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Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
01 September 2020
Application deadline: 15 May 2020
11,200 EUR

Program description

Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Creativity and entrepreneurship are leading themes in the cultural sector, and in the new economy. The Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam explore thoroughly these themes.
Students acquire a solid background in cultural economics, cultural entrepreneurship, and research methods.

In seminars, workshops and during fieldtrips students will apply the theory to actual cases. In the final thesis students pursue a topic of their choice, and develop the skills to conduct their own research.

This master is ranked 2nd in the world in “Arts and Cultural Management” according tothe Eduniversal Best Masters RankingOpens external (out of 46) and is ranked 1st in the Netherlands by Elsevier (out of 5).

Admission requirements

Essential qualifications for direct admission to the Master CEE are:

  1. At least a Bachelor's degree from a recognized Dutch university programme with a good overall result, or an equivalent qualification from an international institution.
    (Students may already apply before they have obtained their degree if they expect to graduate before starting with this Master).
  2. Some training in economics at university level, combined with a sustained interest in arts and culture documented in academic studies and/or vocational experience.
  3. Well-documented interest in the cultural sector, as indicated by courses taken or practical experience.

For more information about admission requirements, please refer to the institute website.

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Program content

They learn about the latest theoretical developments in the economics of:

  • Art markets,
  • Cultural organizations,
  • Cultural and creative industries,
  • Digitization,
  • Performing arts,
  • Marketing of cultural goods,
  • And about culture beyond markets

You can work at the heart of (international) cultural organizations, government agencies, NGO's or SME's. You can be the one who defines new business strategies, gives PR advice or makes policies. You can also be hired as a journalist, consultant or teacher. Due to your ability to apply cutting edge economic theories to long-term cultural developments and trends, you are much sought-after in consultancies, private businesses as well as public institutions.


The full tuition price for local/EU students is 2,083 EUR. The price for International/Non-EU students is 11,200 EUR.

Impact of Brexit on tuition fees for British nationals studying in the Netherlands now or in the future: Until the end of the transition period (until 31 December 2020), there will be no changes to tuition fees or student finance for British nationals studying in the Netherlands.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is one of the schools of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. ESHCC hosts the departments of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication. ESHCC offers high-quality education, based on academic...

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Anubha Sarkar
Stumbling into the masters programme of Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship was like finding a needle in the haystack. With a bachelors in Journalism and masters in Communication from India and some experience interning with media, culture and information research centres, I was drawn towards the economic and business models of the cultural ...
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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam

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