The Master of Science is awarded for successful completion of 36 credits, including a capstone course in which students work closely with a faculty advisor to complete either a master's thesis or a business plan. The coursework introduces management structures,
strategies and methods, finance, networked collaboration, Internet culture, and contemporary media practices. Our extensive curriculum and limited number of required courses give students many ways to design their own paths through the program. Many
students focus their studies in one or more subject areas, but you are not required to do so to earn the MS.
|NMDM 5303 Media Management and Leadership||3|
|NMDS 5008 Media Design||3|
|NMDM 5301 Media Economics||3|
|NMDM 5312 Media Ethics ||3|
|Production Course (choose one):|
Storytelling Across Media
Narratives in AR/VR
in Digital Video Editing
Media Practices: Design Principles
Media Practices: Audio
Media Practices: Digital Video Production
Media Practices: Programming
Media Practices: Web Design
This list is a sampling of courses. They are offered frequently but not every semester; other courses are available each semester.
|Core Elective Courses (choose three):|
Adapting to New Technologies
Big Data and the Media
Business Strategies for Social Media
Entrepreneurship in Media
Film Distribution and New Media
Finance for Media Managers
Managing Innovation in Media
Research: Media Managers
Media Corporate Responsibility
Media Sales and Sales Management
Music Business in Media
Programmatic Media and Marketing
Social Media: Metrics and
Strategic Content Management
The Producer's Craft
Additional core elective Media Management offerings can be found here.
|Graduate-level electives (these can be Media Management core electives, production coursework, graduate minors, or part of interdisciplinary
study across the university by advisement)||9|
|NMDM 5940 Media Management Capstone||3|
In the final capstone project class, students synthesize the principles they have learned during their coursework to explore in depth a sector of media that is of particular interest to them.
Students who have significant experience in media design can apply to have this requirement waived by emailing [email protected]. Approval
of a requirement waiver fulfills the degree requirement but does not count toward the number of credits required for the completion of a degree. It allows a student, in consultation with their advisor, to select another course for the same number
of credits to be taken in lieu of the waived course.
With special permission, you may take courses outside the School of Media Studies to fulfill your elective requirements. Please contact [email protected] for information on how to
get approval to take elective courses in other colleges.
You can also use your elective courses to complete one of the university’s graduate minors, which provide a structured, accessible way to complement your primary course of study with fresh ways
of thinking. Your graduate minor is officially recorded on your transcript.
STEM Eligibility for International Applicants
This program is STEM-designated. After graduating, eligible F-1 students in this program can apply for an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training
at the end of their Post-Completion OPT.
Our online program of study allows you to complete some or all of the requirements for the MS in Media Management from anywhere in the world. Online-only students are integrated into the Media Management community through a Web version of our New Student
Orientation, online access to program advisors, and participation in the required Media Management and Leadership, Media Economics, and Media Ethics courses. Students can choose from a variety of online elective courses and will be able to develop
their final capstone project online as well.