credits
  • Program Integrating Course in Media Management (DM2575) 4.0 credits
  • Media Production (DM2579) 7.5 credits
  • Industrial Management and Entrepreneurship for Media and ICT (ME1039) 7.5 credits

Recommended courses

  • Decision Theory (AK2014) 7.5 credits
  • Telepresence Production (DM2500) 7.5 credits
  • Sustainability and Media Technology (DM2573) 7.5 credits
  • Social Media Technologies (DM2578) 7.5 credits
  • Media Lab (DM2582) 7.5 credits
  • Project Management: Leadership and Control (ME2016) 6.0 credits
  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship (ME2062) 7.5 credits
  • Team Leadership and Human Resource Management (ME2063) 6.0 credits
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers (ME2072) 6.0 credits
  • Business Development Lab of Entrepreneurship Engineers (ME2073) 9.0 credits
  • Leadership and Power in Industrial Organisations: Perspectives of Gender and Diversity (ME2075) 6.0 credits
  • Leadership in Cross-Cultural and Industrial Contexts (ME2089) 6.0 credits
  • Management of Technology Innovation and Creativity (ME2092) 6.0 credits
  • Technological and Industrial Change (ME2093) 6.0 credits
  • Execution- Running Your Own Company (ME2816) 7.5 credits
  • Social Entrepreneurship (ME2826) 7.5 credits

Year 2

Mandatory courses

  • Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Media Management, Second Cycle (DA234X) 30.0 credits
  • Program Integrating Course in Media Management (DM2575) 4.0 credits
  • An advanced project course in Media Management (DM2584) 7.5 credits

Recommended courses

  • Sustainability and Media Technology (DM2573) 7.5 credits
  • Social Media Technologies (DM2578) 7.5 credits
  • Media Lab (DM2582) 7.5 credits
  • Project Management: Leadership and Control (ME2016) 6.0 credits
  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship (ME2062) 7.5 credits
  • Team Leadership and Human Resource Management (ME2063) 6.0 credits
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers (ME2072) 6.0 credits
  • Business Development Lab of Entrepreneurship Engineers (ME2073) 9.0 credits
  • Leadership and Power in Industrial Organisations: Perspectives of Gender and Diversity (ME2075) 6.0 credits
  • Leadership in Cross-Cultural and Industrial Contexts (ME2089) 6.0 credits
  • Management of Technology Innovation and Creativity (ME2092) 6.0 credits
  • Technological and Industrial Change (ME2093) 6.0 credits
  • Management and Strategy (ME2718) 7.5 credits

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the program-specific requirements.

Bachelor's degree

A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programs, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English proficiency

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6 is required. The requirement can be satisfied through a result equal to, or higher than, those stated in the following internationally recognized English tests:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, a total score of 575.
    TOEFL ITP is not accepted.
  • TOEFL iBT internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, a total score of 90
  • IELTS Academic: A minimum overall mark of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
  • The University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)

Specific requirements for the master's program in Media Management

A bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, or equivalent, in computer science, media technology, information technology, human-computer interaction, or similar program with an engineering or science profile, alternatively a bachelor’s degree in social science relevant to the scope of the program.

Application documents

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
  2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  3. Proof of English proficiency
  4. A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification documents

Specific documents for the master's program in Media Management

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Summary sheet *

*In order for your application to be considered complete, you need to fill out the online summary sheet. If you do not include a summary sheet, this may negatively affect your evaluation score. Please be sure to fill out all of the required information before you submit the form.

Last updated Oct 2019

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