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Graduate Program in Media Ventures

Master’s Program in Media Ventures

Fall 2015 Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 (to be eligible for scholarship)
May 1: Secondary deadline (limited scholarship availability)

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Welcome to your future. You’re an innovator who loves technology, business and media. You plan to launch your own venture, or maybe bring your vision to a more established media company. The Master’s in Media Ventures will get you there. It’s a creative degree for creative students, focused on media innovation and entrepreneurship.

So roll up your sleeves. This mix of practical experience, theory and mentorship will prime you to succeed, and soon.

Media Ventures students get a unique opportunity to work with Nokia to create app content for the Lumia 900.

Game Changer

Great Stories that Started Here

Oscar Rohena, Media Ventures

One year after receiving his MS in Media Ventures, Oscar Rohena (MS ’11) became a Content Manager for Hulu, where he works with Univision and Golobo, among other companies He is currently Senior Content Partner Manager-Latino and Film at Hulu.

When you launch your media venture, where will you land? Find out here.

You want to take advantage of the convergence of media and technology. Media Ventures is designed for you. What sets it apart is our focus on the innovative content that drives successful media businesses, products and services. Leading media executives have helped us develop this curriculum to match the industry’s evolving needs.

Featured Faculty

Nancy Bennett

Nancy Bennett (CFA’80, COM’83) is building a new kind of carnival to inspire children. She also teaches Entertainment Multiplatform Marketing: Design Thinking in the Media Ventures program.

Check out the courses in the Media Ventures curriculum.

You’ll start with your idea and build it out over the course of the program—complete with pitch, prototype, and business and marketing plans. Media Ventures faculty, COM alumni and biz-savvy mentors will work with you one-on-one, coaching you through the process. Through two internships, you’ll gain crucial real-world experience and a network of industry contacts. Media Ventures will give you the know-how, skills and confidence to launch the next phase of your career.

One Year, Two Coasts

The MS in Media Ventures is a 12-month, three-semester, bi-coastal program that combines the strengths of the BU College of Communication and the BU Los Angeles program. Students spend the fall in Boston, where they take classes and start developing their innovative venture concept and honing their pitch. Spring and summer semesters are spent at BU Los Angeles, where students complete two internships at startups and traditional media companies while continuing coursework. Finally, you finish up by pitching your own media venture to a panel of the pros.

MBA, Too

We’re also offering a dual degree MBA/MS in Media Ventures in partnership with Boston University Graduate School of Management. This is a two-year, five-semester option where students pursue an MBA before joining the Master’s in Media Ventures.

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