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).

Watch key faculty members discuss the MMIAM program:

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.

Pedagogical Approach

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


For more information on required courses, visit the official MMIAM website.

Student Assessment

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.