As visionaries of the highest order, creative leaders blend strategic business acumen, management expertise and a design mindset to develop thriving enterprises. The SCAD creative business leadership program’s curriculum is tailored to this convergence of the creative sphere and the business world. Students merge entrepreneurship with design knowledge in a program that emphasizes strategic thinking, financial planning and effective management. Our graduates are thought leaders and entrepreneurs for the creative economy: empowered to spearhead the companies and events that advance the future of arts, culture, design, entertainment and more.
LEAD 701 From Agoras to Digital Markets: Fundamentals of Business Design
LIBA 705 Game Changers: 10,000 Years of Leadership
IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research
LEAD 720 Calculated Risk: Quantitative Insights for Business Innovation
LEAD 725 Influencers and Innovators: Characteristics of Transformative Leadership
LEAD 739 Funding Creative Businesses: Financial Strategies for Sustained Success
LEAD 746 Design the Future: Entrepreneurship Principles and Practice
LEAD 749 Leading Creative Businesses: M.A. Final Project
Select one of these three options:
PRO 580 SCADpro Collaboration
LEAD 779 Graduate Internship
500- to 700-level elective
Total course of study: 45 hours*
* At the time of admission, up to five additional graduate-level intensive courses may be assigned, bringing the student's required course of study to a total of 50 to 70 hours.