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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Semester Two (July) 2017 entry

31 May 2017

Semester One (February) 2018 entry

31 October 2017

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Please note:

  • It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2017 for Semester 1, 2018 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2018 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.
  • Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions
  • For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.
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