Master in Cultural Management | Part-Time

Join the management in a cultural institution

The Master in Cultural Management of the International Graduate Center is aimed at graduates from various disciplines who are active in the cultural field or seek a career in this field. The first scientific qualification of the student body extends over the socio cultural and cultural sciences, business administration or legal area. This extra-occupational master's program qualifies you for management and leadership tasks. Students of this program will acquire hands-on skills and will be taught methods relevant to different cultural areas. You will learn management strategies necessary to coordinate smaller organizations and events, as well as larger facilities.


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Your benefits

  • Interlocking of theory and practice
  • Flexible study program due to modular curriculum
  • Small study groups with at most 25 students
  • Strong networking community of students and teachers



  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • Excellent German language skills (level C1)
  • Academic degree with at least 210 ECTS
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience after first degree
  • Interest in management and leadership roles in the cultural sector

Career perspectives

  • Rise in your current organisation
  • Marketing role in cultural organisations
  • Cultural work in other organisations
  • Management of cultural institutes (i.e. museums or theaters)
  • Organisation of festivals and events
  • Socio-cultural consulting

Key Facts - Master in Cultural Management

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Master of Arts
Degree - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts is an academic degree awarded at the end of a continuing education course. Prerequisite for this degree is a Bachelor’s degree. This Master's Program at the International Graduate Center of the University of Bremen guarantees you a high standard in the areas of scientific work as well as practical orientation. The degree qualifies you for the subsequent doctorate.

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Language - German

Lessons will be held in German. Very good knowledge of German (level C1) is therefore required.

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April 2022
Start - April 2022

Next intake is April 2022. For early bookings until November 30, 2021 we offer a discount of 500 Euro. Apply now! There are no lectures during most of Bremen's school holidays. Upon request, you may start your studies in autumn

Duration & Time
5 semesters / part-time
Duration & Time - 5 semesters / part-time

The program will last for 5 semesters. The last semester is reserved for preparation of your master thesis. 

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Accreditation - AQAS

Due to the high quality standards at the International Graduate Center (IGC), the courses offered are regularly audited and accredited by external agencies. In addition, the IGC is a member of the Business Education Alliance of the AACSB, one of the most respected international accreditation agencies for business schools. The program Master in Cultural Management is accredited by AQAS, which has accredited most of the programs at public universities in Germany since 2002.

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Group Size
max. 25 students
Group Size - max. 25 students

You study in practical and project-oriented small working groups with at most 25 students. The courses are taught by professors from the University and by executives from well-known companies. We mainly use team-oriented teaching methods, such as workshops and case studies. If you wish, you are also welcome to bring up to date challenges from your professional environment.

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Tuition Fee
9,800 Euro
Tuition Fee - 9,800 Euro

The study fee is 9,800 euros plus a 160 euros semester contribution per semester. We offer financial aid consultations to inform you about financing options. We would be pleased to advise you personally or explain to your employer how they can support you in your further education.

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Application deadline
January 31st, 2022
Application deadline - January 31st, 2022

Application deadline for our next offical start is 31st January, 2022 for summer intake 2022. For early booking until November 30th, 2021 we offer you a 500 Euro discount. Applications for single modules within the FlexMaster Cultural Management are possible until 2 weeks prior to the start of each module.

Program description - Master in Cultural Management | Part-Time

Add management skills to your cultural knowledge

The Master's Degree in Cultural Management at the International Graduate Center (IGC) has three focus areas: strategy, management and leadership. The program utilizes theoretical seminars and practical workshops to equip you with the right management tools. The practical nature of the program allows you to apply your newly acquired knowledge in your professional life. You can also choose practical projects that are in line with your current job. During your studies here at IGC, you become part of our strong networking community consisting of teachers and students. Well-founded know-how from theory and practice to accommodate your work schedule, the courses here at IGC usually take place on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Whether you plan to work in a cultural field, are already employed in this field or want to become self-employed, our Master in Cultural Management offers you a scientifically sound and practice-oriented expertise. The language of instruction of the program is German.

Curriculum     BROCHURE

  • I developed existing knowledge and my network, practically informed by experts and supported by fellow students.

    Andrea Kuhfuß
    Living in Germany

    Works at WFB Bremen GmbH

  • The wide range of courses and teachers from many different fields of practice have greatly expanded my professional perspective.

    Claudia Beißwanger
    Living in Germany

    Freelance Project Manager

  • I was able to get to know all the important aspects that made my work as choirmaster and conductor much easier.

    Thomas Eitler
    Living in Germany

    Choirmaster and Conductor

Program Coordinator Contact

The Master in Cultural Management accompanies students on the way to a career (job) where openness to surprises, curiosity for the unknown and willingness to experience will make them find joy in their work. As a determinant of successful culture management, creativity already has an impact on the study. Therefore, creativity itself already determines the study“


Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt
Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt
Program Director
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