MBA in Art Market Management


1 year cycle


In a nutshell

The Art Market Management MBA programme

  • 1-year programme
  • State-recognised diploma French level I (RNCP – published on the Official Journal on 27/08/2013)
  • Academic programme tuned with the professional world of the sector.

In Partnership with Ecole de Condé

This programme is associated with the “Cultural Heritage / Preservation and Restauration of artworks and art objects” section of the Ecole de Condé for the in-depth module “Art works and objects expertise”

The MBA year condensates the main educational axes of the Art Market Management Master’s programme. Training revolves around the conditions required to master the major challenges and the general functioning of this sector under the artistic, social and economic point of view.


The MBA programme enables to acquire knowledge in the following domains

  • Professional world of the art market industry
  • Customs and practices related to artists’ recognition
  • Marketing of artworks and art objects
  • Operational Management and entrepreneurship
  • Understanding of field-specific legal, administrative and financial tools

The academic pathway is articulated throughout the year and revolves around skills to be implemented with a view to the implementation of a professional project, which is the main tool for the evaluation of the mastery of competences.



Assets of the programme

  • Academic programme tuned with the professional world in the field, ensured by professionals, gallery owners, auctioneers, restorers, curators, experts working in courts, etc.
  • Personalised support and a programme prioritising coaching, group work, tutoring
  • Individual support to help students define their future professional positioning
  • Programme tuned with contemporary project management modes (digital, cooperative work, responsible management, entrepreneurship, etc.)

Throughout the year, English e-learing courses will reinforce language skills. After the programme, students can also sit the TOEIC exam, for a reference evaluation of their proficiency and understanding of the language.




  • In the framework of higher education: holding a Master’s Degree
  • For continuous education, access will also be determined by the years of experience and/or diplomas obtained


Language (English)

  • Proficiency in English is recommended


  • Accreditation of prior academic pathways possible, according to the student’s prior education
  • Accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) possible


 Courses ECTS
Arts, Culture and Society 8
Economy of Cultural Goods 6
Management Theory 2
Rights of artists and artworks and market law 6


Management tools 8
Art Market Management 4
Project methodology 4
Ancient and Vintage Objects 8
Authentication of artworks and art objects
Contemporary Arts and Artists


Professional project 8


Total 60
Language practice
English, or another language (1) 2


(1) if students have already attained a TOEIC level or if they are native speakers of English


Art Market Managers direct auction houses, antiques or decorative shops, art galleries, museums or art centres.

Thanks to the specialised pathway chosen by the student, the Art Market Management MBA programmes prepares to the professions of gallery owner, event organiser (ancient or contemporary art fairs), auctioneer (on condition of passing the national exam), specialised reporter, specialised press officer, artist agent, artworks and art objects broker.


Art Market Managers develop a two-sided competence in arts and commerce They are able to manage administratively, financially and legally, and to develop international marketing strategies. They are able to anticipate and acquire stock. They are able to diagnose and evaluate artworks and implement preservation actions.. They are able to organise conferences on art history and create exhibitions.


Mobile and curious , Art Market Managers enjoy travelling, visiting artists’ workshops and looking for artworks. Intuitive, equipped with a fine taste, they are interested in the development of trends. They like history and its relations with artistic creation. With an international approach, they can speak multiple languages and attend exhibitions regularly.