• Arts, Media & Entertainment Management (AM&E)

    Schulich offers Canada’s only English language MBA with a specialization in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management (AM&E). The program provides 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.

    Alumni of the program hold senior management positions in the arts, creative industries and government, nationally and internationally. Program faculty are distinguished leaders in their fields and students have regular access to industry experts and senior executives in the classroom and in extra-curricular programming.

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

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Specialization Details by Category

Study Options

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Refer to Study Options here.

Specialization Requirements

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Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:

  • 6.00 credits of Required Courses
  • 6.00 or more credits of Elective Courses (see below)

MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study is recommended in a cultural sector organization

Required Courses

Elective Courses

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.

Graduate Diploma in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management

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The Graduate Diploma in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management is earned concurrently with the Master of Business Administration.

Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:

  • 6.00 credits of Required Courses (see above)
  • 6.00 credits of Electives (see above)

Additional Requirements:

To earn the diploma, students must have:

  • completed the Arts and Media specialization, within the MBA, IMBA, MBA/MFA, MBA/MA or MBA/JD program
  • conducted their MGMT 6100 strategy study (601) at an arts, media or entertainment site (approval of the Arts and Media Director required)
  • completed the program requirements for an internship in the cultural sector

Students must satisfy the requirements of both the Graduate Diploma as well as those of the MBA, IMBA, MBA/MFA, MBA/MA or MBA/JD.

The diploma must be completed within one term of completing graduate program degree requirements.

Career Opportunities

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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 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.

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Arts and Media Management Club (AMMC)

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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.

For more information email: ammc@schulich.yorku.ca

Video FAQs

A series of videos featuring AM&E students at the Schulich School of Business discussing various aspects of the Schulich MBA and the AM&E Specialization.

Why Schulich?

Spotlight on AM&E Alum



Trina McQueen O.C.

Director, Curriculum Development & Sector Relations, Arts, Media & Entertainment Management Program

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Kenneth Rogers

Associate Professor of the School of the Arts Media Performance and Design; Academic Director, Arts, Media & Entertainment Management Program

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Douglas Barrett

Adjunct Professor, Principal of barcode SDG

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Lisa de Wilde

Bell Media Professor in Media Management

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Peter Lyman

Adjunct Professor, Sr. Partner, Nordicity

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Peter Schneider

Sessional Lecturer

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Celia Smith

Sessional Lecturer

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Patrick 'Patch' Twaddle

Sessional Lecture

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Joyce Zemans, C.M.

Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

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  • Advisory Board Advisory Board
    Tricia Baldwin     Director, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
    Claire Hopkinson Director and CEO, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation
    Paul Lewis Conference Director, World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
    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:

Nikolaos Markakis
Coordinator – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
mark896@schulich.yorku.ca or artm@schulich.yorku.ca

Ken Rogers
Co-Director – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
416-736-2100 x77905