A dual degree in Art Business (MAAB) and the Drucker MBA prepares graduates for careers in the creative industries—including arts, entertainment, and other asset-driven sectors of the visual art world—while teaching them to navigate the complexities of the business world.

Our combination degree track prepares you to manage projects, to think critically and creatively, and to work with diverse and innovative people  within the dynamic and innovative local arts community and the vibrant creative hub that is Los Angeles. You’ll work alongside faculty and the Office of Career Development to discover a host of career opportunities in the arts or in a particular functional business area within an organization.

For more information on the Art Business and MBA programs:
MA Art Business
Drucker MBA

Program Highlights
  • The MAAB/MBA may be completed in two and one-half to three years. You have the option of a concentration in both degrees. Core courses are required by both programs.
  • Electives are shared in both programs, which decreases the number of required units, a benefit for the student in terms of cost and time.
  • The Art Business degree is taken on a full-time basis, while the MBA portion can be taken full- or part-time.

Program at a Glance

UNITS
MA in Art Business 36 units
Drucker MBA 48 units
TOTAL UNITS 84 units

COMPLETION TIME
2.5–3 years

COURSES BEGIN
Fall

DEGREE(S) AWARDED
MA in Art Business and MBA

Featured Courses

MGT 306
Business Analytics I

Introduces statistical methodology to think critically about real world issues, with specific application to problems of business and economics, including risk management, forecasting, optimization, and statistical inference.

MGT 321
Marketing Management

Examines the process of strategic marketing management and provides tools and methods to examine marketing environments, understand consumer and organizational buying behavior, develop and promote new products, manage existing products, and more.

ARTBUS 317
Finance & Accounting for Creative Industries

Explores basic rules governing the preparation of financial statements in the creative industries, the flexibility that exists within these rules, the possible incentives of management to make choices from within these rules.

ARTBUS 319
Economics of Strategy & Design Thinking

Employs business-related tenets of economics to generate a modern, consistent, formal framework for strategic decision making, addressing issues ranging from outsourcing to new product lines.

ARMGT 301
Legal Foundations for Creative Industries

Provides an overview of major art law and business topics, including the U.S. legal system, contracts, intellectual property, artist rights, authenticity and title, First Amendment, business structures, and business challenges.

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Nicholas Lopez

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7151 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)
E: nick.lopez@cgu.edu

Margo Cash

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-1186 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)
E: margo.cash2@cgu.edu