The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management has partnered with UNM’s Department of Film & Digital Arts to provide a new MBA pathway focused on film and digital arts starting August 2022. The MBA for Professionals program, which also enables early career professionals to pursue a track in education, health care, finance and general management, accepting applications for Fall 2022 by the June 1 deadline.
Students admitted to the new film and digital arts pathway will complete the Anderson MBA for Professionals course along with 12 credit hours from UNM’s Department of Film & Digital Arts, including an immersive 10-day experience working on the summer production, “The Show.” Other film and digital arts courses will cover Film and New Media Business and Law, Film History, Horror Film, Alfred Hitchcock and Topics in Production.
James Stone, chair of UNM’s Department of Film & Digital Arts, commented, “By working on The Show—our large-scale live filmmaking class—MBA students will participate in and understand how a film set works. They will gain practical knowledge of the film industry which will give them a significant advantage in the business world.”
The MBA Program for Professionals is a part-time evening program designed for working professionals with one year or more work experience. Students will be able to progress through the program at their chosen pace, focusing on one or two courses during each cycle. Coaching from industry professionals is an integral part of this programme. Coaches provide mentorship and group mentorship, helping students link the business curriculum to their career goals in each professional path.
“Anderson provides the business fundamentals and hands-on learning experience that is essential for emerging leaders in film and digital media,” said Mitzi Montoya, dean of the Anderson School. “New Mexico continues to be one of the most competitive states for film and TV production. This creative partnership with the UNM College of Fine Arts will allow us to develop the leadership talent needed to support the continued growth of this industry in New Mexico.”