MBA/MFA, M.B.A. | New York University | New York City, United States
36 months
82326 USD/year
82326 USD/year
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The MBA/MFA dual degree program from New York University gives aspiring film producers the knowledge to navigate the fast-changing landscape of film financing and filmmaking today.


The MBA/MFA dual degree program from New York University is a partnership between NYU Stern and the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at the Tisch School of the Arts. Designed to be the most comprehensive of its kind, harnessing the top faculty and resources of each school, the dual degree program produces highly employable individuals sought by major film studios, independent production companies and major television studios and networks.

The MBA/MFA program is designed to be completed over the course of three years, instead of the approximately four years that it would take to complete the MBA and MFA degrees independently. The first year of the program is spent at NYU Stern, the second year is spent at Kanbar, and the third year is split between the two programs.

The MBA/MFA program takes three years to complete, including two summers. Students spend the first year at Stern, the second year at Kanbar and the third year is split between the two schools. Both summers are spent completing degree requirements at Kanbar. 

Career Services

  • Students are encouraged to take advantage of all career counseling and placement services at both NYU Stern and Tisch throughout the dual degree program. However, please note that students pursuing careers in the entertainment sector typically follow a primarily self-directed career search, as media and entertainment firms have not traditionally recruited on campus.
  • In their first year, MBA/MFA students have access to Stern's Ignite program. Ignite consists of required and optional workshops, panel discussions, mini-courses, Q&A sessions, mock interviews, resume critiques and functionally-specific strategy groups. In the second year, students have access to career counseling and online tools at Stern. In their third year, students can participate in the on-campus recruiting program at Stern. It should be noted that since both summers are spent completing academic requirements at Kanbar, MBA/MFA students are not expected to pursue a summer internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Production Management
  • Core and MBA Electives
  • Thesis Work
  • MFA Electives
  • MBA Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


111 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for the MBA/MFA program, candidates must complete NYU Stern Dual Degree application as well as an application for Kanbar
  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT/GRE/EA Score
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement. 

Tuition Fee

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    82326 USD/year
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    82326 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 82326 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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