Taught course

Art Business, Los Angeles

Sotheby's Institute of Art · Art Business

Entry requirements

Criteria for admissions include the high probability of the student’s success in graduate study and their potential to thrive in subsequent professional careers following graduation. In keeping with the philosophy of Claremont Graduate University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the admission decision is individualized and based on a wide range of information about the applicant, rather than on rigid, pre-selected criteria.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Art Business offered in Los Angeles provides a solid foundation in the business of art that is based on instruction from a distinguished faculty drawn from The Drucker School of Management at CGU, the Getty Leadership Institute, Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s own ranks, and accomplished professionals, arts leaders, and artists who are reshaping the culture in Los Angeles and beyond.

Core courses in finance, accounting, law, strategy, and marketing are followed by required courses such as art market dynamics, comparative art markets, and new venture creation. Students then go on to select from a rich array of electives that allow students to personalize the curriculum to their own interests and career paths. Art Business students also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Arts Management.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Admissions Manager