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Media Management MEDM

For students who matriculated (began their Kellogg studies) DURING OR AFTER Summer Quarter 2015, see new guidelines for Evening & Weekend MBA Students.

For students who matriculated (began their Kellogg studies) DURING OR PRIOR TO Spring Quarter 2015, see below.

Formerly offered by the Media Management Program

Media Management Major Description

Students in the Media Management major apply their Kellogg School education to the rapidly changing media. The course work examines traditional and emerging media platforms and provides specialized tools and frameworks to answer the following questions:
  • How are media products and businesses different from traditional enterprises?
  • What is effective media content, and how is it produced?
  • How should media products be marketed and branded?
  • What is a contemporary media strategy, and how is it different from traditional approaches used by product and media firms?
Classes include lectures by the core faculty, case analyses, and presentations by visiting media executives, as well as “live” projects with media companies. The faculty for the Media Management major regularly teach senior media executives around the world through Northwestern’s Media Management Center.

The Media Management major is for students who:
  • Have a background in media and wish to anchor their Kellogg School education with new insights about managing media organizations.
  • Lack a media background but seek a foundation of understanding in order to pursue work in the media.
  • Want to prepare for leadership roles in media-related consulting, finance, marketing or vendor companies.
  • Seek to understand "the media/information age", but are not planning media careers.

Major requirements are determined by the quarter you began your Kellogg MBA program. Please click on the relevant time period below to confirm your specific requirements.

Summer 2014 – Spring 2015 [view requirements]

Summer 2013 – Spring 2014 [view requirements]

Summer 2012 – Spring 2013 [view requirements]

Summer 2011 – Spring 2012 [view requirements]

Summer 2010 – Spring 2011 [view requirements]

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