You will follow a focused training path, providing you with a specifically tailored managerial approach for the arts and the cultural industry.
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 and a passion for the arts.
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 in a wide range of organizations operating in the arts sector.
Discover MAMA's specific qualifying goals.
MAMA is the Master for you if:
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Giovanni Nunno
Alumni Stories: Trevor Pichanick
Performance footage courtesy and copyright of the Komische Oper Berlin.
Juan Ignacio Vidarte
Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
President, Balich Worldwide Shows
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.
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.
Musei Vaticani, Christie's,
from 18 countries
MAMA Grand Tour
In collaboration with Arts & Culture Knowledge Center
The MAMA Class
Average last 3 editions
Average Work Experience
“Why MAMA? Because you love arts and you think we need managers to innovate and develop them. 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.”
Arts and culture organizations are critical for the development of individuals and societies. It is of utmost importance to support the growth and sustainability of such organizations through skilled professionals, making sure that the effective conservation of heritage and production of art is paired with accessibility and outreach, to increase their impact and enlarge their audiences. Arts Management programs represent an opportunity for young professionals and cultural institutions to gain specific skills and competencies in the management of the arts.
After lengthy experience gained working in major museums in Italy and Europe, we have applied our historical, critical and scientific knowledge to the creation and management of public and private art collections: from Italy to the Middle East, India and China. Through our international and multicultural network, we offer an across-the-board consultancy service, carefully tailored to suit the specific requirements of collectors, companies and institutions. These include New York University Abu Dhabi, for whom we created their art collection. We are proud of our new alliance with the Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) at the prestigious SDA Bocconi. The purpose of the course is to bridge the gap between academic and business worlds. Indeed, our experience has taught us that now more than ever the art world needs new multidisciplinary professionals, creative, open minded, and sensitive to the most diverse cultural environments.