Business of Entertainment Association

Become part of our vibrant community.


USC has a long and storied history of producing business leaders in all entertainment industry segments, from Film to TV, Music to Gaming, Traditional Media to Digital. With the best alumni network in Los Angeles, relationships with the most successful firms in the field, and student-members with a variety of firsthand experience, BEA is an unparalleled resource for MBA students interested in working in media and entertainment.

Signature Programming

Industry Panels and Learning Sessions

BEA members have access to numerous panels, mixers, and networking opportunities that feature current leaders in the music, sports, live entertainment, gaming, film/TV, technology, traditional media, and digital media industries.

Sundance Film Festival

Four-day trek to network with industry insiders, party with your BEA friends, and scope out next year's Oscar favorites at America's biggest independent film festival.

Studio Treks and Days-on-the-Job

BEA members go behind the scenes and learn about the company culture and career opportunities at premier entertainment companies. Past companies include AEG, UTA, FOX Entertainment/MarVista/Tubi.

Case Competitions

We host, collaborate with others (MBA Sports Business Alliance), and compete elsewhere (i.e. Paramount, MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference) to tackle real industry problems with implementable solutions.

Super Saturday/Career Prep

Our signature career prep event where students get peer and alumni feedback on resumes and cover letters, as well as one-on-one interview practice with alumni in their desired industry or role.

Marshall Mentorship Program

One of the most valuable resources for BEA members is access to our Marshall classmates and learning from their experience navigating the entertainment industry.