MBA in Arts & Cultural Management

 MBA in Arts & Cultural Management
Art & Culture
1 year
Program name
MBA in Arts & Cultural Management
Tuition Fees
18 000 euros
Program period
Full degree programs
Degree accreditation

Degree: Professional Master's degree from IESA: Titre 1 Degree recognized by the French governement. Double degree: MSc in Arts & Cultural Management from PSB - Paris School of Business


Students interested in Arts Management benefit from Paris' unique position in the world:

  • Strong academic learning is made relevant through professional visits and exploratory field trips.
  • Visiting professors and guest speakers from the industry share their knowledge with students, providing  invaluable understanding of the theory and practice of the art and performing arts sectors.
  • Students also have the opportunity to participate in cultural projects.

Learning is particularly dynamic and interactive: syllabi clarify the body of knowledge to be mastered, while reference textbooks facilitate student preparation and home-learning.

Our experienced international faculty brings academic and professional learning to life, while utilizing cutting-edge teaching methods.


This intensive twelve-month program is designed to develop students’ understanding of the art and performing arts sectors, while developing their professional skills in arts management and business, in order to become future managers of arts and cultural institutions and future entrepreneurs in the cultural industries.  Throughout the year, students develop a professional project that they present in front of a jury, in validation of the Titre I diploma. 

1st trimester (September – December): 

Core courses: Marketing management; International Business; Strategic Management; Finance Management; Digital Business; Project training

Online course

  • Performing arts track: History of Performing Arts
  • Arts track: Art history: Realism to 1945

Intensive January session: 

Common courses: Research methodology; Business game; Leadership management; Computing software seminar; Career seminar

2nd trimester (February – May): Online Course

  • Performing arts track: Cultural Economics, Event Management; Performing Arts Production, Performing Arts Management; Cultural Industries and Creative Entrepreneurship;  Cultural Policy & Heritage Management; Legal Environment of Business Applied to the Arts, Project training
    • Elective: Organizing a Film Festival
  • Arts track: Museum Law; Intellectual Property Law and Legal Environment of the Arts: Economics of the Art Market; Corporate Social Responsiblity and Financing Cultural Projects; Art History: 1945 to date; Curating Exhibitions; Mounting Exhibitions, Project training
    • Elective: Sociology of Arts & Culture; History of the Decorative Arts

3rd trimester (May – September): Internship, develop thesis and professional project.

Job opportunities

Students with an MBA in Arts & Cultural Management have gone on to work in many different fields such as:


Museum Manager, Auctioneer, Antique Dealer, Art Expert, Gallery Manager, Contemporary Art Advisor, Art Dealer, Artist Agent, Art Finance Expert, Cultural Heritage Manager, Exhibition Curator, Cultural Tourism Advisor, Performing Arts Event Coordinator, Artistic Director, Cultural Institution Manager, Theater Producer, Festival Coordinator, Event Producer.

Admission requirements

In order to apply for this MBA program:

  • Candidates must have obtained an undergraduate degree (B.A. , B.Sc. , or equivalent).Students in their final undergraduate year may apply for admisiion and will be required to provide proof of graduation prior to full registration.
  • Work experience is preferred but not obligatory for admission.
  • English proficiency IELTS 6.0 required
Admission process

To apply:     

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Students will be requested to send the necessary documents later on in the admission process (like the application form filled and signed, copy of highest degree completed, copy of passport, short resume...)

 In addition, Candidates are required to pass an interview, the interviews are conducted in English by telephone or Skype.


Candidates will receive the Admission board’s decision by post and by email. Upon admission, each candidate receives an acceptance letter.