In October 2016, Ashridge Business School is launching an exciting new MBA “breed” – the online Executive MBA for the Creative Industries.

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A new MBA to meet the challenges of the creative sector

Located so close London, one of the flourishing creative industries hubs, Ashridge has taken the opportunity to develop a new MBA programme that builds on the pedigree that school has in delivering an industry-relevant Executive MBA for the last 30 years and draws on the knowledge and expertise from the British creative industries. We have combined the best of both worlds with an aim to enable creative people to lead their own and the creativity of others in order to embrace the opportunities and speed of change in a dynamic business sector. 

Industry expertise, networking and knowledge

This qualification is uniquely supported by an Advisory Board of experienced senior professionals in the creative industries including from film, television, radio, publishing, advertising, fashion and many more. These professionals will be providing case studies, teaching and sharing their expertise to make this a lively and interactive qualification which is directly relevant to the creative industries. 

Creative role or creative organisation?

Do you consider yourself creative? We believe that creative people are not necessarily working in the creative industries but more often than not are found secretly changing the world in various creative roles in non-creative sectors. This qualification will be especially beneficial therefore by providing them with a perspective that no general MBA can offer. 

Online study and face-to-face residentials at Ashridge

An online MBA with three residential weeks at Ashridge and one abroad, this new specialist qualification takes the best of the triple-accredited Ashridge MBA and our state-of-the-art online learning platform, which enables you to study and network with your peers from any part of the world.

So whether you are a freelancer, mid-career professional, business owner or entrepreneur, whether you reside in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North or South America, we ask you to take a step back and ask yourself "Why not do things differently?". If you come up with a positive answer, we would encourage you to get in touch and explore how our brand new Executive MBA for the Creative Industries could benefit your career. 

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About Ashridge Business School

Established in 1959, Ashridge is a leading business school for working professionals with an international reputation for leadership development. It is in the 1% of business schools globally accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB; the UK, European and American accreditation bodies. Each year it works with over 6,000 managers from 850 organisations in 60 countries.

Watch this video featuring film producer David Puttnam, one of the Advisory Board members. “How an Executive MBA benefit creative industry professionals?”