Programs

Fine Art International Management MBA (FAIM)

A Business Graduate Degree in Fine Art

Duration:

1.5 years / 3 semesters

Intake:

February September

Campus

Geneva

Language

English

Geneva Business School, with the assistance of leading experts and innovators in the business of fine art,  plans to develop the next generation of managers in the Fine Art sector. Students will learn from leading experts in Art Finance, Art Law, Compliance & Money Laundering (AMLA), Art History, Fine Art Logistics, Entrepreneurship, and more.

A management program of this caliber and depth does not exist anywhere else in Europe. Taught exclusively in Geneva, the birthplace of art law and home to the oldest freeport in the world, Geneva Business School has created an expert faculty selected from industry leaders such as Lalive (Art Law pioneer), Deloitte (Art Finance), Institut Restellini (Museum Management), Nelly Wenger (Strategic Management), ArtNow! (Art History), and Charly Bailly / Opera Gallery (Entrepreneurship) for the only MBA of its kind.

Next application deadline: 9 August 2021
Classes begin: 30 August 2021

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Master of Business Administration - Fine Art International Management

The Fine Art International Management MBA program at Geneva Business School is aimed at accomplished business professionals with a desire to operate in the Art Industry.

Become an asset manager, work for a bank or a museum, specialize in Art Law or Art sales using cryptocurrency and NFTs, the career possibilities are endless. Get first-hand access to some of the most sought-after experts in the areas of Art as a Financial Investment, Museum Management, Art Law, Ethics and AMLA, Art History, The Logistics of Fine Art, Cultural Project Management, Art Market Entrepreneurship and so much more.

Over 18 months our students build a solid platform in finance and management techniques while specializing in this exclusive area of investment to enhance their professional trajectory. Our FAIM MBA graduates gain industry knowledge, develop their leadership skills and build a professional network to become key players in a highly competitive and lucrative field.
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Who should study our Master of Business Administration in Fine Art International Management?

The increasing demand for Fine Art Management services has emerged in recent years as the global art market holds steady amidst global uncertainty. As stock markets and local economies fluctuate, Art remains a solid investment.

Bankers and Asset managers are required to speak the language of Art while providing investment advice and conducting inheritance practices as collectors of art are an ever-expanding community.

Insurance and Multinational corporations are frequently involved in the management of Art assets and popularity is increasing as trends in this market sector are strong and the market is stable.

Museum and gallery owners or employees need to understand the business side of Art, managing money, sponsorship, philanthropy, and fundraising.

Art school graduates with prestigious accolades and knowledge of their craft can benefit from learning how to manage their business and evolve their skill set.

Art Collectors seeking ways to understand the strategy of making better investment decisions and accessing reliable experts for managing their collections from acquisition, logistics, and storage to insurance and inheritance planning.

Career Options

  • Museum Director
  • Art Gallery manager
  • Creative Director
  • Museum / Gallery administration, events, preservation management
  • Art assets Management
  • Chief Risk Officer (CRO)s in Banks and Family offices
  • Business analysts
  • Law Firms
  • Logistics Manager
  • Marketing / Event management
  • Consultant to Multinational Corporations
  • Philanthropist
  • Art Industry Journalist
  • Edition Houses
  • Art asset Forensics expert
  • Art Loss Register

  

Fine Art International Managment MBA's Study Plan

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Semester 1

Academic Credits

Leadership Development Weeks
2 weeks per semester, intensive case studies and speakers
24 ECTS
Elective International Management Courses
Choose 3 courses from all core Master’s courses
9 ECTS
Core Art Courses
7 courses from the Fine Art specialization
21 ECTS
Thesis / Final Project
an industry report, a problem-solving case, or a business plan
36 ECTS

Semester 2

Academic Credits

Leadership Development Weeks
2 weeks per semester, intensive case studies and speakers
24 ECTS
Elective International Management Courses
Choose 3 courses from all core Master’s courses
9 ECTS
Core Art Courses
7 courses from the Fine Art specialization
21 ECTS
Thesis / Final Project
an industry report, a problem-solving case, or a business plan
36 ECTS

Semester 3

Academic Credits

Leadership Development Weeks
2 weeks per semester, intensive case studies and speakers
24 ECTS
Elective International Management Courses
Choose 3 courses from all core Master’s courses
9 ECTS
Core Art Courses
7 courses from the Fine Art specialization
21 ECTS
Thesis / Final Project
an industry report, a problem-solving case, or a business plan
36 ECTS

Leadership Weeks Courses

Academic Credits

Leadership Development Weeks
2 weeks per semester, intensive case studies and speakers
24 ECTS
Elective International Management Courses
Choose 3 courses from all core Master’s courses
9 ECTS
Core Art Courses
7 courses from the Fine Art specialization
21 ECTS
Thesis / Final Project
an industry report, a problem-solving case, or a business plan
36 ECTS
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