Rapid change in the global social and economic climate has created a growing need in the museum community for professionals who combine appropriate undergraduate study (in topics like art or art history) with graduate training in business management and museum studies.

In order to meet this need, the Lerner College and UD’s College of Arts and Sciences offer a MBA concentration in museum leadership and management.

This unique program can help you build a rewarding career in museums, historical organizations or other associated enterprises.

Program Requirements

MBA concentrations require 3 courses in a specific field. Suggested course sequence:

Courses (9 credits)
Choose two electives from MSST and cross-listed courses. The offerings vary each year but may include:
MSST 600 – Introduction to Museums: History and Professional Practice
MSST 804 – Internship (make arrangements in consultation with your graduate advisor)
MSST 601 – Curatorship and Collections Management
Choose one elective from:
ANTH 663 – Historical Archeology and the Public
EMAC 606 – Issues in American Material Culture
UAPP 629 – Historical Preservation Theory and Practice
In addition to the 9 prescribed credits of the concentration, you will choose an additional 6 credits of electives.

Admissions Information

Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Applying to the Program