Arts and Entertainment Management, MBA

  • New York City
Associated College

Dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world.

Study the Business Side of Showbiz

In showbiz, understanding the business side of the arts and entertainment industry is crucial to survival. With an MBA from the Lubin School of Business, you’ll focus on the key success drivers for this dynamic, competitive industry and have the opportunity to take advantage of nearby major industry hubs in New York City including Broadway, broadcast networks, music corporations, film studios, non-profit organizations, and media companies. Be prepared to network, explore internship opportunities, gain hands-on-experience, and get an insider’s look at the entertainment industry.

Become a Virtuoso

  • Develop leadership and management expertise while exploring different facets of the arts and entertainment industry.
  • Blend creativity with acumen to develop a solid business foundation and the specialized skills needed for this field.
  • Learn from experts in the arts and entertainment industry and apply the knowledge to your sector of interest.

Arts and Entertainment Management Opportunities and Enriching Experiences

Our Arts and Entertainment Management MBA program prepares you to analyze and respond as a manager to the dynamic factors shaping the industry across the disciplines of marketing, finance, accounting, and management. You will learn how to lead, manage, and sustain media, television, and performing arts (dance, music, and theater) businesses. The cutting-edge curriculum is designed by faculty who are in-field experts from the media, Broadway, film, and dance industries. This degree program is one of very few around the nation—and the only one in New York City—that has a business school focus and is certified by AACSB, the premier accrediting organization for business schools around the world.

The program equips you to work behind the scenes in theater and dance companies, museums, contemporary and classical music organizations, art galleries, and television production firms. Given Pace’s New York City location, you will have the opportunity to see on- and off-Broadway shows, visit jazz venues and the headquarters of entertainment companies, attend music concerts, and do so much more.

Leverage the energy of New York City by joining student organizations such as the Arts and Entertainment Industry Network, connect with peers and alumni, and attend guest speaker events and employer spotlights.

Choose Your Career Path In Entertainment

Career Options For Arts And Entertainment Management Degrees

  • Agent for Artists, Performers, and Athletes
  • Artistic Director
  • Director of Patron Services
  • Donor Relations Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Manager of Artistic Outreach
  • Producer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Talent Manager

of all creative industry jobs in the United States are located within the New York City (Source: NYC Comptroller's Office 2019 Creative Economy Report)


of Lubin's class of 2023 master's graduates are employed or continuing their education or service (Source: Pace University Career Services)

76,000 alumni

launch your career with Lubin connections through our robust alumni network