Combine your passion for the arts with a strong foundation in business skills. A bachelor’s degree in entertainment industry management from Dean College gives you the tools and experience to launch an exciting career in TV, film, music, sports, themed entertainment, event management and beyond. 

Program Overview

Entertainment Industry Management combines courses from the School of Business and the School of the Arts to prepare you for a management position in the worlds of entertainment, sports, and arts and culture.

Every course has a practical application. In classes you will learn core business skills including negotiations and marketing along with key knowledge involving venue management, media and arts law, and event planning. 

Beyond the Classroom

As an entertainment industry management major at Dean, you’ll have extensive opportunities to apply your skills and learn from working professionals, gaining hands-on experience at organizations like:

  • WGBH-TV, Boston
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Kraft Sports + Entertainment
  • Boston Ballet
  • and more!

Uniquely Dean

What makes our Entertainment Industry Management program best of breed? 

Degree Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree*

*The course listing below is based on the Bachelor's Degree program.

Entertainment Industry Management Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACCT 103 Financial Accounting 3
ECO 150 Principles of Economics 3
BUS 123 Foundations of Business 3
BUS 235 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 321 Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 325 Principles of Finance and Budgeting 3
BUS 337 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 341 Statistical Analysis and Decision Making 3
BUS 346 Negotiations 3
AMGT 101 Arts and Entertainment World 3
AMGT 102 Principles of Arts and Entertainment Management 3
AMGT/SMGT 203 Venue Management 3
AMGT 302 Event Planning 3
AMGT 317 or SMGT 405 Arts and Entertainment Law or Sport Law 3
HLS 226 Sport & Special Events Security Management 3
DCA 200 Internship Connections: Creating Your Plan 1
DCA 300 The Internship Experience 12
AMGT/BUS 405 Leading the Organization 3
AMGT/BUS 450 Senior Seminar 3
BUS 495 Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
Total Credits 67

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 3
ENG 112 Composition II 3
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals 3
MATH ELECTIVE Core Mathematics Elective 3
LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE Core Lab Science Elective 4
ARTS ELECTIVE Core Distribution Arts Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective 3
ENG 332 Strategic Writing for Managers 3
COM 327 Applied Professional Communication 3
ELE Upper-Division Liberal Arts Electives 9
Total Credits 43

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Open Electives 8
Total Credits 8

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2018-19