The international art market has developed dramatically in recent years. This highly competitive area demands excellent qualifications, and businesses such as galleries, auction houses, insurance companies, and banks rely increasingly on the expertise of first-rate art market specialists.
The Executive Master in Art Market Studies equips participants with the professional and innovative skills needed to master the challenges of today’s art market. It promotes entrepreneurial thinking and fosters an ethical approach to the art market. Program participants benefit from Switzerland's outstanding network of research institutions, art market specialists, and professionals. The program’s teaching staff includes scholars and international art market specialists who bring systematic instruction and a broad range of knowledge and experience to our program. The unique integrative and interdisciplinary program covers the following major areas:
These subjects are conveyed in lectures, art appraisal workshops, and case studies. In addition, international field trips are organized.
The Executive Master in Art Market Studies takes place over 4 semesters. All courses occur during the first 3 semesters and the last semester is mainly dedicated to the writing of the master thesis.
The courses are entirely taught in English and are held on Fridays and Saturdays in Zurich. In-class-lectures are also accessible live on Zoom and distant learning is possible.
The program is primarily designed for graduates who are currently active or pursuing a career related to the art market. Professional experience will be considered. There is no art history prerequisite.
The next part-time program begins in September 2023 and will finish in June 2025.
To apply, please fill out the application form (PDF, 127 KB)and return it the address mentioned in the form. All suitably qualified applicants will be interviewed.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Academic credits will be awarded in compliance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for passing examinations and/or for written work.
Executive Master / Master of Advanced Studies
Lectures usually take place Fridays and Saturdays, 9:15am until 5:20pm. You will find the dates of the 2023 - 2025 course of study in this Dates 2023-25 (PDF, 18 KB)
A new curriculum will be launched in September 2023.
Registration, exam fees, and course materials are complementary. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.
Study fees for continuing education programs are tax deductible up to the amount of CHF 12,000 per year. For further information, please visit the website of your Cantonal Tax Office.