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Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
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.

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.

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.

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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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam

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