Vision and Goals

More International Than Ever

What’s new in the MMIAM program?

We recruit
students in
more than
different countries.
Join this incredibly diverse group.

You will study at three prestigious schools ranked among the top worldwide in cultural management research. Learn from teams of highly respected management professors, each with their own speciality in the field.

A Tailor-Made Program

We train a new generation of managers for work in the performing arts, the heritage sector (museums, historic sites) or in cultural industries (film, publishing, sound recording, radio and television).

Learn through theoretical courses, case studies, field work, lectures by world leaders in international cultural management, and visits to well-known cultural organizations and facilities.

  • Different perspectives on arts management based on international cultural experiences
  • True international understanding of cultural issues
  • Simple merit-based scholarship application
  • Advisory committee made up of top international arts managers

Structure and Courses

Four Skills will be Developed
during the Program

  1. 1 Designing and implementing
    a cultural project
  2. 2 Selling a cultural product in
    domestic and foreign markets
  3. 3 Ensuring an organization’s
    financial stability
  4. 4 Mastering the tools that
    support an organization

A Unique Program for Unique People

In addition to studying in Dallas, Montréal and Milan, you will visit cultural organizations and meet managers in Bogotá and in Asia, and have many opportunities to build your contact network in each city you visit.

  • 1 -year intensive
    accredited master’s
  • 5 universities
  • 8 cities
  • 5 countries

Earn a Total of 45 Credits From Three
of the Best Universities in their Fields

Student Assessment

Attendance to every class is required.

You will be evaluated through

  • Exams
  • Team exercises
  • Group projects
  • Term assignments
  • Participation in class

Bocconi’s grading scale and HEC’s and SMU’s grading scale are as follows

Bocconi3028-29272625 ?
GPA in Good standing
24 ?
Minimum cumulative GPA
23 ?
a course
< 23
HEC Montréal / SMUA (4.00)A- (3.70)B+ (3.30)B (3.00)B- (2.70)C+ (2.30) ?C (2.00)F (Fail)

Meet our Team

A Strong Team of Experts in Arts
and Cultural Management

International Advisory Committee

The international advisory committee is composed of top-level directors and managers in the arts industry
around the world. These professionals from the cultural, leadership and management fields helped the academic
team to build the best Master in International Arts Management worldwide.

  • James Abruzzo
    Global Head & Managing Director, Nonprofit Practice
    DHR International, New York
  • Maxwell L. Anderson
    Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta
  • Victoria Bailey
    Former Executive Director
    Theatre Development Fund (TDF), New York
  • Patrick Bergé
    CEO and Founder
    Sceno Plus, Montréal
  • Jorge Bernárdez
    Global Expert Member
    IGCAT - International Institute of gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Barcelona
  • Nathalie Bondil
    Head, Museums and Exhibitions Division
    Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris
  • Tania Castroverde Moskalenko
    Arts & Culture Non-profit Advisor
    Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), Miami
  • Alain Dancyger
    former Executive Director
    Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montréal
  • Adrian Ellis
    AEA Consulting and Global Cultural Districts Network, Dallas
  • Anne Eschapasse
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    McCord Stewart Museum, Montréal
  • Sergio Escobar
    former Director
    Piccolo Teatro, Milan
  • Erica Fee
    Executive Director and CEO
    Rochester Fringe Festival, Rochester
  • Sophie Galaise
    Managing Director
    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne
  • Christopher Gruits
    Executive and Artistic Director
    Penn Live Arts/Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
  • Gayle Halperin
    Executive Director
    Bruce Wood Dance, Dallas
  • Piers Handling
    former CEO
    Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto
  • Laura Hirvi
    Academic Partnerships Manager
    Magnit Global @ Meta, Potsdam
  • Ekkehard Jung
    Managing Director and Partner
    European Film Philharmonic Institute, Berlin
  • Sylvain Lafrance
    former Executive Vice President
    Radio-Canada, Montréal
  • Daniel Lamarre
    Executive Vice President
    Cirque du Soleil, Montréal
  • Fergus Linehan
    Chief Executive Officer
    Carriageworks, Sydney
  • Glenn D. Lowry
    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
  • Shona McCarthy
    Chief Executive
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Edinburgh
  • Zarin Mehta
    former President
    New York Philharmonic, New York
  • Louise Mitchell
    Chief Executive
    Bristol Music Trust, Bristol, UK
  • Kim Noltemy
    Ross Perot President & CEO
    Dallas Symphony, Dallas
  • Charlotte Nors
    Executive Director
    Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore
  • Rob Overman
    Founder and Artistic Director
    Symphony Media, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Anamarta de Pizarro
    Former Director
    Iberoamerican Theatre Festival of Bogota (FITB), Bogotá
  • David Resnicow
    Resnicow Schroeder Associates, New York
  • Michael S. Rosenberg
    Managing Director
    McCarter Theatre Center , Princeton
  • Felipe Salazar Murillo
    General Director
    MISI Producciones, Bogotá
  • Charles Santos
    Executive Director/Artistic Director
  • Maura Sheffler
    Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director
    TACA - The Arts Community Alliance, Dallas
  • Xiaohong Sun
    former Vice Chairwoman
    China Arts and Entertainment Group, Beijing
  • Irena Sylya
    Executive Director
    Fundación Opera Panamá, Panamá City
  • Gorgun Taner
    General Director
    Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul
  • Lisa Wolfin
    Executive Director and Founder
    Art Vancouver, Vancouver
  • Raymond Wong
    Deputy Director of Operations
    National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
  • Karen Zadra
    Galerie Zadra, Luxembourg

Program Coordination Team

  • François Colbert
    Professor and Holder of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management
  • Johanne Brunet
  • Colin Hicks
    UK Advisor
  • Anne-Marie Panneton
    Program Coordinator
  • Chantal Downing
    Executive Secretary

Program Committee

  • François Colbert
    Professor and Holder of the Carmelle
    and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management
    HEC Montréal
  • Sandra Duhé
    Chair of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship, Meadows School of the Arts
    SMU, Dallas
  • Andrea Rurale
    Director, Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA)
    Bocconi University, Milan



Yes, it is accredited. The diploma will bear the names of SMU and HEC Montréal with the participation of SDA Bocconi.

A maximum of 18 students will be accepted per year.

Because in today’s world, artistic exchanges are more and more frequent. Doing business on the global market is different from doing business in your own country because you have to deal with different cultures. By studying and being physically present in six countries, students will be in a better position to understand cultural differences. Furthermore, no country has the market cornered on good ideas. Different models are helpful for all of us.

There won’t be courses such as museum management or music management. Our courses focus on arts management concepts that can be applied in any artistic sector. The basic principles are the same in all artistic fields. Courses will be offered in marketing, brand management, cultural policies, legal aspects, management of an arts company (dual management, for instance), running a board, and so forth. A broader education will help you be flexible when you enter the job market and competitive in any arts sector.

No. The program is in English. There will be no language courses.

There will be no internship, so no hands-on component, but in all countries we will have guest lecturers from industry and company visits. We also have outstanding international advisory committee members who will serve as conduits to the field in countries around the world.

The program has no elective courses or specializations so there is no need for an academic advisor for coursework.

Thesis topics will be approved and supervised by a faculty member at SDA Bocconi. Coursework throughout your year of study will provide you with ideas for your topic.

You will specialize only at the end of the program, when you start your 6-credit project.