Unlock Your Potential: Explore the Graduate Programs in Business and Entrepreneurship!

Embark on a journey of innovation and leadership with Columbia College Chicago’s dynamic graduate programs in Business and Entrepreneurship. Our commitment to fostering creativity and business acumen prepares students for success in today’s rapidly evolving industries. With applications accepted on a rolling basis, now is the perfect time to delve into our immersive programs tailored to your career aspirations.


Columbia College Chicago’s two-year Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management (MAM) program is specifically designed for arts and entertainment professionals who know their professional success requires them to refine or enhance their knowledge of for-profit and nonprofit management. Students will bolster their financial, legal, and organizational skills, as well as their ability to develop strategic concepts within an arts and entertainment context. Graduates of the program go on to lead organizations in live performance, music business, theatre, marketing, visual arts, public engagement, and community service.

In this selective arts administration graduate program, you’ll study in a team environment with colleagues from around the world, building relationships that will set the foundation for your professional network. You’ll receive individual attention from our renowned faculty of successful arts administrators and working artists. You’ll gain real-life experience in project-based classes centering on artistic disciplines including: gallery management; music recording, publishing, and distribution; media production; live events management; fundraising; and artist management.

Time to degree: two years (48 credits)
Part-time options available




Columbia College Chicago’s one-year graduate program in entrepreneurship will help you develop your business idea into a creative venture. You’ll gain practical entrepreneurial skills to lead and innovate in the creative industries.

The program is a good fit for students who have entrepreneurial aspirations or interests in fields such as art, design, fashion, film, games, music, performing arts, and media. Whether you dream of opening your own theatre company or art gallery, launching a nonprofit for community artists, or developing an app for game designers, you’ll find the tools and guidance you need to get your idea off the ground.

Previous students have planned ventures in film, music, fashion, artificial intelligence, technology, visual arts, and more.


Time to degree: one year (30 credits)
Part-time options available