Situated in the heart of Paris, IESA is ideally located to provide specialized, hands-on instruction in Cultural Events Management and the Art Market.

Through its international partnerships with leading universities and cultural institutions, IESA welcomes over 100 foreign students each year into both its French-language programs and its English-language MA and MBA programs.  

IESA has chosen to base its headquarters in the “cultural center” of Paris, and this gives our programs a unique educational advantage.  Students can attend classes and lectures in museums and historical sites, and their education is enriched by their proximity to major artworks and cultural events.   

This proven, hands-on approach has helped us secure numerous partnerships with foreign organizations who value our students’ practical approach.  The American university that credits the IESA Summer Session (Jacksonville University Florida), and our partners in the Erasmus and international exchange programs such as China’s Tsinghua and Chengdu Universities, all value IESA’s reputation, and send us the foreign students from 30 countries who make up 10% of our student body ever year.

In the heart of Paris, IESA has become a cultural meeting ground where both French and foreign students benefit from enriching foreign perspectives, and can build an international network of contacts and friends.  

IESA:  prestigious French school with an international profile 

IESA’s international expansion began nearly 15 years ago with the organization of international conferences and study trips, the invitation of foreign professors, and the opening of IESA offices abroad.  Since then, providing international opportunities has been our constant priority, allowing our students to become as mobile as possible within a very international sector.   

Since its founding in 1985, IESA has always considered European and International partnerships to be the way of the future.  An international profile is essential in the field of cultural goods and services, and IESA has always ensured that it forms a key part of our teaching methods, program content, exchanges, and partnerships.   

This allows us to better evaluate job opportunities abroad in sectors where multi-national, and in particular European, projects are important.  Thanks to what we have learned from our dialogue with foreign institutions and professionals, IESA constructs specific new programs and integrates new ideas into existing ones, to give students a real competitive advantage.  The presence of foreign instructors in our teaching team and foreign students in our programs are also part of our international profile.

International development

IESA is now present in Paris, London, Brussels, and Beijing! 
    •    2000:  Opening of an office in Brussels
    •    2003:  Creation of the IESA-UK branch in London
    •    2004:  Joining of the Campus-France network
    •    2007:  Signing of the Erasmus University Charter
    •    2009:  Opening of the Beijing office
    •    2011:  Creation of the MBA in Arts and Cultural Management

    •    2014: Creation of the MBA in Sales Display and Collecting, 

    •    2017: Creation of the MBA in Performing Arts Management, MBA in Art Collecting Management

The London Branch
Founded in 2002 in the aim of developing high-quality international programs, IESA-UK has ties to several prestigious institutions in England (the Wallace Collection, Whitechapel Gallery) and has thus been able progressively to expand its range of Masters programs and Summer courses.