M.M. in International Arts Management
The program’s mission is to train a new generation of managers who currently hold positions related to the international dimension of organizations active in the performing arts, in the heritage sector (museums, historic sites), or in cultural industries (film, publishing, sound recording, radio and television).
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Goals and Learning Objectives
The IM program is designed to:
- provide insight into management processes and the ways in which arts organizations operate within the various management disciplines, including marketing, fundraising, human resources, finance, production and distribution, and administration
- identify and encourage the development of best practices in arts and cultural management
- explore the impact of legal, economic and cultural policy on the arts
- address issues of international relevance to arts and cultural organizations, rigorously and in detail
- present students with theory, case studies, hands-on learning and empirical research in the field of arts and cultural management
- provide a forum for challenging and debating theories and models, as well as their application in global arts and cultural practice
The program has seven learning outcomes and objectives. For more information, visit the official MMIAM website.
Teaching methods used in the program include theoretical courses, case studies, field work, lectures by world leaders in international cultural management, and visits to well-known cultural organizations and facilities. A 10-day campus abroad in a fourth country, in South America or Asia, will eventually be added if warranted by the number of students.
Structure and Courses
The duration of the program is 12 months. You must have completed your courses and your final project by the end of this 12-month period, starting from the date of the first class. All students in the program must be registered on a full-time basis in all three sessions.
The program comprises 45 credits.
As an IM student, you will be required to complete a total of 39 course credits, in addition to completing a final project worth 6 credits.
The 45 credits making up the IM are evenly divided among the three institutions, as follows:
- Southern Methodist University
15 credits (5 courses, 3 credits each)
Theme: Management of Non-profit Arts Organizations and Private-Sector Funding
- Comparative International Cultural Policy
- Cultural Economics and the International Art Market
- Fundraising in the Arts
- International Arts Law and the Arts
- Non-profit Arts Budgeting and Financial Management
- HEC MONTRÉAL
15 credits (10 courses, 1.5 credits each)
- Accounting Management in Cultural Organizations (film, publishing, recording)
- Anthropology and Marketing of Consumer Culture
- Arts Marketing
- Leadership in the Context of Cultural Organizations
- Information Technology for Arts and Culture
- International Event Project Management
- International Marketing of Cultural Industries
- Brands and Product Management
- Promotion and Advertising
- Research Methods in Marketing for Arts and Culture
- SDA BOCCONI
15 credits (3 courses, 3 credits each, and a final project worth 6 credits)
Theme: Cultural Industries – final project supervision
- Master’s thesis worth 6 credits (focused on an arts sector or industry)
- Strategy and Governance of Cultural Institutions
- Two elective courses
For more information on required courses, visit the official MMIAM website.
Your learning will be assessed by means of a combination of exams, team exercises, group projects, syntheses and/or participation in class. This last element is essential and will be an important component of your evaluation, as your professional and personal experience can greatly enrich the learning of your peers. Accordingly, you will be required to attend every class and to make the necessary personal arrangements to do so. At the beginning of each course, you will be informed of the type and conditions of evaluation (evaluation criteria, relative weight of the different elements of the evaluation).
You will be responsible for managing your own orientation within the program. To earn your degree, you must fulfill all the requirements of your program and comply with the regulations and procedures of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, HEC Montréal and SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Assistance with Job Placement
Once you have successfully completed the program, we will assist you, in collaboration with members of the international advisory committee, in finding a position within your target market.
For more information on the Master of Management in International Arts Management, including admission requirements and how to apply, visit the official MMIAM website.