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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 at IESA - School of Arts and Culture provides essential knowledge of art history, the art market and collections management. 

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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.  

The courses 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.

Career opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We accept students onto a rolling basis however we strongly encourage applicants to contact us as soon as they can. Late applications may be accepted. 


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other 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.

Work experience

Work experience necessary for students who completed a B.A. in three years.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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