• Arts, Media & Entertainment Management (ARTM)

    Schulich offers Canada’s only English language MBA with a specialization in arts, media and entertainment management. The program provides a deep and current understanding of management practices across the creative industries including: broadcasting, digital and social media, not-for-profit arts and social enterprise organizations.

    In its almost fifty year history, alumni of this elite program have achieved senior management positions across a host of sectors. Program instructors are distinguished leaders in their disciplines, and students gain regular access to current top executives, in both formal and informal extra-curricular activities.

    While the program focuses on the Canadian experience in a globalized environment, it is also designed to support educational objectives of exchange and foreign students.



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ARTM Newsletter Library

Michael Murray (MBA ’06)

“The program allows you to develop strategies in the Arts & Media sectors and defend these strategies to the architects of the sectors themselves. It is a rewarding and rigorous challenge of your abilities and your commitment to the field. Luckily this challenge is understood by the specialization, whose professors and staff offer invaluable support through it all.”

Michael Murray (MBA ’06)Executive Director | Toronto Musicians' Association
  • Success Stories

    Through out the years the Arts, Media and Entertainment Management program has produced top talent who have gone on to achieve great success in the industry. Learn more about some of our faculty, alumni and current students.


Program History

  • The program was established almost 50 years ago. Learn more about our rich history by reading Co-Founder, Paul Schafer’s article, click here.

Colleen Smith (MBA '02)

“The environment is ripe with opportunities to challenge yourself, extend your ability to think beyond your own experiences, and develop and entrepreneurial spirit that will so wonderfully guide you to success. ”

Colleen Smith (MBA '02)Executive Director
Theatre Calgary


Joyce Zemans, C.M.

Senior Scholar, Professor Emerita Director, MBA Program in Arts and Media Administration

Faculty Profile

Trina McQueen, O.C.

Adjunct Professor

Faculty Profile

Douglas Barrett

Bell Media Professor in Media Management, Principal, barcode SDG

Faculty Profile

Peter Lyman

Adjunct Professor, Sr. Partner, Nordicity

Faculty Profile
  • Advisory Board Advisory Board
    Tricia Baldwin     Director, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
    Louise Dennys, C.M. Executive Publisher, Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, Executive VP, Random House of Canada Ltd.
    Claire Hopkinson Director and CEO, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation
    Paul Lewis President, Great Pacific Media
    Laura Michalchyshyn  Partner/Producer, Sundance Productions
    David Mirvish, C.M., O.Ont. Mirvish Productions
    Tracey Pearce President, Distribution & Pay, Bell Media
    Andrew Shaw Former President & CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Contact Us:

Kathleen Welsby
Coordinator – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertianment Management
kwelsby@schulich.yorku.ca or artm@schulich.yorku.ca

Joyce Zemans
Director – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
416-736-2100 x77905