Kyle Russell (MBA '12)

“I cannot believe that the arts are not filled with MBAs! The importance of finance, policy, operations management and capital planning is so evident in the sector. I feel like I can write a textbook in every subject I took in my core relating to the Arts. I feel like I am already starting to fulfill the potential of what we can do as graduates of our unique program.”

Kyle Russell (MBA '12)Manager, Content Marketing, Tourism Calgary
Kadija de Paula (IMBA '11)

“After 5 years working as an artist administrator in organizations such as the OAC, XPACE, Gallery 44 and the AGO, I decided to do an IMBA with regional focus in Latin America and a specialization in Arts and Media Administration. As the coordinator of the residencias_en_red [iberoamerica] network my primary role is to connect 27 artist-run centres (working with the research, production and exhibition of contemporary art and culture) in 12 Latin American countries and Spain. The MBA was fundamental in giving me the skills to perform this role. I really didn't know where my MBA was ultimately going to lead me, but now I know it was the best choice I could have possibly made.”

Kadija de Paula (IMBA '11)Coordinator of the Residencias_en_red [iberoamerica]
Christina Kubacki (MBA/MA ‘10)

“The Schulich Arts and Media MBA experience allowed me to launch my career in a competitive field at a time when jobs were scarce -- I have no doubt the Arts and Media MBA made the difference.”

Christina Kubacki (MBA/MA ‘10)Senior Director of Acquisitions | Entertainment One
Brenda Grunau (MBA ‘08)

“Schulich’s Arts & Media program gave me the tools to build strategy in a creative and complex world with limited resources and rapidly changing technology. I have used these tools every day, to design funding programs, manage a radio station, chair not-for-profit boards, build effective teams and create paths for the future.”

Brenda Grunau (MBA ‘08)Manager, BC Music Fund | Creative BC
Kevin Lee (MBA ’07)

“ARTM brought me in-depth into the nuances of the cultural industries, and helped me build a framework of how cultural-creation and business-creation work hand-in-hand. I continually find myself discovering new value from my ARTM MBA education, years after I graduated. Indeed, ARTM has deeply impacted my career path and gives me significant differentiated value that I in-turn offer to the organizations I lead. ”

Kevin Lee (MBA ’07)COO | China Youthology
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
Laure Confavreux Colliex (MBA ‘03)

“Joining the Arts and Media program at Schulich Business School provided a unique opportunity to perfectly grasp the cultural field, its passion and complexity and the tools required for leadership in the sector. The excellent academic experience combined with demanding field research opens both networks in and understanding of key issues at the national and international levels.”

Laure Confavreux Colliex (MBA ‘03)Executive Director | Manifesto, Paris
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
Ruth Schreier (MBA ‘02)

“The MBA in Arts & Media Administration was a great educational, professional and personal experience for me. It gave me solid business skills, excellent networking opportunities and the confidence to pursue my career.”

Ruth Schreier (MBA ‘02)Senior Manager, Regulatory | Rogers Communications
Tom Alexander (MBA ’00)

“Doing the Schulich Arts & Media MBA opened my eyes to a side of the arts landscape I wasn’t aware of before. I was able to build on my BFA and encompass the full spectrum of the world of the arts, particularly film. The skills and knowledge, as well as the contacts I made through the program, have helped me succeed in this business beyond my expectations.”

Tom Alexander (MBA ’00)Director, Theatrical Releasing | Mongrel Media
Abhishek Mathur (MBA ’98)

“The Arts and Media MBA gave me the drive to get out and do my own thing. Armed with a solid degree and a passion for international arts, culture and entertainment I have been able to chart a career path via my own management company that allows me to be creative and dynamic in areas that interest me the most.”

Abhishek Mathur (MBA ’98)Director – Entertainment | Bollywood Parks Dubai
Baron Manett (MBA '97)

“The Arts & Media MBA Program enabled me to recognize and harness creative talents & inputs to drive business value. What we thought was unique to certain industries in 1997 has become an important and needed way of thinking today across industries. Businesses and brands need a combination of storytellers, technologists, and creative management thinking to enable future growth and innovation. This is embedded into the DNA of Schulich's Arts & Media Administration program. Graduates are distinctly ready for what organizations need today and tomorrow.”

Baron Manett (MBA '97)President | Per Se Brand Experience
Tracey-Anne Pearce (MBA ’96)

“My MBA in Arts & Media was instrumental in making my career transition into the broadcasting and communications sector. My degree has provided me with excellent business fundamentals and a depth of knowledge in art and media policies and realities that I continue to use every day. I believe the Arts and Media MBA at York is a unique opportunity in business education.”

Tracey-Anne Pearce (MBA ’96)President, Distribution and Pay | Bell Media
Beth Waldman (MBA '96)

“The Arts and Media Administration program at the Schulich School of Business helped me acquire the business skills necessary to develop a career as a leader in the media sector, first in the music industry and then in sports. The internship component of the program enabled me to get practical experience and, ultimately, make valuable connections leading to permanent employment after graduation. The relationships I forged with other students in the program helped form the basis of the network I have to this day.”

Beth Waldman (MBA '96)Manager, Corporate Communications | City of Toronto
Keith Durrant (MBA ’92)

“On Feb 22, 2000, at the depth of the .com crash, I co-founded ecentricarts, a web strategy, design and development studio with a passion for arts, culture and the not-for-profit sectors. The company has seen slow and steady growth; we currently have 35 full time employees. My MBA has been an invaluable component of my personal toolbox. As an entrepreneur and business owner, not a day goes by that I don’t draw upon the skills foundation I received while at Schulich. I am grateful for that.”