MSc in Arts & Cultural Management

MSc Arts & Cultural Management

Entry level
4-year Bachelor degree (or 3-year with fast track)

RNCP Title
“Administrateur de projets culturels” level 7*

1 year, intakes in September and January

100% English


Tuition fees
between €18 900 and €22 250


This Master of Science in Management is designed for young graduates or professionals looking to develop specific skill sets applied to the arts & cultural management sector

Our Arts & Cultural Management program provides our students with 2 diplomas: an MSc from Paris School of Business and an MBA from IESA Arts&Culture.

This unique program is taught in partnership with IESA Arts&Culture, a leading European institution in arts management. Students will also take advantage of the vibrant cultural scene in Paris and in Europe.

*Titre de Administrateur de projets culturels délivré par IESA Arts & Culture, NSF 310m, niveau 7 enregistré au RNCP sous le numéro 36701 par décision du Directeur Général de France Compétences du 20/07/2022

Ambition of the specialization

This program lead students to bring their passions to life, explore their creative side and become a concrete part of the world of Art and Culture. 

Core teaching weaves together a range of different approaches applied to the cultural industries:

  • high-level business management,
  • creative entrepreneurship,
  • art and culture fundraising,
  • event management, curatorial practice,
  • and creative marketing.

Professional studies are underpinned by courses on the history and business of art since 1860.


Our hands-on approach to learning allows student to build and curate an artistic project in small groups.

This long-term project allows students to gain confidence in negotiating contracts, financing and cash-flow management, event management, art handling, exhibition design, communication, and audience outreach.

MSc Arts & Cultural Management élèves PSB

Competency targets


The professional certification (or RNCP title) prepared by the Paris School of Business Master of Science in Arts & Cultural Management is made up of skill blocks. To validate their diploma and obtain the associated RNCP title, students must validate each of the skill blocks in the required qualification framework.

If the student does not validate all the blocks required to obtain the professional certification, but does validate all the skills relating to a block, each of these skill blocks will be acquired definitively.

1. Design and create artistic concepts/ projects

2. Manage the administrative, financial, and legal aspects of a structure or cultural platform

3. Create the marketing and communication strategy plans for the project and design and carry out an audience development strategy

 Manage relations with partners and collaborators on the project.

This program does not offer bridges or equivalence with other training. 

However, full or partial certification is possible (see the RNCP title sheet).

In addition, professional experience may lead to a validation of acquired experience (VAE) upon request sent by e-mail to: 

For more information on the VAE process at PSB, please consult the following page:

Head of specialization’s word

Cynthia Cervantes

"This program is designed to empower young professionals with critical understanding of cultural strategies, management and leadership skills in order to thrive in the arts industries.»

Head of the MSc Arts & Cultural Management


Nationalities on the campus


Associate professors



*Paris Business School figures 2023

Program description

The program provides a unique space for students who are passionate about arts and culture to develop the business knowledge and skills to lead arts and culture organizations effectively and responsibly.

Via this multidisciplinary approach, students develop transversal arts and management skills, including fundraising and financial strategy, events management, Human Resource management, and creative marketing, audience outreach and mediation.

Gaining first-hand experience is a key component of the MSc program, and thanks to the school’s excellent location in Paris, the city becomes a classroom!

Students also participate in multiple professional activities and visits in other EU cities in order to gain in-depth knowledge of the European arts and cultural markets.

They experience total immersion in the arts and cultural industries thanks to business activities, learn first-hand from experts and industry leaders during company visits and expand your professional network.

Key Points:

 Full immersion in the art and culture industry through multiple business study tours and partnership with IESA Arts&Culture

 Paris, one of the top arts and cultural capitals of the world

 100% in English

The hourly course volume for this year is 525 hours for applicants with a 4-year Bachelor and 705 hours for applicants with a 3-year bachelor.

Assessment methodology

Tests are organized to validate the knowledge and skills required to obtain the Paris School of Business MSc Arts & Cultural Management.

The organization of the validation of the competences of the referential is articulated around the following modalities:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Case studies
  • Professional simulation exercises in a roleplay format
  • Corporate case studies made available via a digital platform in the form of a business game
  • Artistic projects in groups
  • Presentations, reports, and individual exams in front of a professional jury
  • Written and oral assessments

Current school year: 2023-2024

Admission to the MSc Arts & Cultural Management program

To be admitted onto the MSc Arts & Cultural Management program, candidates have to go through an examination procedure

The first step is screening by the Admissions Jury of:


 Covering letter

 Undergraduate degree and transcripts


 TOEFL/IELTS results

 Letter of recommendation

 Application fee

Then, the Dean of the program will interview eligible candidates and the Admissions Jury will communicate the admission result 1-3 weeks after the interview stage.

 Applicants must hold a 4-year Bachelor degree.

 An option for holders of a 3-year degree requires the acquisition of extra credits via a 4-month fast-track program.

Personalized support

We provide personalized support for people with disabilities as well as for athletes, artists and entrepreneurs.

To learn more, please visit our dedicated page.

Results indicators 2022


graduates over the period 2018-20


number of students in employment work in France in the 6 months following graduation


number of students in employment work abroad in the 6 months following graduation


of the students employed 6 months after graduation are on unlimited-term contracts and primarily have managerial status (60%)


of students in professional activity created business


of success rate for the 2020 class

Drop-out rate during training: 6,98%

Career opportunities

Our goal is to provide students with the management and strategic thinking skills needed to succeed in this constantly evolving field.

This will enable them to meet the need for creative leaders in artistic agencies, culture networks, etc. Potential career opportunities include:

  • Art Expert
  • Artist Management
  • Artistic Director
  • Exhibition Curator
  • Event Manager

Tuition fees


The standard duration of the program is one year requiring the candidate to obtain 90 ECTS.

However, if the candidate is admitted with a 3-years Bachelor degree, he or she needs to attend the 4-month fast track program in addition to the 1-year program (90 + 30 = 120 ECTS).

The tuition fees of the MSc program depend on the entry level. ECTS: 90 (4-year Bachelor applicants), 120 (3-year + fast track applicants)

  • Applicants with a 4-year bachelor: €18 900 (90 ECTS)
  • Applicants with a 3-year bachelor: €22 250 (120 ECTS)



For any questions regarding the MSc Arts & Cultural Management Program, please contact the Admissions Department.


Admission Officer MSc Program


Kristen GORDON
MSc Arts & Cultural Management

I chose this program because it’s one of the few Masters focusing on arts. I saw the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge in this area. The program offers courses and seminars allowing students to meet industry professionals and personally, which has helped me in my career.

This MSc gave me the tools and connections needed to achieve my dream of creating my own cultural motion design company: Movies in Motion. The project is iPad-based, via which people immerge themselves in the city like in a treasure hunt. These guided tours are a fun combination of technologies, videos, and games. Those tours are specially conceived to create funny educative experiences, easy to reach and meaningful.

Accréditations MSc PSB

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