Master in Cultural Management


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Program Description


The Master in Cultural Management of the International Graduate Center is aimed at graduates from various disciplines who are active in the cultural field or seek a career in this field.

The first scientific qualification of the student body extends over the socio-cultural and cultural sciences, business administration or legal area. This extra-occupational master's program qualifies you for management and leadership tasks. Students of this program will acquire hands-on skills and will be taught methods relevant to different cultural areas. You will learn management strategies necessary to coordinate smaller organizations and events, as well as larger facilities.

Your benefits

  • Interlocking of theory and practice
  • Flexible study program due to modular curriculum
  • Small study groups with at most 25 students
  • Strong networking community of students and teachers


  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • Excellent German language skills (level C1)
  • Academic degree with at least 210 ECTS
  • Minimum of one-year work experience
  • Interest in management and leadership roles in the cultural sector

Add management skills to your cultural knowledge

The Master's Degree in Cultural Management at the International Graduate Center (IGC) has three focus areas: strategy, management and leadership. The program utilizes theoretical seminars and practical workshops to equip you with the right management tools.

The practical nature of the program allows you to apply your newly acquired knowledge in your professional life. You can also choose practical projects that are in line with your current job. During your studies here at IGC, you become part of our strong networking community consisting of teachers and students.

Well-founded know-how from theory and practice to accommodate your work schedule, the courses here at IGC usually take place on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Whether you plan to work in a cultural field, are already employed in this field or want to become self-employed, our Master in Cultural Management offers you scientifically sound and practice-oriented expertise. The language of instruction of the program is German.

Required documents

For admission we require the following qualifications and documentation, which you can send during or after your application:

  • proof of previous university degree(s) and transcripts (1)
  • a copy of your passport or birth certificate (1)
  • curriculum vitae (1)
  • proof of English language proficiency (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS) (not for Cultural Management) (2)
  • a letter of recommendation by a university lecturer or employer (not for the part-time programs) (2)
  • an essay outlining your interests in the program (not for the Flex part-time programs) (2)
  • passport photograph (2)
  • proof of practical knowledge or work experience (1)
  • original APS-Certificate (for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants only) (1)

(1) necessary documents for admission
(2) documents must be provided during the enrollment process at the latest

Original degrees or certified copies of original documents are required. If you submit regular copies along with your application, you will have to present the original documents for enrollment. Documents other than in English or German have to be translated into English or German by a recognized translator for the application.

Last updated April 2019

About the School

The International Graduate Center (IGC) was founded by the University of Applied Sciences Bremen as an interdisciplinary Graduate School for Management and Leadership.

The International Graduate Center (IGC) was founded by the University of Applied Sciences Bremen as an interdisciplinary Graduate School for Management and Leadership. Read less
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