Course details

CRICOS course code: 068099M

Level of study: Postgraduate


Develop the skills you need to tackle contemporary leadership challenges with the Executive Master of Arts (EMA). This world-first graduate 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 not-for-profit organisations.

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.

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

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
37,632 Per Year
Read moreIndicative total course fee: 77,145
Expected Jul 2023 2 years
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010

Entry criteria

In order to be considered for entry to the 200 point program, applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree, or equivalent;

Entry requirements for the 150 point program

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree, or equivalent; and

Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, or equivalent

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.


The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
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