The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study-unit the focus will be on building
following competencies
Strategy and Management in Media Organizations
Development Process in Media Management

These competencies support the following
Development goals: 3 and 9

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the study-unit you
be able to

You discriminate relevant aspects of current
understanding of innovation and creativity.
You are able to acquire the ability to comprehend
innovation performance in different contexts. You
can take part in substantive discussions and make
decisions according to changing circumstances.
You are able to determine the most appropriate
procedures for media innovation processes. You are
able to apply the knowledge gained in innovation
according to operational and strategic aims.
You feel comfortable assuming responsibility in an
innovation team setting while delegating and
coordinating tasks. You are able to understand the
essence needed in managing the practices, methods
and solutions related to media innovation, as well
as critically reflect on them in a research-based

Course contents

Democratic-participatory leadership is a challenge
for any organization, and the education aims at
creating such an environment by encouraging a
mutually supportive relationships where students
valued for the unique, creative perspective they
bring. Each study unit requires active commitment,
as peer-learning and self-driven learning
are the foundation for deep learning. Studies can
done on campus or online. Students receive
?triggers? (complex questions), guidance and
resourceful lectures as a pedagogical framework.
triggers are work and/or civil society related.
lectures are a blend between theoretical
and Finnish/ Nordic guest lectures. During all
learning activities in this master program there
will be a continuous focus on social, teaching and
cognitive presence. Furthermore, building a sense
community among learners is essential for
common purposes and inquiry in each learning unit.
The purpose of highlighting the learning community
in this master education rely on the assumption
in order to create the conditions for inquiry and
qualitative interactions (reflective and threaded
discussions) there needs to be a collaborative
starting point.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A bachelor degree and at least three years work
experience gained after completing the higher

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Additional information

Additional information from teachers.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Exploratory innovation project, small-group work.
individual research, short papers


  • Ahonen Mirko
  • Träskman Tomas
  • Löv Monica


Träskman Tomas

Group size

No limit (11 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-31 to 2021-09-30

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-29 16:45 - 19:30 D4109 Media Innovations Ahonen Mirko
Träskman Tomas
2021-09-30 16:45 - 19:30 D4109 Media Innovations Ahonen Mirko
Träskman Tomas
2021-10-06 16:45 - 19:30 D4109 Media Innovations Hybrid class i.e. both on campus and online Ahonen Mirko
Träskman Tomas
2021-10-07 16:45 - 19:30 D4109 Media Innovations Ahonen Mirko
Träskman Tomas
2021-10-19 16:45 - 19:30 D4107-08 Media Innovations Ahonen Mirko
Träskman Tomas
2021-10-20 16:45 - 19:30 D4109 Media Innovations Hybrid: guestlecturer dr Paul Savage Ahonen Mirko
Savage Paul
Träskman Tomas

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