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Mastering the Business of Entertainment

This specialized MBA program will help students quickly advance their careers, establish themselves as entrepreneurs, and thrive in the ever-changing entertainment and media industries.

The MBA program is designed for people who want to bolster their music and cinematic arts training with business principles, as well as those who are launching their own entertainment or media business. 

Condensed Timeframe

While similar programs require two years of study, IC’s MBA in Entertainment and Media Management allows students to earn the degree in eleven months, while also gaining valuable industry experience and networking opportunities. The condensed timeframe also reduces the cost of the degree significantly when compared to other specialized MBA programs in entertainment and media. 

The engaging curriculum will cover the business of entertainment, entrepreneurship, law, management, negotiation, leadership, marketing, economics and accounting, organizational structure and more. 

Experiential Learning

The MBA program’s robust experiential component includes running a multimedia production company, which will allow students to seek licensing deals, develop artists, produce film & TV projects, and help organize live productions. IC’s partnerships in entertainment and media will ensure that leading industry professionals will engage with students not only in the classroom but also in professional work environments. Students will broaden their career network through activities such as traveling to major industry conferences for film, music, video, and live events.

Ithaca College's Professional Network

Ithaca College’s deep and diverse network of creative professionals and business executives in film, television, music, theatre, and digital media provide insight and feedback on the curriculum, as well as guidance to our students.