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MA in Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership

Learn to be an innovative arts administrator, nonprofit executive, or social entrepreneur with the Master of Arts-Business: Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership program at the Wisconsin School of Business.

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Be the Strategic Leader Community Organizations Need

Grow job-ready skills

Build on your creative skills and background to make a difference and prepare for a career. Develop a portfolio of strategic abilities rooted in business practice.

UW’s renowned expertise

Learn from experts at one of the only arts-focused programs within a U.S. business school—the Bolz Center for Arts Administration.

Applied learning placement or startup project

Make your passion a reality. Complete an applied learning placement with a top organization or launch a startup project.

Career Opportunities

Accepted offers within six months of graduation
—May ’23 graduates

Common job titles

Digital Marketing Manager
Social Media Strategy Consultant
Director of Development
Development & Education Associate
Artistic Director

Hiring companies

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Make an Impact in the Arts and Social Sectors

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  • Two semesters
  • Access a network of arts, nonprofit, and business leaders
  • Fuse arts training with business
  • Social enterprise curriculum
  • Personalized career coaching
  • Experiential learning projects

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Admissions & Tuition

Learn about the admissions process and tuition for the MA in Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership.

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Admissions Events

Strategize your application with our experienced admissions team at one of our admissions events.

Taeli Reistad
“I joined the program because I am a lifelong learner who is determined to push forward and improve myself and my understanding of the crucial intersection between the arts and business. I wanted to reinforce my extensive field experience with academically backed expertise so that I can continue to take charge, think creatively, and implement ideas.”
Taeli Reistad (MA ’21)

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