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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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MEJOS07 The Media Firm as a Financial Organisation 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Media Management
Person in charge
Professor in Media Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will understand:
• Budgeting as a tool for strategy design and implementation
• Budgeting and controlling processes, and essential terminology
• How to work with financial instruments (spreadsheets, accounts, etc)
• Implications of financing and economics for managing a media firm
• Change and development as a financial issue


Students learn the principles and requirements for successfully managing the financial health of a media firm. This is approached as an interdependent process linking financial planning, budgeting and controlling. There will be guest lectures from the industry.

Students are expected to understand the essential terminology in financial budgeting and controlling, how to interpret financial data, and how to use financial information in planning strategic development.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

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, assigned readings and exercises.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Full attendance/Participation, practical assignment results (2 ECTS), and final exam on readings (3 ECTS).

Study materials

Assigned articles and book chapters relevant to the subject matter.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Communication, Media and Theatre
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School of Communication, Media and Theatre