Columbia College Chicago

Business and Entrepreneurship

Columbia College Chicago offers master's degree and graduate certificate programs in the arts, media, education, the business of the arts, and the application of the arts to healing. Students pursue advanced study in small, selective programs that are grounded in history and theory and shaped by the trends of contemporary practice. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, students prepare to advance their careers, shape the future of their disciplines, and affect meaningful change in their communities.

Graduate Programs

For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the catalog.

Master of Arts Management


Arts organizations and entertainment businesses need entrepreneurial and strategic leaders. You’ll build upon your passion for the arts and entertainment by studying under successful working artists and arts managers to develop the skills you need to launch or manage for-profit or not-for-profit arts organizations. Along with learning the business, financial and marketing aspects of management, you’ll gain hands-on experience specific to your interests.

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