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MEJOS8 The Media Firm as a Financial Organisation 5 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Media Management
Person in charge
Gregory Ferrell Lowe
Course is available for:
  • Major subject students
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Viestinnän, median ja teatterin yksikkö
Curricula 2011 – 2012

General description

Lectures on financial instruments (6 hours) will be contracted through the School of Management. Lectures from media managers involved with financial planning and accounting will be contracted from Finnish media industries (8 hours). Students will be assigned readings and practical exercises (10 hours).

Learning outcomes

Students will learn the principles and requirements for successfully managing the economy of a media firm as an interdependent developmental process linking financial planning, budgeting and controlling.


After completing the course the student will understand:

*Understanding the budget a tool for strategy design and implementation
*The budgeting process
*Financial instruments (spreadsheets, accounts, etc)
*The role and functions of financial controlling
*Strategic thinking and decision-making as financially dependent tasks
*Change management in the context of firm economy

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work  1 ECTS
In English
Exercise(s)  2 ECTS
In English
Written exam  2 ECTS
In English

Lectures, readings and practical exercises.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Class attendance (1 ECTS), practical assignment results (2 ECTS), and exam on readings (2 ECTS).

Study materials

Assigned articles and book chapters relevant to the subject matter.

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Viestinnän, median ja teatterin yksikkö