A dual degree in Arts Management (MAAM) 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 Arts Management and MBA programs:
MA Arts Management
Drucker MBA

Program Highlights
  • The MAAM/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 Arts Management degree is taken on a full-time basis, while the MBA portion can be taken full- or part-time.

Program at a Glance

84 units
MA in Arts Management: 36 units
Drucker MBA: 48 units

2.5–3 years

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring

MA in Arts Management, 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.

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.

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.

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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Matthew Gold

Associate Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7498 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)
E: matthew.gold@cgu.edu

Jill Steggall

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-1186
E: jill.steggall2@cgu.edu