With the publication of Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind which declared the MFA the new MBA, big and small businesses have turned more and more to artists’ and designers’ innovative thinking to solve business problems and contribute to the success and development of their products and services. In turn, art and design colleges have begun offering degree programs in business administration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. These programs ground the next generation of innovation leaders in an education immersed in an art and design environment and rooted in ethical, profit-driven, sustainability and systems thinking.


California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, , MN

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Zahra Al-harazi | CEO, Founder & Creative Director

Zahra Al-harazi | CEO, Founder & Creative Director

Zahra Al-harazi (ACAD 2006 B.Des) was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40, Business in Calgary’s “Leader of Tomorrow”, Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, and she has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to Canada and the RBC Top 25 Immigrants to Canada Award...