New technology and changing consumer behavior offer unlimited opportunities for people able to respond to the creative and managerial challenges.

Arcada UAS believes 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 program in Media Management at Arcada gives you the opportunity to combine studies with full-time employment.

About 25% of the program consists of scheduled tuition in class and 75 % of the program is conducted as independent/online studies. But, you would still need to be in Finland to finish your studies.

The application period for September 2021 intake is closed now, but you can leave a pre-application to Edunation and you can apply for the following intakes!

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Degree info

  • Master of Culture and Arts
  • 1 academic year / 60 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 10 000€ / academic year

Edunation application period

8.12.2020 – 24.2.2021

Admission requirements

Make you sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

Educational background

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate from a related field
  • Copy of the transcript of academic records

Note: Original copies must be shown when arriving in Finland.

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page

Language requirements

There are no specific English language eligibility requirements for application to Arcada’s master programs.

Motivational letter and video

Applicants need to submit a thesis proposal and motivational video as attachments to their application, or at latest 7 days after submission of the application.

Other documents

  • Employment certificate(s) with a minimum of 2 years of work experience

Applicants may also be interviewed if needed.


Note: All documents need to be translated to English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.


The Master’s Degree Program 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.

After completing this Master’s program, you will be able to:

  • have a diverse knowledge in management and leadership
  • gain an understanding of media economic, innovations and digital mediascape
  • predict market trends and industry development
  • develop content, technology and business models
  • plan, implement and monitor managerial strategies

Media Management program 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 program consists of scheduled tuition in class and 75 % of the program is conducted as independent/online studies. The program can be completed in one year as full-time studies or two years as part-time 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. T

he 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.

Career opportunities

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 program is international, graduates have a larger labor market as their arena.

Admission Criteria

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Tuition fee & Scholarships

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.

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