Master in Arts Management and Administration

  • End Sep 2020 Next Start
  • 12 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-Time Format
  • 4.5 years Avg. working
    exprience
  • Milano Where

MAMA
The Art of Managing the Arts.

Leveraging Italy’s excellence in cultural heritage and artistic production, the Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) is a full-time 1-year program, taught in English, designed for students from all over the world. MAMA aims to support artistic innovation and cultural development worldwide, by strengthening the leadership and management skills required for arts organizations to thrive, and for your career to flourish.

MAMA Perspectives
MAMA Perspectives

Why MAMA

MAMA is the Master for you if:

  • You are passionate about arts and culture
  • You want a career as a professional, manager, consultant, or entrepreneur in artistic and cultural fields
  • You want to improve your managerial expertise in one of Europe’s leading schools of management
  • You want to get in touch with top Italian and international arts organizations and their leaders

 

MAMA Partnerships


Juan Ignacio Vidarte
Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Marco Balich
President, Balich Worldwide Shows

Muriel Mayette-Holtz
Past Director, French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici

Many institutions in the fields of Heritage and Performing Arts are participating in the MAMA program with lectures, company visits, research projects, and internships for students. The strong relationship between MAMA and its partners started with ten founding partners, and the network has increased month after month with new connections and agreements.

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Italian Excellence

Inspired by Italy’s cultural heritage, SDA Bocconi School of Management shows its expertise in three of the highlights of Italian Excellence, namely the arts, fashion and design and food and beverage.

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Key Facts

30+
Partners

Including
Musei Vaticani, Christie's,
MUVE, FAI

70%
Int'l Students

from 16 countries

20+
Cultural Institutions

visited during
MAMA Grand Tour

Highlights

34
Students

Class Size

16
Countries

Nationalities

4.5
Years

Average Work Experience

28
Years

Average Age

“Why MAMA? Because you love arts and you think we need managers to innovate and development them. Why MAMA? Because it is time to get rid of the eternal dualism between curatorship and management, we need competent managers with passion and interest for the artistic field they work in, respecting roles and differences, and contributing to the development of the field.”

 

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Andrea Rurale
MAMA Director

Growing up as a dancer, the difficulties that institutions faced to maintain artistic integrity while being accessible to the public led me to a career in the arts; not as an artist, but as a someone that knows how to properly manage an organization. Wanting this career path led me to find the MAMA program; an immersive experience that gave me the tools to understand the day-to-day management of a cultural institution: financially, organizationally, and communicationally.
The issues which I once faced found solutions during the program, while others developed when discussing real life cases with professors and in meetings with numerous Italian cultural institutions.
Sharing this experience with a group of diverse people who enriched my background and managerial skills, definitely made MAMA a well-rounded program designed to make us innovate within the cultural sector.

Carolina Gonzalez - Costa Rican
MAMA 2018
Commercial Assistant - Balich Worldwide Shows

Field trips are always stimulating, where we have the opportunity to meet and talk with great names of the Italian cultural scene. During the conversation with Paolo Baratta, President of Biennale di Venezia, it was interesting to understand his vision of art’s social function and the role of the Venice Biennale in the contemporary art scene. Baratta pointed out that visitors should be treated as people and not customers. The exhibitions are about exchanges between the art and the visitor, and their unique experience, where every visitor has the chance to be motivated and inspired by them. Learning from different points of view, perspectives and institutions makes the MAMA at SDA Bocconi a more diverse and dynamic program. Going beyond school walls give us practical skills, expanding the knowledge we learn in the classroom.

Mariana Vieira Marcondes - Brasilian
MAMA Student

Meet MAMA

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
5
May 2020 19:00 - 20:00
MAMA: The art of managing arts
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3
Jul 2020 13:00 - 19:00
Friday Chats
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Upcoming online sessions
1
Apr 2020 14:30 - 16:30
A chat with the MAMA Director
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1
Apr 2020 17:00 - 21:00
Orientation Meetings - Taipei
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Personalized Orientation

MAMA is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The director and his team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this by remotely phone or Skype. 

SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.

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Contact us for more information, to arrange a meeting, request to visit the school, or attend a class.

Next Steps

Oct 2019
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

15 May 2020
Deadline
29 Sep 2020
Program Start
Mid Dec 2021
Program End

News & Social

20 December 2019
Management of the arts – between performance and communication, innovation and preservation
Arts & Culture Knowledge Center
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30 May 2019
MAMA consulting projects in Brescia
MAMA, Master in Arts Management and Administration
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