Executive Master of Arts

  • CRICOS code: 068099M

The experience


We will equip you with more than just an education. Learn from some of the country’s most influential teachers, access a network of innovative industry leaders and engage with our exciting internship opportunities.

Leaders, Business & Culture in Florence (MGMT90234)

Part of the Executive Master of Arts (EMA) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences this overseas intensive investigates how are successful cultural businesses built? How do we understand the business of art and culture, and what is the role of leadership and entrepreneurialism in the cultural sector?

Florence has been famous as a centre of European culture, industry, trade and finance through the ages. The Florentine industrial district provides a model of development that we can draw on today to inform understandings of contemporary finance, marketing and customer service. Taught on location in Florence, this subject examines both the unique Florentine complex of cultural and commercial interests, and also other Australian and European approaches to the creation of business models in the arts and cultural sectors. Through case studies, site visits and industry comparisons, it explores how to build business models that can go from good to great.

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Internships with globally renowned organisations

Visual artist and curator Nikki shares her experience interning at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of film, art and new media, as part of her Executive Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Nikki is now the Artistic Director for Channels Festival 2015, Australia’s video art biennial.

Executive Master of Arts: academic profile

Find out what’s involved undertaking an Executive Master of Arts from course coordinator Dr Sara Willis.