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Professional Arts Management MBA

What is this programme about?
This unique MBA (Masters of Business Administration) applied to Professional Arts Management is a postgraduate degree that is 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 and Arts Organisation. It is a career enhancing post-experience qualification designed for students who want to learn how to manage successful events, create business and marketing plans that work in real world and organise relevant programmes that appeal to the Arts community.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Bachelor of Business Level 8 or equivalent. Other Level 8 graduates require a Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 or equivalent. All applicants will be considered on a case-by- case basis. Lifelong Learning requires the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant’s performance in GMAT or equivalent.


2 years. 2 nights per week 7.00pm - 10.00pm.

Number of credits

NFQ LEVEl 9 (90 ECTS Credits)

Careers or further progression

What are my career options?
The programme will prepare students for various careers not only 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 options: arts centres; museums; arts marketing; education; dance companies; disability arts organisations; tourism; arts council; local authorities; art galleries; community arts; arts festivals.

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Rathnew, County Wicklow
Tel: 0404 67125

Subjects taught

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


Exam Information
Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable be examined in week beginning 12th December 2016. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable be examined in May 2017.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 19th August 2016

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 26th August 2016

Course fee

FEES FOR 2016-17 €3,700 per year

Enrolment and start dates

STARTING DATE September 2016

Registration / Orientation Saturday 10th September 2016

Courses Commence
Monday 12th September 2016

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