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)

MSST 600 – Introduction to Museums: History and Professional Practice
MSST 804 – Internship (make arrangements in consultation with your graduate advisor)

Choose two elective from MSST and cross-listed courses. The offerings vary each year but may include:
MSST 601 – Curatorship and Collections Management
MSST 602 – Curatorship and Management of Archives and Paper Collections
MSST 603 – The Digital Museum
MSST 605 – Historical Properties
MSST 606 – Issues in American Material Culture
MSST 607 – Museum Education and Interpretation
MSST 610 – Exhibitions
MSST 629 – Historical Preservation Theory and Practice
MSST 663 – Historical Archeology and the Public

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.

Admissions & Financial Aid