Did you know? The Executive Master of Arts

December 10 / 51

Students from the first cohort of the University's Executive Master of Arts (EMA) will graduate during the next two weeks.

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The program at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHSS) is the first of its kind in Australia.

It was developed after consultation with the industry, government and community sectors to educate the next generation of ethical leaders.

Students enrolled in the one-year EMA program will graduate this year. Those enrolled in the two-year program will graduate at the end of 2011.

The EMA can be taken as a full-time, two year Masters, an accelerated program in 18 months, or a one-year program for Arts honours graduates.

EMA students complete three study modules, a professional skills module, one focussing on their specific discipline and an applied module which includes an internship.

Director of the GSHSS Associate Professor Mark Davis said staff at the Faculty of Arts were very impressed by the first cohort of EMA students.

"They were exactly the type of students we hoped would apply for this course: civic-minded, ambitious, enthusiastic and hard working,” he said.

“They connected with their peers throughout the year in group projects and activities they initiated themselves.  Even though many of them were still employed full time, they became a close cohort of students,” he said.

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences asked EMA students what they thought about the program.

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