This post is part of the Spotlight on Specializations series, where we explore some of the rewarding and interesting areas of study offered in the Schulich I/MBA. Connecting with students and faculty, the series will shed light on how specializing can provide you with exciting career and learning opportunities.
BA & MA
University Professor and Senior Scholar
Co-Director of the Arts, Media & Entertainment Management Program
Schulich School of Business | York University
Q1. Why should I consider a specialization in ARTM?
Schulich offers Canada’s only English language MBA with a specialization in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management. If you are working in the creative industries or are looking to a management career in the entertainment industry, museums and galleries, the performing arts, or government and government organizations with arts and cultural industry-related mandates, this is the program for you.
Q2. How do the courses offered prepare me to be successful in this Industry?
The program provides a deep and current understanding of management issues and practices in the arts, media and entertainment sectors. Students achieve knowledge of the business of the creative industries and of the strategic
challenges confronting them in the digital economy, enabling them to support and advance their careers. Courses and specialized workshops offer the perspectives of key players in the sector and our media focused courses offer one-on-one engagement with senior managers in the sector.
Q3. What type of careers are available to me with this specialization?
Schulich alumni work in senior management positions in all areas of the arts and entertainment sectors, i.e. screen based and digital media, the music industry, museums and galleries, the performing arts, as well as government and government organizations with arts and cultural industry-related mandates.