March 4, 2015

Claremont Graduate University announces creation of new Center for Management in the Creative Industries

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) announced today the creation of a new Center for Management in the Creative Industries, or “CMCI,” which will combine CGU’s current art business and arts management programs into one single center for graduate business and management education dedicated to the creative industries.

A collaboration between Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management, School of Arts and Humanities, and Getty Leadership Institute, the Center for Management in the Creative Industries brings together core values and a unique philosophy about leadership and management in the arts. Convening key partners, distinguished faculty, and industry professionals, the CMCI provides management education and privileged access to students who aspire to success in the creative fields – as makers, producers and leaders.

“The creation of the CMCI marks the next phase of the Drucker School’s focus on management challenges and opportunities that are specific to the creative industries and the creative economy more generally,” said Larry Crosby, dean of the Drucker School of Management. “By combining the expertise at the Drucker School, the Getty Leadership Institute, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and our colleagues at CGU’s School of Arts and Humanities, the CMCI offers something unique in the fields of business, management, leadership, and creative enterprise.”

Patricia Easton, professor of philosophy and co-director of the Transdisciplinary Studies program at CGU said, “In combining art business and arts management, two of our transdisciplinary degree programs, the CMCI is only the most recent demonstration of CGU’s ongoing commitment to inter- and transdisciplinary intellectual research and practice. With the CMCI we have a framework to take the lead in providing an elite managerial and leadership education to students passionate about the creative industries, and to develop further cutting-edge curriculum and programs for the benefit of the entire Claremont academic community.”

Jonathan T. D. Neil, director of the CMCI, said, “Los Angeles is no longer a second-city to New York when it comes to the arts and its supporting institutions, be they civic or commercial. The rest of the United States, if not the world, is quickly recognizing that there is more than just one creative industry here, and the CMCI is the logical outcome of that recognition.”

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About Claremont Graduate University

Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges. Its five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems affecting the world. A Southern California-based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.

About the Drucker School of Management

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management offers a variety of professional degrees, including MBA, PMBA, EMBA, and the MS in Financial Engineering. It has expanded the traditional path in business education by offering innovative programs, such as the MA in Arts Management, an MA in Politics, Business, and Economics, and its focus on management for creative industries. Named for the father of modern business management education and world-renowned author and consultant, Peter Drucker, and accomplished global business leader and philanthropist, Masatoshi Ito, the school produces graduates who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to make a difference.

About the Getty Leadership Institute

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI) is dedicated to advancing thoughtful leadership in the museum field. GLI offers executive education programs, special events, and an online forum to help forward-thinking museum professionals develop their knowledge and skills in order to manage change and forge success.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the Graduate School of Art and its Markets with campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, as well as a range of Online course offerings. Originally conceived as a training program for connoisseurship by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute has pioneered the education of arts professionals and is today one of the most prestigious degree-granting institutions of its kind. The Institute has more than 6,000 alumni worldwide who hold top positions in all facets of the international art world. For more information please visit Sotheby’s Institute of Art is a division of Cambridge Information Group: