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Specialisation: Culture and Creativity Management

for entrepreneurs and managers within the cultural, creative or non-profit sectors
The specialisation in Culture and Creativity Management is aimed at students who want to make a career in, or already work within the cultural, creative or non-profit sector. The programme gives you a profound understanding of the specific conditions and production processes of these sectors.

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Katja Lindqvist, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer says:

"Having collaborated in research projects with professionals in different positions within the cultural and creative fields, I know how urgently they need a structured support for the increasing managerial and administrative skills and entrepreneurial mindset required. This programme finally offers it with an international perspective."

Learn expert management skills for the cultural sector

Future career opportunities could include manager, analyst, consultant or researcher in the cultural, creative or non-profit sectors, or in other parts of the service sector.

This is a new specialisation starting autumn 2019. To apply, you must have a Bachelor’s degree of which at least 90 ECTS credits must be within the area of social sciences, business administration, cultural sciences, or the equivalent.

Course Details

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Service Management, 7.5 credits
  • Introduction to Culture and Creativity Management, 7.5 credits
    The course identifies central elements within cultural and creative and professional businesses, and within the activities of non-profit organisations, and puts the spotlight on similarities and differencies in organising and managing. The course includes historical and societal perspectives.
  • Managing Service Organisations, 7.5 credits
  • Theory of Science, 7.5 credits

Semester 2

  • Methods in Social Sciences, 15 credits
  • Service Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 15 credits
    How does service innovation take place within this kind of organisation? How can entrepreneurship be understood in the sector? At the individual level, the course explores the development of the student’s own understanding of their abilities; at the organisational level it outlines how a business manager can promote service innovation and organisational development.  

Semester 3

  • Elective courses, 15 credits
  • Leadership, Management and Governance, 15 credits
    The course theme is the managing and organising of cultural, creative and third sector activities, putting the spotlight on business objectives, resource management and ethical organisational culture. The term ”governance” is key, translating as the way an organisation relates to its often political environment, which it is can also be financially dependent on.

Semester 4

  • Master's thesis, 30 credits




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Master Coordinator

Britta Persson

Britta Persson
Master Coordinator

Email: master [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 42 35 65 97

The Department of Service Management and Service Studies
Lund University | Campus Helsingborg
Visiting address: Universitetsplatsen 2 Helsingborg
Postal address: Box 882, 251 08 Helsingborg, Sweden
 +46 42-35 66 20
Email: info [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se

Faculty of Social SciencesCampus Helsingborg