Executive Master of Arts

1-2 years full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students.


The EMA is designed to build your leadership and management capacity across a range of professions. It was the first degree of its kind in the world to draw together the practical skill set needed for effective career development, and the creative and critical thinking strengths of the humanities.

Developed in consultation with arts, government, corporate and community sectors, the EMA is designed to develop the skills you need to tackle contemporary leadership challenges.

The program focuses on project management, leadership, creative and critical thinking, people management, budgeting and financial management, as well as organisational theory and practice. You have the option to diversify your skill base with subjects including International History, Politics, HR Practice, Arts Management or Social Entrepreneurship. You can also internationalise your skill set with language study from beginner to advanced level.

During your studies, you'll have the opportunity to find a placement in a wide range of national and international government, cultural, corporate and not‐for‐profit organisations.

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You will have the opportunity to

  • Develop and hone your professional skills for management and leadership positions, drawing on the expertise of academics, industry professionals and your fellow students for a rewarding cohort building experience.
  • Tailor study to your individual career goals and interests with a choice of subject specialisations.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to real world situations via an external internship placement or special project.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Amnesty International
  • ANZ Bank
  • Australia India Institute
  • Cubed Communications
  • Lonely Planet Publications
  • Marie Stopes International
  • National Australia Bank
  • Talent 2

Our graduates are employed as:

  • Advertising Strategic Planner
  • Web Developer
  • Arts Development Officer
  • Strategy Advisor (Higher Education)
  • Technology Consultant (Management Advice)
  • Business Development Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Community Relationships Coordinator
  • Publishing Coordinator
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