Schulich’s Arts, Media & Entertainment Management program ranks in top five in North America

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The Schulich School of Business MBA specialization in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management has been named one of the five best programs in North America for launching careers in the entertainment and media industries.

Touch MBA, an international website dedicated to helping students find the right business schools to match their career goals, described Schulich’s Arts, Media & Entertainment Management program as being “robust” and having a “strong reputation,” noting that Toronto was also an entertainment industry “hot spot.”

In addition to Schulich, Touch MBA said UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, New York University’s Stern School of Business, USC’s Marshall Business School and Columbia Business School also offered top-calibre programs in media and entertainment.

“It’s gratifying to see the excellence of our program recognized,” said Joyce Zemans, co-director of the Arts, Media & Entertainment Management program.

The Schulich program, which was one of the first of its kind in the world, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. At a celebration gala held earlier this year to mark the anniversary, Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth said, “Our school’s very first MBA specialization in Arts, Media & Entertainment remains unique, drawing students from around the globe who come to Schulich solely because of the program’s world-renowned status.”

Alumni from the program have gone on to successful careers in arts and entertainment industries around the world. They include Laura Michalchyshyn, who co-founded Sundance Productions with Robert Redford, and Luc Déry, an Academy Award-nominated film producer and Genie Award winner.

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