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MEJOS16 Company Visitation Programme 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

Visitation to select companies in Finland, organised by Lowe in consultation with representatives of those companies with presentations and discussions. Analytical exercises leading to a final report on lessons learned.

Learning outcomes

Students will gain first hand knowledge of management practices, organisational structures, and operational activities by visiting a selection of media companies in Finland. These will include large corporations (e.g. YLE, Sanoma, Aamulehti) and smaller firms (e.g. Blue Media, Broadcasters, Uusi Suomi).


After completing the course the student will understand:

• Variation and the rationale explaining differences in media organisations
• General requirements and expectations of managers across levels
• How development objectives are achieved in media firms
• Complexity of managing a community of employees in work cultures

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 
In English

Lectures (4 hours), visitations (4 X 3 hours each = 12 hours). Analytical report on lessons learned with a presentation by students in teams.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Presence and participation in the visitations (3 ECTS) and evaluation of the analytical reports (2 ECTS).

Study materials

Information and materials provided by each company to be read in advanced of visitation.

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