Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences


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Developed For Industry – Tailored for You

Do you want to make a difference and inspire those around you to do likewise? To use your problem-solving skills and newly acquired knowledge in a leadership role? The Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS) is a new and unique master’s by coursework degree designed to meet the needs of those seeking to take their careers further and lead within their industries.

An exciting and innovative pathway for humanities and social sciences enthusiasts, this degree offers students displaying executive potential an enriched tertiary experience that equips them with a highly transferable and flexible skillset.

From administration to teaching and policy design and implementation to project management, EMASS suits a range of professionals in an array of positions.

A qualification with a strong emphasis on fostering imaginative, courageous and sensitive leadership, the EMASS encapsulates a focus on creative problem solving, cultural awareness, effective communication, ethical reasoning and critical analysis. You will enjoy a truly cross-disciplinary learning experience and be able to study subjects from a wide variety of fields including cultural studies, economics, media, the law, political science, creative writing, history and education and social work.

Under the supervision of the course coordinator, the program can be individually tailored, appealing to both personal interest and professional development needs. In particular, the EMASS can be customised to suit interests in communication strategy, culture and change management, public and social policy leadership, international commerce, non-government organisation, not-for-profit leadership and cultural policy leadership, among other areas.

Furthermore, there are opportunities for industry placements within the current workplace or desired industry of each student.