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Business of Creative Enterprises, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Boston, MA, United States
Combine your creativity and your business savvy with the Business of Creative Enterprises program of Emerson College, one of the first majors of its kind in the US.
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About the Program

Before the film gets greenlit, the tour starts, the curtain goes up, or the board votes to break ground, there are scores of people who have nurtured, shaped, and developed the ideas that started it all. Emerson’s Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) major is for those people – the creatives with a prowess for business; the business minds with a passion for the art.

The Business of Creative Enterprises program of Emerson College is among the first of its kind in the nation. With us, you will train to join the ranks of executives, managers, thought leaders, and innovators shaping the world and how we all move in it. You will study finance, aesthetics, economics, collaboration, marketing, and more – both in the classroom and in the field – alongside students, faculty, and staff who share your passion.

Our students learn to develop strategies and programs, identify cultural trends, tap into new markets, analyze financial statements, and assess risk. They become experts at determining community impact and managing the balance between the art and the business, as well as the politics and the bottom line.

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. In the BCE program, 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses offered:
  • Creative Economy
  • Creative Collaboration Seminar
  • Business Fundamentals for the Creative Enterprise 
  • Developing an Aesthetic Sensibility through Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Marketing the Creative Enterprise
  • Strategic Management & Analytical Decision Making

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from each secondary school attended and should include courses taken and grades received in years.
  • A School Report must be completed by your secondary school counselor or another school official, and must be submitted along with an official, signed transcript from your high school.
  • The secondary school counselor evaluation should accompany the high school transcript and School Report.
  • A minimum of one official teacher evaluation from someone who has taught you in an academic subject.
  • We ask that all applicants submit first marking period (first quarter, midterm, first trimester) or mid-year (second quarter, first semester, second trimester) grades when they become available.
  • Testing and English Language Proficiency Requirement.
  • SAT or ACT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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