Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time.|
A/Prof. Mark Davis, Director, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Executive Master of Arts (EMA) is designed for graduates who are eager to shape leadership roles for themselves in the 21st century. It is a program which recognises the unique benefits to be had through combining traditional Arts strengths in analysis, ethics and critical reasoning with a skill set appropriate for managing resources, planning projects and delivering results in a dynamic contemporary environment.
EMA students will develop skills and experience in the following areas:
·Advanced critical thinking and analytical skills developed through in-depth study in specialist subject areas
·Broad perspective gained through exposure to a range of subject areas
·Professional skills with breadth and a social/community focus
·An understanding of ethical behaviour
·Ability to read the ‘real world’ and to understand social trends
·Understanding of leadership and people leadership skills
·Exposure to leaders in the business, government and community sectors
·Relevant work experience
·Enhanced inter-cultural understanding
·Fundamental business skills
·Demonstrated ability to work in teams on projects
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
200 point program
·full time over 24 months, the standard 200-point program - see details below
·full time over 18 months, the accelerated 200-point program - see details below
Total 200 points
150 point program
·full time over 18 months, the 150 point program for entry by graduates with a background in Arts - see details below
Total 150 points
·full time over 12 months, the 100-point program for BA (Honours) graduates - see details below
Total 100 points
The EMA curriculum has three key modules:
The Professional Skills module comprising of six compulsory subjects:
·Creative Thinking and the Power of Ideas
·Leadership Theory and Practice
·Thinking and Acting Ethically
·Budgets & Financial Management
·The Secret Life of Organisations
The Discipline Module allows students to take seven electives (200 point program) or three electives (150 point program) in the social sciences, humanities and languages. Subjects offered in the discipline module will not require previous study in that discipline and will be accessible to all EMA students regardless of the nature of their first degree.
The Applied Module* requires students to undertake a compulsory subject on Project Management to prepare them for their work experience and then either:
·an Internship of four weeks in a corporate, NGO, government or international organisation, or
·a six week Group Project which involves working with an external organisation to find a solution to a real problem or challenge.
* Students in the 100-point program complete a 12.5-point Internship.
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The EMA is designed for students who are seeking to acquire marketable professional skills; opportunities for further intellectual and personal growth and development; opportunities to network with their fellow students and community leaders; and who are seeking to learn how to apply their knowledge to the ‘real world’. The degree is a qualification designed for students seeking to enter professional employment.
The EMA will be subject to a continuous cycle of review through constant refinements in teaching and learning principles and approaches. The compulsory completion of a core suite of professional module subjects ensures a valuable cohort experience the acquisition of depth of study.
Knowledgeable across disciplines
The EMA offers students a core program designed around professional skills acquisition as well as a range of subjects from the humanities, social sciences and languages. All EMA students will complete at six skills subjects as well as subjects that offer cross-cultural perspectives on a number of historical and contemporary themes, and each of which has been designed collaboratively by teachers drawn from a number of different disciplines.
Leaders in communities
The EMA has been designed to train students aspiring to leadership roles in their future. It will facilitate the development of excellent interpersonal and communication skills through subject content and assessment practices, and through the commitment of the degree to small-group interactive teaching and learning environments. The provision of research and knowledge transfer opportunities will enable the development of public discourse skills and an extensive awareness of community issues and global needs.
Attuned to cultural diversity
The EMA offers students to opportunity to explore aspects of cultural diversity and indigeneity. Many of the degree’s discipline-based subjects are concerned specifically and analytically with cultural diversity, from language, Asian studies and historical studies, through comparative social science studies, to the explicit study of culture itself. EMA students will be exposed specifically to cross-cultural issues through both the core and elective subjects. All EMA students will be given the opportunity to undertake an internship or group work that will provide them with experiences outside their own immediate cultures.
Active global citizens
EMA graduates will be equipped to be active global citizens by virtue of their leadership skills, academic excellence, their inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, and their community and cultural awareness.
The Executive Master of Arts offers advanced training for students aspiring to leadership roles in their future professional careers. EMA graduates will have acquired skills in the areas of:
·leadership and professional communication;
·critical analysis and creative thinking;
·team work and professional networking.
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/ema/index.html#ema|
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