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There are many options for those who wish to pursue an advanced degree. An MBA will provide students with the education and background necessary to stay ahead of the competition.

Just what is an MBA in Arts Management? This is a broad category that includes a wide variety of potential careers. Students interested in working with the arts often pursue a Master in Business Administration in this field. This degree qualifies graduates to oversee many aspects of arts organizations such as theaters, dance companies, orchestras, museums, arts education organizations and non-profits dedicated to arts funding. Many see this degree as a way to connect their passion for art with their livelihoods. As cultural organizations around the globe expand, so too will the demand for trained administrators.

Most programs in arts management provide broad executive training, including essential skills and techniques for running a successful operation, such as fundraising, planning, staffing, event booking, finance and marketing. Students are often able to focus their studies on a particular industry, with both research and practice elements to reinforce their learning. This hands-on training gives graduates the familiarity they need to compete in a marketplace where practical experience is highly valued.

The cost for an MBA in Arts Management can vary depending on the school to which a student applies, and programs typically take from one to two years to complete. Some institutions may offer scholarships and financial aid to qualified candidates.

An advanced degree in arts administration can take graduates in many possible directions. Graduates are often recruited for a broad spectrum of positions worldwide, including Development Director, Marketing Manager, Arts Administrator, Creative Director, Financial Manager, Community Outreach Director, Arts Education Specialist and Public Relations Coordinator. In many cities, openings for arts administration specialists are increasing, as cultural organizations grow in size and number.

Many colleges and universities offer MBA in Arts Management degrees, both in a traditional classroom setting and online. Some also offer them in conjunction with other related fields of study. The requirements and curricula can vary greatly, so interested students should compare programs to ensure a good match. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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