Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Master of Arts Management


5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MAM, Master of Arts Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Arts and cultural institutions need leaders who are as passionate as the artists and audiences they support. These organizations face unique challenges in the digital age, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management (MAM) program prepares students to face those challenges and ensure that the arts continue to thrive. Combining the renowned interdisciplinary and creative power of CMU's College of Fine Arts with the analytical expertise of Heinz College, the MAM program positions graduates to be arts managers who can lead organizations at the highest level and have lasting impact on the communities they serve.

Our innovative approach centers on the intersection of people, policy, and technology with an arts focus. Courses in analytics and quantitative management—alongside many exciting opportunities for industry-centered experiential learning—will train you to navigate the rapidly changing cultural economy of the 21st century. You will emerge from the MAM program with a coveted skillset that arts organizations need and eagerly seek. Nowhere else will you find this type of skills-based, future-facing, tech-driven approach to arts management education. Nowhere else will you find this level of impact.

MAM is the ideal fit for students with a passion for the arts who wish to ensure the strength of artistic and cultural institutions, using effective quantitative management techniques to weather the complex technological, social, and political changes affecting the industry.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

Language Proficiency. All applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is NOT English must submit a test score from the TOEFL (25 in each section) or IELTS (minimum score of 7). The only exceptions are for students who have worked or studied for five or more years in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and/or Zambia.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 24800 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 24800 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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