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)

ANTH 663 – Historical Archeology and the Public Credit(s): 3
EAMC 606 – Issues in American Material Culture Credit(s): 3
MSST 600 – Introduction to Museums: History and Professional Practice Credit(s): 3
MSST 804 – Museum Internship Credit(s): 3

Two of the following:
MSST 601 – Curatorship and Collections Management Credit(s): 3
UAPP 629 – Historic Preservation Theory and Practice Credit(s): 3

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