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Master in Arts Management and Administration

  • Sep 2021 Next Start
  • 12 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-Time Format
  • 4 years Avg. Working
    Exprience
  • Milano Where

MAMA
The Art of Managing the Arts.

Leveraging Italy’s excellence in cultural heritage and artistic production, the Specialized Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) is a full-time 1-year program in English, offering 70 ECTS/CFU credits. Designed for talented students from all over the world, with international vocation profiles, 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

Who is it for?

MAMA is the Master for you if:

  • You are passionate about arts and culture and are looking for a well-rounded managerial preparation, with a specialized focus on the art world and on the cultural industries
  • 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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Why choose us

MAMA’s specific qualifying goals are:

  • Providing a well-rounded managerial preparation, with a specialized focus on the art world and the cultural industries and a specifically tailored managerial approach
  • Offering strong theoretical business foundation, further developed through a plethora of applied and practical activities. You will become part of a world-class School of Management and its excellent network
  • Developing analytical skills through several seminars and insider visits culminating in the Grand Tour in Italy, where you will get a managerial perspective of the greatest World Cultural Heritage sites
  • Carrying out a final internship or field project, to apply all the knowledge and experience gained during the program, getting ready for different roles in the world of Art Management

Highlights

30+
Partners

Including
Musei Vaticani, Christie's,
MUVE, FAI

70%
Int'l Students

from 28 countries

20+
Cultural Institutions

visited during
MAMA Grand Tour

A&C
Knowledge Center

In collaboration with Arts & Culture Knowledge Center

The MAMA Class

Average last 3 editions

30
Students

Class Size

28
Countries

Nationalities

4
Years

Average Work Experience

27
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

What they say about MAMA

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

Meet MAMA

Upcoming online sessions
22
Jan 2021 10:00 - 17:00
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26
Jan 2021 10:00 - 17:00
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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.

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS BUT ADVANCES TOGETHER THROUGH CHALLENGES BY TURNING THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE.
    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.

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Next Steps

Nov 2020
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

18 May 2021
Application Deadline
Sep 2021
Program Start
Dec 2022
Program End

News & Social

22 December 2020
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14 December 2020
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