Master in Arts Management and Administration

1 Year
Full-Time
English
Language
Milano
At the Center of Europe

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
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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Meet MAMA

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.

Key Facts

30+
Partners

Including
Musei Vaticani, Christie's,
MUVE, FAI

78%
Int'l Students

from 22 countries

20+
Cultural Institutions

visited during
MAMA Grand Tour

“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

Highlights

37
Students

Class Size

22
Countries

Nationalities

3
Years

Average Work Experience

26
Years

Average Age

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

Nowadays artistic and cultural institutions are facing many challenges and are constantly asked to adapt or reinvent themselves by implementing innovative and sustainable strategies to ensure their mission of promotion and conservation of heritage.
If you ever wonder what the cultural institutions of the future will be and you want to be a part of these changes, then the MAMA program is made for you.
More than a simple master, the MAMA is a deep immersion in cultural and artistic industries through a tailored program of courses given by top level professors and prominent cultural managers bringing their hands-on experiences.
MAMA will not only offer you the chance to learn managerial culture and expertise that can be applied in cultural institutions, but also give you the opportunity to put them into practice through an internship in one of the outstanding institutional partners of MAMA.

Camille Coschieri - French
MAMA 2017

Next Steps

5 Jul 2019
Application Deadline (New)
1 Oct 2019
Program Start
Dec 2020
Program End

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