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Executive Master of Arts (MC-EMA) // Course structure

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Course structure

Students are required to complete the program requirements/structure from the year that they commenced their program. All compulsory, core and capstone subjects must be completed to be eligible to graduate from the program.

It is strongly recommended that students complete all compulsory subjects sequentially in the first 100 points of the program.

200 point program

Duration: 2 years full-time

  • eight compulsory subjects (100 points)
  • core subject/s (25 points)
  • elective subjects (75 points)


150 point program

Duration: 1.5 years full-time

  • seven compulsory subjects (87.5 points)
  • core subject/s (25 points)
  • elective subjects (37.5 points)


100 point program

Duration: 1 year full-time

  • seven compulsory subjects (87.5 points)
  • one core subject (12.5 points)


Capstone Requirement:

Capstone subject options must be completed in the final hundred points of the program. All students are required to complete one Capstone subject option (at least 25 points). This requirement cannot be waived or replaced in any circumstances.

Capstone Stream 1: MGMT90129 Group Project (25 points)(Available for students completing the 200 and 150 point program)

Purpose: Provides students with the opportunity to conceptualise, plan and execute a substantial group project undertaken for an external organisation, responding to a real problem or challenge within that organisation, demonstrating advanced and innovative practical, analytical, team work and communication skills to understand, contribute to and engage with the organisation in question


Capstone Stream 2: MGMT90164 EMA Special Project (25 points) or MGMT90235 EMA Special project (Year Long) Part 1 and MGMT90236 EMA Special Project (Year Long) Part 2 (Available for students completing the 200 and 150 point program)

Purpose: Provides students with the opportunity to conceptualise, plan and execute a substantial, independent, research-based project in the form of a report or minor thesis, demonstrating a specialist understanding of the topic being studied, high level skills in interdisciplinary and comparative research, analysis and critique, underpinned by a demonstrable capacity to communicate research effectively, creatively and persuasively in written form


Capstone Stream 3: MGMT90131 Internship II (25 points)(Available for students completing the 200 and 150 point program)

Purpose: Provides students with the opportunity to plan and execute a four-week (full-time equivalent) placement or internship based capstone experience in an external organisation, demonstrating an ability to work across a range of tasks relevant to the organisation’s objectives, and develop and complete a specific project with creativity, integrity and cultural sensitivity, acquiring significant insight into the complexities of applying knowledge and skills within a professional workplace


Capstone Stream 4: Internship 1 (MGMT90130) and Project Management (MGMT90128) (Available for students completing the 150 and 100 point program - Students completing this Capstone option in the 150 point program must ensure an additional core subject is completed (12.5 points) as per the program requirements)

Purpose: Equips students with the capacity to plan, execute and manage professional projects in workplace contexts, provides a ‘real-world’ cohort experience designed to facilitate pathways towards careers and provide a group-learning experience that utilizes the key skills developed in all prior EMA subjects.

Capstone Stream 5:EMA Career Project (MGMT90209) and Project Management (MGMT90128) (Available for students completing the 150 and 100 point program - Students completing this Capstone option in the 150 point program must ensure an additional core subject is completed (12.5 points) as per the program requirements)

Purpose: Equips students with the capacity to plan, execute and manage professional projects, provides a ‘real-world’ cohort experience designed to facilitate pathways towards careers, provides a group-learning experience that utilizes the key skills developed in all prior EMA subjects and provides the opportunity to plan and execute a career-focused and research-based project.

For policies that govern this degree, see the Courses, Subjects, Awards and Programs Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Library. Students also should also refer to information in the Enrolment and Timetabling Policy.