Career opportunities after the Master
The Master’s programme Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam will jumpstart your career in the cultural sector. You can work at the heart of (international) cultural organisations, government agencies, NGO's or SME's, developing new business strategies, as PR adviser or policy maker. You can also be hired as a journalist, consultant or teacher. Due to your ability to apply cutting edge economic theories to long-term cultural developments and trends, you are much sought-after in consultancies, private businesses as well as public institutions. The broad international and interdisciplinary scope of the Master’s programme will also give you job prospects in the field of NGOs and international non-profit institutions. Recently, the cultural sector has seen a rise in the amount of small businesses and freelancers specialized in a particular creative niche. The Master’s programme also stimulates the creative, entrepreneurial spirit, fully equipping you to start your own creative business.
Graduates of the Master’s programme may be eligible for an abridged programme of the Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts, providing preparation for a PhD programme. The selection procedure for this master’s targets academically motivated and highly talented students.
During your Master’s programme you will already start to work towards a future in the labour market as a cultural scholar. Every year the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication organises Career Days, where you can meet graduates and the companies and/or institutions where they are employed now. Furthermore, you meet institutions where you can conduct the research for your Master’s thesis. By doing your research within an institution, you already gain experience as a cultural economist in the labour market.