Business of Creative Enterprises (MA)

A Business Degree for Creatives

Emerson's online Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) MA program is designed for writers, designers, musicians, aspiring entrepreneurs, and artists looking to build a career on the business side of their creative industry. 

Whether your goal is to start your own company, earn a promotion, or gain management experience, you’ll learn fundamental business skills, from leadership and culture-building techniques, finance, strategic planning, marketing, and storytelling. As a student in our BCE program, you’ll reimagine a more equitable and empathetic approach to business and culture in the 21st century.

Career Paths for BCE Majors:

  • Advertising Director
  • Artist Representation (Agent, Manager)
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Publisher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Events Manager 
  • Fashion Merchandising Buyer
  • Film or Television Development Executive 
  • Nonprofit Development Officer
  • Social Media & Community Manager

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An alternative to a traditional MBA for creative-minded professionals

A business degree that looks at the world beyond the transaction

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No GRE requirements to apply

Our Business of Creative Enterprises program doesn’t require a GRE to apply

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100% Online Program

Earn your Master’s degree from anywhere with our online program

Why Emerson

Become a creative force at Emerson College, the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Emerson College draws independent minds from diverse backgrounds around the world, and our graduate programs offer a creative learning experience in flexible formats that enable you to advance your passion into an inspiring career.