Professional Arts Management - MBA

What is the programme about?
This unique MBA (Masters of Business Administration) Professional Arts Management is a postgraduate degree awarded to students who have mastered the study of business applied to the Arts sector. The MBA degree is one of the most prestigious and sought after degrees corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). It provides graduates with the opportunity to develop their skills in managing, funding and leading an arts organisation. It is a career enhancing post-experience qualification designed for students who want to learn how to manage successful events, create comprehensive and practical business and marketing plans and organise relevant programmes that appeal to the Arts community.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts Level 8 in Culture and Heritage or Bachelor of Business Level 8 or equivalent. Graduates of other disciplines are required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the MBA programme. All applicants will be considered on a case-bycase basis. The department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/ or the applicant's performance in GMAT or equivalent.For non-native English speakers: IELTS (6.0) or equivalent is required.

Assessment Info

Exam information
Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable, be examined in early December 2019. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable, be examined in May 2020.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Leadership and Strategy
Strategic Business Finance
Research Methods
Corporate Governance
Strategic HR Management
Arts Entrepreneurship
Funding and the Arts
Marketing the Arts
Professional Arts Management Project


2 years part-time


CWX12 Masters in Professional Arts Management (MBA) WEXFORD Part-time 9 60 €7,400*

*Fees for ITC Major Award graduates only €5,500.

Post Course Info

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?
The programme will prepare students for various careers as well as in the Arts but also in Business.

Internationally recognised, an MBA equips students with knowledge that can be applied to a variety of real world business solutions. Within the Arts there are many opportunities for employment, such as: arts centres, museums, arts marketing, education, dance companies, disability arts organisations, tourism, arts councils, local authorities, art galleries, community arts and arts festivals.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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