The creative industry is one of the largest segments of the domestic and global economy, and it is growing and moving at the speed of light. Companies that could not be imagined a decade ago have transformed from disruptors to industry titans. Emerson College’s undergraduate, global, and graduate Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) programs are for the creatives with a prowess for business—the business minds with a passion for the art. It’s for those who have shaped and developed the ideas that started it all. 

In our BCE programs, we teach you the art of business so that you graduate with the versatility to become a leader in this rapidly changing industry, and beyond. Our students learn to develop strategies and programs, identify cultural trends, tap into new markets, analyze financial statements, and assess risk. Ultimately, you will prepare to join the ranks of executives, managers, thought leaders, and innovators shaping the world.

Our robust offering of BCE programs includes:

Business of Creative Enterprises (BA)

Emerson’s undergraduate Business of Creative Enterprises major is among the nation’s first. In it, you will study with peers who have both a passion for the arts and a drive to gain expertise on the business side—in finance, promotion, management, and marketing. You’ll become an expert at balancing the creative with the business side of things.

Global BA in the Business of Creative Enterprises

In this dual degree program, you’ll spend the first two years of your undergraduate experience at Franklin University Switzerland in Lugano, taking liberal arts and foundation courses, and your final two years at Emerson’s Boston campus, completing a professional major in the Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE).

Business of Creative Enterprises (MA-Online)

Emerson’s online Business of Creative Enterprises graduate program is designed for artists looking to enter the business side of their creative industry. Whether you’re a trained musician, designer, actor, or writer, you’ll learn the fundamental business skills needed to transition your artistic background into a career in business in your creative field of choice.