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Art History: Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
Art History: Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

MBA/MA or MFA

To support the University’s mission of advancing knowledge across disciplines and in recognition that business education and training has relevance to many academic fields, the Leeds School of Business and the Department of Art and Art History endorse a dual degree program in which both MBA and MA/MFA degrees are awarded.  This opportunity will appeal to students with career aspirations in gallery or museum management, or in starting entrepreneurial ventures combining their business and artistic talents. This three-year program offers students the opportunity to earn both degrees together in less time than if the degrees were earned sequential.

Admissions Process:
Students must apply to and meet the application requirements for each program separately. Admitted students spend their first year in one of the two programs, the second year in the other program, and the third year is a combination of the two. MA students are required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 30 hours of art history coursework. Both degrees must be awarded simutaneously.

Note: In preparation for the quantitative nature of the MBA program, Art & Art History students lacking a quantitative background are strongly advised to strengthen those skills prior to beginning the MBA program.

Residents of Western states, including Alaska and Hawaii, may be eligible for in-state tuition for this dual degree program. Please see the Western Regional Graduate Program information sheet (download the WRGP handout) at http://wrgp.wiche.edu/ or contact the Tuition Classification Officer in the Office of the Registrar at 303-492-0907; email: tuit.class@registrar.colorado.edu

Description of Curriculum
1. In preparation for the quantitative nature of the MBA program, AAH students are stronglyadvised to enroll in the following courses:

For preparation in mathematics:
• Math 1001 and Math 1300; or Econ 1078 and Econ 1088
For preparation in statistics:
• BCOR 2010, or Econ 3818

2. If a dual degree student starts in the Department of Art & Art History, he or she will enroll in a full load of AAH courses during his or her first year in the program, as described below:

A studio arts student will take 18 – 24 AAH hours as follows:
• One art history course and/or one Topics in Contemporary Art course
• One visiting artist seminar
• Two courses in his or her area of specialization in studio arts
• A graduate seminar in AAH

An art history student will enroll in the following courses:
• Theories of Art History (ARTH 6929)
• Two seminars in art history
• One art history course at the 6000 level
• One 3000-level or above course outside the AAH department
• Visiting scholar seminar

3. Dual degree students who start in the Department of Art & Art History will enroll in the following 31 credits of MBA courses during the second year in the program:

4. If a dual degree student starts his or her first year in the business school, the above two steps are reversed.

5. A dual degree student will enroll in a combination of AAH and MBA courses during the third year in the dual degree program, as described below:
MBA requirements to be taken during the 2nd and/or 3rd year (12 credits)
• Organizational Management requirement (3 credits). Choice of Managing Organizational Change,
Negotiation & Conflict Management, or Executive Leadership.
• 3 Business electives to complete a total of 43 MBA hours.

6. All remaining coursework required for MFA or MA degree will be taken during the third year.

Graduation Requirements:
1. Dual degree students in studio arts will be required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 45 hours of AAH
coursework.
2. Dual degree students in art history will be required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 30 hours of art history coursework.
3. Both degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
4. Dual degree students must maintain the academic and ethical standards required of both schools. Students in good standing in one school, but not the other, may be allowed to continue in the school in which they are in good standing.
5. Students who do not complete the dual degree program requirements (i.e., who withdraw for any reason from one of the two programs) will be required to meet the full requirements of the remaining program in which they are enrolled.

Admissions Process:
Students must apply to and meet the application requirements for each program separately. Note: In preparation for the quantitative nature of the MBA program, Art & Art History students lacking a quantitative background are strongly advised to strengthen those skills prior to beginning the MBA program:

For more information contact:

MBA/MFA Art & Art History Dual Degree
Alexei Bogdanov
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Art and Art History
Alexei.Bogdanov@colorado.edu
(303) 492-2419

Anne Sandoe
Director of MBA Programs
Leeds School of Business
Anne.Sandoe@colorado.edu
(303) 492-1832

If you would like to talk with one of our MBA admissions advisors, please call 303-492-8397 or email us at leesmba@colorado.edu to make an appointment.