Entertainment Management Online provides news summaries, career profiles, and professional interviews created by Entertainment Management students at Missouri State University. EntertainmentManagementOnline.com serves as a resource center for both “seasoned” and “aspiring” entertainment management professionals. The news summaries are from trade publications such as: Billboard, Sports Business Journal, Meetings and Conventions, Successful Meetings, Special Events, Venues Today, Amusement Business, and Facility Manager. Dr. Philip Rothschild, director of entertainment management, and publisher of EntertainmentManagementOnline.com, has incorporated writing for the online magazine into the entertainment management curriculum. “My desire is for our entertainment management students to have a competitive advantage when they enter the entertainment industry marketplace. What I keep hearing from employers is ‘give me a graduate with a strong work ethic, experience, and an ability to communicate.’ If we can prepare students with a thorough grounding in business, provide them with opportunities for experience and networking, plus teach them how to write effectively for a professional audience, I have no doubt many more doors will be open for them upon graduation.”
About Entertainment Management Program
The Entertainment Management Degree is an undergraduate degree designed to prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry. As a major in the College of Business Administration (COBA), the Entertainment Management Degree is a comprehensive major – equipping students with a core body of business knowledge, in addition to specialized coursework and experience in the entertainment field. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, networking abilities, and opportunities to be a successful manager of entertainment venues, artists, events, or sport properties. Launched in the Fall of 1998, the Entertainment Management program has grown to over 350 majors and alumni.
About Entertainment Management Association
The Entertainment Management Association (EMA) is a professional association dedicated to creating opportunities for career development. EMA is open to any student interested in the entertainment field and provides a great way to meet other students interested in entertainment management. EMA sponsors activities that include:
- Expert and Panel Discussions
- Tours to Branson, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and more
- Networking Socials
- Experience in Events
EMA Mission Statement
The Entertainment Management Association at Missouri State University (MSU) is a student organization providing the opportunity for MSU students to gain experience, make contacts, and learn about the entertainment industry through tours, speakers, and special events.
EMA Vision Statement
We are here to expose all Missouri State University (MSU) students to the wide range of opportunities in the entertainment industry, which encompasses amusement parks, venues, music, special events, and sports. The entertainment industry is becoming an increasingly prominent part of today’s society and is shaping the way people spend their free time and money. The Entertainment Management Association feels that by serving MSU students and by acting as a gatekeeper to the entertainment industry, we can develop a more well-rounded and experienced student that is qualified to take on a professional position in the industry.
Our association is based on two main focuses: experience and networking. Experience is acquired mainly through volunteering to work at special events in the entertainment industry as well as putting on our own special events, such as concerts and other fundraisers. Networking is acquired through contact with the speakers brought in by the organization and by tours in local and regional entertainment venues. Our vision of helping to produce well-rounded and experienced students is based highly upon these focuses of experience and networking. Through volunteering, putting on events, bringing in speakers, and going on tours, every student involved with the Entertainment Management Association will come away with confidence in their abilities and knowledge of what it takes to work, and succeed in the entertainment industry.