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MBA/MFA

Degree Requirements 

MBA Program Outline 
Required Core6
Menu Core15-21
Professional Responsibility1.5
Required Courses7.5
Elective Courses15-21
Total51
  
MFA Program Outline  
Core Courses46
Elective Courses14
Total60


Program Sequence

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

First Year

MBA Core (15) & H68.2007 Introduction to Production Management (2)

MBA Menu Core & Electives (15 - 18)

MFA Courses (10)

Second Year

MFA Core (16)

MFA Core (18)

MFA Thesis Work

Third Year

MBA Electives & MFA Core (12.5 - 15.5)

MFA Core & Electives (18) & Professional Responsibility (1.5)

 

Total credits required to complete both degrees = 111

MBA/MFA Sample Schedule - 111 total credits

 

First Year (Stern)

Modules

Courses

Credits


Fall-REGISTER @ STERN
September – December
(17 credits)
 

Business Writing Proficiency (summer)
Launch
Team Communication
 COR1-GB.1305 Statistics & Data Analysis
COR1-GB.1306 Financial Accounting & Reporting

Menu core courses**:
COR1-GB.2301 Strategy
COR1-GB.1303 Firms & Markets
COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance

GFMTV-GT.2007 Introduction to Production Management


0
0
0
3
3


3
3
3
 
2


Spring-REGISTER @ STERN
February – May
(15-18 credits)
 
 

Menu core courses**:
COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance
COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management (formerly Competitive Advantage from Operations)
COR1-GB.2303 The Global Economy
COR1-GB.1302 Leadership in Organizations
MKTG-GB.2119 Entertainment & Media Industries
MBA1 Elective
MKTG-GB.2313 Craft & Commerce of Cinema*

(*highly recommended but not required. If not taking this course, then total credits should equal 15)



3

3
3
3
1.5
3
3


Summer-REGISTER @ TISCH
May – August
(10 credits)

FMTV-GT.2043 Sight & Sound: Filmmaking
FMTV-GT.2084 Script Analysis

 

 

Second Year (Tisch)

Modules
Courses
Credits

 
Fall - REGISTER @ TISCH
September – December
(16 credits)

H68.2103 Producing the Short Narrative Film
H68.2134 Directing
GFMTV-GT.2085 Fundamentals of Screenwriting I
H68.2169 Narrative Sound
H68.2116 Cinematography: Studio Lighting I
H68.2101 Narrative Ending
GFMTV-GT.2125 Aesthetics: Narrative Film Style


2
3
3
2
2
2
2


Spring-REGISTER @ TISCH
February – May
(18 credits)

GFMTV-GT.2008 Festivals, Marketing & Financing the
Short Film
GFMTV-GT.2137 Directing, Master Class
GFMTV-GT.2104 Financing and Producing the Independent Feature
GFMTV-GT.2247 Directing Projects
GFMTV-GT.2236 Entertainment Business Law
GFMTV-GT.2170 Post-Production Sound


2

6
2
4
2
2


Summer-REGISTER @ TISCH
May – August
(0 credits)

The second summer will be spent at the Kanbar Institute producing films related to fulfilling thesis requirements.

 

 

Third Year (Tisch/Stern)

Modules

Courses

Credits


Fall-REGISTER @ STERN
September – December
(12.5 - 15.5 credits)

MBA2 Electives & MFA Core
 

12.5 - 15.5


Spring-REGISTER @ TISCH
February – May
(19.5 credits)

MBA2 Electives & Kanbar Electives
COR2-GB.3101 Professional Responsibility

18
1.5
 

 

 

 


**MENU CORE BREAKDOWN: Students are required to take at least five of seven Menu Core courses
(we recommend taking all seven Menu Core courses)

In Fall Students take
(15 total credits)

COR1-GB.1305 Statistics & Data Analysis
COR1-GB.1306 Financial Accounting & Reporting

Choose THREE of the following five menu core courses:

COR1-GB.2301 Strategy (Fall only)
COR1-GB.1303 Firms & Markets (Fall only)
 COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance
 COR1-GB.2310 Marketing
 COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management (formerly Competitive Advantage from Operations)


3
3



3
3
3
3

3


In Spring students take
(15 total credits)

Choose at least TWO of the remaining five menu core courses:

 COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance
 COR1-GB.2310 Marketing
 COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management (formerly Competitive Advantage from Operations)
 COR1-GB.2303 The Global Economy (Spring only)
 COR1-GB.1302 Leadership in Organizations (Spring only)
MBA1 Elective(s)




3
3

3
3

3
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