Executive Master of Arts

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 068099M

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Course Description


Develop the skills you need to tackle contemporary leadership challenges with the Executive Master of Arts (EMA). This world-first postgraduate degree draws together the practical skills needed for effective career development, and the creative and critical thinking strengths from the humanities. The EMA is developed in consultation with arts, government, corporate and community sectors.

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 can diversify your skill base with subjects including international history, politics, HR practice, arts management and social entrepreneurship. Or internationalise yourself by studying a language 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 notforprofit organisations.

Who is it for?

For those striving to develop and hone their professional skills in management and leadership positions. The EMA is designed to draw on the expertise of academics, industry professionals and fellow students to give you a rewarding cohort-building experience. You can also tailor study to your individual career goals and interests, with a choice of subject specialisations, meaning you start to build you career from the moment you start studying. If you want to apply your skills and knowledge to real world situations, the EMA has an external internship placement or special project that you can be the leader in creating.

Where will it take me?

Career outcomes for the Executive Master of Arts are rich. As globally recognised qualification, you'll have a head start pursuing roles including:

  • Arts program director
  • Business analyst
  • Communications manager
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Management consultant
  • Public relations manager.

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

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

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Application deadlines

  • 31 March, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake
  • 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
  • Scholarships

 It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.

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Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.

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