in Art market Management

Educational goals

Learn Art market

Available in initial or continuous training, the year of MBA concentrates the main pedagogical focuses of the Master in Art market management.
The programme allows you to master the major issues and the general functioning of the sector regarding its artistic, social and economical aspects.
The MBA course provides knowledge in the following areas:
  • Professional environnement of the art market.
  • Do’s and dont’s linked to artists’ recognition.
  • Commercialization of artworks and art objects.
  • Operational management and entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge of the legal, administrative, and financial tools proper to the industry.

The MBA in Art market Management prepares to jobs like : gallery manager, artists’ agent, broker in artworks and art objects, communication or marketing manager, events organizer (ancient or contemporary art fairs, exhibitions, etc.).

During the year, you will learn the necessary skills to carry out a professional project, which is the major element for your knowledge’s evaluation.

of the course
  1. A pedagogical programme in direct contact with the reality of the market, taught by professionals (gallery managers, auctioneers, experts, etc.)
  2. A tailored support which favors coaching, team work and tutoring.
  3. An individual support to help you define your future professional position.


  • In the context of initial training, hold a M2.
  • For the continuous training, access is conditioned by years of experience and/or previously obtained diploma.
  • The access to this degree is doable via the Validation of Prior Learning Assessment (VAE).


  • 1 year
ECTS credits
Non-binding informations
Programs' speakers

Not teachers



  • 8 950 €

For more details, download the price list.

The trades

Become Art Market Manager

You will manage an auction house, a decoration or antique store, a gallery, a museum, etc. 

Skills :

As Art Market manager, you will develop a double set of skills, both in art and management. You will know how to administratively, juridically and financially manage the business, as well as adopt an international marketing strategy.
You will know how to prospect and how to supply your business. You are able to do a diagnosis of an artwork, an expertise and to put conservation actions in place. You will know how to organize conferences on art history and how to create exhibitions.


Mobile and curious, the Art Market Manager likes to move from place to place. You visit artists’ workshops, and look for artworks. Intuitive, person of taste, you are interested in the evolution of trends, contemporary creation or heritage conservation.
You like history and its relation with artistic creation.
International, you speak several languages and are a regular guest to exhibitions.

The jobs

  • Artistic communication manager
  • Communication director
  • Development officer
  • Expert in Art
  • Galery manager
  • Patronage and investment manager

Artistic communication manager

In direct contact with the head of communication, you install all the communication projects in link with the different cultural and artistic demonstrations that you must put into light.

Double-check or write the press release, marketing operations, prints and web supports, etc.

Actually you're everywhere and without you, there would be no good information transmission.

Communication director

The communication director has for mission to promote the image of his company within its environment.

He defines its global communication strategy and drives its realization at national or international scale, in harmony with the general direction.

Development officer

Under direct authority of the executive board, you ensure an expertise and counseling mission, conceive or participate in projects conception and put in place the actions linked with an increased visibility of art market, be it via an antique shop or an auction house.

Clever and communicative, you are capable to adapt to all interlocutors to make the market and artwork issues you are representing evolve.

Expert in Art

You are here to authentificate objects and artworks.

You determine the nature, value, period, often the author. The value often depends on the quality of the conservation. You love precision and research, sometimes capital to confort your expertise and deliver a reliable estimate.

By becoming expert, you open a door of a world at the edge of science, art and investigation.

Galery manager

You participate in all activities of an art galery.

You are in charge of customer relationship, meaning the welcoming, the relations with the art market professionals (experts, auctioneer), sales advices.

You deal with the exhibitions' installation, the participation to national and international demonstrations. You keep an eye on the administrative functioning of the galery.

Patronage and investment manager

Multi-skilled, you help the patron and direct the project on all its aspects.

More and more current in France, your mission will be to chose projects to sustain in evaluating its potential for the company or institution that you represent.

It's up to you to establish the best strategy for your institution and for the patronage action you develop.

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