Arts, Media & Entertainment Management

  • Schulich offers Canada’s only MBA with a specialization in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Management (ARTM). The program is particularly designed for students who have work experience and/or educational backgrounds in the arts and cultural industries. Specialized courses focus on management issues specific to the arts, entertainment and media sectors – including funding models, regulation, rights management, talent management and the impact of digital disruption.

  • Professor Joyce Zemans, Specialization Director
    Professor Joyce Zemans, Specialization Director

Career Opportunities

  • The specialization prepares students for a management career in the arts, entertainment and media sectors. Alumni work in mid and senior management positions in all areas of the arts, entertainment and media sectors, across a spectrum ranging from broadcasting, digital and social media industries to not-for-profit arts and social enterprise organizations, as well as government and governmental agencies.

  • The Schulich Career Development Centre

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.

    - Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.

    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

  • Career Development Centre

Arts, Media & Entertainment Website

For additional news, events and student success stories, visit the official ARTM website.

Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    • 12.00 credits of Arts and Media MBA elective courses consisting of:
      • 6.00 credits of required courses
      • 6.00 or more credits of recommended electives
    • MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study is recommended in a cultural sector organization

    Required Courses


    Recommended Electives


    Graduate Diploma in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management


    • Must be taken concurrently with a Schulich graduate degree*
    • The diploma must be completed within one term of completing graduate program degree requirements
    • Completion of the specialization requirements
    • Minimum 12-week full-time, paid, internship in a cultural sector organization as approved by the director
    • MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study in a cultural sector organization as approved by the director

    *Students must satisfy both Graduate Diploma (above) and MBA requirements


    NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.


Another study option is the combined program between the Schulich School of Business and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) Graduate Studies which is a one of the most established and respected programs of its kind in Canada.  It offers a three-year, full-time, multidisciplinary combined program leading to both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts degree. Learn more

  • 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
  • Student Clubs

    Arts and Media Management Club (AMMC)

    AMMC is a networking gateway and social platform that links Schulich MBA students with the arts industry, media industry and related fields.

    The club plans social events and provides opportunities to meet and hear from professionals in these industries, including managers, administrators, consultants and entrepreneurs.

    AMMC facilitates attendance at conferences, professional development sessions, and case competitions and provides links to publications covering arts and media industry news and opinions.

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