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  • 12 months
A professional course for those who aim to work as art consultants or in private collections, foundations or public institutions this Art Collecting Management programme offered by IESA - School of Arts and Culture provides essential knowledge of art history, the art market and collections management. 


Increasingly the private collector and museum are playing a more important part in the cultural landscape of the global art world. The innovative IESA - School of Arts and Culture MBA in Art Collecting Management has been devised to provide students with the art historical knowledge, business skills and curatorial experience to work as consultants to collectors; in arts management or art market consultancy; or to work in private collections or private museums. 

Taught by an international team of academics and professionals, the programme provides the tools by which students can gain a deeper understanding of the international, global art world in which collectors move today. 

Two tracks are offered: one focusing on contemporary art, the other on the old master market of fine and decorative arts.  

Career opportunities

  • Art advisor
  • Consultant
  • Wealth management or investment advisor
  • Curator
  • Exhibition organiser
  • Client services

Programme Structure

The course combines academic studies with on-site visits and discussions with professionals. Two study trips form part of the course curriculum. Students are encouraged and helped to find internships after the summer trimester so that they learn about the complexities of the art market from within.

Courses included:

  • History of Art –option of either contemporary or old masterworks of art
  • History of the Art Market I:
  • Structures and Economics of the Art Market
  • Creating value for the collector
  • Psychology of the collector
  • Collections Management I: The collection, its presentation and its audiences 
  •  Finance
  • Marketing and Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We accept students onto a rolling basis however we strongly encourage applicants to contact us as soon as they can. Applications are considered until July 1st. Late applications may be accepted. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Candidates must have obtained a 4 year undergraduate degree (B.A., B.Sc. or equivalent).  Students with a 3 year BA degree can be admitted to the 16-month program.
  • Students in their final undergraduate year may apply for admission and will be required to provide proof of graduation prior to full registration.
  • 1 year work experience necessary for students who completed a B.A. in three years.
  • English proficiency IELTS 6.0 required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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