Taught course


University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

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Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree, or equivalent; and
  • a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Executive Master of Arts (EMA) is designed for graduates who are eager to shape leadership roles for themselves in the 21st century. It is a program which recognises the unique benefits that can be gained by combining traditional Arts strengths in analysis, ethics and critical reasoning, with a skill set appropriate for managing resources, planning projects and delivering results in a dynamic, contemporary workplace. EMA subjects include guest speakers, case studies of prominent leaders, and opportunities for group discussion and critical self-reflection.

This graduate program combines your previous discipline-specific knowledge with strategic and professional skills. It covers areas such as professional communication, leadership, people management, financial management and budgeting, and project management methodology. The Executive Master of Arts is the first program of its kind in Australia and has been developed in consultation with the industry, government and community sectors.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EMA
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Melbourne Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 3 9035 5511