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Media Management, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #531 (QS) , NY, | Online
This graduate certificate program in Media Management from The New School provides a strong foundation of management principles and leadership skills for business professionals working or expecting to find work in the ever-changing global media landscape.


The curriculum includes courses in industry perspectives, media management and leadership, media economics, information technologies, competitive strategies, and corporate responsibility, and specialized classes devoted to the businesses of film, music and social media.

The Media Management certificate curriculum can be completed on campus in New York City, online from anywhere, or by combining online and on-campus study. It is designed to be completed in one year studying full time, but part-time students are welcome.

Students who complete the Certificate in Media Management at The New School and apply for and are admitted to the MA in Media Studies program or the MS in Media Management program can transfer all credits taken for the certificate to the master's program, provided that grades of B or better were received in the courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

The short curriculum offers valuable experience in analyzing business issues, writing case studies, and working on group projects. Students are mentored by members of our distinguished faculty of media managers and build networks with peers in the industry.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • The Certificate in Media Management attracts students with diverse educational backgrounds or with work experience in communication media or a related field. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The School of Media Studies offers competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowship that cover a percentage of tuition and are renewable. Scholarship award notification is communicated at the same time as the admission decision. International students are only eligible for merit scholarships. If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, we encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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